America's largest recreational cycling association has developed the National Bicycle Route Network, encompassing more than 24,000 miles of road and mountain bike trails, which are depicted on high-quality route maps.
America Bikes is a coalition of leaders from the bicycling community dedicated to improving bicycling across the country through programs and
policies in the 2003 federal transportation funding bill. The campaign is mobilizing cyclists, organizations and businesses to convince Congress that bicycles are an important element in the transportation puzzle. Join their network by endorsing the America Bikes agenda. Learn more at their website.
Athletes for Hope is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization created by a few very successful athletes of exemplary character who have a deep commitment to charitable and community causes. Andre Agassi, Muhammad Ali, Lance Armstrong, Warrick Dunn, Jeff Gordon, Mia Hamm, Tony Hawk, Andrea Jaeger, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mario Lemieux, Alonzo Mourning, and Cal Ripken, Jr. founded Athletes for Hope to Pass their Passion for philanthropy to others.
The Bicycle Friendly Community Campaign is an awards program that recognizes municipalities that actively support bicycling. A Bicycle-Friendly Community provides safe accommodation for cycling and encourages its residents to bike for transportation and recreation. The League of American Bicyclists administers the Bicycle Friendly Community Campaign.
This is the advocacy program of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, a small, active, non-profit consumer-funded program acting as a clearinghouse and a technical resource for bicycle helmet information. Volunteers from the BHSI serve on the ASTM bicycle helmet standard committee and are active in commenting on actions of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Hiring a good coach is one of the best ways to reach your cycling goals and this site makes it easy by offering an official list of USA-Cycling-certified coaches. It also provides some free tips and articles by these coaches to improve your bicycling. The coaches are organized by state to make it easy to narrow your search. Plus, their email addresses and web sites (as applicable) are available, too.
The International Bicycle Fund is a non-governmental, non-profit organization, promoting sustainable transport and international understanding. Major areas of activity are non-motorized urban planning, economic development, bike safety education, responsible travel and cycle tourism, and cross-cultural, educational programs.
The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) works to promote environmentally sustainable and equitable transportation policies and projects worldwide. ITDP helps municipalities and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) implement projects which demonstrate how transport emissions and accidents can be reduced or the basic mobility of the poor can be improved. Programs include bus rapid transit, congestion pricing, pedestrianization, bicycle and pedestrian planning, brownfield revitalization, bicycle and cycle rickshaw modernization and emerging work in health-service delivery logistics. All projects are used to leverage additional resources from international development institutions and encourage private-sector participation.
The League of American Bicyclists began when bikes, not cars, ruled the roads. Today, this organization is a leader in advocating and educating on behalf of cyclists in every state. They also organize major cycling rallies and support many local and state cycling groups across America.
The Lance Armstrong Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist, Lance Armstrong, the LAF inspires and empowers people with cancer. We believe that in the battle with cancer, unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything.
Peace Pedalers creates more peace and understanding between nations through cultural exchange and education worldwide. They ride special tandem bicycles and leave the rear seat open allowing new friends they meet around the world to ride as a gesture of peace, trust, acceptance, openness and love.
The goal of The Surface Transportation Policy Project is to ensure that transportation policy and investments help conserve energy, protect environmental and aesthetic quality, strengthen the economy, promote social equity, and make communities more livable.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team In Training is the world's largest endurance sports training program. The program provides training to participate in century (100-mile) bike rides, triathlons or to run or walk marathons and half marathons. Since 1988, more than 300,000 volunteer participants have helped raise more than $700 million to fight leukemia and lymphoma.
The N.C.B.W. is a national, not-for-profit organization working with people in communities to make America more bicycle friendly and walkable. Their resource center provides updates, information and resources for bicycle and pedestrian practitioners, related professionals, and citizen advocates.
The Thunderhead Alliance is the national coalition of state and local bicycle and pedestrian advocacy organizations working in unison to break down the barriers to safe bicycling and walking in North American communities. We bring leaders of our member organizations together to help each other grow their organizations and become more effective.
Trips for Kids provides mountain-bike outings and education for kids that would not otherwise experience these activities. Their goal is to combine lessons in personal responsibility, achievement and environmental awareness through development of practical skills and the simple act of having fun. Their Re-Cyclery program focuses on recycling used bikes and bike parts and provides job-training programs for youth. The bikes that the program repairs provide safe, environmentally friendly and affordable transportation for both children and adults. This national program also supports individuals or groups who would like to form a similar organization in their community.
The foundation of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame is built upon the recognition of the competitors and contributors to the sport of cycling. Since 1987, there has been an annual induction of Americans who have achieved tremendous success in racing or by enhancing the sport of cycling through innovation, coaching, and their full participation in the sport. This site honors these great people.
Thousands of young athletes aspire to be Olympic and world champions just like Lance Armstrong, Leigh Donovan, Marty Nothstein and Susan Demattei. It is a long, hard road to the top requiring a strong commitment from athletes, parents and you! Your support directly benefits young athletes in all disciplines of cycling.
USA Cycling is the official cycling organization recognized by the US Olympic Committee and is responsible for identifying, training and selecting cyclists to represent the United States in international competitions. The major activities of USA Cycling ensure the ongoing development and safe participation in the sport of cycling.
World Bicycle Relief’s vision is that simple sustainable mobility is an essential element in disaster relief and poverty relief. In developed and developing countries, bicycles fulfill the basic mobility needs of individuals, and have a direct impact in support of Health Care, Education, and Economic Development. Bicycles empower individuals, their families, and their communities. Our mission is to provide access to independence and livelihood through the power of bicycles.
Youth Educational Sports, Inc. was created to give instructional and educational support for non-traditional sports taught in schools, after school activities and youth organizations. YESports will also help if you want to start a "non-traditional sport" club, such as bicycling.
Andiamo Adventours features informative and personable active-travel opportunities
including walking, hiking, bicycling, glacier treks, and mountain-biking adventures in Italy, France, Switzerland, Madeira Island, Croatia and California.
Austin-Lehman Adventures provides all-inclusive luxury adventure travel to North, Central, and South America, including: Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier, Canyonlands, Banff, Bryce, and Zion National Parks; plus Kenai Alaska, the Montana and Wyoming Rockies, Eastern and Western Canada, Belize, Costa Rica, Oaxaca Mexico, Peru and Machu Picchu, Ecuador and Galapagos, Chile and Patagonia, and more!
People travel with Backroads year in and year out because they know they're somewhat obsessed about quality, about getting the details right, about spending time meticulously researching routes, visiting new hotels, uncovering cultural wonders and eating at the best trattorias and Michelin-starred restaurants. And, because you get to choose what to do and when to do it. Backroads offers tours throughout America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific.
Bike and Barge Holland Tours are the perfect answer to cycling in Europe. The barge is your hotel, restaurant, and baggage carrier. You are served breakfast and dinner on the barge, and you make sandwiches, etc. to carry with you for lunch. The barge supplies a bicycle for everyone (included). There are guided bike trips every day that meet the barge each night at its new destination.
Bike and the Like has been offering personally hosted, affordable, fun bicycle tours since 1994. They visit popular destinations in the U.S. and Europe, such as Cape Cod, Martha's Vinyard, Rhode Island; and from Prague to the Czech Republic, to Bike-and-Barge riding in Holland. Their trips run mainly in the spring and fall when the crowds are gone.
Since 1991, Boston-based adventure-travel company Bike Riders has offered distinctive, elegant bicycle vacations through the regions they know and love: New England, the Canadian Maritimes, and Europe. Over the years, their bike tours have earned a reputation for exciting, off-the-beaten-track itineraries, luxurious inns and outstanding restaurants offering meals brimming with fresh, local specialties.
On a Bike Vermont tour, you ride at your own pace from inn to inn and enjoy fine food and great lodging. You are pampered by engaging leaders and supported by a van that moves your luggage and serves as your traveling snack bar and bike-repair shop. They take great pride in showing you the most beautiful and least-traveled corners of our special world, including tours of Maine, Ireland and Scotland.
The all-inclusive, fully supported Black Bear Adventures Bicycle Tours take you along some of the country's most scenic roads and desired destinations. Cycle past fields of wildflowers, along roads steeped in history and over the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Guides will show you spectacular waterfalls, renowned Civil War sites, wonderful gardens and unbelievable mountain vistas. Along the way you'll enjoy the finest accommodations and cuisine.
Bravo offers superb bicycling tours around the best historical sites and the most spectacular landscapes of Spain. With Bravo Bike, you'll discover the most impressive places and cities of Spain. In addition, they offer tours in Switzerland during the month of August.
Breaking Away caters to cycling enthusiasts who enjoy the rush of sweeping descents and the thrill of famous switchback climbs, as much as appreciating the beautiful scenery along the way. Choose between their popular TourPak with routes from the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France, or their world-famous Tour de France RacePak with live race viewing. All trips offer 2 to 3 daily route options of 30 to 70 miles where you choose your distance, pace and partners.
"Slow down to see the world," is still Butterfield And Robinson's guiding philosophy after almost four decades on the road. In a line-up of biking and walking journeys that now span more than two-dozen countries and six continents, each route is carefully designed to immerse you in the local culture and reveal a region’s true spirit. Their goal is to create one-of-a-kind journeys for active people who value their freedom and want to see the world a little differently. After all, great travel is about experiencing.
CanUSA offers tours for beginners, intermediates and advanced cyclists with diverse itineraries that encourage exploration in an intimate and exciting way. With approximately 20 tours per summer, you can discover the best of Alberta and British Columbia on a trip that suits you perfectly. CanUSA can even provide route-planning services and sag support to anyone who may require online or telephone guidance about cycling the Canadian Rockies.
Carolina Tailwinds' guiding philosophy is to show you the beauty of the Carolinas' and Virginia's hidden corners, both on 2 wheels and off. With active vacations for all ability levels, each tour combines deluxe accommodations and fine dining with careful planning and personal attention.
Carpenter/Phinney Bike Camp provides road-bike programs for young-at-heart adults ages 16 to 76. Group sizes vary from 18 to 36 and their camps are designed for serious recreational cyclists and include cycling-skills instructions by former pro riders. Locations: Giro d'Italia, Dolomites, Tuscany, Verona and Lake Garda.
Charnes Tours was created to let you experience the magic of Italy through an active vacation. Their philosophy is to offer you rides, hikes and swims, but to let you choose how much you want to do. They offer vacations, not athletic events.
Cinghiale Cycling Tours was founded in 1997 by retired professional cyclist, Andy Hampsten. They offer the best views of Tuscany from your own bike! Their goal is for you to stay fit, have fun, meet the people and savor the cuisine while riding off the beaten paths so you can discover the genuine culture of Tuscany. Riders find the tours an excellent opportunity to not only improve their riding skills, but to hone their Italian taste buds.
Classic Adventures offers tours through North America and Europe featuring excellent cycling, clean and comfortable lodging, a historical and cultural emphasis and friendly, service-oriented guides who share a passion for the region you'll be enjoying.
Colorado Heart Cycle is a non-profit corporation in its 26th year of providing bicycle tours in Colorado, Arizona, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming and France. Heart Cycle was originally formed as a cardiac-research project, but has long since become simply a non-profit bicycle-touring organization. All tours are led by volunteers, and the costs are kept as low as possible consistent with providing quality lodging facilities and support on the road.
Country Lanes offers bicycling trips with both easy mileage and more challenging terrain. Their service includes van-supported group tours, self-guided itineraries and a guided tour program with accommodation choices to match your budget and comfort. Daily route options enable you to set your own pace whether you are a beginner or advanced cyclist. Destinations include England and Europe.
At Crossroads they know that anything is possible with a good support system, which is offered on every tour for every rider! They believe in the pursuit of excellence and in their ability to exceed the expectations of their guests. They promise to put your safety, needs and desires above all else as they make your cross-country, or regional American dream tour a reality.
Cycle America offers bicycling vacations to the best destinations that North America has to offer. Choose from a tour in the National Parks of the western US, a coast-to-coast journey (you can ride one segment or all nine for the full experience) or challenge yourself to Pedal the Peaks. A reputation that has been built on professionalism, value, and support ensures that first-time and returning riders will have a great experience no matter which tour you choose.
Cycle Italia has married their unabashed passion for Italy with their extensive experience leading high-quality bicycle tours to bring you the ultimate Italian cycling experience. In no other country will you feel such respect for the sport of cycling. Come share the Italian passion for all good things in life: friends, food, wine, beauty... and the sport that comes from the heart.
Cyclevents invites you to spend some time perusing their website, then start planning your next ride. Perhaps a spin through Tasmania's delightful wine country or the lush green highlands of Vietnam? You might consider challenging the notorious climbs of the Pyrenees or Swiss Alps. Maybe a tropical adventure in the Hawaiian Islands? Enjoy the spectacular canyons of Utah or the alpine wonders of Idaho. Or perhaps a pint of Guinness in an Irish pub!
Whether you want to experience the grandeur of the Tour de France or simply take in the good life with some exquisite food, wine, and surroundings, Destination Cycling will show you how to do it in style. Choose from cycling trips to France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, US, and Canada. With over 18 years of experience specializing in performance, lifestyle, charity, and custom itineraries, their guided cycling vacations cater to every client's unique dream and interests.
Discover Adventures' multisport vacations showcase Maine, Massachusettes, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, and internationally they visit Ireland and France (custom). Choose from weekend getaways, weeklong vacations, family tours and their Distinguished Guest Series. Let Discover Adventures show you the best way to experience an active-travel vacation!
Discover France is the leader in active cycling vacations in France, with creative itineraries that feature the best of each region at the greatest possible value. You'll find more than 30 different self-guided tours, lasting as few as 4 to as many as 14 days. The physical demands of the tours range from easy to challenging and all offer unique opportunities to discover French culture and lifestyle.
DreamRide's cycling vacation services extend to the Western Slope and Front Range of Colorado, the Big Island of Hawaii, San Francisco, California and the Four Corners region of Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.
Since 1986, Easy Rider Tours has specialized in off-the-beaten-path bike tours in Europe, Canada, and New England. Every Easy Rider tour is more than just a bicycling trip. It’s a cultural immersion, a celebration of the people, traditions, and landscapes which make a place unique.
Euro-Bike has been leading active vacations in Europe since 1974. In fact, they were the first US company to offer European bicycle tours. Join them, and you'll see why customers return year after year. Their vacation destinations include 14 European countries and feature the finest guides, routes, and accommodations. You'll appreciate their attention to detail and the extra services they provide. Experience the freedom to pursue your pleasures.
Europeds has been providing complete European bicycling tours for over 20 years. Specializing in France (they consider it the jewel of Europe), they take you to the secret paths of unparalleled countryside, historic treasures and superlative cuisine.
Granfondo Bike Tours let you experience the epic climbs of the Giro d'Italia and World Championships and learn from a former pro cyclist, while enjoying quaint picturesque mountaintop villages and spectacular views.
With High Gear not only do you get to ride some of the world’s most beautiful routes each day; you ride an actual stage of the Tour de France (a dream day) in the amateur event of the year, the Etape du Tour. This is a world-class event with closed roads, cheering fans and the familiar yellow Mavic support vehicles. You don’t have to be a racer, just have the spirit of finishing and you’ll experience a day you’ll not soon forget.
Through continued research and reconnaissance, KE’s worldwide portfolio of custom-made mountain-biking adventures is without equal. Destinations include: Europe, South and Central America, SE Asia, Australasia, Asia and Africa.
Lava Tours features cycling and multisport trips in Costa Rica. Their all-inclusive tours are designed so you pedal without worries. They provide guides, equipment, take-home water bottles, hydration, snacks and digital pictures. Their barista guides will even prepare hot espresso trailside.
Le Vieux Moulin is devoted to recreational cyclists of all abilities. They provide daily rides to over 20 different destinations in France ranging from 20 to 50 miles, depending on your interests. A mini-bus offers ride support at the beginning and the end of the day, and cyclists receive detailed maps for each day’s ride.
Nichols Expeditions specializes in guided and self-guided mountain- and road-bike tours. You can't go wrong with fabulous locations, such as Italy, Mexico's Copper Canyon, Holland, France, Slovenia, the Sacred Valley of Peru and Moab, Utah.
Orchid Isle Bicycling, located in Kailua Kona, is locally owned and operated. Over the years, they have developed a vast knowledge of the history, geography, culture and the flora and fauna that makes the island paradise unique. They offer a large variety of daily bike tours and custom tours, too.
Outfitter Bicycle Tours' focus is wonderful cycling routes in the best areas of France and Europe. Their rides are not too hard, or real challenging, your choice. Plus, they feature unique and wonderful places to stay and great food, all for reasonable prices!
PAC Tour (Pacific-Atlantic-Cycling Tour) was started in 1981 by cross-country record holders Susan Notorangelo and Lon Haldeman as a way to offer the long-distance cyclist the ultimate cycling vacation. Lon and Susan offer their experiences from over 50 transcontinental rides to make your PAC Tour, whether it's across the country, or only across a state, as smooth as possible. The support staff is made up of the most professional individuals including many former Race Across AMerica veterans.
Spectacular routes in Asia, the Pacific Rim, Alaska, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and the freedom to ride at your own pace, are the hallmarks of Pedalers Pub & Grille. They provide you with a written route sheet for each day, you decide what you want to see and do, then set your pace for a day of fun.
Bicycle with Terra Trek throughout the US as they journey from high deserts to glacially carved valleys, from mountains reaching skyward to romantic islands and along winding coastlines to ancient canyons.
Timberline Adventures' cycling programs, include the Odyssey Series, 10-day Classics in Colorado, Canada, Big Sky, the Oregon Coast, Rainier, Columbia River, Canyon Country; the 9-day Ramblers; and the Heartland programs in the Texas Hill Country and Bluegrass region of Kentucky. These programs are innovative, athletic and adventurous, and they're created by cyclists for cyclists.
With Trek Travel, you may find your experience waiting among the high peaks of the French Alps, along Ireland’s Emerald Coast, or among Northern California’s fruitful vineyards. Trek Travel will lead you there, and craft for you an experience uniquely yours, a journey uniquely Trek Travel.
At Undiscovered Country Tours, they're passionate about providing guests a unique California bike-tour experience. They scour the state, seeking out the hidden gems that make for ultra-memorable trips. The unknown road that opens onto a beautiful vista, the charming inn well off the beaten path, the gourmet foods produced by local artisans. Come join the fun on their next journey of discovery!
Velo Classic Tours' motto is: "Ride through history. Live in luxury." This is their passionate and simple philosophy and invitation to cyclists who want to share their vision of a European cycling adventure.
In 1997, Velo Echappe' started the fantasy trend of vacations featuring the world's greatest cycling and triathlon legends, such as Eddy Merckx, Phil Anderson, Sean Kelly and Mark Allen. Every effort is made to ensure that each vacation has the highest level of accommodations whether you travel to Tuscany, the French Alps, to Mark Allen's Tri Camp or to the Tour de France.
VBT has led the way in designing and running deluxe bicycling vacations that invigorate and pamper! You'll travel at your own pace in small groups of 14 to 20 for an intimate experience. Their global offices, expert Trip Leaders and support staff take care of all the details allowing you to fully enjoy your vacation and get to know the places you travel as only a native can. Destinations include the US, Canada, Europe and New Zealand.
Saddle up and pedal into the sunset with Western Spirit Cycling. A huge variety of trips are available for any level of rider. Dissolve into Idaho's backcountry hot springs, retrace Lewis and Clark's journey through the Bitterroot Mountains or test your technical skills on the Kokopelli Trail. And then there's the food... Dutch-oven lasagna, fresh Maine lobster or sizzling fajitas, followed by a sinfully-sized portion of homemade carrot cake or strawberries and chocolate fondue.
WomanTours offers personalized, inn-to-inn road-bike tours exclusively for women. They design their trips for women of all ages, abilities and lifestyles in the most beautiful places across the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia, providing unique experiences that foster confidence, happiness and a sense of adventure.