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Bike Bits Vol. 16, No. 8, April 16, 2014
This is the 332nd issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling's twice-monthly
bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 51,529 other
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your own bicycle adventures.


"The world lies right beyond the handlebars of any bicycle."  
--Daniel Berhman, "The Man Who Loved Bicycles"  


Some cyclists dismiss golf as an activity pursued only by the
inactive. Enter the Golf Bike, designed by Higher Ground Bicycling
of Tallahassee, Florida. "The mission of our company is to combine
our love for the game of golf with our passion for outdoors, cycling,
fitness, and performance. With this focus in mind we introduce the
Golf Bike. This next evolution of the sport will add fitness, fun,
and speed of play to the greatest game ever played. With our
background in the cycling profession and our history in golf
product design and manufacturing, we have joined the two sports
together in this fun, functional, and game-changing product."
One course that'll be utilizing the new mode of golfer transport
this summer is the Vail Golf Club in Colorado. Read about it here:


In addition to nine issues of Adventure Cyclist magazine each year,
discounts on our route maps, and access to our guided tours, Adventure
Cycling members receive discounts from Bike Tours Direct, Bike Flights,
Bike2Power, Light & Motion, Bike Friday, and several other businesses.
If you're a member of Adventure Cycling, you can access the discount
codes for these offers through your My Adventure Cycling online account.
Read more about the discounts available in this April 11 blog post
from membership coordinator Josh Tack: 


The Colorado Neurological Institute (CNI) will be participating
in the annual Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival, aka E-Rock,
slated for June 1. The registration fees of the first 100 riders
to register will directly benefit CNI's patients with brain and
spinal tumors. CNI hopes to grow its E-Rock ridership by leaps
and bounds this year to raise awareness for the impact of
neurological conditions on our community. Read more about E-Rock: 
Check out an April 3 video news story about CNI's association with
E-Rock from 9News in Denver: 


Adventure Cycling's 2014 Bicycle Travel Video Contest is underway,
celebrating the beauty and spirit of bicycle travel. We invite you
to submit your best bicycle-touring videos in one of three
categories; the judges will name one winner for each of them: Best
Long Distance Tour Video, Best Short Tour Video, and Best Portrait
of a Traveling Cyclist. The judges will also choose the winner of
our Bike Travel Spirit Award. Read all about it here:
Meet the panel of volunteer video-contest judges:


The Salt Lake City Touring & Bikepacking Meet-up Group invites
cyclists in the Salt Lake City area to go exploring and
camping with them. "We go to spectacular places, often on dirt
roads or jeep trails, to see Utah by bicycle. Please join us! We
camp out by bike, have fun, and sometimes get lost. We're likely
to offer an overnight trip at least once a month from March to
November," the group said. The group goes on self-supported touring
adventures. Riders are responsible for their own bicycles, gear, and
safety, and the trip organizers are not "leaders" or "tour guides."
So bring your sense of adventure! 


Deborah Bernard of Belmont Wheelworks in Belmont, Massachusetts,
wrote to tell us about Belmont's upcoming Tandem/Touring event. "We
are having our 2nd annual Tandem/Touring Weekend event with Co-Motion
Cycles May 17 and 18," Deborah said. "There'll be a moderately paced
ride for experienced tandem riders, as well as demos for riders of
all levels to try their hands and feet at traveling on a bicycle
built for two."


Over in western Montana, the Swan Ecosystem Center in the little
town of Condon is hosting its 12th Annual Celebrate the Swan Race
for the Trails footraces, along with its 2nd Annual Mountain Bike
Race. One of the center's tasks is to raise funds to employ three
trail stewards who open and maintain trails along the Swan Front
and in the Mission Mountains Wilderness, and this June 28 event
is their only annual fundraiser. Check out the poster here:
If you'd like something a little more laid back in the same neck
of the woods, take aim at the September 20 Ovando Gran Fondo. It's
a 55-mile dirt road cross- and mountain-bike ride through some of
western Montana's most scenic landscapes, including several miles
on private lands not ordinarily open to the public. Benefiting the
Missoula Symphony, the ride sold out well in advance last year. Go
to the link below to learn how to become one of this year's lucky
250 riders.  


"The man's name is Mark Wilcox, a 65-year-old retiree with a lifelong
love for cycling. After retiring at 60, he discovered a new passion:
bike touring. Combining his enjoyment of traveling with his trusty
Diamondback, he has toured in Canada, Washington, South Dakota,
Vermont, and Costa Rica with a new dream of bike touring in every
state in the U.S." The subject of this nice piece on the Diamondback
website is an Adventure Cycling life member from Southern California
who has vowed to ride all of the beautiful mountain passes in every
state he can get to. 


Until next time, click on to check out the Green
Transportation blog from Mother Earth News. 


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