Help Us Meet a $1,000 Match Challenge From Ortlieb!

May 9, 2014

Today we’re announcing another great reason to donate to the U.S. Bicycle Route System — a $1000 match challenge from Ortlieb! Since the kick off of the Build It. Bike It. Be a part of It. campaign on May 1st, we’ve raised $7,545 towards our $125,000 campaign goal. We have until 5:30pm on Monday the 12th to meet the $1,000 match challenge from Ortlieb, so please donate today!

Ortlieb has also been gracious enough to give away a handlebar bag. That means your donation will be matched AND you have a chance to win this awesome bag!

Whether you’re cycling to work, biking to see friends or family nearby, or riding through a national park, the USBRS will give you and everyone the freedom to choose where you want to go and how you will get there. It will provide you with thousands of miles of safe and scenic routes to your destination of choice, giving you the ability to find your path and start an adventure from your own front door.

By donating today, you can help Adventure Cycling continue our advocacy work to provide safe and convenient options to travel by bike. Your donation provides the financial support necessary to develop and prepare these routes for designation. Volunteers and states across the nation are working to build this network of bicycle routes, but it can’t be done without your help. Please donate today to support the U.S. Bicycle Route System and meet the match from Ortlieb. Your gift will also be matched 1:1 by our matching grants, so today your gift will go three times as far!

AND, don’t forget…

If you donate $50 or more throughout the month of May, you’ll be entered to win a Raleigh Sojourn touring bike. That’s a pretty sweet deal.


Thank you again for all for your support and for helping create better access to bicycle travel.

The 2014 BUILD IT. BIKE IT. BE A PART OF IT. campaign runs through May 31, 2014. All donations are tax deductible and support Adventure Cycling's organizing efforts and technical assistance for the U.S. Bicycle Route System. The campaign is supported by Adventure Cycling members, bicycle industry partners, bicycle clubs, and cyclists across North America.

The 2014 Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign is sponsored by Planet Bike, Primal Wear, Ortlieb USA, Bike Tours Direct, Sun Bicycles, and Team Estrogen. Bicycle club sponsors are Almaden Cycle Touring Club and Cascade Bicycle Club. In-kind sponsors include Beer & Bike Tours, Bike2Power, BikeFlights, Bike Touring News, Cygolite, Detours, Growler Cage, Nutcase, Ortlieb USA, Park Tool, Primal Wear, RaleighThunder Island Brewing, and Velo Orange.

The U.S. Bicycle Route System is supported in part by grants from the the Lazar Foundation, New Belgium Brewing, Climate Ride, and the Tawani Foundation.

*No purchase necessary to enter any featured sweepstakes offered during the Build It. Bike It. Be a Part of It. campaign. To enter any USBRS campaign sweepstakes, send an email to with full name, address, phone, and email address by the cut off date (listed on the blog post featuring that day's sweepstakes) at 5pm MDT. Winners are selected by random drawing. Winners agree to release their name for public disclosure and promotion of sweepstakes on Adventure Cycling's blog and other communications outlets. 


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