Tag Archive: Adventure Cycling Association

Inaugural National Bike Travel Weekend in 2016

Carter Creek primitive campground on John Wayne Pioneer Trail

Next year is shaping up to be a big one for Adventure Cycling Association as it observes the 40th anniversary of Bikecentennial, the bicentennial event in 1976 that spurred interest in long-distance bicycle travel. More than 4,000 people rode their bikes coast to coast on the TransAmerica Trail that year.

The Missoula, MT-based nonprofit is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/11/18/inaugural-national-bike-travel-weekend-in-2016/

2,000 more miles of U.S. Bicycle Routes added in 6 states


The U.S. Bicycle Route Network continues to grow. Now standing at 11,053 miles, it is one-fifth of the way to achieving its goal of 50,000 miles of signed bicycle routes in the U.S.

The latest growth spurt came after the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials approved 2,141 miles of new routes in …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/10/08/2000-more-miles-of-u-s-bicycle-routes-added-in-6-states/

U.S. Bike Route 10 extends into Idaho from Washington; more USBR routes approved

Completed routes in black

The U.S. Bicycle Network grew by 874 miles this month when a national highway organization approved routes in Idaho (66 miles), Utah (782 miles) and Minnesota (26 miles).

In the Pacific Northwest, the addition of Idaho to U.S. Bike Route 10 extends the bicycle route from Anacortes, WA, on the Puget Sound to the Montana …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/05/28/u-s-bike-route-10-extends-into-idaho-from-washington-more-usbr-routes-approved/

Bikecentennial celebrates 40 years in 2016


It’s surprising to me that we’re closing in on the 40-year anniversary of Bikecentennial — an event that has launched hundreds of thousands of bicyclists to ride across the US.

The original Bikecentennial coincided with the nation’s Bicentennial in 1976. That first year, some 4,100 bicyclists took up the challenge to ride between Reedsport, Oregon, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/04/30/bikecentennial-celebrates-40-years-in-2016/

Films promote Montana to bicycle travelers

As spring nears, it’s time to consider when and where you’ll set out for a bicycling adventure this summer. You might want to consider the mountains and valley of the Big Sky state.

A series of films posted at the Epic Montana site on Youtube is promoting the many outdoor pursuits in the state. Among …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/13/films-promote-montana-to-bicycle-travelers/

Snow-plowing on Bicycle Route 10 begins in Cascades

Road equipment at Washington Pass. WSDOT photo

Washington state Department of Transportation crews announced they will begin plowing snow from US Bicycle Route 10 across the Cascade Range on Monday. It could be open in less than four weeks.

Actually, the state announced it was preparing to begin snow-plowing operations on State Route 20, the scenic North Cascades Highway.

But traveling bicyclists …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/12/snow-plowing-on-bicycle-route-10-begins-in-cascades/

Adventure Cycling publishes Route 66 bicycle maps


A whole new generation of travelers — this time on bicycles — will begin getting their kicks on Route 66 this spring and summer.

The Adventure Cycling Association released this week its new 6-map set for the Route 66 Bicycle Route that it started working on in 2010.

Just like the song says: “It winds from …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/04/adventure-cycling-publishes-route-66-bicycle-maps/

Caltrans clears way for Route 66 bike route

Negotiated detour for Route 66 in California (click for larger version)

The Adventure Cycling Association will be able to route bicyclists all the way from Chicago to LA on its soon-to-be released Bicycle Route 66 Map Set after Caltrans agreed to open portions of Interstate 40 to bicycles.

Last month, Adventure Cycling reported that its proposed Route 66 bike route was stalled at the California border …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/26/caltrans-clears-way-for-route-66-bike-route/

Helpful Montana couple honored in Bike Travel Awards

"Trail Angels" Patti and David Bruner; photo from Crazy Guy on a Bike

It must be difficult these days for the Adventure Cycling Association to decide who to honor in its annual Bike Travel Awards.

More people than ever are being nominated for awards associated with helping touring bicyclists get down the road. Alison Riley, awards committee chair, said they received 60 nominations for the 4 awards this year.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/02/03/helpful-montana-couple-honored-in-bike-travel-awards/

Proposed Route 66 bike route stalls at California border; contact Caltrans

Lonely stretch of Route 66; Adventure Cycling photo

The song says Route 66 “winds from Chicago to LA, more than two thousand miles all the way. …”

The Adventure Cycling Association’s bicycle route version of that famous highway corridor, however, doesn’t make it to LA. It’s stalled at Needles, California.

That’s because Caltrans won’t give bicycles legal access to use a 144-mile stretch of Interstate …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/01/27/proposed-route-66-bike-route-stalls-at-california-border/

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