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Here’s a huge thanks to the 900+ new members who joined Adventure Cycling in January. We’re looking forward to helping you make your 2018 bicycle adventures a success!
Things happened in 2017, I’m certain of that. Some things made us laugh, some things made us cry, and other things left us scared and confused. Here’s a look at a few things that happened to bikes.
Adventure Cyclist magazine’s official 2017 Holiday Gear Guide is live thanks to our magazine people Nick Legan, Dan Meyer, and Alex Strickland. If you haven’t checked it out, definitely get to it. But before you head over that way, check my unofficial gift guide — composed of gear I’ve been obsessing over most of this year.
Can words describe how excited I am about the Portland Design Works Lucky Cat Cage? They sure can, and you’re about to read them.
Daylight savings ends in just over a week, and if you’re freaking out about an early sunset cramping your afternoon rides, here are some ways you can find relief.
We’ve assembled two incredible swag bags, which include Adventure Cycling memberships, that we’ll be giving away after October 15. To win one, all you have to do is have fun on Instagram with the hashtag #adventurecyclist.
We’re sending out five special packages to our lucky August New Member Drive raffle winners. We’ll be drawing those names later today, and announcing them right here, so stay tuned!
A couple years back, I wrote up some tips on how you can beat the summer heat during your bike tour. I still swear by those methods today, but if you’re looking for another advantage over the hot sun, consider the Evaporative Cooling Kewlshirt Tank Top from Techniche.
With so many ways to carry bike-travel gear, you may be wondering what to do. Josh Tack lays out the many options.
Gravel adventures in the spring always sound like a great idea, right up until you roll back home and realize what a mess you’ve made. Adventure Cycling’s Josh Tack has something to help clean things up.
I hope you check out our most recent issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine, April 2017, featuring the annual Cyclists’ Travel Guide with its touring bike buyer’s guide, frame material talk, road tests, gear suggestions, and more.
If you’re a fan of the Revelate Designs Gas Tank, or just top tube bags in general, you should do yourself a favor and check the new Mag-Tank.
Plan your 2017 bike travel using Adventure Cycling’s free, online resources.
Touring Gear & Tips now appears once a month, and in my final post of 2016, I thought I’d bring you a few of my favorite products from the past year.
The night is a dark time for cyclists. With daylight savings time ending this weekend, if you're not ready to hang up your wheels quite yet, read on for gear to help you conquer darkness.
Wrenching on your bike at home? You should! There's no better way to learn how your rig works and that knowledge might come in handy out on the road. Luckily, Josh Tack has a great list of items you’ll want to add to your toolbox.
Sure there’s these cool energy foods from Clif Bar, but there’s also pickle juice. Serious. Try a 55-gallon drum of the stuff.
If Kurt “Tarzan” Searvogel can ride 76,076 miles in a year, then you’d think riding at least once each week could be an attainable goal. Josh does this with help from his “seasonal template.” Let him explain.
Josh Tack tells us about this small, simple camera from Drift Innovation.
If you’re visiting the Adventure Cycling office during our 40th Anniversary celebration this weekend, I hope you’re planning on taking a tour of our office. Our office walls are packed with bicycles dating back to the turn of the century, as well as photos and stories of traveling cyclists. However, beneath the confines of our inviting office lies a deep dark catacomb of bicycle touring relics. This is the Pacement. Join me now, as we uncover some of its musty treasures.
Anymore, selling off your old cycling gear is easy.
I’ve managed to accumulate quite a few GPS bike computers and watches over the years, and lately I’ve been really excited about the this one ...
At Adventure Cycling, we’re fiercely competitive when it comes to any sort of bicycle commuter challenge and during National Bike Month, we’re all bringing our bike commuter A-game.
When riding, we like to be seen ... and heard. Bells and shouts are great, but nothing can compare to the awesome power of the Delta Airzound horn.
Anytime you head out for a ride, you likely take along a small assortment of compact tools that can get you out of just about any mechanical jam. But back at home, I’m a big proponent of having a more robust set of tools for keeping your bike in tip-top condition.