Bike Bits Vol. 22, No. 1, January 1, 2020Having trouble reading this email? Click here. 

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This is the 466th issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 69,821 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.  
“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.”
Isabelle Eberhardt
One Bike to Rule Them All
Could you live with just one bike? We sure couldn’t. 
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Happy New Year! 
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The Siberian Ice Bike Adventure
In 2011, two men crossed Lake Baikal, the world’s deepest lake, in winter. 
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From Brothel to Bike Depot
The repurposed building in downtown Redding, California, will feature secure bike storage, bike share facilities, and a café. 
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Around the World
Instead of retiring to a Barcalounger in front of the TV, Bill is embarking on a 14-month global bike journey. 
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The Fight over the Last Mile
Will electric scooters reshape American life in the way that the bicycle did at the end of the 19th century? (Answer: Probably not.) 
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Cross-Country on a Quadyak
Randy is crossing the U.S. from the northwest to the southeast, pedaling roads and paddling rivers.
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The Fate of Bears Ears
The national monument’s reduction is threatening a bikepacking paradise. 
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KayakCobber Goes America
This Dutch adventurer is crossing the U.S. on the Southern Tier route, but not with a bicycle. He’s walking. 
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$20 Million for the Planet
In 17 days, the Patagonia clothing company raised $10 million for small environmental nonprofits, and it will match the donations for a total of $20 million. 
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Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures on the Iceland Divide.

Vicarious adventures on the Iceland Divide.

Illustrations by Greg Siple

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