Our Favorites

Bike Shops

While not exhaustive, this is a list of some of the shops we frequent around the country.

Colonial Bicycle Company
Portsmouth, New Hampshire’s Trek concept store that helps us every year packing and shipping bikes at the end of our cross country tours.

Great local bike shop in Portland, Maine. Friendly and knowledgable. They provide support and rentals assistance for our Foliage Tours.  

George's Cycles
Our favorite bike shop in Boise, Idaho. Great service and good range of products. They help us on our first rest day on Across America North.

Spoke-N-Sport Bikes
Local shop that seems to drop everything for us and provide superb service on a Sunday in Sioux Falls South Dakota. They understand the need for quick quality service when we’re only in town for one day. Oh and they have really cool shop jerseys, too!

The Cyclist
Incredibly accommodating shop in Costa Mesa, California that got one of our riders on a bike and on the road in less than a day when his bike didn’t arrive in time.

Charity Ride   

Emmaus House Cycle for Shelter
One of our favorite charity rides!


Some of the bicycles and related pieces-parts used by our staff.

All-City Cycles
A company of riders making products for other riders, sharing a lifelong passion for the machines, the people who ride them, and the positive changes both can affect in this world.

Calfee Design
Celebrating 30 years of high end carbon & bamboo road bikes and repair

Rivendell Bicycle Works
Steel, wool, and leather - a classic approach to cycling.

Their one goal since 1974, innovate & inspire to improve riders’ lives

Shimano. Closer to nature, closer to people.

Trek Bikes
Building world class bikes for elite cyclists and the rest of us.

Waterford Precision Cycles
Hand-crafting fine stainless-steel custom bicycle frames in Waterford WI since 1993.


Head Over Wheels: A "Lucky Stiff" Turns Tragedy into a Cycling Triumph
Ken Mercurio's inspiring journey from a life-threatening bicycle accident to riding across America with America by Bicycle. Published by Sunbury Press and available wherever books & e-books are sold. 

DC Rainmaker
Great resource for sports-related technology reviews. Bicycle computers, smart trainers, health monitors et al.

Practical safety information for cyclists of every level.

Cycling News
The World Centre of Cycling

Global Cycling Network
YouTube channel for all things cycling. From gear to training to pro-racing, it covers it all.  

Mike Munk's Bicycling Web Site
Mike's cycling experiences.

United Bicycle Institute  &  Barnett Bicycle Institute
Bicycling industry's two leading technical schools.


League of American Bicyclists
Working for a bicycle-friendly America.

Adventure Cycling Association
America's bicycle travel inspiration and resource

People for Bikes
Advocates for better cycling for everyone.


Good prices and great service to get your bike shipped anywhere in the world.

Ride with GPS
Online service for route planning, mapping and sharing.

Road ID
Provide necessary critical medical and personal information for emergency responders in situations we hope you never experience.

Safely pack your bike in an AirCaddy, an inexpensive reusable cardboard system for shipping or flying with your bike to your next event.


Allianz Travel Insurance
Recommended cancellation insurance company for America by Bicycle tours. To receive a quote for trip insurance on an America by Bicycle event, please call 1-800-284-8300 and reference ACCAM Number: F026752.

The travel site with information on anywhere and however you'd like to go.