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Bike Bits Vol. 18, No. 18, September 21, 2016
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This is the 389th issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling's twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 60,845 other readers, because you've signed up for it at the Adventure Cycling Association website, http://www.adventurecycling.org. Bike Bits arrives in text-only format for quick download and includes links for more information. We want to inspire you to dream and to live your own bicycle adventures.

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"If the constellations had been named in the twentieth century, I suppose we would see bicycles."
-Carl Sagan


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HOLY VIGILANTE JUSTICE, BATMAN!
One man uses his superb crime-fighting skills (and the internet) to catch bike thieves red-handed. Pow! Zonk!
http://ow.ly/zMG4304deTO


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GOING BACK TO CALI
What with Montana skipping the fall season entirely and going straight to winter, we could really use a nice, warm fall ride on the sunny California coast, especially a ride that benefits the California Bicycle Coalition. Sign up at the link below.
http://www.cadreamride.org


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DEDICATED TO THE RADNESS IN ALL OF US
We've always wanted to apply for a grant for nothing other than engaging in something rad.
http://www.allisradness.net


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WE'RE FAMOUS ON THE INTERNET
Researching a cycling trip overseas? Go ahead and google "bike touring Europe," and you'll find an article by Joe Morris in Adventure Cyclist's online archive listed first (after the ads). If you don't want to bother searching for it, you can find the article at the link below.
http://ow.ly/uY62304deXr


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BEST INTERNSHIP EVER
Meet Elena, who took her bike Stevie with her on a summer-long trek around the U.S. by train, bus, and, of course, bicycle.
http://www.summerbyrail.com


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JOIN BIKE YOUR PARK DAY
Celebrate national parks, state parks, and other public lands by bicycle during Bike Your Park Day on Saturday, September 24. Join more than 10,000 people on over 1,300 rides around the country and the world and explore nearby parks and public lands by bicycle on the same day. Register your ride for free (or find a planned ride you can join) at the website below, and we'll send you a Bike Your Park Day sticker! #bikeyourpark
www.bikeyourparkday.org


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RACKS FOR RENTALS
Finally we can stop duct taping our bikes to the roof of the rental car.
http://www.zipcar.com/yakima


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THE BESTY FESTY
For anyone cycling in the Blue Ridge Mountains this fall, we've got a fun weekend event for you with music, food, beverages, and all kinds of activities including bike rides and trail runs.
http://www.thefesty.com/the-festy-experience


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DUST OFF YOUR AUCTION PADDLE
For Adventure Cycling's 40th anniversary, Advocate Cycles has created two limited-edition bicycles--the Seldom Seen, a bikepacking-focused mountain bike, and the Sand County, a classic touring bike. Until September 26, you can bid on either one of these custom, limited-edition bikes! Grab more info and ogle the custom paint job, Adventure Cycling route map decals, and more at the link below.
https://www.adventurecycling.org/auction


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DEAR CANADA: WE'LL TRADE YOU FOR YOUR HEALTH CARE
Our neighbors to the north like our hiker-biker campground sites so much, they're petitioning for similar sites in their provincial and national parks. Canadian citizens can click on the link below to read and sign the petition.
https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-551


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66 AT 66
Edward is celebrating his 66th year the best way he can imagine--by riding Route 66.
https://bikethebike.wordpress.com


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WE'VE BEEN TOLD OUR SPANISH IS TERRIBLE
The Baja Divide bikepacking route is ready! Developed by bicycle adventurers Nicholas Carman and Lael Wilcox (who smashed the TransAm Race women's record this year, as well as winning overall), the Baja Divide is 1,700 miles of off-road Mexico goodness. Click on the link below for more details.
https://bajadivide.com
Check out the "Lael's Globe of Adventure" Women's Scholarship at the link below. Applications are due November 11.
https://bajadivide.com/scholarship/


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Until next time, click on http://ow.ly/ePo2304df1x for vicarious adventures in Iceland.

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