Bike Bits Vol. 21, No. 9, May 1, 2019Having trouble reading this email? Click here. 

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This is the 450th issue of Bike Bits, Adventure Cycling’s twice-monthly bicycle bulletin. Bike Bits is delivered to you, and 69,430 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.  
“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
Rumi
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Going Up the (High) Country
Adventure Cycling’s newest route, the 1,200-mile Arkansas High Country Route, launches today. Slap on some bigger tires (at least 37mm!), load up, and head out on this mixed-surface ride through the Natural State. 
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A Lover of Wales
Walter MacGregor Robinson, who went by the pen name “Wayfarer,” was one of the pioneers of rough stuff cycling. Read his original account of the historic crossing of the Berwyn Mountains in 1919. 
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Un Oedd Yn Caru Cymru
Celebrating the Wayfarer Pass crossing of 1919. 
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Kicking off the USBRS
Thanks to Adventure Cycling members, there’s at least one U.S. Bicycle Route in 26 states! Let’s kick off National Bike Month by getting a route in every state. 
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Spokes for STEM
This summer, eight MIT students will demonstrate activism and athleticism by riding from Washington, DC, to San Francisco to teach science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workshops in rural communities. The team, called Spokes, hopes to inspire the next generation of students in STEM through engaging, hands-on workshops. 
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Adventures in Kyrgyzstan
Riding the Silk Road before it becomes a superhighway.
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Snacks for the Great Divide
Need a tasty, energizing bar for your adventures this summer, but can’t find anything in Julia Child’s cookbook? Check out this recipe. 
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MTB Grit
Empowering girls through mountain biking. 
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Hip to Camp
A nonprofit organization is using data to make finding campsites easier for everyone. 
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Until next time, click here for vicarious adventures across Turkey.

Vicarious adventures across Turkey

Illustrations by Greg Siple

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