Bike Bits Vol. 22, No. 10, May 20, 2020Having trouble reading this email? Click here. 

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This is the 475th issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 70,827 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.  
“Are we the same people, I wonder, when all our surroundings, associations, and acquaintances are changed?”
Gertrude Bell
Prepare for Maximum Whimsy
Julia Vallera’s multifarious, bike travel–sourced art should brighten your day. 
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All We Heard was ‘Free’ 
Do you eagerly await Adventure Cyclist magazine’s arrival in your mailbox each month? Do you look forward to page after page of inspirational stories, gear reviews, and how-tos? Share that joy with your fellow cyclists by sending them a free issue today.
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Adventures in South America, Part Four
Follow Ryan Wilson as he continues on to the Peruvian Divide. 
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Global Home Challenge
With charity rides canceled due to the coronavirus, the Fuller Center is putting on a virtual fundraising ride (or walk, or jog) to build homes for those in need. 
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Doing It on the Cheap
Further proof that you don’t need the newest and the fanciest to get out there and see the world. 
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Bikes to the Rescue
Cyclists in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, are delivering insulin to diabetes patients during the pandemic. 
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Cycling the Andes
Exploring South America by bike.
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Saving the U.S. 301 Bridge
When the new bridge doesn’t have a bike lane, what do you do? 
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Wet Feet
A bikepacking trip in the South Chilcotins, told with photos. 
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Leave It to the Dutch, Volume Infinity
As if Utrecht wasn’t enough of a bicycling paradise already, it’s now building a car-free residential district for 12,000 people.
 
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Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures in living.

Vicarious adventures in living.

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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