It Came From the Pacement

September 19, 2014

Few have dared entered the confines of the Adventure Cycling Pacement. Many years ago, the Pacement was simply the basement. The basement contained a massive out of commission boiler and asbestos that made it an unsuitable space for employees to move about or store materials in. Charlie Pace, our first life member, graciously donated the funds to remove the boiler and asbestos, and install shelving to make the basement a prime space for storing overflow materials and archives. There was a contest put forth to name the newly remodeled basement, and our co-founder, Greg Siple, won that contest with "The Pacement."

This past week, Adventure Cycling database assistant, Gage Poore and I braved the Pacement to uncover some of it's hidden treasures that have been sitting idly by over the decades. Here's what we found.

1986 Bike Report

Up until 1994, Adventure Cyclist magazine was called Bike Report. This came right on the heels of Bikecentennial changing it's name to Adventure Cycling Association. Here's the 1986 December/January issue of Bike Report, the year that Bikecentennial turned 10 years old.

Bikecentennial Wool Jerseys

This was a really good find. Made by Pearl Izumi, these wool Bikecentennial jerseys are simple and timeless in design. When coupled with the headbands that also appear in the photo, you've got one solid outfit.

National Bicycle Touring Route Map

The Adventure Cycling Route Network sure has come a long way since 1979.

Mystery Liquid

Is it chain oil, cooking oil, soap, or shampoo? No one really knows...

Photos by Josh Tack

TOURING GEAR & TIPS is written by Joshua Tack of Adventure Cycling's member services department. It appears weekly, highlighting technical aspects of bicycle touring and advice to help better prepare you for the journey ahead. Look for Josh's "Fine Tuned" column in Adventure Cyclist magazine as well.


Ron Taylor September 19, 2014, 1:57 PM

Love the Bikecentennial Wool Jerseys.. you should auction them! I'd bid if they we big enough, love the retro design!!

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