Thank You for Being Part of the Inaugural National Bike Travel Weekend

June 13, 2016

Eric Aakko and family went on a trip in Colorado.

National Bike Travel Weekend included over 900 trips and more than 11,900 participants in all 50 states and over a dozen countries. Thank you for being part of this inaugural weekend of bike overnights, including the more than 220 ambassadors from around the United States.

Drum Roll ... And the winner of the Salsa Marrakesh touring bicycle is ...

We’re thrilled to announce Kenny Williams of Sacramento, CA as the winner of the 40th anniversary Adventure Cycling branded Salsa Marrakesh touring bicycle. Kenny was randomly chosen as the winner out of over 900 registrants. 

Kenny Williams of Sacramento, CA won the Salsa Marrakesh touring bicycle.

Kenny’s trip with friends included 20 miles on Friday after work to a campground on Folsom Lake and 25 miles of single track around the lake the next day. Because of the heat on Sunday, he made his trip multi-modal and took the light rail back to Sacramento. Find out more about Kenny’s trip details.

Kenny’s route on Saturday included single track around Folsom Lake, California.

Thank You for Making Next Year Even Better

We’re already looking ahead to National Bike Travel Weekend in 2017: June 2–4, 2017 to be exact. Will you help us make next year even bigger and better by completing an online survey? Thanks for filling out the survey if you:

  • Registered a National Bike Travel Weekend trip

  • Participated in the National Bike Travel Weekend Ambassador Program

  • Contacted a National Bike Travel Weekend Ambassador

  • Distributed National Bike Travel Weekend marketing materials

  • Shared National Bike Travel Weekend on your social media channels

Thank you for giving us your valuable feedback by taking the online survey.

Adventure Cycling staff members and family went on a camping trip in Montana.

Submit Your Trip on

If you organized a National Bike Travel Weekend trip, consider submitting your story and photos on to inspire others for years to come. The interactive map of National Bike Travel Weekend trips will also remain on for others to peruse. 

 David García Galván rode around Tiede volcano in Spain.

Keep Posting Photos with #biketravelweekend

We’re loving your social media posts. Keep them coming on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Snapchat or just email them to us and we’ll post them for you.

Albert Bohemier’s campsite in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Photo 1 courtesy of Eric Aakko | Photos 2 & 3 courtesy of Kenny Williams | Photo 4 by Doug Hawes-Davis | Photo 5 courtesy of David García Galván | Photo 6 courtesy of Albert Bohemier


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Adventure Cycling celebrated its 40th anniversary all year with National Bike Travel Weekend, the Montana Bicycle Celebration, and Bike Your Park Day. Look for National Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day in 2017. Thank you to the 40th anniversary sponsors: Raleigh BicyclesMontana Department of CommerceSalsa CyclesAdvocate CyclesBlue Cross Blue Shield of MontanaPrimal WearVisit MississippiVisit IdahoTravel OregonOsprey PacksExperience Plus!Destination Missoula and Missoulian.

Find out more about Adventure Cycling’s generous sponsors.



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