Bike Bits Vol. 22, No. 20, October 21, 2020Having trouble reading this email? Click here. 

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This is the 485th issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 72,180 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.   
“An adventure may be worn as a muddy spot or it may be worn as a proud insignia. It is the woman wearing it who makes it the one thing or the other.”
Norma Shearer
Eleven-Day Bikepacking Escape
Finding normalcy in 2020 on the Colorado Trail. 
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Sign Up for the Parks, Peaks, and Prairies Ride Challenge 
Experience Adventure Cycling’s new Parks, Peaks, and Prairies route from the safety of your stationary bike or your local bike trail. It’s free to sign up, and you can recruit your friends and family to be part of your team. Log your miles and ride all or part of the route by December 31, 2020.

Adventures in South America, Part Fourteen
Follow Ryan Wilson as he takes on the challenge of riding through the Puna de Atacama. 
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BIPOC Filmmaker Grant
Filmed by Bike is inviting all Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to apply for a grant and share their concept for a short film celebrating or exploring cycling. Apply by December 1, 2020. 
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Discovering New York on the Bike
This writer traveled to a different part of the world every week in 2019. In 2020? Not so much. Thankfully, he already had a bike. 
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Bicycle: Disrupter
Beginning with the Rover safety bicycle, the cycling craze of the late 19th century changed nearly every aspect of society the world over. 
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A Wild Ride Across Iceland
Photographer Chris Burkard had been to Iceland 43 times already. But never on a bike.
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One Pedal at a Time
Veteran and suicide attempt survivor Daniel Hurd is on a three-year journey to ride the lower 48 states to spread awareness and end the social stigma of suicide. 
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Exploring John’s Canyon
After a COVID lockdown postponed their first Navajo Youth Bikepacking trip, the Dzil Ta’ah Adventures team took advantage of the delay to train up more future leaders. 
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Cycling the Road Less … Cycled
Sonja and Bruce are cycling the perimeter of the U.S., and you can follow along on their blog.

Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures in the páramos.

Vicarious adventures in the páramos.

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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