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Adventure Cyclist is a term used for cyclists who enjoy long distance, multi-day rides.

Example usage: 'I'm an adventure cyclist, so I prefer to take long distance bike trips.'

Most used in: North America and Europe.

Most used by: Recreational cyclists who enjoy long distance rides.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 5/10

Also see: Gravel Grinder, Bikepacker, Cycle Tourer, Randonneur,


What is an Adventure Cyclist?

An Adventure Cyclist is an individual who takes part in long-distance cycling trips, often over rugged terrain, for recreational and/or fitness purposes. Adventure Cyclists typically seek out challenging terrain and environments, such as mountain ranges, deserts, forests, or coastal regions. They may take a few days, weeks, or even months to complete their journey, depending on the length of the trip.

Adventure Cyclists often prepare for their trips in advance by researching the route, terrain, and climate they will encounter. This can include researching the availability of food, water, and lodging along the way. Adventure Cyclists may also carry basic supplies, such as a first aid kit, tools, and spare parts, in case of emergency.

Adventure Cycling has become increasingly popular in recent years. According to the Adventure Cycling Association, more than 50,000 individuals are now members of their organization. Adventure Cycling trips can range from weekend getaways to month-long expeditions, and can take place anywhere in the world.

Adventure Cycling is an excellent way to get outdoors and explore the world while getting in shape. It also provides an opportunity to meet people and learn about different cultures and environments. Whether you’re looking to challenge yourself or just relax and take in the sights, Adventure Cycling is a great way to do it.


Where Did the Term 'Adventure Cyclist' Come From?

The term 'Adventure Cyclist' was first used in the late 1990s in the United States. It was used to describe cyclists who sought out challenging and adventurous rides, often involving long distances and difficult terrain. This type of cycling was often done in remote areas, away from the traditional routes and roads used by recreational cyclists.

The term was popularized by the magazine Adventure Cyclist, which was founded in 1997 by the Adventure Cycling Association. The magazine's mission was to provide information and inspiration to cyclists who wanted to explore the world by bike. The magazine was a great success, and it helped to spread the term 'Adventure Cyclist' around the world.

Today, the term is used to describe any cyclist who is looking for an adventurous ride, regardless of the terrain or distance. It has become a popular way to describe cyclists who want to explore the world and experience the joys of cycling in different places.

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