Bike Bits Vol. 21, No. 2, January 16, 2019

Bike Bits Vol. 21, No. 2, January 16, 2019

This is the 443rd issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 69,795 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.

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”

Kahlil Gibran

Packing List: Trailer, Dog, Violin

Jasmine Reese has been traveling North America on three wheels, sharing her love of music with everyone she meets. Now, she’s headed to South America. Read more


What the Heck is a Butter Tart?

Looking for adventure rides in new and interesting places? Ontario should be on your list. The Butter Tart 700 is a new gravel-ish bikepacking route in southwestern Ontario, and you can join fellow bicycle travelers at the grand depart July 14. Read more


Type 1 Adventures

Across America and around Alaska, their bicycles have become the ultimate conversation starters. Miles of Portraits: Alaska is a film series that captures the adventures of Annalisa and Erik, both living with type 1 diabetes. Each episode is available now. Read more


A History of Rough Stuff

The Rough-Stuff Fellowship is the oldest off-road cycling club in the world, and now they’re putting together a book of the best material from their archives. Read more 


Bike Touring Japan

Exploring the quiet roads and brutal winds of Hokkaido. Read more


Greenways & Trails Summit

Do you live in the mid-Atlantic? Do you want to add more trails and greenways? Then you should attend the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Greenways & Trails Summit in Philadelphia, April 4–6. Register at the following link. Read more


High Country in the Land Down Under

Don’t forget your wombat repellent. Read more


Seeking Equity and Diversity

Looking for a summer internship? Quality Bicycle Products is accepting applications for candidates from underrepresented communities and identities. Get more information and apply at the following link. Read more


Getting Paid to Ride Bikes

Where else? In the Netherlands. Read more


These Roads Won’t Help Themselves

You too can help preserve one of the oldest road networks in the country. Read more


Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures in black and white.


Adventure Cycling Association is North America’s premier nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring, empowering, and connecting people to travel by bicycle. Membership is open to anyone and includes a one-year subscription to Adventure Cyclist magazine and discounted pricing on maps from our Adventure Cycling Route Network, which now includes 47,283 miles. To join, go here.

Illustrations by Greg Siple

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