The Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship program was developed in response to our members’ overwhelming enthusiasm and commitment to Adventure Cycling’s mission to inspire and empower people of all ages to travel by bicycle.
Whether you are new to bicycle travel or looking to build your outdoor leadership skills, this program is here to help get you in the saddle and out on the road by providing classes and resources to young adults ages 18 to 30.
Each of our two scholarship tracks are designed to support riders of varying levels of experience and cover the cost of attending one of our education courses. In addition to providing transportation, accommodation, and course fees, Adventure Cycling will also hook you up with the right gear to plan your next adventure.
Do you have dreams of going on a self-supported bicycle tour but aren't quite ready to hit the road? This award is for riders interested in attending one of our Intro to Road Touring courses. In addition to the course, one scholarship recipient will be outfitted with a new touring bicycle equipped with panniers and other touring gear.
Already have bike travel experience and want to get more involved in outdoor leadership? This award is for riders interested in developing their tour-planning and leadership skills by attending our Leadership Training Course. In addition to the course, one recipient will also receive a $100 Cyclosource gift certificate and have the opportunity to take an additional self-contained tour of their choice.
Learn more about our Educational Course offerings.
The 2016 application period is now closed. The 2017 application will open on November 1, 2016.
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Want to donate a product for our scholarship winners? Please contact Brian Bonham, Membership Marketing Coordinator, at (406) 721-1776. Do you have a question about the Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship Program? Please contact Eva Dunn-Froebig, Events & Outreach Coordinator, at (406) 721-1776.
Adventure Cycling and our scholarship recipients are so grateful to the donors and in-kind support to keep this program growing. Special thanks to: Salsa, Arkel, Big Agnes, Bike Flights, Old Man Mountain, and Portland Design Works.
Cara Thompson set out to organize a “Story-Bike” as her Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship outreach project. Find out how the story unfolded on the Olympic Discovery Trail. The 2017 application for the Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship will open on November 1.