Bike Bits Vol. 22, No. 21, November 4, 2020Having trouble reading this email? Click here. 

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This is the 486th issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 72,210 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.   
“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.”
Theodore Rothke
First TransAm
Was Stephanie Puello the first Black woman to ride the entirety of the TransAmerica Trail? 
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From the Safety, Safety, Safety Archives 
What’s better for on-road visibility than a hi-vis vest? How about a hi-vis vest with turn signals and hazard lights!

Adventures in South America, Part Fifteen
Follow Ryan Wilson as he journeys into the Devil’s Desert. 
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Live and Streaming
After several COVID delays, the 11th annual Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival is back on for November 19, this time virtually. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Adventure Cycling Association. Click on the following link to purchase tickets for this live streaming event. 
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How to Really Commit to the Joke
This may be a little crude, but it’s for a good cause. And it’s funny. 
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Riding the Divide to Inspire
Jonny Altrogge rode the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route for the adventure but also to show his students back home that people of color belong in outdoor spaces. 
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Bestowment of Adventure
A multimodal, three-day Valentine’s Day ride, California style.
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Cycling the Indian Himalaya
Traveling to the heart of Kashmir on bicycles. 
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Bikepacking, Underground
Mulling history and learning lessons on the Berlin Wall trail. 
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Round the World … Mostly
Uncovering the mystery of Annie Londonderry.

Until next time, click here for vicarious round-the-world adventures en español.

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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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