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Kieran Smith is a keen cyclist and thinks cycling provides the perfect pace for exploring new places.
We need your help! Bike Your Park Day is all about getting people to explore parks and public lands by bicycle. Now’s your chance to inspire someone to #BikeYourPark!
How about you? Do you travel with a mascot, stuffed or otherwise? Are you willing to admit it?
Adventure Cycling’s new maps of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, available in spring 2018, required route research from Antelope Wells, New Mexico all the way to Banff, Alberta, and two of our cartographers tackled the northern part of this project early this year.
Fall seems to be just around the corner, but there’s still plenty of time to get out and enjoy the warm weather with family, friends, and new gear.
Here are five national parks you can get to on Amtrak with your bike and how to do it for Bike Your Park Day. And remember, you can visit a national or state park, monument, historic site, river, seashore, recreation area, preserve, forest, wildlife refuge, or parkway ... it’s your day to ride whatever “park” you like.
For Laura Crawford, taking the job as Adventure Cycling’s new U.S. Bicycle Route System Coordinator is her definition of #livingthedream. You may recognize her from The Path Less Pedaled, a nationally known bike tourism company she started with partner Russ Roca.
Assistant Tours Director Mike Lessard recently joined a fun-loving group of riders on Adventure Cycling’s van-supported, Colorado Classic High Country bicycle tour. Here’s a recap of that 11-day journey.
Sara Chars, one of the recipients of the 2017 Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel, completed the Intro to Road Touring course in Eugene, Oregon, July 23–28. Check out her impressions and gorgeous photos, and start thinking about your application for this award.
After twenty years, the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route is about to get a redux. And why not add another 400 miles while we’re at it?
Grapes, vineyards, wine, people ... Willie Weir shares a story and photos form his time in Portugal.
Interested in cycling in France? You’ll want to dive into the French Cycle-Touring Federations’s website with its many searchable routes and events.
Hot off the press, Adventure Cycling’s 2018 bicycle travel calendar arrived at our office yesterday afternoon, and we’re excited.