Bike Bits Vol. 22, No. 8, April 15, 2020Having trouble reading this email? Click here. 

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This is the 473rd issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 70,339 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.  
“There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.”
Henry David Thoreau
COVID-19 Update
We’ve been publishing Bike Bits for more than 20 years, but recent events make this week’s edition feel different than any other. We hope you enjoy some light reading about this wonderful bike travel community and a little bit of twice-monthly normalcy. Adventure Cycling has made a few changes in response to the situation. 
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Bicycle Journeys and Palindromes
Obviously, our favorite palindrome is taco cat. 
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Become a Virtual Adventure Cycling Ambassador 
Adventure Cycling provides the PowerPoint presentation and tips to promote a virtual event, and you share your love of bike travel with others, stay connected with friends, and get excited about going on a bike overnight in the future.
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Adventures in South America, Part Two
A few years ago, Ryan Wilson left his job, packed up his bike, and headed south with a plan to live on his bike for a while. Follow along as he journeys into Peru. 
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Supporting Businesses that Support You
Adventure Cycling is proud to collaborate with corporate partner Arkel, maker of fine touring panniers. A great example of a company supporting the communities that support it, Arkel is offering new members a free six-month membership with every $50 purchase. 
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Shout, Shout, Let It all Out
Tacoma Shout Outs is the American entrepreneurial spirit at its best. 
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Solo in Kyrgyzstan
This guy was way out ahead in social distancing. 
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A Dream Deferred
Two cyclists are forced to cancel their round-the-world ride.
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Silver Lining
With the drop in public transportation due to the coronavirus, more people in New York City are riding bikes. 
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Bikerafting the Wrangells
When relying on GPS in the wilderness, it’s a good idea to keep track of mass coronal ejections. 
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COVID-19 Bike Shop Map
Looking for a bike shop that’s still open for business? Chris King and PDW have you covered.

Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures on a bicycle built for two.

Vicarious adventures on a bicycle built for two.

Illustrations by Greg Siple

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