Adventure Cycling Seeks Short Routes for Regional Bike Travel

Aug 7, 2023

At Adventure Cycling, we believe that the joy and freedom of bicycle travel should be accessible to everyone. We understand that life's commitments can sometimes make it challenging to embark on long, multi-week tours. It is with this vision in mind that we launched the Short Routes Program aimed at breaking down barriers and making the thrill of bike travel more approachable, even with limited time, skills, or equipment. 

Short routes are two- to five-day bicycle routes, crafted for all-level adventurers and are available free as Ride with GPS routes on our website. We currently have Short Routes that start from Los Angeles, CA; Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Minneapolis, MN; Philadelphia, PA; Austin, TX; and Seattle, WA. 

Adventure Cycling Association is now opening our Short Routes program for new submissions! Here are the basic guidelines: 

  • Routes should take a beginner two to five days to ride.
  • Routes are from anywhere in the U.S.
  • We are looking for a variety of routes from 50-200 total miles long, that allow for 25-50 miles each day.
  • We are prioritizing routes that have been ridden recently.
  • Routes should not pose excessive safety hazards to the fully loaded bike traveler. 

For information on how to submit your Short Route visit this webpage

To learn more, join our upcoming livestream event, "Unlocking the Magic: How to Submit Your Route" on Friday, August 25. This online session will guide cyclists through the process of submitting their favorite route and sharing their beloved experiences with like-minded individuals eager for bicycle travel.