The Answer is Up to You

September 29, 2017

In the fall of 2015, Adventure Cycling cartographer Travis Switzer made a stop to ride mountain bikes in Arkansas on his way to Mississippi. His expectations were low. What could Arkansas offer this adrenaline junkie that he hadn’t already ridden in Montana?

A lot, it turns out. He joined Adventure Cycling member Chuck Campbell for a ride and for twenty-four miles, he couldn’t stop smiling. At the end he wondered, could this be Adventure Cycling’s next off-pavement route?

The answer is up to you. Will you make the Arkansas High Country Mountain Bike Route a reality? By donating today, you can help create and map Adventure Cycling’s first year-round, off-pavement route in one of the last states without an Adventure Cycling route.

With over 1,400 miles of enticing swimming holes, museums, quirky geological formations, breweries, mountaintop lodges, and small town cafes, you’ll have plenty of dirt to ride when the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route is under three feet of snow.

The Little Missouri River as seen from the bridge in the Albert Pike Campground.

Speaking of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

Your support also goes toward overhauling the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route maps. After twenty years, we’re updating the maps for easier readability, adding a spur to Missoula, extending the route into Jasper National Park, and adding north-bound directions.

Please consider funding the development of these amazing off-road adventures. Your generous donation will be doubled, and you’ll open the door to thousands of miles and new opportunities when you visit adventurecycling.org/donate-today.

Photo 1 by finchlake2000 | Photos 2,3,4 by Chuck Campbell 

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The Thomas Stevens Fan Club is brought to you by the development team, Annette, April, and Michelle. They share an office with a classic Parisian Metropole bicycle. Want to know more about how you can support Adventure Cycling and all the amazing work they do? Call them at 406-532-2760 or email them at development@adventurecycling.org

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