Nine four-day offerings around the U.S. perfect for newcomers and urbanites looking for a multiday cycling experience close to home
Adventure Cycling Association has announced a suite of four-day long-weekend tours in 2021 aimed at newcomers to bike travel or those who simply want to get out for a multiday experience but have limited time for adventures.
The nine long-weekend tours are largely located near urban areas to minimize travel time and provide drivable start points for convenience and additional safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether pedaling the Great Allegheny Passage from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, riding the Olympic Discovery Trail near Seattle, Washington, or enjoying bucolic landscapes along the Hudson River just outside New York City, these trips give city dwellers easy options for from-the-front-door multiday adventures.
“Shorter trips still capture all the magic of bike travel, but in a much more manageable package for a lot of people,” said Mike Lessard, Adventure Cycling’s Tours Director. “Epic journeys are bucket-list items, and we love empowering people to make those happen, but a long weekend on a bike is something we can all find time to check off our list of goals for the year. For some people, it might be the first step toward a big trip – for others it’s plenty to scratch the itch for adventure.”
Though all the long-weekend tours are four days in duration, the tour style ranges from self-contained and van-supported camping to an inn-to-inn itinerary for indoor lodging, and each is led by an experienced Adventure Cycling tour leader. Prices start at $599 per person, depending on destination.
In addition to the new long-weekend options, Adventure Cycling continues to offer the trips it’s known for, including education courses, 10- to 14-day adventures around the country and cross-continent epics lasting up to three months.
For more information about the new long-weekend tours, visit https://adventurecycling.org/longweekend.
Adventure Cycling Association inspires, empowers and connects people to travel by bicycle. Adventure Cycling is the largest cycling membership organization in North America with more than 50,000 members. In addition to producing over 50,000 miles of meticulously mapped cycling routes for North America and publishing bicycle travel information including Adventure Cyclist magazine, it organizes more than 100 tours annually. For more information, call 800-755-BIKE (2453) or visit https://www.adventurecycling.org/.