Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Adventure Cycling 2nd Annual Young Adult Scholarship Program

Do you know a young person that wants to get into bicycle touring, but needs some financial help?

The Adventure Cycling Young Adult Bike Travel Scholarship program was developed in 2014 at the request of Adventure Cycling Association members as a way to sponsor young people on tour and share the experience of bike travel.

The goal of the scholarship is to provide young adults, ages 18-25, with access to bicycle travel through participation in one of the ACA's Educational Courses. Upon completion of the course, scholarship recipients will perform outreach activities for their communities and peers to promote the activity of bicycle touring.

For the 2015 program, Adventure Cycling Association is seeking candidates who will choose to participate in either the Leadership Training Course (LTR) or Introduction to Road Touring (IRT). Each scholarship covers transportation to attend one of the courses, the cost of the course (which includes meals and accommodations), as well as a new touring bicycle equipped with bike travel gear, such as panniers. Eligible candidates will be ages 18-25 and have an interest in bicycle travel and touring.

Learn more about the 2015 Educational Course options.

Read about last year's winners, Alice Viana and John Nguyen.

Apply Now
The application period closes February 1, 2015. Download Application

The Adventure Cycling Association's mission is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. Established in 1973 as Bikecentennial, they are the premier bicycle-travel organization in North America with more than 35 years of experience and 47,000 members.

Included in the 42,180-mile Adventure Cycling Route Network is the Underground Railroad Bicycle Route, which passes by the Century Cycles stores in Medina and Peninsula, and the Northern Tier Route, which passes by the Century Cycles store in Rocky River. Century Cycles is a Member Bicycle Shop of the Adventure Cycling Association.

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