Bike Bits Vol. 22, No. 17, September 2, 2020Having trouble reading this email? Click here. 

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This is the 482nd issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 71,736 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.   
“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.”
Martin Buber
A Reporter Named Boos
The story of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps is well known to us. But we weren’t aware of Eddie Boos, the “official reporter” of the Bicycle Corps. 
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The September Member Drive is On! 
But it won’t last forever. Join Adventure Cycling or renew your membership this month for a chance to win a new bike and more.
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Adventures in South America, Part Eleven
Follow Ryan Wilson as he climbs out of the Bolivian Yungas and into the Cordillera Real. 
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BTW and BYPD Go Virtual
It’s easier than ever to participate in Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day during the weekend of September 25–27. Per COVID-19 guidelines, ride with the people in your household or participate in one of the virtual options to connect with cyclists throughout the world. Sign up by September 20 for a chance to win a Salsa Cutthroat. 
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Cross-Country Relay for Beer
But not just any kind of beer — nonalcoholic beer. 
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Navajo Youth Bikepack Series
Dzil Ta’ah Adventures has partnered with Four Corners Guides to provide bikepacking and bikerafting tours to Native American and BIPOC youth. 
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Moroccan on the Road
Yasine Ghallam traveled from Morocco to Saudi Arabia, first on foot and then on a bicycle, for four years to reach Mecca.
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Cycling With Summit
Join the Cycling With Summit (virtually) September 18–20 to learn about cycling with diabetes, with deafness, with one leg, and more. Guests include Leo Rodgers, Kailey Kornhauser, Olivia Round, and many others. 
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Better Fire Data
Adventure Cycling has updated its interactive route map with two new layers for forest fires, one for incidents and the other for perimeters, both from the National Interagency Fire Center. 
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Across the Great Divide
Mountain West News Bureau reporter Nate Hegyi has embarked on a two-wheeled journey of journalism. He’s on a 900-mile cycling trip crisscrossing the Great Divide, stopping in small towns to interview people in the rural West.
 
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Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures in … grilled cheese.

Vicarious adventures in … grilled cheese.

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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