About Us

Adventure Cycling inspires, empowers and connects people to travel by bicycle.

As a nonprofit organization, Adventure Cycling Association's mission is to inspire, empower and connect people to travel by bicycle. Established in 1973 as Bikecentennial, we are the premier bicycle-travel organization in North America with more than 40 years of experience and 54,000 members. 

Cycling one of our routes this summer or passing through Montana? Be sure to visit our headquarters in Missoula.

New to Adventure Cycling? Get a free info packet and we'll throw in a cool tube sticker too!

Adventure Cycling's Programs

Routes and Maps

We research and produce the best cycling maps on the planet. The Adventure Cycling Route Network incorporates 52,066-miles of meticulously documented bike routes to iconic destinations across the country. We are also the lead organization working with government officials to create an official national cycling route network, the U.S. Bicycle Route System. Once complete, it will be the largest official cycling route network on the planet.

Guided Tours

Every year we lead more than 100 guided tours, including self-contained, inn-to-inn, van-supported, fully-supported, Family Fun, and educational tours.

Adventure Cyclist Magazine

We publish the award-winning Adventure Cyclist magazine for our members.


Adventure Cycling members receive Adventure Cyclist magazine, discounts on our maps, and other great benefits. Learn more about membership and join today.

Online Store

Our Cyclosource store features our world-class cycling route maps and the best in bike-travel gear.


Our Advocacy department works to improve safety along bike travel routes, enhance multi-modal transportation access, and expand bike friendly services. We focus on rural road improvements, cyclist tolerable rumble strips, and passing bicycle friendly legislation and policies. We work with partners across the country, including national and local advocacy organizations, departments of transportation, Amtrak, the National Park Service, state park systems, and hospitality providers that cater to touring cyclists.

How To Resources

We provide a variety of trip-planning resources for bicycle travelers such as the annual Cyclists' Travel Guide, which appears in the April issue of Adventure Cyclist, an extensive How To Department, Touring Gear and Tips blog posts, and how-to videos. Our BikeOvernights.org website offers inspiration and how-to tips for 1-2 night bicycle trips.

Online Communities

Read our blog for organizational updates, route news, touring tips, and more. Our Forums provide space to ask questions and get replies from experienced bicycle tourists. Bike touring and blogging? Add your blog (and follow others) at BicycleTravelBloggers.org! We are on many social-media channels as well.

Bike Travel Weekend & Bike Your Park Day

Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day are two events that inspire thousands of people of all ages and levels of experience to plan their own bicycle tours and rides. Bike Travel Weekend is the first weekend in June and encourages people to go on a bike overnight of any length to any destination. Bike Your Park Day is on the last Saturday in September and inspires people to explore nearby parks and public lands by bicycle.

A Historic Ride Through the Adventure Cycling Association from America ByCycle on Vimeo.

Photo by Rachel Stevens