Bike Bits Vol. 21, No. 19, October 2, 2019Having trouble reading this email? Click here. 

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This is the 460th issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 69,747 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.  
“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.”
Søren Kierkegaard
Hashtag Babypacking
Family bikepacking on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail. 
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Get Your Chart Fix 
What’s the best time to stay at national parks in the U.S.? These cool charts hold the answers. 
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A New Club for the Rabble-Rousers
Dynamo Jenny is cycling soul fuel specifically by and for women. This monthly newsletter exists to encourage women of all types to connect, ride bikes, and zest the rind of life. Subscribe or pass it along to the Dynamo Jenny in your life. 
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Riding to the Race
Through the Alps, to the Dolomites, on a gravel bike, to participate in a mountain bike race … on a gravel bike. 
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Developing for Bikes
More people want to be able to commute by bike, and now even real estate developers are taking notice. 
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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop
How one woman toed the line between a race and a ride during Bike Nonstop U.S. from Oregon to DC. 
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New Route Day!
The Great North Route is an 825-mile off-road bike touring route from northern England to the tip of Scotland.
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Nairobi to Mecca, by Bike
Four men pedaled for 45 days to perform the Hajj, and to raise money for charity. 
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Just Another Drug Bust at a Bike Race
But not the kind of drug you’re thinking of. 
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All Aboard the Pony Express!
Celebrating the history of the American West with a new bike route. 
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Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures in Asturias.

Vicarious adventures in the Bugaboos

Illustrations by Greg Siple

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