Bicycle Adventure Index

State-by-State Bicycle Tours

Here’s a list of  more than 140 week-long, cross-state bicycle tours offered primarily by non-profit or fund-raising organizations. Includes such mainstays as RAGBRAI, BAK, RAW, GOBA, and the FANY. What do these acronyms mean? A whole  lot of fun. Check out the rides. Even if you can’t fit one into your schedule, it’s fun to dream about all the places you could go …

Cross-country bike rides  
More than a dozen east-west and north-south bike tours offered by non-profits or charities are listed. Sagged and self-contained. Also other bike tour outfitters who offer cross-country bike adventures.

Charity bicycle rides
Major health foundations sponsor hundreds of bicycling rides every year for participants who raise pledges. The MS Bike Rides (multiple sclerosis) and Tour de Cure (diabetes) are two of the biggest. Others include Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, American Lung Association, and of course the Lance Armstrong Foundation. The list also includes information on the AIDS Lifecycle down the coast in California and the most lucrative sports fund-raiser of them all, the Pan-Mass Challenge in Massachusetts.

Weekend Bicycle Rides in the Pacific Northwest

(Washington, California, Oregon, Idaho)The century — 100 miles — is the acid test for any recreational bicyclist. If you can spend 6, or 7, or 8, or 9 hours in the saddle and cover 100 or more miles, your non-cycling friends will just look at you slack-jawed. You’ll feel good about yourself too. It’s a great accomplishment.

Many of the dozens of bicycle clubs in the Pacific Northwest sponsor rides that offer rest stops, mechanical support, and even sag wagons if necessary. Those rides begin in March and occur almost every weekend through October. Many have century rides; others have metric centuries and half-centuries. Check it out, they’re all marked with dates, locations and distances. What a great way to tour the Northwest… one weekend ride at a time.

Weekend rides in Washington From the Chilly Hilly to the Kitsap Color Classic …

Weekend rides in California  From Chico Wildflower Century to Mt. Diablo Challenge…

Weekend rides in Oregon  Wet ‘n’ Windy to Peach of a Century …

Weekend rides in Idaho

Lewis and Clark Bicycle Trail Resources  Where to get information about the Lewis and Clark Trail; includes websites, sources for maps, books, trail guides…

Lewis and Clark Trail Cycling Tour Operators Who is offering bicycle tours on all or part of the Lewis and Clark trail; includes bare bones independent tours as well as fully supported deluxe journeys …

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