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The Adventure Cycling blog covers bicycle-travel news, touring tips and gear, bicycle routes, organizational news, membership highlights, guided tours, and more. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for daily updates. Interested in becoming a guest blogger for Adventure Cycling? Share your story with us.

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February 10, 2016
Get Out Your Studded Tires and Goggles
Get Out Your Studded Tires and Goggles

Join winter commuters around the world by biking to work on February 12th, International Bike to Work Day!

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January 27, 2016
The Kids Wanna Ride!
The Kids Wanna Ride!

The Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship program is blowing up. In our third year we received 82 applications. That’s 72 more than our first year.

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January 13, 2016
You + Us
You + Us

Thanks to you, 2016 is going to be a great year for people who travel by bike!

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December 16, 2015
Help Us Steer the Ship into 2016
Help Us Steer the Ship into 2016

Remember the first few wobbly pedal strokes of your first loaded bike tour? Remember the thrill of rolling into your first night's destination carrying everything on your bike? Help us share the joys and discovery of bike travel by supporting Adventure Cycling as we cruise into 2016.

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December 1, 2015
Join the Giving Tuesday Movement!
Join the Giving Tuesday Movement!

Join in a world-wide celebration of giving by supporting Adventure Cycling. Today only!
 

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November 18, 2015
Get Ready for Giving Tuesday
Get Ready for Giving Tuesday on December 1!

Celebrate the spirit of generosity on December 1st by supporting Adventure Cycling on Giving Tuesday. Your donation to our holiday campaign will be tripled by our trailblazer match fund! That means your gift of $50 will grow to $150 towards making 2016 the biggest year for bike travel yet! Plus, the first ten people to donate on Giving Tuesday will get the book 50 Places to Bike Before you Die

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November 4, 2015
Meet Jocelyn Munoz: City Girl Turned Outdoor Enthusiast and 2015 Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship Winner
Meet Jocelyn Munoz: City Girl Turned Outdoor Enthusiast and 2015 Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship Winner

Thanks to the outdoor spark of her college recreation program and Adventure Cycling's Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship, Jocelyn is on her way to fulfilling her "dreams of traveling from Alaska to Argentina with a surf rack on one side and climbing gear in my panniers!"

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October 21, 2015
Calling All Cyclists Aged 18 to 25
Calling All Cyclists Aged 18 to 25

Know anyone aged 18 to 25 interested in bike travel? Send them our way! We're offering four bike travel scholarships this year: two beginner scholarships and two leadership scholarshps. Applications open November 2, 2015.

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October 7, 2015
Meet Adam Balfour: pannier maker, bike racer, and a 2015 Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship winner
Meet Adam Balfour: pannier maker, bike racer, and one of our 2015 Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship winners

The Thomas Stevens Fan Club caught up with Adam Balfour, one of our two 2015 Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship winners, to ask him a few questions about his experience at Adventure Cycling's Leadership Training Course.

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September 9, 2015
Calling All Map Lovers
Calling All Map Lovers

What does Weight Watchers have to do with the making of Adventure Cycling's TransAmerica Trail? Find out here!

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August 26, 2015
Turn Texas on my Mind into Texas on my Map
Turn Texas on my Mind into Texas on my Map

We're gearing up this fall to add two new routes! But before our cartographers' pencils can hit the paper, we need your help. Check out our plans for new routes, tell us what sounds exciting to you, and help support our work.

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August 12, 2015
One Easy Way to Make Sure You Never See Another Membership Renewal Notice in Your Mailbox
One Easy Way to Make Sure You Never See Another Membership Renewal Notice in Your Mailbox

Tired of missing issues of Adventure Cyclist because you forgot to renew your membership? Never again when you become part of the Century Circle. Read more and check out some Greg Siple artwork...

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July 29, 2015
10 Things You Didn't Know about the 1976 Bicentennial Trans-Am Ride
10 Things You Didn't Know about the 1976 Bicentennial Trans-Am Ride

Flashback to 1976, Adventure Cycling Association's start. Check out what riders along the Trans-America Trail were doing.

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July 9, 2015
The Todd Family: Redefining the Great American Road Trip
The Todd Family: Redefining the Great American Road Trip

The Todd family, from Anchorage, Alaska, tackles the Great Divide Moutain Bike Route. Two parents. Six kids.

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June 17, 2015
Thanks To You...
Thanks To You...

Check out our numbers from the Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign. Thanks to all our generous supporters!

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June 2, 2015
The Finish Line is in Sight!
The Finish Line is in Sight!

We’re extending our Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign for one more week. This gives you another chance to win that seven day Danube River bike tour with Bike Tours Direct. Keep reading to find out who already won!

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May 29, 2015
Start Rubbing that Lucky Rabbit's Foot and Cross Your Fingers!
Start Rubbing that Lucky Rabbit's Foot and Cross Your Fingers!

Today Cascade Bicycle Club is matching your donation, dollar for dollar. Three days left to donate to the Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It. campaign before we draw our lucky winners for the Giant Revolt 1 bike and 7-Day Danube Bike tour from Bike Tours Direct. All donations through midnight MDT, Sunday, May 31, get entered!

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May 28, 2015
Today's Giveaway Masters the Science of Keeping You Cool
Today's Giveaway Masters the Science of Keeping You Cool

Sure, the Zumax is a helmet but ‘system’ is a more accurate term. With twenty-one air inlets, this helmet finds the balance between good ventilation and aerodynamics.

 

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May 27, 2015
5 Adventure Cycling Members Give You 5 Reasons to Support 'Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It.'
5 Adventure Cycling Members Give You 5 Reasons to Support 'Build It. Bike It. Be Part of It.'

“When I ride my bike, I feel carefree, confident, and just plain happy, no matter the reason I happen to be riding.  I support the US Bike Route System and Adventure Cycling because they promote universal cycling, and are doing the things needed to make cycling safer and more accessible, so that everyone, no matter who they are or where they are, can experience the fun and the joy of cycling.” - Cindy Homan

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May 26, 2015
What Do BMWs, Beck's beer, Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks, and Today's Giveaway Have in Common?
What Do BMWs, Beck's beer, Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks, and Today's Giveaway Have in Common?

Today, we’re giving away one finely crafted, German-made Ortlieb bag, for free! This Ortlieb Vario is both backpack and pannier. Same water-proof fabric that made you a fan of Ortlieb on your first tour.

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May 25, 2015
7 Day Countdown, Starting Now!
7 Day Countdown, Starting Now!

Donate Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday to get your money matched by one of our generous sponsors: Ortlieb, Primal Wear, Cascade Bicycle Club, and SKS USA.

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May 22, 2015
Don't Let the Can Get You Down! Get Yourself a Beer Growler Pannier
Don't Let the Can Get You Down! Get Yourself a Beer Growler Pannier

It would be a shame to limit yourself to canned beer in the golden era of the local microbreweries. Today, one lucky winner will bring home a beer pannier and brauler.

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May 21, 2015
Jim from Chattanooga Wants to Take You to Europe (For Free)
Jim from Chattanooga Wants to Take You to Europe (For Free)

You’ll be doing your best impression of “The Sound of Music” as you pedal through quaint villages and lush farmland on Bike Tours Direct's 7-day Danube Bike Path tour. Yep, you can win a free European vacation by donating $25 or more to the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign.

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May 21, 2015
Singing in the Shower and Other Good Workplace Practices
Singing in the Shower and Other Good Workplace Practices

What does singing in the shower have to do with the USBRS?

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May 19, 2015
Who is the Knickercommander? And what do they have to do with the U.S. Bicycle Route System?
Who is the Knickercommander? And what do they have to do with the U.S. Bicycle Route System?

How do the Knickerbikers help double your dollar's distance?

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