Adventure Cyclist Blog Tue, 30 Jan 2024 09:59:10 GMT en-us Adventure Cycling With A Twig Stove Mon, 22 Jan 2024 15:00:00 GMT <p>About a third of the world&rsquo;s population still cooks on fire, and our writer is one of them, now having&nbsp;cycled over 5,000 miles cooking with a twig stove. Here's how she makes it work, and her advice if you'd like to get started.&nbsp;</p> RideLaura Killingbeck How One Legally Blind Cyclist Toured California's Inter-Mountain Area Tue, 16 Jan 2024 15:00:00 GMT <p>James&nbsp;started losing his vision in 2000. By 2008, he was legally blind. He thought his days of adventuring were over, but in 2016, he worked with modifications on his setup and set out on a 236-mile tour in California.</p> ExploreJames Oregon "We're All in This Together:" A Documentary About Relying on the Kindness of Strangers on a 7,000-Mile Journey Tue, 09 Jan 2024 20:45:00 GMT <p>In 2018, Daniel Troia rode across the country (and most of the way back) without bringing&nbsp;any of his own food or money. He relied on donations&nbsp;from people along the way, and set out to prove that people are inherently good. His self-produced documentary&nbsp;<em>We're All in This Together&nbsp;</em>premieres on January 12th on Apple TV, Amazon Prime, and Google Play.</p> RideMaggie Slepian Trip Recap: Cola Town Bike Collective Bike Overnights Wed, 03 Jan 2024 23:00:00 GMT <p>This summer, the&nbsp;Cola Town Bike Collective (CTBC) hosted&nbsp;two bike overnights for women, trans, femme, and nonbinary individuals, thanks in part to a mini grant from&nbsp;the&nbsp;Adventure Cycling Association. Here's their trip recap.&nbsp;</p> SupportJaclyn Kawsky Looking to Gain Confidence as a Solo Bikepacker? Start With The C&O Canal and GAP Trail. Tue, 26 Dec 2023 15:00:00 GMT <p>Being a newer cyclist doesn't mean you can't try out bike touring. Claire's advice for women and female-presenting cyclists is to start with a beginner-friendly route like the&nbsp;C&amp;O Canal and GAP Trail.&nbsp;</p> PlanClaire Pomykala A Curtain Parts Thu, 21 Dec 2023 22:31:10 GMT <p>In a brief moment between Czechoslovakia occupations, a young cyclist&nbsp;finds freedom.&nbsp;</p> ExploreRon Hershey Road Test: Fairlight Faran 2.5 Mon, 18 Dec 2023 21:12:11 GMT <p>For Fairlight&rsquo;s do-it-all touring bike, there&rsquo;s some magic in those steel tubes.&nbsp;</p> ExploreDan Meyer Trip Recap: Vamos Outdoors Project's First Overnight Bikepacking Trip Mon, 18 Dec 2023 14:35:00 GMT <p>This summer,&nbsp;Vamos Outdoors Project was able to offer their&nbsp;first bikepacking experience over the course of three days, with help from&nbsp;an&nbsp;Adventure Cycling Association mini grant.</p> SupportAndy Basabe The Summit is (Almost) in Sight: A Blizzard on Loveland Pass Mon, 11 Dec 2023 21:20:00 GMT <p>A cyclist not easily intimidated by challenging riding meets a formidable match in a blizzard-condition ascent of Loveland Pass</p> RideDiego Rouylle Geared Up: Holiday Bonanza 2023 Tue, 05 Dec 2023 17:04:46 GMT <p>Finding gifts for your friends and loved ones can be stressful, but we&rsquo;re here to help with our annual Geared Up Holiday Bonanza.&nbsp;</p> ExploreAdventure Cycling Staff Tuning into the Awe of Bikepacking Mon, 04 Dec 2023 15:00:00 GMT <p>A 10-day group ride from&nbsp;Manhattan to Montreal helped one cyclist appreciate the rhythms of cycling, the camaraderie of other cyclists, and the awe of things we often overlook. Oh, and kazoos. There were plenty of kazoos.</p> RideBriana Cohen Trip Recap: An Overnight Adventure with Camp Spokes Tue, 28 Nov 2023 17:33:00 GMT <p>Camp Spokes is a free summer camp program for girls and gender-variant youth to learn about bike mechanics, safe cycling in urban and mountain bike settings, and sustainable DIY projects. This is a trip recap of their first overnight ride down the Virginia Capital Trail, which was&nbsp;helped make possible with an&nbsp;Adventure Cycling Association Minigrant.</p> SupportRag and Bones Bicycle Cooperative The Power of Food as a Cultural Connection Tue, 14 Nov 2023 21:45:00 GMT <p>We eat a lot on bike tours, but it&rsquo;s not only about the food. Ask someone about a recipe, and you are asking them about their lives. Food is not simply our fuel, just like bicycles are not only our mode of transport. Both are a way to appreciate and truly get to know the place we are working so hard to travel through in the first place.</p> ExploreHollie Ernest The Gear You Need to Get Started Bike Touring Tue, 07 Nov 2023 22:00:00 GMT <p>Starting to plan your first bike tour and feeling overwhelmed? Planning doesn't have to be complicated, and our writer makes it easier by breaking&nbsp;down the basics in this article and video.&nbsp;</p> PlanKyle on Wheels Little Wheels, Big Hearts Tue, 31 Oct 2023 16:28:00 GMT <p>Bike Friday&rsquo;s 2024 All-Packa is a delightful vehicle for a three-day amble through Big Sky Country</p> ExploreAlly Mabry Road Test: Soma Jawbone Mon, 30 Oct 2023 21:01:06 GMT <p>The Jawbone is Soma&rsquo;s latest entry into the crowded gravel and bikepacking market. How does it hold up?</p> ExploreCody Siler Trip Recap: The Coalition for Appropriate Transportation's Women's Ride Tue, 24 Oct 2023 20:50:00 GMT <p>Thanks in part to an Adventure Cycling Association&nbsp;Mini Grant, the&nbsp;Coalition for Appropriate Transportation (CAT) was able to host a two-day women's ride this fall, inviting more women into the cycling world. Here are the details from the ride.</p> SupportBeth Meiklejohn Road Test: Trek Checkpoint ALR5 Driftless Mon, 16 Oct 2023 17:44:10 GMT <p>Aside from a cool paint job, a nifty framebag, and a dropper post, it&rsquo;s just a gravel bike, right? Wrong.</p> ExploreDan Meyer Kyrgyzstan, the Wild Land Mon, 16 Oct 2023 17:42:51 GMT <p>Glacial valleys and big mountain passes in the Switzerland of Central Asia.</p> ExploreAna Zamorano Trip Recap: Bike Camping with the Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes Mon, 09 Oct 2023 14:00:00 GMT <p paraeid="{d5596cfd-9c1a-4304-a0cb-80ef91a9d16a}{239}" paraid="48479393">This June, more than 20 people bike camped along the C&amp;O Canal towpath&nbsp;with the Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes. This trip was funded in part by an Adventure Cycling Association mini grant.&nbsp;</p> SupportShira Gordon