I recently acquired a handful of out of print and soon to be discarded waterproof and tear-resistant bicycle route maps from Adventure Cycling Association. Inspired by their dedication to recycling, I figured they could be used for something else and given a new purpose, rather than just ending up in the landfill. After some experimenting, I put together a design for a simple, billfold wallet and soon went to work with my sewing machine, initially creating a stack of them for friends and family for the holiday season.
So far I’ve created wallets from map sections of ACA’s TransAmerica Trail, Northern Tier, Southern Tier, Atlantic Coast, Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, Great Parks South, and Western Express bicycle routes.
They are a great, affordable gift for a friend or family member who may have completed one of these classic bicycle routes, or for any bicycle touring enthusiast or lovers of maps. And for every wallet sold, I’ll donate a dollar to Adventure Cycling Association, to support their ongoing work in creating routes for bicycle travel throughout the US.
They can now be ordered in my new online store here. All orders will be mailed within a few days.