Bike Bits Vol. 22, No. 11, June 3, 2020Having trouble reading this email? Click here. 

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This is the 476th issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 71,009 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.  
“It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.”
James Baldwin
Breaking the (Ira) Glass Ceiling
Adventure Cycling’s first-ever podcast, Dynamo Jenny, is a binge-able, six-episode audio dive into women’s experiences traveling the world by bike. Meet industry gurus like Nicole Formosa, professional creatives like Hilary Oliver, and a handful of inspiring and hilarious women from all walks of life. 
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A 15-year-old girl pedaled her injured father home, halfway across India, on a $20 bike.
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Bike Routes for All of U.S.
Matching funds are still available! Help build the U.S. Bicycle Route System. 
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Adventures in South America, Part Five
Follow Ryan Wilson as he gets more than a casual glimpse at Peruvian culture. 
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Mr. Smith Rides to Washington
Through this pandemic crisis, more Americans are turning to cycling for health, recreation, and transportation. But we need to ensure that Congress funds safe and connected bike infrastructure in the next wave of stimulus funding and reauthorization of the federal transportation bill. Contact your representatives today! 
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Exploring the Elwha Valley
A bikepacking trip on the Olympic Adventure Route. 
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Bring a Shovel
How do you clear the highest road in Europe? Heavy machinery and lots and lots of instant coffee.
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Paris to Rome, on a Bicycle
Looking forward to a time when you can safely travel abroad again? Check out this blog of a bike tour from another time (last summer). 
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Bike Scouts to the Rescue
When disaster strikes, you can always count on … volunteer bike messengers. 
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The More You Know …
Have you ever wondered how road gradients are measured? No? Must be just us then.

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

Vicarious adventures in Scotland.

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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