Press Release: Announcing National Bike Travel Weekend, June 3 – 5, 2016

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Press Release: Announcing National Bike Travel Weekend, June 3 – 5, 2016

March 23, 2016 Bicycle Events 0

Announcing National Bike Travel Weekend, June 3 – 5, 2016

I am the bicycle ambassador for this area for all the festivities that are happening for the Adventure Cycling’s 40th Anniversary. If you want a suggestion for where to go or help planning your trip please contact me! email: jamie@rideidahoride.com

See more info below:


A national movement to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to go on a bike overnight

The Adventure Cycling Association invites you to participate in National Bike Travel Weekend by organizing a bike overnight during the weekend of June 3 – 5, to encourage people of all ages, backgrounds and interests to experience the joy and simplicity of traveling by bicycle and spending the night at a campground, park, hotel, cabin, bed and breakfast, hostel, friend’s house or backyard. This movement to inspire people throughout North America to go on do-it-yourself bike overnight on the same weekend is being spearheaded by Adventure Cycling Association.

“We’re encouraging people to skip the yard work and head out on their bicycles during the weekend of June 3 – 5,” says Jim Sayer, executive director of Adventure Cycling Association. “National Bike Travel Weekend is for big groups, small groups, and solo bike travelers. It can be one night or two nights, and travelers can sleep outside or indoors. It can be one to 100 miles—whatever works for you.”

Adventure Cycling’s website biketravelweekend.org provides do-it-yourself resources and an interactive map to connect bike travelers. National Bike Travel Weekend trips can be added to the interactive map by filling out a simple form. Those wanting to join an existing bike overnight can search for bike overnight in their area or contact a National Bike Travel Weekend ambassador listed on the website. Ambassadors throughout North America have bike travel experience and can answer questions about going on a bike overnight.

For more information about National Bike Travel Weekend and to locate a bike overnight near you, or to organize your own bike overnight, go to biketravelweekend.org

The inaugural National Bike Travel Weekend is being launched as part of Adventure Cycling’s
40th anniversary celebration. Adventure Cycling was founded as Bikecentennial and started as a 4,250- mile TransAmerica Trail bicycle ride with over 4,100 participants in the summer of 1976.


About Adventure Cycling Association: Adventure Cycling Association inspires and empowers people to travel by bicycle. It is the largest cycling membership organization in North America with more than 48,000 members. Adventure Cycling produces cycling routes and maps for North America, organizes more than 100 tours annually, and publishes the best bicycle-travel information anywhere,

including Adventure Cyclist magazine. With 44,673 meticulously mapped miles in the Adventure Cycling Route Network, Adventure Cycling gives cyclists the tools and confidence to create their own bike-travel adventures. Phone: 800-755-BIKE (2453). Web: www.adventurecycling.org

Events for the 40th that you can participate in…or if you want to plan something in the area contact me I am happy to help with the planning and help promote it:

National Bike Travel Weekend, June 3 – 5, 2016

DIY resources and an interactive map will connect you to other bike travelers or inspire you to ride to your favorite campground or B & B. Explore out your front door. More Info: https://www.adventurecycling.org/about-us/40th-anniversary/national-bike-travel-weekend-june-3-5-2016/

Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15 – 17, 2016

Join us at our headquarters in Missoula, Montana, for bike rides on the Bitterroot Trail, parties, music, speakers, art, film, and Bikecentennial reunions. More info: https://www.adventurecycling.org/about-us/40th-anniversary/montana-bicycle-celebration/

Bike Your Park Day, September 24, 2016

Explore a national park, state park, or other public lands in your backyard by bicycle, whether it’s one mile or 100 miles. All you have to do is pedal. More info: https://www.adventurecycling.org/about-us/40th-anniversary/bike-your-park-day/