Tour Experience Operations Specialist

Position: Tours Operations Specialist
Reports to: Tour Operations Manager
Location: Missoula, Montana
Salary: $20-22/hour, full time (40 hrs/week)
Start Date: immediately

Position overview:
Adventure Cycling Association seeks a well-organized, energetic, detail-oriented and outgoing individual to join its Tours team which plans, sells and manages more than 100 different bicycle tours and instructional courses annually. This logistics focused position is a challenging and fulfilling opportunity to work for North America's largest cycling membership non-profit organization. We seek an individual who thrives on interacting with others to share the joy of travel by bike.

About Adventure Cycling:

As the largest nonprofit cycling organization in the country, Adventure Cycling has an impactful voice in policies and programs that advance the safety and accessibility of cycling. ACA serves through its members and the bike travel community. Our cycling community encourages and supports countless cyclists each year as they explore the beauty and history of America while tending to their mental and physical well-being. For nearly half a century, Adventure Cycling has created life-changing experiences that deepen appreciation for our country’s diverse cultures, communities, landscapes, and people. ACA headquarters are based in Missoula, MT, and we acknowledge and honor the Indigenous peoples who consider this land their home. The area’s natural abundance was stewarded by many peoples including the Blackfeet, Crow, Shoshone, Cheyenne, Kootenai, Pend d’Oreilles and Salish for millennia before colonization, and continues to be to this day.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

The Staff and Board of Directors of Adventure Cycling Association believes in the power of bicycle travel to open minds and change the way the world explores. We envision a future where this organization draws staff, tour leaders, members, board members, and riders from the whole of our society. For this to occur, bicycle travel has to be available for everyone.

We are committed to listening to BIPOC, LGBTQ, and other marginalized peoples and understanding the systems contributing to oppression while also working to provide more resources and support for these communities.
The Adventure Cycling Association acknowledges its place in this power dynamic. As an organization we have benefitted from white privilege omnipresent in the United States and must use our power to hire, support, empower, and create safe spaces for Black, Indigenous and People of Color, LGBTQIA+, and Femme/Trans/Women communities.

Key Responsibilities:
As a staff member in the Experiences Department, the Tour Experience Operations Specialist shall play a lead role in management and support of tour operations and leader relations. The Tour Experience Operations Specialist reports to the Tours Experience Operations Manager. General tasks and specific responsibilities are listed below:

General Responsibilities

  • Develop a thorough knowledge of our tour offerings 
  • Work with the Tours Experience Operations Manager to assess, acquire, and manage the gear and vehicles required to operate tours 
  • Be the primary contact and support for tour leaders as they prepare for and manage tours for which they are hired to lead 
  • Assist in the design and planning of new tours and the creation/updating of Tour Planning Documents on an annual basis 
  • Be a rotating member of the on-call emergency phone team (up to 1 week/month; stipend issued) 
  • Some travel may be required on occasion to conferences or tours 



Tours and Experiences Portfolio Oversight

  • Fully manage a portfolio of Adventure Cycling Experiences, typically between 50 and 80 tour and event departures a year, including: 
  • Creating and editing route maps 
  • Working with assigned tour leaders to make reservations for tour departures as needed 
  • Maintaining consistent electronic documentation sharing with tour leaders, including leader notes, financial information, permits, and other tour-related information 
  • Managing on-tour budgets; submit expense reports and reconciliations 
  • Reviewing and editing completed leader notes 
  • Managing necessary detours for emergencies and route closures 
  • Manage the creation and updating of informational packages, maps and related documents for new and existing tours 
  • Complete post-tour evaluations, summarizing improvements needed for future departures 



Permits

  • Manage Federal, State, and Local Permits associated with assigned experiences portfolio 
  • Work with agencies to submit necessary information to obtain a use permit 
  • Develop and submit post use reports 
  • Maintain positive relationships with permitting agencies 
  • Perform permit analyses for new and existing tours 


Other Responsibilities

  • Rotating with other Adventure Cycling Staff, provide tours of the Adventure Cycling facilities to visiting cyclists. 
  • Assist in Risk Management oversight for the tours program 
  • Work with the Tours Customer Experience team to provide resources and information so it can be effectively communicated to participants 
  • Provide occasional direct customer service support either by phone or email 


Required Qualifications:

  • Understanding and willingness to engage with issues of institutional and structural racism or bias and their impacts on our organization and community. 
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion and to learn and respect differences of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, ability, religion and socio-economic circumstances and class. 
  • Excellent team player, who enjoys working with others 
  • Enthusiastic about the outdoors and outdoor recreation, especially cycling 
  • Exceptional customer service skills 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-faceted, quick response environment 
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills 
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Proficiency in working with all Google Suite Applications (Docs, Sheets, Drive, Calendar, Sites) and Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word 
  • Detail orientated self-starter with proven decision making and problem-solving ability; leader who can collaborate with colleagues and partners. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with people very different from yourself. 
  • Solo or group multi-day cycle travel experiences 
  • Guiding experience 
  • Federal, state, or local permitting experience 
  • CPR/FA and LNT certifications 
  • Experience with Ride with GPS 


Physical Requirements:
Elements of job duties may require occasional moving of up to 50-75 pounds and the ability to occasionally stoop, kneel or crouch; candidates not able to meet such demands can possibly work with staff or others to accommodate. Operation of a motor vehicle, including a 15-passenger van and trailer isrequired.

Compensation, Schedule and Benefits:
This is a full-time, nonexempt position (average 40 hrs/week). Schedule varies by supervisor, but is generally M-F, 8am-5pm MST. We are located at Adventure Cycling’s headquarters in beautiful and bike-friendly Missoula, Montana. This is an on-site position in our downtown office. We’ve got plenty of bike racks! Benefits include paid time off, holidays, an additional fully paid one-week bike vacation (a.k.a. “bike respite”), medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, and retirement plan. Adventure Cycling Association is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply:
Please answer the following question in the last paragraph of your cover letter: “Describe why inclusive and accessible opportunities in the outdoors are important to you?”   

Position: Store Manager 

Start Date: Immediately 

Salary: $25-$28.50/hour (40hrs/week) 

Reports to: VP of Engagement 

Position Overview 

Under the general supervision of the VP of Engagement, the Store Manager is responsible for managing the sourcing and fulfillment of merchandise for the organization. Primary duties include inventory management and reporting, shipping and receiving, customer service, eCommerce, budgeting and forecasting, and corporate relationship management as part of our organizational fundraising strategy. The ideal candidate will have experience in sales, the bicycle industry, as well as an enthusiasm for cycling and bicycle travel. The position is based at Adventure Cycling’s headquarters in beautiful and bike-friendly Missoula, Montana.  

About Adventure Cycling 

As the largest nonprofit cycling organization in the country, Adventure Cycling has an impactful voice in policies and programs that advance the safety and accessibility of cycling. Adventure Cycling serves its members and the bike travel community. Our cycling community encourages and supports countless cyclists each year as they explore the beauty and history of America while tending to their mental and physical well-being. For nearly half a century, Adventure Cycling has created life-changing experiences that deepen appreciation for our country’s diverse cultures, communities, landscapes, and people. Adventure Cycling headquarters are based in Missoula, MT, and we acknowledge and honor the Indigenous peoples who consider this land their home. The area’s natural abundance was stewarded by many peoples including the Blackfeet, Crow, Shoshone, Cheyenne, Kootenai, Pend d’Oreilles and Salish for millennia before colonization, and continues to be to this day. 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

The Staff and Board of Directors of Adventure Cycling Association believes in the power of bicycle travel to open minds and change the way the world explores. We envision a future where this organization draws staff, tour leaders, members, board members, and riders from the whole of our society. For this to occur, bicycle travel has to be available for everyone. 

We are committed to listening to BIPOC, LGBTQ, and other marginalized peoples and understanding the systems contributing to oppression while also working to provide more resources and support for these communities. 

The Adventure Cycling Association acknowledges its place in this power dynamic. As an organization we have benefitted from white privilege omnipresent in the United States and must use our power to hire, support, empower, and create safe spaces for Black, Indigenous and People of Color, LGBTQIA+, and Femme/Trans/Women communities. 

 

Merchandise Manager / Sales Manager Key Responsibilities 

Ecommerce & Physical Store Management (45%) 

  • Receive, inspect and enter all incoming inventory upon arrival to the physical store 
  • Restock storefront product as needed 
  • Coordination with vendors to purchase product as needed 
  • Pack and ship product, prepare shippers’ manifests and develop and maintain postal files, prepare daily orders for pickup and deliver to Post Office as needed 
  • Maintain current product data including images, product details, and pricing processing outgoing orders 
  • Prepare and process orders for shipment and reflect inventory changes. Process postage & customs forms for international shipments. Send bulk international departmental mail on a weekly basis 
  • Receive and process orders over the phone and in person 
  • Process outgoing departmental mail and packages and charging accordingly for accounting purposes 
  • Maintain back-order watch list and contact customers as needed
  • Maintain vendor agreements and update terms annually 
  • Manage sourcing, ordering and fulfillment of premiums for programming 
  • Participate in project team for operational and process improvement activities  


Customer Service & Corporate/Business Relations (30%)
 

  • Answer inbound phone calls and respond to emails and web inquiries
  • Perform general customer service duties as they pertain to the store including answering questions related to product details and uses, returns and exchanges 
  • Customer interaction including processing in-person sales, answering product questions 
  • Maintain professional relationships with product vendors  
  • Work with fundraising team to cultivate and manage a portfolio of current and prospective corporate supporters to secure monetary and in-kind donations 


Merchandising (25%) 

  • Evaluate item sales annually and make recommendations to improve assortment 
  • Prepare annual demand forecast by item, by category and develop annual budget for purchases, sales forecast 
  • Review weekly, monthly sales reports to monitor trends and recommend forecast adjustments, monitor expenses for budget accuracy 
  • Prepare sales reports as needed for management team 


Preferred Qualifications 

  • 2-5 years of professional experience in retail management, sales or related field 
  • Strong customer-service skills including verbal and written communication 
  • Experience with syndicated shipping, drop shipping, and in-house shipping methods
  • eCommerce store management experience, preferable WooCommerce, as well as in- person sales experience 
  • Background in bicycle sales and or industry highly preferred 
  • Understanding of the nonprofit sector and mission-driven organizations 
  • Enthusiasm for (and experience with) cycling and bike travel 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 365 and experience with Microsoft 365 Dynamics CRM environment

Physical Requirements 

Elements of job duties may require occasional moving of up to 50 pounds and the ability to occasionally stoop, kneel or crouch; candidates not able to meet such demands can possibly work with staff or others 

Compensation, Schedule and Benefits 

This is an hourly full-time position (40 hrs/week). Schedule varies by supervisor, but is generally M-F, 8am-5pm MST. We are located at Adventure Cycling’s headquarters in beautiful and bike-friendly Missoula, Montana. This is an in-person role. Benefits include paid time off, holidays, an additional fully paid one-week bike vacation (a.k.a. “bike respite”), medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, and retirement plan. We have a wonderful office in downtown Missoula, with plenty of bike racks! Adventure Cycling Association is an equal opportunity employer. 

Position: Financial Controller 

Start Date: August 2024 

Salary: $100,000-$120,000 

Reports to: VP of People and Operations 

 

Position overview: The ideal Controller candidate for Adventure Cycling is a tech-savvy leader who can dive into solving complex problems efficiently. This individual will oversee all accounting operations, including managing revenues, expenses, property, cash flows, assets, and liabilities. The candidate should have strong financial reporting expertise and cost analysis skills, ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations and fiscal policies and procedures. 

 

About Adventure Cycling: 

As the largest nonprofit cycling organization in the country, Adventure Cycling has an impactful voice in policies and programs that advance the safety and accessibility of cycling. Adventure Cycling serves through its members and the bike travel community. Our cycling community encourages and supports countless cyclists each year as they explore the beauty and history of America while tending to their mental and physical well-being. For nearly half a century, Adventure Cycling has created life-changing experiences that deepen appreciation for our country’s diverse cultures, communities, landscapes, and people. Adventure Cycling headquarters are based in Missoula, MT, and we acknowledge and honor the Indigenous peoples who consider this land their home. The area’s natural abundance was stewarded by many peoples including the Blackfeet, Crow, Shoshone, Cheyenne, Kootenai, Pend d’Oreilles and Salish for millennia before colonization, and continues to be to this day. 

 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: 

The Staff and Board of Directors of Adventure Cycling Association believes in the power of bicycle travel to open minds and change the way the world explores. We envision a future where this organization draws staff, tour leaders, members, board members, and riders from the whole of our society. For this to occur, bicycle travel has to be available for everyone.  

We are committed to listening to BIPOC, LGBTQ, and other marginalized peoples and understanding the systems contributing to oppression while also working to provide more resources and support for these communities.  

The Adventure Cycling Association acknowledges its place in this power dynamic. As an organization we have benefitted from white privilege omnipresent in the United States and must use our power to hire, support, empower, and create safe spaces for Black, Indigenous and People of Color, LGBTQIA+, and Femme/Trans/Women communities.  

 

Key Responsibilities: 

Financial and Accounting Oversight 75% 

  • Lead the accounting operations and provide financial reporting expertise for Adventure Cycling leadership 
  • Work closely with IT to improve systems and data entry procedures 
  • Oversee the team to complete transactional activities including accounts payable, accounts receivable, revenue recognition, invoicing, payroll, general accounting, reconciliations, month-end close, and maintaining workpapers   
  • Support the development team with grant financial reporting  
  • Oversee annual external audit and ensure necessary systems to maintain proper records and accounting controls. 
  • Supervise employees who work under the Controller to oversee accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll 
  • Produce high quality month, quarter and year-end statements and financial reports 



Financial Leadership and Decision-Making 25%
 

  • Assist leadership with important financial decisions using cost analysis, risk and opportunities, and other forecasting methods. We are looking for someone who can get their head above the trees! 
  • Use financial analysis and data visualization for budgeting and forecasting   
  • Oversee budget and forecast creation and updates, guiding and supporting budget managers  
  • Keep up-to-date on the financial market to understand how to maximize programs and find new expansion areas 
  • Lead monthly and quarterly board/leadership meetings on financial state and provide financial reporting for management/board decision-making and presentations   


Required Qualifications:
 

  • 5+ years of progressive experience in nonprofit financial management  
  • Prior supervisory experience 
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and FASB pronouncements 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of annual financial reporting audit processes 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Federal and State annual reporting requirements 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of management practices within a complex budgetary environment 
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections 
  • Excellent planning, organization, and communication skills to interact effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization 
  • Advanced proficiency in business applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Knowledge of automated financial systems 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of work-related information and materials 
  • Ability to operate strategically and on a detailed level 
  • Understanding and willingness to engage with issues of institutional and structural racism or bias and their impacts on our organization and community.  
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion and to learn and respect differences of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, ability, religion and socio-economic circumstances and class. 



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with MIP/Abila and other accounting software 
  • Experience working with people very different from yourself.  
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) 
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics 



Physical Requirements: 

 

Elements of job duties may require occasional moving of up to 15 pounds and the ability to occasionally stoop, kneel or crouch; candidates not able to meet such demands can possibly work with staff or others to accommodate.  

 

Compensation, Schedule and Benefits: 

 

This is a full time, exempt position (average 40 hrs/week). Schedule varies by supervisor, but is generally M-F, 8am-5pm MST. We are located at Adventure Cycling’s headquarters in beautiful and bike-friendly Missoula, Montana, but welcome remote candidates. Benefits include paid time off, holidays, an additional fully paid one-week bike vacation (a.k.a. “bike respite”), medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, and retirement plan. We have a wonderful office in downtown Missoula, with plenty of bike racks! Adventure Cycling Association is an equal opportunity employer. 

 

How to apply: 

 

Please answer the following question in the last paragraph of your cover letter: “Describe why inclusive and accessible opportunities in the outdoors are important to you?”  

 

 

 Position: Special Events Manager
Start Date: July 2024
Salary: $23-$26/hour
Status: This is a temporary nonexempt position ending December 2026
Hours: 10-20 hrs/week in 2024, increasing to 30-40 hrs/wk for 2025 and 2026
Reports to: VP of Engagement

Position Overview:
A successful candidate will be a self-starter with exceptional project management and problem-solving skills and the ability to effectively coordinate multiple stakeholders towards a common vision. The Special Events Manager is responsible for planning and facilitating the organization’s 50th anniversary celebration and fundraising events.  This event will focus on raising funds for year-round programming, building and maintaining relationships with donors and strategic partnerships, and recognition of longtime community members and supporters.  

About Adventure Cycling:
As the largest nonprofit cycling organization in the country, Adventure Cycling has an impactful voice in policies and programs that advance the safety and accessibility of cycling. Adventure Cycling serves through its members and the bike travel community. Our cycling community encourages and supports countless cyclists each year as they explore the beauty and history of America while tending to their mental and physical well-being. For nearly half a century, Adventure Cycling has created life-changing experiences that deepen appreciation for our country’s diverse cultures, communities, landscapes, and people. Adventure Cycling headquarters are based in Missoula, MT, and we acknowledge and honor the Indigenous peoples who consider this land their home. The area’s natural abundance was stewarded by many peoples including the Blackfeet, Crow, Shoshone, Cheyenne, Kootenai, Pend d’Oreilles and Salish for millennia before colonization, and continues to be to this day.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
The Staff and Board of Directors of Adventure Cycling Association believes in the power of bicycle travel to open minds and change the way the world explores. We envision a future where this organization draws staff, tour leaders, members, board members, and riders from the whole of our society. For this to occur, bicycle travel has to be available for everyone.  
We are committed to listening to BIPOC, LGBTQ, and other marginalized peoples and understanding the systems contributing to oppression while also working to provide more resources and support for these communities. 
The Adventure Cycling Association acknowledges its place in this power dynamic. As an organization we have benefitted from white privilege omnipresent in the United States and must use our power to hire, support, empower, and create safe spaces for Black, Indigenous and People of Color, LGBTQIA+, and Femme/Trans/Women communities.

Responsibilities Include:  

  • Event concepting & planning:  Generate and manage a wholistic 50th anniversary idea that allows for a calendar of community building events around the country 
  • Oversight and management of all event activities including:  Secure and manage all event contractors, vendors, permitting and contracts for all events. Responsible for solicitation, negotiating, contracting, and stewardship of all event hospitality in-kind accounts 
  • Project and budget management:  Create and manage timelines, budgets, and decision points with multiple stakeholders for all event-related activities.  Prepare regular executive reports to keep leadership and board informed of upcoming milestones or activities.  
  • Community engagement:  Incorporate opportunities to engage the existing community in the planning and execution of activities around the 50th anniversary, such as providing input via surveys, participating in a planning committee, and joining or leading rides and activities during the event.  
  • Fundraising:  Work collaboratively with VP of Engagement to identify potential sponsors within the food/beverage industry, develop event exposure opportunities, and assess in-kind needs from new and existing corporate accounts.   
  • Volunteer coordination:  Recruit and manage volunteers to execute event activities.  Schedule, train, and supervise event volunteers. 
  • Communications:  Understands and can define the needs for marketing and communications support to ensure events are successful.  Collaborate with Marketing and Communications to create collateral materials and promotional plans to meet event needs and sponsor requirements. 


 
Required qualifications: 

  • 3-5 years experience in event planning and management.  Preference for large scale or festival event planning, or multiple event locations and formats.  Direct experience with venue management, logistics, permitting, food, entertainment, sponsorships, in-kind solicitations, communications, audio/visual, volunteer coordination, incentives and onsite activities, etc.   
  • Self-motivated and able to work effectively both independently and with a team. 
  • Possess superior organizational and project management skills with the ability to prioritize, problem solve, and multitask.  Demonstrates a keen attention to detail, including follow-through and follow-up.  
  • A demonstrated ability to work well in high stress situations  
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills with a variety of internal and external stakeholders 
  • Committee organizing and leading:  able to organize and direct volunteers in accordance with our values 
  • Understanding and willingness to engage with issues of institutional and structural racism or bias and their impacts on our organization and community.  
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion and to learn and respect differences of race, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, ability, religion and socio-economic circumstances and class. 



Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience working with people very different from yourself.  



Physical Requirements:
Elements of job duties may require occasional moving of up to 15 pounds and the ability to occasionally stoop, kneel or crouch; candidates not able to meet such demands can possibly work with staff or others to accommodate. 
 

Compensation, Schedule and Benefits: 

This is a part-time, nonexempt position that will be 10-20 hours per week in 2024, and increase to 30-40 in 2025 and 2006. Benefits such as PTO accrual and paid holidays will start in 2024. Medical, dental, vision, retirement and an additional one-week bike vacation will begin in 2026. Schedule varies by supervisor, but is generally M-F, 8am-5pm MST. We are located at Adventure Cycling’s headquarters in beautiful and bike-friendly Missoula, Montana, but welcome remote applicants.  We have a wonderful office in downtown Missoula, with plenty of bike racks! Adventure Cycling Association is an equal opportunity employer. 


How to apply: 

 Please answer the following question in the last paragraph of your cover letter: “Describe why inclusive and accessible opportunities in the outdoors are important to you?”  

 

 

Please use this page to submit any private information, such as tax information.

Thank you for your interest in Adventure Cyclist magazine. We accept queries and manuscripts on a rolling basis year-round. However, since our very small staff is primarily focused on producing each Adventure Cyclist, we'll be reviewing them on a roughly quarterly basis. This is a time-consuming process among our many other duties, so please be patient and bear with us.



Please make sure to thoroughly read our submissions information. Note: We only accept submissions through this Submittable portal.



Time Frame: If a story idea is accepted, the typical period of time until publication is approximately 12-18 months from the time of acceptance.



GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTORS

Adventure Cyclist is a bicycle-travel magazine published nine times yearly by Adventure Cycling Association, a nonprofit service organization for bicyclists. Adventure Cyclist is dedicated to publishing stories about bicycle travel and other recreational cycling subjects.

Adventure Cyclist generally uses two types of stories from freelancers:


  1. Feature-length stories. These should be about specific areas and must be accompanied by high-quality photos, both in terms of content, composition, and size.


  1. The Final Mile. These are essays less about locale than about a singular experience while on a bicycle trip. These run at 1,200-1,500 words and don't require accompanying photos. Note: we do not buy Final Mile essays based on queries, we want to see the full manuscript.



What we pay is negotiable, but generally ranges from $.30 to $.60 per word, depending on various factors. We buy first rights and will consider simultaneous submissions as long as we are informed of the other publications considering your manuscript. Your manuscript should be typed with single returns between paragraphs — no indentations — and single-spaced.

Photos: Feature submissions should be accompanied by electronic images (300 dpi is standard) or color transparencies. Special focus and humor pieces do not require photos, but if you have something good, by all means, send it. And remember, we are always looking for stunning verticals to go on the cover. (See more about photos here). When you send us photos through Submittable, you are only allowed to upload three files, however, if you create a .zip file from your collection, this will only count as one single file. If you don't know how to create a .zip file, use the links below or simply Google it:

4 Ways to Zip a File on a Mac - wikiHow

4 Ways to Compress Large Files - wikiHow



Adventure Cyclist staff does not guarantee that you will receive a response concerning your story nor will we guarantee the return of unsolicited materials.



For further and more detailed information, visit adventurecycling.org/submit

Editor-in-Chief, Carolyne Whelan

magazine@adventurecycling.org

Adventure Cycling Association

150 E Pine St

Missoula, MT 59802



Interested in becoming an Adventure Cycling Tour Leader? Please fill out this questionnaire and upload your Cover Letter and Resume. We are currently accepting applications for our 2024 Guided Tours. We are reviewing applications and scheduling interviews on a rolling basis. You can find the full job description and more information on our website.

Thank you for submitting your photos and videos from the recent event you attended. 

By submitting your photos, you are giving Adventure Cycling Association permission to publish your photos. Please provide the highest quality photos possible and include a name for photo credits. 


This category is for stakeholders involved in the U.S. Bicycle Route System to use for uploading large files such as maps and other resources. 
Have you had a great experience along a U.S. Bicycle Route? We want to hear about it! Whether you're riding a route, helping to designate a route, or managing a business along a route, your stories will help us illustrate the impacts of the U.S. Bicycle Route System and continue to grow and expand the network.

Please share any and all pertinent details through this form, and be sure to tell us which route you're describing and what location. If you have photos you would like to share with us, you'll find a handy tool below to upload those image files. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the USBRS team at: usbrsinfo@adventurecycling.org. Thanks!

This submission portal is for use by Adventure Cyclist magazine advertisers only. It is not for story inquiries, submissions, or images. 

PRINT: We only accept advertising creative in PDF or JPEG format. The file should be press-optimized, colorspace set to CMYK (not RGB), and resolution of 300 pixels per inch. Convert all spot colors to CMYK. Please include your company name in the filename. 

NEWSLETTER: Please submit newsletter ads in PNG or JPG format at 728x90 pixels. Files should be 72 dpi and RGB. Include URL with submission.

Once the file is uploaded, you will receive a confirmation email that the file is ready for download by the Adventure Cyclist team.

Thank you for your interest in Adventure Cyclist Online. We love to share bike travel. We accept pitches and stories on a rolling basis year-round, reviewing submissions quarterly and responding as quickly as we can. It's a time-consuming process, so please bear with us.
Guidelines for Contributors & Freelancers

  • Adventure Cyclist Online only publishes original content from real people doing bicycle travel.
  • Photos make all the difference, so please submit high-quality photography with your submission.

At this time we are focusing on articles that either showcase our routes (including the ACRN, USBRS, and Short Routes), programs (guided tours, Community Adventure Rides), and articles that help emerging riders gain the skills and confidence they need for bicycle travel. We may make exceptions for underrepresented riders telling their stories.

Types of content Adventure Cyclist Online generally publishes:
How-To Articles on ways to plan, navigate, pack, prepare, and handle any obstacle of a bicycle trip. Click here for an example.
Trip Reports: There’s nothing like a good story of a bicycle trip or bike overnight of where you went, what was special about it, and how others can do it too. Click here for an example.

No length requirements: Posts should simply be high quality and comprehensive.
Compensation
What we pay is negotiable, but generally ranges from $250-500 per article, with the lower end of the scale representing what we pay first-time writers and the higher end what we pay repeat writers. We buy first rights and will consider simultaneous submissions as long as we are informed of the other publications considering your submission. We do not pay for photography separately.
Not-So-Fine Print

  • We prefer a well-written and high-quality, original article.
  • We prefer an article that reflects the writing style and tone of Adventure Cyclist Online.
  • Include a short author bio including a maximum of 1 anchor text link to your own website.
  • Include proper attribution of photos, data, quotations, and other third-party content referenced in the article.
  • The Adventure Cyclist Online team reserves the right to copy-edit content as we see fit and update it in the future for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
  • Adventure Cycling reserves the right to include calls-to-action to Adventure Cycling content, including but not limited to newsletters, campaigns, and downloadable content.

Send Us Your Story or Inquiry
All inquiries, text documents, and images must be sent to us through Submittable. If you don't already have an account with Submittable, you will be prompted to start one. Accounts are free and will allow you to track your submission as it makes its way through our system.
For additional information or questions regarding a pitch, please email the online editor, Lauren, at lhudgins@adventurecycling.org.

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