Monthly Archives: April 2011

Up Close and Intense

If I had to choose one photo I’ve taken that captures the view of the world you get when you travel by bicycle, this is it. Up close and intense. It’s 1995. Nelson Mandela has been president for less than … Continue reading

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Corporate Supporter Spotlight: Cascade Huts

This post is part of a new series that spotlights Adventure Cycling’s corporate supporters. These companies support our mission and programs, and do some pretty cool things of their own. We decided to ask them some questions and, as a … Continue reading

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The Kindle for Maps?

Friedel Grant’s guest post last week – The Kindle: Perfect for Bike Touring – generated some good conversation about using the Amazon device as a way to bring books to read while on tour. In addition to its intended purpose … Continue reading

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AASHTO Withdraws Recommendation Regarding USDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Guidance

Last Friday, I received an email with an information alert from John Horsley, executive director of AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials). Since the U.S. Bicycle Route System is an AASHTO project for which Adventure Cycling offers … Continue reading

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Postcard from 1974: Hemistour Crosses the Equator

Adventure Cycling was established as Bikecentennial in 1974 by two couples: Dan and Lys Burden, and Greg and June Siple. Simply put, they were visionaries who wished to bring the joy of bicycle travel to more people. Here’s a postcard … Continue reading

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Bike Touring Basics: April 28 in Salt Lake City

According to Louis (Lou) Melini, an Adventure Cycling member, U.S. Bicycle Route (USBRS) core supporter, and cycling ambassador, “Bike touring is the most fun anyone can have on a bike.” Having just completed my first “bike tour” (a whopping 200 … Continue reading

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Adventure Cyclists Head to Iowa

That’s right, by the time you read this, I’ll be far from my beloved Rockies. Instead, gear-reviewer-extraordinaire Josh Tack and I will be deep in the American heartland, visiting Iowa City. We’re bringing our bikes, and I can’t wait to … Continue reading

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