Adventure Cyclist submission guidelines and market information

Adventure Cyclist



Adventure Cyclist Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

Adventure Cycling Association
150 East Pine Street
P.O. Box 8308
Missoula, MT 59807

Phone: (406)721-1776, ext. 222

Fax: (406)721-8754

Editor: Alex Strickland, Editor-in-Chief

Submitting Your Work to Adventure Cyclist

Before submitting to Adventure Cyclist

The Market List recommends you verify the market is active and accepting submissions before sending your manuscript via regular mail. You may verify a market status by either visiting their website, calling their listed phone number, or confirming via regular mail that the market is still active before sending them your work.

To be sure your submission is appropriate for this market, we recommend you familiarize yourself with Adventure Cyclist by reading a sample issue before submitting.

If you have recently submitted to Adventure Cyclist or have experience with this market, please submit a comment below. Recent submission response times are always welcome and helpful to other writers.

From the Adventure Cyclist guidelines:

Adventure Cyclist generally uses two types of stories from freelancers:

Feature Stories

These should be about specific areas and must be accompanied by high-quality photos, both in terms of content, composition, and size.

First Person Tour Account (word count: 2,000 - 3,000): Share your bicycle trip with our readers. They may decide to take a similar trip or simply to experience it vicariously through your writing. All tour accounts should tell our readers what's unique about the places you traveled. The real substance of the article will be the specific experiences you had as a cyclist. Remember, Adventure Cyclist is about travel by bicycle so don't stray too far from that focus. Features include a Nuts & Bolts sidebar with basic travel information such as the time of year to go, special equipment to bring, routes, accommodations, food, etc.

The Final Mile Essays

These are essays less about locale than about a singular experience while on a bicycle trip that captures the essence of bicycle travel (not always inspiring — sometimes hilarious!). These run at 1,200-1,500 words and don't require accompanying photos. Note: we want to see full manuscripts for Final Mile submissions, we don't accept based on queries. 

Submission Guidelines Details for Adventure Cyclist

Market Type: Magazine

Accepts: How-To, Humor, Interviews, Photo Features, Profiles, Technical, Travel

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Updated August 31, 2020