Bike Bits Vol. 22, No. 14, July 15, 2020Having trouble reading this email? Click here. 

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This is the 479th issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 71,427 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. Note: In our last edition, we misattributed a Booker T. Washington quote. We regret the error.   
“No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.”
Alice Walker
For the Birds
This ornithology professor is finally achieving his dream of cycling across the country. 
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Such Thing as a Free Lunch 
Fuel your next adventure and grab two free meal bars from Adventure Cycling corporate supporter SANS Meal Bars. Just pay $3 shipping. Check out this offer and more, available exclusively to Adventure Cycling members.
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Adventures in South America, Part Eight
Follow Ryan Wilson as he returns to Peru to explore gaping canyons, cloud forests, and a sustained 14,000-foot climb. That’s one way to get back in shape! 
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Sand, Snakes, and Dance Parties
Self-discovery, solo and otherwise, in Bears Ears National Monument. 
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From the Archive of Studies that Prove Stuff We Already Know
Proof that cyclists don’t actually slow down motorists. 
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Decent Proposal
A cyclist in France rode 440 miles — nonstop — to propose to his girlfriend. 
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Traveling through the Outback by … Skateboard?
The bicycle isn’t the only human-powered adventure vehicle.
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Amish Paradise
Trading cars for buggies on the Holmes County Trail. 
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Bicycling, rafting, and … llama-ing? 
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A to Z
It’s like a bicycle dictionary, in art form.

Until next time, click here for vicarious pre-COVID adventures on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.

Vicarious pre-COVID adventures on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route.

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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