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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!
As our Dream Tour Giveaway winner, Allen gets to choose from any of our fantastic 2016 tours to continue his cycling adventures! “I can now strike 'win something' from my bucket list!" Read more...
What started as a simple commute to work has turned into a passion for Jared Griffin. In the five years since he began cycling to work, Jared has gone from a short spin every day to a long-term, epic tour of the US.
—to clear your head, stretch your muscles, and make new friends — on a bike?
Adventure Cycling offers a bicycle tour JUST FOR WOMEN, because … sometimes the ladies don’t want to ride with the guys. We understand.
There is nothing quite like mashing down a traffic free highway in a hoard of twenty-three thousand cyclists.
Meet our 2015 Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship Award Winners: Jocelyn Munoz and Adam Balfour!
Adventure Cycling’s mission is to Inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. Here are six varieties of tours geared to meet your touring interests.
A third of 2015 is already behind us, but the months ahead hold some of the best riding conditions. Warm days, cool evenings, and clean roads; I always know that good weather is here when I see the street sweepers out, cleaning up the mess winter left behind!