Category Archives: Backstories

The Cycling Eight

Recently I had the delight of getting to know Norma Gilmore (née Blair), an energetic resident of Hamilton, Montana. Over the past few months Norma’s story had been slowly making the rounds at Adventure Cycling, and everyone agreed — something … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Greg Siple, Part 2: National Bicycle Touring Portrait Collection

If you’ve ever passed through Adventure Cycling’s headquarters in Missoula, MT, or read a few issues of Adventure Cyclist, you’re no doubt familiar with the National Bicycle Touring Portrait Collection. Framed portraits cover the wall space of our Cyclists’ Lounge … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Greg Siple, Part 1: Historic Bikes and Books

One delightful benefit of interning in the publications department at Adventure Cycling Association is that one of my three coworkers is Greg Siple, art director and a co-founder of the organization. Whether he’s sketching out an illustration for Adventure Cyclist, … Continue reading

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Leadership Advice and Recipes from the Bikecentennial Archives

Did you know that this summer marks the 35th anniversary of the event that kick-started Adventure Cycling Association, Bikecentennial ’76? We’re not making too much of a fuss about it (coral jewelry gets lost so easily on bike tours!), but … Continue reading

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Historical Bike Routes: The Possibilities Are Endless!

Have you ever been on a historical bike ride? There’s nothing like learning a little something while also enjoying a good ride and some company. There are tons of opportunities for a themed ride focusing on local, national, or even … Continue reading

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Annie Londonderry: Pioneering Adventure Cyclist

Touring cyclists who come through Adventure Cycling’s world headquarters are often men, but we love welcoming journeying women as well. Women, if you’re reading this and haven’t traveled by bike just yet, perhaps you’ll find the story of Annie Londonderry … Continue reading

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Adventure Cycling’s Awesome Library

Pretty much every time I head toward the kitchen here at Adventure Cycling’s world headquarters, I find myself perusing a set of bookshelves that hold most of the contents of our library. Easily distracted by both books and historical artifacts, … Continue reading

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