Capturing Bike Beauty and Inspiration: Adventure Cycling’s Bike Travel Photo Contest

Eric Abbott and Barb Chamberlain on a bike ride.

On a local bike adventure with my sweetheart: a ride of around 84 miles to Coeur d'Alene and back summer 2010. Stopped at the Liberty Lake Starbucks to say hi to the Belles and Baskets ladies and friend Angie Feser took this photo.

I have yet to venture forth for any “adventure cycling” beyond Tour des Lacs a few years ago and the adventure that awaits when we go bikespeditioning for treats and shopping, but I can’t wait to see the beautiful photos that will be submitted to the upcoming 3rd Annual Bicycle Travel Photo Contest from Adventure Cycling.

They’re looking for beautiful photography representing the beauty, inspiration, and spirit of bike touring. Original images in digital format, capturing all aspects of bike travel, are eligible for the competition. Deadline is November 30.

Adventure Cycling is especially interested in images that showcase the wide range of bike-touring experiences: road and dirt riding, rural and urban settings, scenery, people, and their emotions. For some examples, check out the “Adventure Cyclist” feature (PDF format) on last year’s winners.

The winner’s image will be printed in the February 2012 issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine, reaching over 50,000 people worldwide. The image will also be featured on Adventure Cycling’s Website, which is visited by more than a million people annually. The first-place winner will also receive a two-year membership with Adventure Cycling and a $100 gift certificate for the Cyclosource store.

Enter the contest today. Katherine Widing, a bike travel writer who lives in Spokane, and Wilma Flanagan of Belles and Baskets who went to The Netherlands this summer, how about it?

Your Turn

  • Have you done any bike touring? Where did you go and what was it like? Going again?
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