Individual and Group Members

Individual and group (clubs, shops) members are the lifeblood of Adventure Cycling Association. We would not exist without their steadfast support. Revenue from memberships allows us to provide many of our essential membership services, and provides additional support for route development and mapping, Adventure Cyclist magazine, this website, and our other online resources such as

Life Members

Life members help provide financial security for the future of Adventure Cycling Association. In the past 30 years, 2,500 Life Members have contributed more than $2,000,000 to create long-term support for our mission. In the past, Life Member funds have helped us purchase our headquarters building and renovate it, saving us thousands of dollars in interest payments. 


Your support as a member and donor allows us, together, to fulfill our vision to make the transformational power of bike travel accessible to everyone. Thank you for your support to help make this vision a reality. A special thanks goes to some of our biggest supporters: David Clement & Elizabeth Weiss, Bill Harlan, Susan & Stephen Immelt, Mark Makulinski, Peter McKenney, Tom Middaugh, Victor Mollozzi, National Philanthropic Trust, Carole Pirruccello, Arnold Schaeffer & Deborah Chandler, Schwab Charitable Fund, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Frederick Stanton III, Pierre Swick, Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Vanguard Charitable, and Sid Voss.

Without you, we would not have made such great headway toward inspiring people of all ages to travel by bicycle. We also wish to thank:

Foundation and Grant Supporters: Baltimore Bicycle Club, Channel Islands Bicycle Club, Climate Ride, Inc., Henry Family Foundation, Morgridge Family Foundation, New Belgium Brewing, State Parks and Recreation Foundation of Arkansas, Stephen M. Seay Foundation, Inc., Travel Oregon

Legacy Society: Denise & Jim Badgley, Andrew Broan, Mike Broderick, Kenneth M. and Elizabeth A. Brown, Matthew Cohn & Mary Ellen Holverson, Richard D. Collins, James Cossitt, Randy and Becky Cronk, David Fiedler, Dr. Murray Fishel, Tom & Carla Fortmann, Barbara Fulp, Jennifer Garst & Steve Libbey, Jim & Wendy Homerosky, Gail Lowenstine Hubbell, Barry Kaiser, Micki Kemper, Ken & Patty McCaughey, Michael Prest & Jeannie Prest, Steven Richards, Lynda Saul, John Scibek, Janet SeGall, Fran Stagg, Gail Rae VanSluys, Susan Wenberg, Keith Wetzel & Suzanne Painter, Carol York & Pete Fotheringham, Anonymous (50)

Please see our annual reports for more information about our supporters and donors.

Corporate Supporters

Our corporate supporters are companies that believe in what we do and want to offer special assistance through a higher level of support. Corporate Membership funds go toward special projects and to help launch special programs and projects.

In-Kind Donations

Adventure Cycling Association is a recipient of a Google Grant award.

The Google Grants program supports organizations sharing Google's philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy, and the arts.

Designed for 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, Google Grants is a unique in-kind advertising program harnessing the power of Google AdWords advertising product. Google Grants has awarded AdWords advertising to hundreds of non-profit groups whose missions range from animal welfare to literacy, from supporting homeless children to promoting HIV education.

Partners & Sponsors

We work closely with other associations and corporations who support our mission.

Here are our current national partners:

  • AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials): AASHTO is made up of state departments of transportation, convened a Task Force on U.S. Bicycle Routes in 2003 with the vision of creating a national system of interstate bicycle routes that connect urban, suburban, and rural areas, including scenic destinations and transportation hubs. The AASHTO Board of Directors approved the plan in 2008 and states began the implementation process. Learn more about the U.S. Bicycle Route System and see the National Corridor Plan for up-to-date information on route development.
  • National Park Service: The National Park Service has provided funding for routes that complement national scenic trails, such as the Tidewater Potomac Heritage Bicycle Route (which lies within a portion of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail corridor). The NPS is also a resource for the Underground Railroad Bicycle Route. 
  • U.S. Bureau of Land Management: This governmental entity was an invaluable resource during development of our Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, much of which runs through BLM and other public lands.
  • USDA Forest Service: Along with the BLM, this agency assisted greatly with development of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. Individual national forests in Oregon, West Virginia, and Wyoming have also partnered with us to produce mountain biking maps.


Many wonderful people devote thousands of volunteer hours each year to help us inspire more people to travel by bicycle. We couldn't accomplish everything we do without such wonderful volunteers!