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Grab life by the bars, throw your excuses to the wind, and join your fellow celebrants of life in the ride of a lifetime. Our epic tours (multi-week adventures) are calling you by name!
Ride Bicycle Route 66! Last spring, Adventure Cycling Tour Leader Brian Managan rode from Santa Monica, CA to Chicago, IL on “The Mother Road,” self-contained, and shared great photos and his encouraging story.
The Southern Tier, an epic, cross-country bicycle route, beckons with warm temperatures, scenic vistas, and a rich cultural heritage — plus, it’s our shortest route between the two coasts.
2015 TransAmerica Trail tour participant John Weatherburn shares the story of his epic coast-to-coast adventure along Adventure Cycling’s TransAmerica Trail bicycle route astride his bike, the Old Grey Mare.
Adventure Cycling invites you to jump in and sign up for your 2017 dream bicycle tour.
Johnny Lam, an Adventure Cycling tour leader, reports from our 2016 Sierra Sampler fully supported tour.
The best way to prep for a tour is to go on one.
I've been on the Southern Tier five times and I'd do it five more. If you’re looking for the epic ride of your life, you may not have to look to Kashmir. The Southern Tier is rich with possibilities.
Okay, okay — maybe I'm not fully converted to dirt yet. At all. But this bike overnight certainly converted a friend to the magic of bike touring!
What does bicycle travel have to do with museums?
Adventure Cycling Tours Specialist Emma traveled to Oregon to ride her bike!
When social media gets social and that one time I went bikepacking in Canada with the Internet.
The kids are alright. They’re riding the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail.
Last week I attended Adventure Cycling’s Leadership Training Course. Here's how it went. And I can’t wait to get back there for my Crater Lake inn-to-inn tour later this summer!
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!
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.