www.adventurecycling.orgAdventure Cycling

How about the Corp of Discovery – by bike!

The Bikecentennial, celebrating the nation’s bicentennial in 1976, actually happened with more than 4,000 cyclists taking part. Founded in 1974 as Bikecentennial, Adventure Cycling is the premier bicycle-travel organization in North America, with 44,500 members nationwide.  The Adventure Cycling Association’s nonprofit mission is to inspire people of all ages to travel by bicycle for fitness, fun, and self-discovery.

They offer a wide variety of bicycle tours for all levels of experience. Families with an abiding enthusiasm for self-propelled transportation can enjoy cycle-touring together, by taking a tour through American history on the C&O towpaths of Washington, D.C. with a tour of the National Mall after. Alternatively, how about bringing your young explorers to cycle northern Idaho through historic towns with jaw-dropping views, stop at swimming holes for a cool-down, power up with fab food, and enjoy great end-of-day, family-fun games.

Unique resources to help you learn more about cycling include; cycling maps that they research and produce for theirAdventure Cycling Route Network, one of the largest route networks in the world at 40,633 miles (and growing). They publish Adventure Cyclist magazine for their membership, and work on bicycle advocacy projects such as the U.S. Bicycle Route System. They also have social networking forums, sell bike travel gear, provide guides and books, likePedal Pioneers: a Guide to Bicycle Travel with Kids to help teachers, youth group leaders, and other bicyclists organize their own youth tours.

If you love all things cycling, we recommend you check-out this site for inspiration and resources.  Just pack your bike and camera and enjoy the magic.  You can request a complimentary sample copy of their magazine “Adventure Cyclist” – for a limited time, click now!