This is the 438th issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 69,429 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’s so nice to be a spoke in the wheel, one that helps to turn, not one that hinders.”
Does Your Long Haul Trucker Have a Pentium II?
With a touring setup like Steven’s, you no longer have to decide whether to go for a ride or play the Oregon Trail — you can do both! Read more
Based in Portland, Oregon, Friends on Bikes organizes bike rides, workshops, and events for femme, trans, women, non-binary, and people of color. Read more
Share the Inspiration
With the days getting shorter and colder, the best way to brighten up a friend’s day is by sending them a free sample issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine. Not only is it free to you, if you’re already a member then each friend you send a sample to will be an entry for you to win a new bike! Read more
Bikepacking the Pamir Highway
The climbs are steep, but at least the air is thin! Read more
100 Copies produces beautiful, limited-edition bicycle art. Proceeds from its newest print will go to help victims of the recent earthquake in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Read more
The Persistence of Vision
When little bike lights become big business. Read more
Six Days in the Beartooth Mountains
Starting in the charming town of Red Lodge, Montana, Cycle Greater Yellowstone is a fully supported event ride that takes you over two iconic mountain passes, through beautiful Western landscapes, and into places like Cooke City and Yellowstone National Park. Registration is available now. Read more
The tragic and mysterious end of Poland’s 1978 track team. Read more
Breaking Records in Tandem
Last year, two men completed their tandem ride around the world — and now they’ve got the Guinness World Record. Read more
Treasures of the Baltic
Exploring Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia by bike. Read more
Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures in Germany.
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Illustrations by Greg Siple