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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Stories: There’s nothing like a good story of a bicycle trip or bike overnight. Click here for an example.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. Supporting photos MUST be provided.

Not-So-Fine Print:

  1. We prefer a well-written and high-quality original article (we all know how Google hates duplicate content).
  2. We prefer an article that reflects the writing style/tone of the Adventure Cycling blogs.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Include proper attribution of photos, data, quotations, and other third-party content referenced in the article.
  6. Submissions must meet the Adventure Cycling blogging team's quality standards in order to get published.
  7. Please avoid being self-promotional in the body of your article. Save that for your author bio.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
lmckinney@adventurecycling.org
406-532-2759

Adventure Cycling Association
150 E Pine St
Missoula, MT, 59802
406-721-1776

Each spring and fall Adventure Cycling requests content from states that have submitted U.S. Bicycle Route applications to create a national press release highlighting these route designations. Please fill in the requested information by Friday, May 13th. You can find examples of past press releases here: www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/us-bicycle-route-system/promotion-resources/. You can email Saara at ssnow@adventurecycling.org. with any questions. 
Thank you! 
Requests are reviewed on a daily basis (excluding weekends and public holidays) and may be modified to fit Adventure Cycling's preferred tone of voice. You will be notified by a member of Communications as to the outcome of your request. Requests must be made at least two weeks prior to requested date to assist with scheduling. Requests made with less than four business days’ notice cannot be guaranteed. The Communications Department reserves the right to reschedule or restrict posts, particularly around key times (e.g. membership drives, USBRS campaign, holiday campaigns), to ensure that posts most relevant to the audience are given priority whilst keeping within acceptable daily post limits and in accordance with our content marketing strategy. 


Requests are reviewed on a daily basis (excluding weekends and public holidays) and may be modified to fit Adventure Cycling's preferred tone of voice. You will be notified by a member of Communications as to the outcome of your request. Requests must be made at least two weeks prior to requested date to assist with scheduling. Requests made with less than four business days’ notice cannot be guaranteed. The Communications Department reserves the right to reschedule or restrict posts, particularly around key annual promotions, to ensure that posts most relevant to the audience are given priority whilst keeping within acceptable daily post limits and in accordance with our content marketing strategy. 

Please consider becoming a Corporate Member of Adventure Cycling Association today. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities with Adventure Cycling Association, contact Brian Bonham, membership & marketing coordinator, at bbonham@adventurecycling.org, toll-free at 800-755-2453, or directly at 406-532-2768.



Do you have dreams of traveling on a self-supported bicycle tour but don't have the experience to set off down the road? At Adventure Cycling, we're committed to inspiring and empowering people to travel by bike which is why we're offering one person, age 18 - 30, the opportunity to attend an Adventure Cycling Intro to Road Touring course.

All applicants will receive a one-year membership to Adventure Cycling Association, which includes 9 issues of Adventure Cyclist, and a $10 Cyclosource gift certificate-- all just for applying!

The award covers:

  • An Adventure Cycling Intro to Road Touring course, which includes food and accommodations during the course.
  • A $400 travel stipend to attend the Intro to Road Touring course.
  • A new touring bicycle equipped with bike travel gear, such as panniers, racks and camping gear.
In short, you'll receive everything necessary to embark on a lifetime of bicycle-travel. 

Upon completion of the Intro to Road Touring Course, you will perform an outreach activity for your community and peers to promote bicycle touring. Examples of an outreach activity could include:
  • Hosting a workshop or information session about bicycle travel.
  • Creating an advocacy project that promotes bicycle travel in your area.

You are encouraged to partner with local cycling organizations and reach out to under-served populations who may not have the resources to explore bicycle travel. Upon completion of the outreach activity, you will submit a 300 - 500 word field report that will be posted on Adventure Cycling's blog and participate in social media with at least five posts to Instagram. (Adventure Cycling will provide hashtags and guidelines for posting.)

Scholarship open to U.S. citizens only. All applications must be received by midnight (EST) December 31, 2016.

Winners will be notified by March 1, 2017. 

Do you have some bike travel experience but want to hone your the leadership skills to embark on a future as a leader in bike travel? At Adventure Cycling, we're committed to inspiring and empowering people to travel by bike which is why we're offering one person, age 18 - 30, the opportunity to attend an Adventure Cycling Leadership Training course and a self-contained tour of your choice.

All applicants will receive a one-year membership to Adventure Cycling Association, which includes 9 issues of Adventure Cyclist, and a $10 Cyclosource gift certificate-- all just for applying!

The award covers:
  • An Adventure Cycling Leadership Training Course, which includes food and accommodations during the course.
  • A $400 travel stipend to attend the Leadership Training Course.
  • A $100 gift certificate to Adventure Cycling's Cyclosource catalog to update your gear.
  • An Adventure Cycling self-contained tour of your choice (transportation not included) within 18 months of taking the Leadership Training Course.
In short, you'll receive the skills and experience necessary to embark on a lifetime of bicycle-travel leadership.

Upon completion of the Leadership Training Course, you will perform an outreach activity for your community and peers to promote bicycle touring. Examples of an outreach activity could include:
  • Leading a bike tour (an overnight or longer) open to the community.
  • Leading a workshop or information session about bicycle travel.
  • Creating an advocacy project that promotes bicycle travel in your area.

You are encouraged to partner with local cycling organizations and reach out to underserved populations who may not have the resources to explore bicycle travel. Upon completion of the outreach activity, you will submit a 300-500 word field report to be posted on Adventure Cycling's blog and will participate in social media with at least five posts to Instagram. (Adventure Cycling will provide hashtags and guidelines for posting.) 

Scholarship open to U.S. citizens only. All applications must be received by midnight (EST) December 31, 2016.

Winners will be notified by March 1, 2017.

Crowd-sourced bike travel! BikeOvernights.org serves the bike travel community by sharing your short overnight bicycle adventures of one to two nights. Inspire others to travel by bike. Here's how to get started:

Read the latest posts.
Read examples of bike overnights.
Now share your own adventure here! Tell us the story and share your photos.

This category is for files sent by Adventure Cyclist magazine advertisers only. It is not for story inquiries, submissions, or images. Thanks.

Ends on December 31, 2016

Adventure Cycling Association invites you to submit photos and videos of bicycling in parks and public lands during Bike Your Park Day on September 24, 2016.

How to Upload

Upload your photo(s) and/or video(s) in addition to your favorite memories via this Submittable portal in high-resolution (typically 300dpi) along with caption information for each photo file.

By submitting your photo(s) and/or video(s) you are giving Adventure Cycling Association permission to use the content in social media, marketing, promotions and fundraising appeals in print or online formats. The photographer and/or videographer will be credited.

Please contact 40years@adventurecycling.org if you have any questions.

Adventure Cycling Association invites you to submit your favorite photos, videos and memories from the Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15 - 17, in Missoula and the Bitterroot Valley to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bikecentennial and the completion of the Bitterroot Trail.

How to Upload

Upload your photo(s) and/or video(s) in addition to your favorite memories via this Submittable portal in high-resolution (typically 300dpi) along with caption information for each photo file.

By submitting your photo(s), video(s) and/or memories you are giving Adventure Cycling Association permission to use the content in social media, marketing, promotions and fundraising appeals in print or online formats. The photographer and/or videographer will be credited.

Photos and videos submitted will also be shared with the Montana Bicycle Celebration attendees for viewing.

Please contact 40years@adventurecycling.org if you have any questions.

Thanks for your interest in the Assistant Tours Director position at Adventure Cycling Association. Please use this portal to submit all application materials requested for the Assistant Tours Director position as described on Adventure Cycling's Employment website. For information specific to this position, visit adventurecycling.org/about-us/employment