This is the 433rd issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 68,092 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.
“It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves — in finding themselves.”
Why Do We Travel by Bicycle?
For us it’s mainly about the ice cream, but meeting friendly people in new places is up there as well. Read more
Finally, a Bike Festival for the Discerning Gravelist
Located on Lake Garda at the foot of the Italian Alps, the Jeroboam Bike Festival has four different gravel-focused routes, music, gourmet food, and plenty of refreshing beverages. Read more
Riding to Fight Cancer
Currently on the TransAm Trail, Steven Malikowski, who has been diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, is raising money for cancer research. Read more
This month, Jonas Deichmann is setting off from the Arctic Ocean on a grand adventure — riding the length of the Americas solo, unsupported, and for the world record. Read more
When You Need to Get Out of the City
For whatever ails you, bike travel is the antidote. Read more
The Marion Family’s New Bike
Because a seven-person tandem would just be ridiculous. Read more
Carbon Fiber is so Adorably Antiquated
The next wonder material for bicycles is … wait for it … graphene. Read more
Seven Years in the Saddle
How a backpacking trip turned into a two-year bicycle trip into a seven-year odyssey around the world. Read more
Rolling into Middle Age
Cycling may be the new golf, but don’t call it a midlife crisis. Read more
Finding Solitude (and Singletrack) on the Colorado Plateau
If you’ve been looking for a dirt route to Sin City, look no further. Read more
Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures in winter.
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Illustrations by Greg Siple