Digital Adventure Cyclist Magazine

October 18, 2013

In addition to the hard copy of Adventure Cyclist magazine that our members receive in the mail nine times a year, we've created two digital versions of each issue to make it easier than ever to access loads of bicycle-travel inspiration. Just to be clear, these digital options do not replace the hard copy of our magazine. We will continue sending all of our members a physical copy of the magazine.

The first digital-magazine option that we provide is a PDF of the full publication. We began uploading these to our website back in February 2011, and all members have full access to all issues from the most recent, through February 2011. To view or download the PDF of the issues, you will need to be logged in to your My Adventure Cycling account. If you're not familiar with this account, check out the blog post on how to create or log into your account.

The big advantage of the PDF version of Adventure Cyclist is that it can be downloaded for later viewing on or offline. However, a PDF lacks a lot of interactive features, such as clickable links, and advanced viewing options. Because of this, we have collaborated with Mozaic digital publishing to create an interactive digital version of Adventure Cyclist. Members can access the full version of this feature by supplying the email address they have on file with Adventure Cycling when prompted. Non-members will still be able view this feature, but with limited content. This version of the magazine can only viewed while online, but has a much more robust user experience. Page viewing is intuitive, and it has a built in function to allow you to share feature articles through various social media platforms. We upload the current issue of each magazine to this service shortly after it hits mailboxes.

Not a member of Adventure Cycling? Grab a free issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine and give us a test ride!

MEMBERSHIP HIGHLIGHTS is posted every other Friday by Josh Tack, Membership Coordinator. Membership Highlights spotlights the various benefits of membership,our accomplishments thanks to member support, and even interviews with some of our most passionate and dedicated members, both individual and organizational.


Robert Kirkpatrick October 19, 2013, 9:37 AM

I think that you should really consider offering members a Digital Subscription only option. I personally do not think of ACA as a magazine publisher - the organization is about creating, promoting and advocating touring routes. To tie membership so strongly with the magazine just seems weird. I personally do not want the waste of paper when I can read the content online and would appreciate having one less thing filling up my mailbox when on tour.

Steve Fuller October 18, 2013, 8:45 AM

Depending on the tools you are using, It should be possible to make any clickable URLs inside of a PDF.

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