This is the 432nd issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 67,939 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 time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
Scofflaw Drivers, Beware the Masked Maniac
Does the world (specifically New Haven, Connecticut) really need a superhero on a bicycle? Of course it does. Read more
Riding Across the U.S. — in 1935
After emigrating from Belgium, Victor de Visé took his two young sons across the country on bicycles. Read more
Chasing the Bike Art Dragon
Get your fix for great bicycle art on the Concrete Road, open for a short time only. Read more
Easiest Century You’ll Ever Do
Sick of missing precious issues of Adventure Cyclist magazine because you forgot to renew your membership? Join Adventure Cycling’s Century Circle and we’ll automatically renew your membership each year, and you’ll also get a free Adventure Cycling calendar chock-a-block full of amazing photos. Read more
Exploring the Faroe Islands
In the North Sea, somewhere between Iceland and Norway, lies a cyclist’s paradise. Read more
Pedal Your Park on September 29
Discover the parks and public lands in your backyard on September 29, the third annual Bike Your Park Day. Register your ride by September 23 and you’ll get a sticker in the mail and be entered for a chance to win a Co-Motion Cycles bike and an Amtrak trip for two to Glacier National Park. Read more
Around the World Solo at 17
After graduating high school, one Canadian teen is off to see the world from the saddle of his bike. Read more
From the Archive of Exotic Cycling Locales
If you feel you’ve wrung the Continent dry of its cycling opportunities, maybe the Balkans should be next on your list. Read more
Why Kyrgyzstan? Why Not?
An interview with the founder of Bunyan Velo about his 600-mile odyssey through the heart of central Asia. Read more
Enjoy It While It Lasts
Chile’s famed 770-mile gravel road through Patagonia, the Carretera Austral, is being slowly paved over. Read more
Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures not far from home.
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Illustrations by Greg Siple