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What does 19th century Russian ballet have to to do with bikepacking?
After six weeks off the bike, letting my back heal, I’m finally on the road again!
I finally learned that climbing doesn’t have to be intimidating. It doesn’t have to be a competition or a guilt-ridden teeth grind if you get off and walk a little.
Meet Erika Lundahl — one of the storytellers, activists, and artists who cycled over 1000 miles along the Trans Mountain Pipeline from Anacortes, WA to the tar sands in Alberta, Canada last summer as part of The Road to Athabasca.
Broken jaw. Compressed vertebra. A few weekends ago, I went flying over my handlebars. After a trip to the E.R. and two weeks into my eight to ten weeks of off-the-bike rest, I’ve decided to look on the bright side!
For over a year, storyteller, poet, and cyclist Devi Lockwood has been traveling the world by boat and bike to collect 1,001 stories about water.
Is winter over yet? Not at the Adventure Cycling headquarters in Missoula, MT. I know you’ve waited with baited breath for my next winter riding blog post, so here it is: carrying skis by bike.
Hot? Boring? Stark? NO! At the right time of year, Death Valley comes alive with excellent cycling!
This tiny mountain town is only accessible by snowshoe, ski, or snowmobile — seemed like the perfect opportunity to plan my first fat bike snowvernight.
The world of bike travel explodes with inspiring stories of the human spirit. I have heard enough around the campfire and during the post-ride happy hour to hold me in awe for the rest of my life. So here's one more. Mine. What's yours?
Adventure cyclist, poet, and troubadour Ben Weaver has been following water and playing shows in unique venues all across the U.S. on his Salsa Marrakesh. Ben was recently included in Bikepacker Magazine's top bikepackers of 2015 and his ramblin' continues this winter with upcoming shows in Minnesota, including a performance at Art Shanty Projects on White Bear Lake.
Sitting at his desk, listening to the cycling dreams of travelers, Adventure Cycling tours director, Arlen Hall, often lives vicariously through the adventures of cyclists he meets in person or online. Here are his top five blogs for 2015.
As I glance out the window, a light snow is falling, but I'll keep riding my bike. Please add to this list of tips in the comments section.
The ride from downtown Los Angeles out to Joshua Tree was a bit Mad Max -- just substitute post-apocalyptic chaos and chrome mouthed hooligans with a few art shanties and a couple thousand ladies on motorcycles and you get the idea.
Coffeeneuring: Seven rides to seven different coffee shops in seven weekends! A great excuse for a chilly fall ride.
Having just returned from the National Bicycle Tourism Conference, I am energized by four days of learning, networking, and cycling in sunny San Diego. All is right with the (bicycling) world.
Adventure Cycling's Tours Director, Arlen Hall, wondered why he would want to ride in Oklahoma. He found plenty of reasons! With nearly thirty photos in this post, you'll be traveling along with Arlen and friends and maybe scheming your own Oklahoma ride.
Southern Arizona was one of my more memorable rides. After being tested, eating a slice of humble pie, and experiencing some great synchronicity, I knew I'd go back in a heartbeat.
I bought myself a hybrid, started commuting to work, tried a road bike, bought a road bike, modified it into a touring bike ... Now, with a full-blown bike addiction and a move to Montana, what would come next in my bike-life adventure? Mountain biking, of course!
Adventure Cycling's assistant tours director, Linda Baldwin, shares her adventure in Hawaii. "Oh, yeah! The ocean, the palm trees, the volcano, the orchids, the whales, the language, the warm breezes, the people. And yes, the incredible biking. But oh, oh, oh the coffee..."
WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS REFERENCES TO HILL CLIMBS, EARWORMS, TAYLOR SWIFT, NUTELLA, PERFORMANCE LECTURES, AND THE CLASSIC 1993 FILM COOL RUNNINGS.
My first dirt tour: shouldn't be too hard, right? Isn't dirt kind of like pavement, only ... softer? Sure, we can do 150+ miles in two days, um, mostly on dirt. I learned a lot on this tour ... mostly that I almost died. Spoiler Alert: I survived.
Meet our new tours specialist, Whitney Ford-Terry. Whitney rode the TransAmerica Trail this summer as an Adventure Cycling tour leader and shares her pilgrimage, along with great photos...
Meet Emma Wimmer, Adventure Cycling's latest addition! Emma recently moved from Washington, DC to Missoula, MT to work with us and shared this fun account of riding RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) this summer. Welcome, Emma!