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.”
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.
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Illustrations by Greg Siple