Since we started to offer 6-month free Adventure Cycling memberships with all orders over $50, we thought it would be a good time to share or rather, let Adventure Cycling share some of the things they do to help the bicycle travel community. 

For over 40 years, we at Adventure Cycling Association have helped millions of people experience the joy of bicycle travel. From our magazine to our advocacy, our tours and our route network, our work is recognized for its positive impacts.

We want to inspire people to take on adventures, empower them to live full lives, and connect them to the people and places that provide powerful experiences. It is only through the strength and support of the community that we make meaningful bicycle travel better for everyone.

We believe that adventure, whether small or large, can be transformative. To live a life of discovery, we must unplug, break from our routines, feel the wind on our brows, and welcome opportunities to feel awe and wonder. A bike is simply the mechanism to get you there.

As a passionate group of bicycle travelers, we are dedicated to making the renewal and accomplishment we feel while touring attainable for everyone. Every day, we gather stories that inspire, produce resources that empower, and provide ways for novices and experts alike to engage with this vibrant community both on and off the road.

With a community of voices standing with us, we amplify your strength and put it to work for more miles of improved routes. Our advocacy focuses on four key aspects of bicycle travel: more miles of connected routes, bike-accessible transportation, safer conditions, and bike-friendly services. The aggregate power of our advocacy generates a stronger, more accessible world for all adventurers. We want cyclists to feel welcome and supported wherever they go. That’s why we partner with parks, communities, and businesses to ensure they provide bike-friendly hospitality, services, policies, and amenities to meet the touring cyclist’s needs.

We’ve researched and mapped one of the largest bicycle route systems in the world, and we’re still going. As we add miles, our cartographers keep our maps and navigation app up to date with route changes and listed services riders are likely to need. On top of our route network of over 48,000 miles of on and off road terrain, our efforts have helped bring bicycle carry-on services to 33 Amtrak routes and nearly 500 stations, successfully partnered with more than 600 state parks to create no-turn-away bicycle camping policies, and worked with national parks to provide more car-free days and increased participation in Bike Your Park Day.

We envision a world where every person can access adventure for the challenge, personal growth, and enriching experience it provides. Through inspiration, empowerment, and connection, we open the door to adventure for everyone.