This is the 442nd issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 69,493 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.
“All of life is a foreign country.”
Resolve to Ride
Just in case you need reasons for riding your bike more in the new year, we’ve got 45 of them. Read more
The Sun Also Rises (for Bikepacking)
Exploring Hemingway’s Spain on two wheels. Read more
Thank You, Donors
A huge thanks to all the generous donors who helped us reach our match challenge! If you haven’t had the opportunity to make a gift, we’re still $32,712 short of our goal. We’d love to have your support. Donate now
Notes from the Underground Railroad
After hiking the Appalachian Trail, Daniel White sought a route with a more personal connection. Read more
The Next Great Rail Trail
The Rock Island Line corridor would add to the Katy Trail to create a 450-mile, world-class rail trail network in Missouri. Contact Missouri state representatives to voice your support. Read more
Riding the Cascade Range
Mount Rainier to Crater Lake along the Cascade’s backroads. Read more
Oregon Coast Bike Plan
Do you ride the Oregon Coast Bike Route? Chime in on the Oregon Coast Bike Route Plan and help make the route safer and more enjoyable. Read more
A veterans group in Oklahoma formed a cycling team to combat PTSD. Read more
Dark Night of the Seoul
Experiencing the highs and lows of a cycling adventure in South Korea. Read more
From the White Cliffs of Dover
Two cyclists have set a record for crossing the English Channel — using pedal power. Read more
Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures in Iceland.
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Illustrations by Greg Siple