Bike Bits Vol. 22, No. 5, March 4, 2020Having trouble reading this email? Click here. 

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This is the 470th issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 70,266 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.  
“You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown. You travel for the unknown, that reveals you in yourself.”
Ella Maillart
White Bones
Katie Visco ran across the entirety of Australia. Her husband, Henley Phillips, supported her the whole way on his bike, towing a few hundred pounds of gear and water. Sounds … fun? 
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Become Adventure Cycling’s Newest Ambassador 
Are you bursting with knowledge about bike travel and want to share the freedom, joy, and empowerment of bike overnights with others? Adventure Cycling is looking for volunteers to give a presentation that will inspire others to go on a bike overnight.
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Taking the Road Less Traveled in New Zealand
An 11-day bikepacking adventure, full of vitamin G, on the South Island. 
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Saving Fillings Nationwide
Sick of your teeth rattling loose from poorly designed rumble strips? Donate today for better rumble strip policies across the country. 
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A Car-Free Market
Following cities in Europe, San Francisco has banned private vehicles (including Lyft and Uber) from most of Market Street. 
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Give a Nickle for ALS
This summer, Joy Jarvis will ride the length of Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, California, to honor her sister, who died 20 years ago from ALS. She’ll ride with other family members of victims of ALS and raise money to research a cure. 
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Bicycles vs. Plumbers
What was the biggest threat to plumbers during the late 19th century? Bicycles.
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Have You Received Your Gift?
The February Member Drive has been extended! Get your free gift and a chance to win a new bike when you join or renew your Adventure Cycling membership by March 8. 
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Don’t Forget the Yellow Wristband
Want to tour with Lance? That’ll be $30,000, please. 
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Might Be Chilly
A three-day bicycle expedition in Norway. In the winter. Don’t forget to bring a jacket!

Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures on the Arizona Trail.

Vicarious adventures on the Arizona Trail.

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