Bike Bits Vol. 21, No. 23, December 4, 2019Having trouble reading this email? Click here. 

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This is the 464th issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 69,901 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.  
“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.”
John Muir
Perfecting the War Cry
Overcoming fear in Tajikistan. 
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Last-Minute Shoppers Rejoice! 
A holiday gift membership is a great last-minute gift idea for the cyclist on your list. Join or renew your membership and give the gift of bicycle travel for just $22.50, half off our regular rate. 
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19th Century Road Rage
Conflicts with other road users is nothing new for cyclists. 
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Apply to Win Bike Travel Gear!
The Greg Siple Award for Young Adult Bicycle Travel is for 18- to 30-year-olds seeking the tools for a lifetime of adventure. Thanks to generous Adventure Cycling members — and corporate supporters Big Agnes, Arkel, BikeFlights.com, Bedrock Sandals, Surly, and New Belgium Brewing — four winners will receive gear and take an Adventure Cycling educational course. Applications are due December 31. 
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Bainbridge to Bar Harbor
Two longtime buddies spent three months together riding the Northern Tier. 
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Double the Donation, Double the Fun
Will you share the magic of bicycle travel this year? Your gift does so much to get more people on the road and improve bike travel for everyone. Plus, your donation is doubled when you donate today. 
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Fun on the Ice in Ohio
Just because winter is coming doesn’t mean you have to stop riding bikes. In Akron, you can even rent an icebike.
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Free Bikes for Kids
A new nonprofit in Maryland is hoping to get every kid on two (or three) wheels. 
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The Future of Transportation
There’s a reason so many fancy tech companies are investing huge amounts of money into scooters and bicycles. 
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California Dreamin’
Funds from the California Bike Plate will generate grants to promote cycling as a physical activity, fund bike skill development at the elementary school level, and create safe places to ride through cycling advocacy. 
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Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures with someone who just wants to ride.

Vicarious adventures with someone who just wants to ride.

Illustrations by Greg Siple

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