Bike Bits Vol. 22, No. 3, February 5, 2020Having trouble reading this email? Click here. 

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This is the 468th issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 69,994 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.  
“The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.”
Iris Murdoch
The February Member Drive Is On!
But it won’t last forever. Join Adventure Cycling or renew your membership this month for a chance to win a new bike and more. 
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Bikepacking the Atlas Mountains 
Even in Morocco, bike travel comes with the kindness of strangers.
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Exploring the Andes with Your Bike (and Your Vocal Chords)
Looking for an adventure this summer that combines bikepacking and singing? Then apply for the first-ever Bike and Sing Through Ecuador program. Applications are due February 15. 
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Register Your Trip, Win a Bike
Bike Travel Weekend, June 5–7, is your chance to go on a one- or two-night bike trip on the same weekend as thousands of others. Register at the following link for a chance to win a Salsa Cutthroat bike. 
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Bike Overnights, on Film
Got an idea for a film about a 36-hour bike adventure? Submit your application by February 28 to receive a grant for your project. 
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Mountains Are the Soul’s Fuel
And your bike is there to take you on the journey. Top your tank with eight days on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 
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More Bike Films
Starting in Los Angeles on February 9, the Filmed by Bike Tour is coming to a town near you (including Norway).
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Victory Journey
This spring, a Florida woman will ride her bike from Normandy, France, to Oldenburg, Germany, as a tribute to her grandfather, who followed the same path on foot as a forward observation officer during World War II. 
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Your Monthly Map Fix
Ever wonder how much U.S. land mass is devoted to crops, or cities, or golf courses? Bloomberg’s got the answers. 
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Touring Shikoku
Exploring the Japanese island by bike.

Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures in echolocation.

Vicarious adventures in echolocation.

Illustrations by Greg Siple

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