Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics

ADVENTURE CYCLING ASSOCIATION

  • Missoula, MT
  • www.adventurecycling.org

Mission Statement

Adventure Cycling Association inspires and empowers people to travel by bicycle.

Main Programs

  1. Adventure Cycling Route Network
  2. United States Bicycle Route System

service areas

National

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ruling year

1975

chief executive

Mr. Jim Sayer

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Keywords

bicycling, bicycle touring, bike travel, U.S. Bicycle Route System, Adventure Cycling, cycling, recreation, Bikecentennial, Bike Centennial, Adventure Cyclist, cycling maps, bicycle routes

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EIN

23-7427629

Physical Address

150 E. Pine St.

Missoula, 59802

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (N01)

Public Transportation Systems and Services (W40)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

In the last 5 years, we have enjoyed many special milestones and achievements for bicycle travel — but truly, 2012 was one for the record books.

With the loyal and generous support of our members, donors, and supporters, Adventure Cycling staff and volunteers achieved new levels of accomplishment in every program.
- A new Underground Railroad alternate route through Michigan and a major re-route of the Northern Tier and Lewis & Clark routes were developed to provide better, safer cycling experiences.
- We broke new records for participation in our tours, from self-contained epics to leadership courses.We facilitated the adoption of new U.S. Bicycle Routes throughout America and the launch of a Best Practices Guide for the U.S. Bicycle Route System.
- Our Routes and Mapping team completed research for two exciting new routes, Bicycle Route 66 and the off-pavement Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route.
- We published more 64-page issues of Adventure Cyclist magazine than ever before.Our membership surpassed a record 45,000, and we received donations from more than 3,500 members.
- A record number of maps were created, updated, printed, and sold.

- Thanks to our rapidly growing outreach, traditional media, social media communities, and our increasing prominence in the cycling, tourism, and outdoor industries, bicycle travel as a mode of adventure and tourism is more popular than ever before.
We were also able to expand and renovate our national headquarters in Missoula, Montana, debt-free, providing space for additional staff and ensuring that Adventure Cycling will continue to develop and supply the best bike-travel products, maps, publications, and programs.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Adventure Cycling Route Network

Our first cycling route, the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail was created in 1976 for the celebration of America's bicentennial. Since then, we've continued to expand our Adventure Cycling Route Network, which now includes more than 40,000 miles of quiet, cycling-friendly roads throughout North America.

Category

None

Budget

$272,000.00

Population Served

Other Named Groups

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Program 2

United States Bicycle Route System

Adventure Cycling Association is part of a national initiative to develop an interstate bicycle route network called the U.S. Bicycle Route System (USBRS). Routes for the USBRS are designated with numbers and catalogued by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Adventure Cycling Association initially provided staff support to the AASHTO Task Force on U.S. Bicycle Routes in order to develop a visionary plan for the national network. AASHTO board of directors adopted the National Corridor Plan in 2008. Today, Adventure Cycling provides technical assistance and multi-state coordination to state departments of transportation that are developing these interstate bicycle routes.

Category

None

Budget

$150,000.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

None

service areas

National

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Blog

The organization's Blog

Social Media

@adventurecycling

@advcyclingassoc

@AdvCyclingAssoc

@advcyclingassoc

@adventurecycling

@adventurecycling

Funding Needs

Our greatest fundraising need currently is support of our effort to develop an official U.S. Bicycle Route System. The USBRS is a proposed national network of bicycle routes that span multiple states and are of national and regional significance. These routes are nominated for national designation by State Departments o0f Transportation, and designated cataloged by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Adventure Cycling Association is providing uncompensated staff support for this effort. In order to keep this important and exciting process moving forward, donations are necessary.

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ADVENTURE CYCLING ASSOCIATION
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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ADVENTURE CYCLING ASSOCIATION

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. Jim Sayer

BIO

Jim joined Adventure Cycling at the end of 2004. With his family, he
relocated to Missoula from Truckee, California, where he was president
of the Sierra Business Council(http://www.sbcouncil.org) . Previously, he
directed Greenbelt Alliance(http://www.greenbelt.org) in the San Francisco Bay
Area and was a senior legislative assistant in Washington, DC for
Senator Tim Wirth. Jim was drawn to Adventure Cycling because of his
major enthusiasm for cycling and self-propelled transportation. Jim
serves on the board of America Bikes(http://www.americabikes.org) , is a
founding member of the Bike/Walk Alliance for Missoula(http://www.bikewalkmissoula.org) , and served on the boards of Amnesty
International USA(http://www.amnestyusa.org/) and the Ginetta Sagan
Fund for the Rights of Women and Children(http://www.amnestyusa.org/Our_Mission_and_the_Movement/The_Ginetta_Saga n_Fund/page.do?id=1104604&n1=2&n2=762&n3=23) .

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Wally Werner

No Affiliation

Term: Feb 2013 -

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