Category Archives: From the Executive Director

Update: Better in California, Bittersweet in Montana

Over the last few months, Adventure Cycling has been very busy working to create new opportunities for bike travel in North America, for example by developing new routes like an Idaho hot springs off-pavement route and Bicycle Route 66, and advancing … Continue reading

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Safe Passage? A National Trend & Montana’s Chance

If you’ve ever cycled much on public roads, you’ve almost certainly had a motor vehicle come too close and scare the heck out of you. Or if you’re Gina Evans or Arlen Hall, you’ve actually been hit by a truck … Continue reading

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Bad Chip Seal on an Iconic Route

Cyclists face a lot of nemeses on the road, from rumble strips to distracted drivers. Another one is bad chip seal. As a periodic driver (and friend of quite a few road engineers), I know the value of this aggregate … Continue reading

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Was 2012 a Dream?

When you read the title, you were probably thinking: “uh, Jim, there are nearly two months left in 2012.” But actually, Adventure Cycling’s fiscal year 2012 concluded on September 30 — and it was a record setter in so many … Continue reading

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More "Wow" Indicators of the Bike Travel Boom

I just got back from the Adventure Travel World Summit in Lucerne, Switzerland, and as usual, was blown away by the growth in this sector of the tourism market. But, I was really excited by the growth in attendance by bike … Continue reading

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Why Rhine Rhymes with USBRS

On Monday, I wrote about my experience riding a segment of the Rhine River Bicycle Route (in Germany), and while I did it for the sheer enjoyment, I also did it to see first-hand the parallels between European routes and … Continue reading

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Riding the Rhine River Bicycle Route

I’ve talked to many Adventure Cycling members who rhapsodize about riding in Europe, including self-guided tours, where a tour company sets up your route and all your logistics (including luggage transport) and all you have to do is ride. I’ve … Continue reading

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