Interested in Becoming a Adventure Cycling Guest Blogger? Here's What You Need to Know...
Thank you for your interest in the Adventure Cycling blog. We will review submissions as quickly as possible and keep you updated on our review status. This is a time-consuming process among our many other duties, so please be patient and bear with us.
We only accept submissions through our Submittable portal.
GUIDELINES FOR CONTRIBUTORS
The Adventure Cycling blog covers bicycle-travel news, touring tips and gear, bicycle routes, organizational news, membership highlights, guided tours, and more.
The Adventure Cycling blog generally uses five types of posts from guest bloggers:
- Inspiring posts: An inspiring story about someone achieving something. The main message here is “if he can do it, so can I.” Click here for an example.
- How-to/tutorial posts: This is one of the most popular post types and one that arguably brings the most value to our community. The most important thing to focus on while writing it is to give some specific information on how to do/perform/attain/reach whatever is promised in the title of the post. Videos and images work very well as additional resources for how-to posts. Click here for an example.
- Stories: There’s nothing like a good story of a bicycle trip or bike overnight. Click here for an example.
- Standard list posts: A list post is another popular post type. The basic idea is that you take a topic or a problem and you try to come up with a number of separate solutions to it. List posts are so popular because they are extremely easy to follow. Each point is usually not related to the other ones, which means that even a distracted mind can get a lot of value from the whole post. Click here for an example.
- Photo essay: A set or series of photographs that are intended to tell a story. Please include captions with all photographs.
No length requirements: Posts should simply be high quality and comprehensive.
- We prefer a well-written and high-quality original article (we all know how Google hates duplicate content).
- We prefer an article that reflects the writing style/tone of the Adventure Cycling Blogs.
- Include a short author bio including a maximum of 1 anchor text link to your own website. Remember, Google frowns upon guest blogging as a link building technique.
- To adhere to Google's guidelines for guest blogging, articles that are clearly intended as a link building scheme will be rejected. So please be thoughtful about any links you include in the articles you submit for consideration.
- Include proper attribution of photos, data, quotations, and other third-party content referenced in the article.
- Submissions must meet the Adventure Cycling blogging team's quality standards in order to get published.
- Please avoid being self-promotional in the body of your article. Save that for your author bio.
- The Adventure Cycling blogging team reserves the right to edit and adapt your guest blog 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 email newsletters, ebooks, and other downloadable content.
Communications Director, Lisa McKinney
Adventure Cycling Association
150 E Pine St
Missoula, MT, 59802
What exactly is a “bike overnight”?
It’s a short bike tour where you start riding on one day, stop and stay the night somewhere, and then ride back the following day.
Bike overnights can be camping trips, or they can be getaways to a local inn, hostel, or B&B. For those of us who love to bike tour, but don’t always have the time or money, bike overnights are a great option. For riders interested in touring, but inexperienced or concerned about what touring requires, bike overnights provide an easy way to test the waters before heading out on an extended adventure.
Bike overnights are different from long tours in several important ways. Overnights are easy to do from your front door or a nearby transit stop. If you have a technical problem, (or the weather is lousy) at least you can get back home in a jiffy and learn from your mistake. Overnights can be done inexpensively (heck, just for the cost of the food you take). Overnights are also easy to do with friends and family –- you can try a bike trip with different riding companions as a bridge to future, longer adventures!
We are always on the lookout for inspiring bike overnight stories and look forward to reading your submission!