Bike Bits Vol. 22, No. 19, October 7, 2020Having trouble reading this email? Click here. 

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This is the 484th issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 72,053 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.   
“The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
Chris McCandless
Riding the Organ Trail
Following the Mississippi River, with one less kidney, to promote organ donation. 
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Take Your Bike on More Amtrak Routes! 
Amtrak has expanded its carry-on bike service to more routes — learn more about how and where you can take your bike on the train.

Adventures in South America, Part Thirteen
Follow Ryan Wilson as he journeys through the Bolivian altiplano. 
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Escape from COVID
Diner-hopping on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 
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Escape from 2020
Pedaling into the woods and hills of southwest Michigan to get away from it all. 
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Escape from Lockdown
Trading city pavement for country gravel in the kingdom of Wessex. 
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Studies have Shown
Does regular cycling improve walking performance among older adults?
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Riding Simply and Simply Riding
Getting back to basics in the Swiss Alps. 
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Seventy-Six Days on the Road
A Harvard ornithology professor looks back on his recently completed cross-country cycling journey. 
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Chinese Odyssey
A two-wheeled journey through Xinjiang Province, home to the Taklamakan and Gobi deserts.

Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures on the streets of Los Angeles.

Vicarious adventures on the streets of Los Angeles.

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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