Bike Bits Vol. 22, No. 13, July 1, 2020Having trouble reading this email? Click here. 

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This is the 478th issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 71,351 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.  
“In all things purely social we can be as separate as the five fingers, and yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress.”
W. E. B. Du Bois
Riding Together, Virtually
Have you been itching to ride the Great American Rail Trail? Now’s your chance! 
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Living Vicariously 
A two-month adventure on the East Coast, in blog form.
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Donate for Rail Trails
When complete, the Yellowstone Shortline Trail will route cyclists from the Montana/Idaho border nine miles to the west boundary of Yellowstone National Park. It’s a small part of the planned Greater Yellowstone Trail, which will take visitors along a 180-mile corridor all the way to Grand Teton National Park. 
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Adventures in South America, Part Seven
Follow Ryan Wilson as he journeys through the tourist hordes to Machu Picchu. 
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Driving (and Cycling) while Black
Stories of road trips, including a cross-country bicycle ride. 
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Reflections of Central Asia
Remembering a bicycle journey in Turkmenistan. 
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Three’s a Crowd
For some cyclists, one derailer is plenty. For others, two is the right number. How about three derailers?
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What role does bicycling play in the fight to end systemic racism? 
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Number One Priority
How do you vacation safely during a pandemic? Bike travel, of course. 
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Bikepacking the Victoria Divide
And riding headlong into the climate crisis.

Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures in visiting remote communities.

Vicarious adventures in visiting remote communities.

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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