Bike Bits Vol. 21, No. 15, August 6, 2019Having trouble reading this email? Click here. 

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This is the 456th issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 69,485 other readers, because you’ve signed up for it at the Adventure Cycling Association website. We want to inspire you to dream and to live your own bicycle adventures.  
“Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.”
Kurt Vonnegut
Signs and Wonders
Re-creating the Hole in the Rock expedition with bikes and packrafts (instead of wagons), and in six days (instead of six months). 
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Call the Bee Catchers!
Let’s all pause and reflect on the fact that the NYPD employs not one but two beekeepers. 
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Explore your Parks by Bicycle on September 28
Whether you’re 8 years old or 80, Bike Your Park Day is an opportunity to explore parks and public lands throughout the world by bicycle. Register for free to get your ride on the map and for a chance to win a Co-op Cycles touring bicycle. 
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An Englishwoman in California
Bikepacking Big Sur with the cool kids. 
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More than just a Sport
Cycling isn’t just a casual pastime. For many small towns across the U.S., bike touring is an economic driver. 
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Plugging In
More people are getting a boost from guided cycling tours — on eBikes. 
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Support the Twin Bridges Bike Camp
The Twin Bridges Bike Camp has been a beloved stop for touring cyclists for the last decade and is now undergoing some much-needed updates! Show your support by sending the town a few bucks to help install a new shower and keep the lights on.
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That Freewheeling Feeling
Reflections on a lifetime of cycling in Baltimore. 
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Prescribing Cycling
Side effects could include fun, happiness, better health, and fewer visits to the doctor. 
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Long Climb up Snail’s Pass
For this pilgrim, Paso Libertadores is more than just another jaunt through the mountains. 
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Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures in Iowa.

Vicarious adventures with Rafael

Illustrations by Greg Siple

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