Tag: Adventure Cycling Association
With half of the nation covered in snow in mid-February, perhaps this is a good time to start dreaming about warm weather pursuits, like an overnight bike ride this summer.
The Adventure Cycling Association wants to inspire such a trip during Bike Travel Weekend on June 1-3.
This is the third year that the nonprofit …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2018/02/15/plan-now-for-bike-travel-weekend-in-june/
Whatever you call it — bicycle tourism, bicycle travel, or bikepacking — the Adventure Cycling Association says it is booming.
That’s great news for those of us who like to make overnight excursions by bicycle.
It means that more small towns, or park operators, or entrepreneurs will see the economic benefits of appealing to the …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/11/07/bicycle-tourism-is-still-on-the-rise-adventure-cycling-association/
Interactive map of bicycle-friendly camping in western Washington
Adventure Cycling Association is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Bikecentennial 76 this summer by sponsoring National Bike Travel Weekend on June 3-5.
This is supposed to be fun, so there aren’t any hard and fast rules — except you need to ride a bicycle.
The Adventure Cycling staff just wants people to get in the bike-traveling mood this summer. Camp, stay at an inn, or plop down on a couch you found …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2016/05/23/where-you-might-camp-for-bike-travel-weekend-june-3-5/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/11/18/inaugural-national-bike-travel-weekend-in-2016/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/10/08/2000-more-miles-of-u-s-bicycle-routes-added-in-6-states/
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 …
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/
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, …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/04/30/bikecentennial-celebrates-40-years-in-2016/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/13/films-promote-montana-to-bicycle-travelers/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/12/snow-plowing-on-bicycle-route-10-begins-in-cascades/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2015/03/04/adventure-cycling-publishes-route-66-bicycle-maps/