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Image for story Riding a bike is an interruption

Riding a bike is an interruption

Start slow - every mile you ride, you are interrupting: - childhood asthma - global warming - your future medical costs - traffic - wealth of gas company CEOs Keep on keeping on. See ... read more

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Image for story Enter to win a FREE Electric Bicycle for Biketober

Enter to win a FREE Electric Bicycle for Biketober

Win a Free Electric Bike Yes! This is your chance to win a free e-bike and take a Test Ride too! Stone Mountain Bike Company would like to get more people riding bikes for Biketober and beyond.... read more

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From Fat to Fit

Bought a good, inexpensive Trek in Dec. 2013. Was 255+ lbs and rising with borderline hypertension and assorted weight problems. Kept riding, and by August 2014, was able to make the 5 miles to wor... read more

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Image for story Growing Participation Among Colleagues

Growing Participation Among Colleagues

I have participated in Biketober in years past, and so have others from my workplace at AECOM. But I wanted to help make this the year with the highest participation yet for AECOM. Near the beginni... read more

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Image for story Thanks Biketober!

Thanks Biketober!

Temps in Atlanta were in the mid 90s this week. Without the challenge of already being committed to a team for Biketober, I would *not* be out riding until later in the fall. But I went out and had... read more

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Image for story Riding with Purpose

Riding with Purpose

I rode one of the first AIDS Vaccine rides benefiting the Emory Vaccine Center from Montreal, Canada to Portland, Maine in 2001 - on a mountain bike! It was my first century (100 miles) - and then ... read more

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Image for story Goal met- thanks Critical Mass!

Goal met- thanks Critical Mass!

Just met my goal of 50 miles for the month of October! I may not have met the goal if I didn't tough out the rain to ride in Critical Mass's October ride. If you haven't met your goal yet, don't gi... read more

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Encouraged Daphne from Global Growers

We went to Global Growers and our tour guide Daphne has 2 kids and is new to the area. I let her test Tracey's bike and my Douze (bakfiet) to help her see what even with 2 kids she can ditch the c... read more

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Rule 9

Rule 9 of Velominati's "The Rules" says, "If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period." Here's to all the badasses that were out riding in the rain, yesterday.

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Image for story Oct2

Oct2

Today’s biking

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Stories from around the world

Ride your bike while your car gets serviced!

I live in sacramento. We like the Davis dealer where we bought our car, so we take it there for servicing. When I take the car in, I always bring my bike. I drop the car off mid- to late morning, ... read more

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My story that might inspire bicycle enthusiasts:

In the small town of Pedalville, I lived as young boy. I was not like the other kids. I had a deep passion for bicycles. I loved everything about them - the way they moved, the freedom they offered... read more

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Image for story E-biking is not cheating!

E-biking is not cheating!

I recently went car free, which I've written about elsewhere on here. However, I've recently done some analysis of my ride data that showed up some interesting information. Firstly, a few facts: ... read more

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Image for story Coming up:  Group Outdoor Ride, Plenty River Trail

Coming up: Group Outdoor Ride, Plenty River Trail

Supercharge your Saturday and join the team from Watermarc Greensborough for a free Group Outdoor Ride. Kicking off at 9am and travelling along the picturesque Plenty River Trail. All riders wel... read more

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Image for story Park the Car and ride!

Park the Car and ride!

Pinedo-Cullera-Pinedo sprint

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Image for story JobRad

JobRad

It's such a great feeling when your new bike is finally delivered, you have it minted and you can enjoy your first ride. The process from ordering to delivery as JobRad via Ford worked great

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Image for story Bamburgh 100 sportive

Bamburgh 100 sportive

My first big ride, new to road cycling. Well I could have done another 100k, hence why I am doing the 100miler next april 2024. I ride with Team Manvers we worked together as a team in the be... read more

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LEJOG

I’m taking in Lands End to John O’Groats in August. Been on the bucket list for years so instead of talking about it after a few pints, I’ve knocked the talk on the head (but not the beers entirely... read more

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Image for story Regio Foodvalley stapt op de fiets!

Regio Foodvalley stapt op de fiets!

Slim, duurzaam en gezond werken en reizen. Zo maken we Regio Foodvalley voor iedereen bereikbaar. Regio Foodvalley ziet daarom graag zoveel mogelijk medewerkers op de fiets! Wil je meer inform... read more

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Not had a bike in years

After my dad passed away in 2007 I was very unfit. I was recommended to get a bike by a friend to help get fitter in 2008, i hadn't had a bike in over 25 years.... . I struggled to do 2-3 miles, t... read more

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Freedom

Everyday after work I look forward to an eleven mile ride. It calms me down after a day of work and a traffic filled commute. Give it a try, ride half way take a break then ride the second half. Af... read more

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It's Easier Than Parenting!

Come on everyone! Get out of the car and ride the bike. Aside from all the obvious reasons that riding a bike is better than driving a car, have you ever thought...Wow, this is easier than paren... read more

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MY BIG CHALLENGE

On 5th Aug 2023, I’ll be riding 1000 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats. I’ve been talking about it for years so I finally took the plunge, booked it and decided to try and raise some cash for L... read more

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Image for story 'Countryside Beauty' by Tender Leaf

"Countryside Beauty" by Tender Leaf

So we (the Sacramento TMA) worked with the Department of Water Resources (one of our members) to throw a bike repair event for employees in the Natural Resources Building today. During the 3 hour ... read more

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Image for story Quand le vélo t'éloigne du toubib!

Quand le vélo t'éloigne du toubib!

En 2017 débutait une aventure formidable!!! Durant ces 6 années, c'est plus de 27 000km parcourus (intérieur & extérieur combinés) et près de 1000 heures passées sur un vélo (merci Strava!), de... read more

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get active no reason not to

Hi my name is Liam Carter, I'm the founder of a group called ride your trike which was started when i got mad at drivers and overtime turned into a advocate group who loves seeing others complete t... read more

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Sunny days

Beautiful morning on the bike & look what I came across whilst cycling along the Railway track ❤️

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Image for story Changing up my lunch routing

Changing up my lunch routing

Working remotely has it pros and its cons. For my lunch hour, normally I make lunch and then sit in front of the TV (how great!) or on my phone while eating. With the weather warming up I wanted ... read more

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Image for story Colleagues power ⚡️

Colleagues power ⚡️

Connecting with activities. Lunch breaks spending with biking + lessons how to ride 😍 happy to help

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Image for story NPMTB club 7hr relay

NPMTB club 7hr relay

Despite foul weather to start, had an excellent day riding with a great group of ladies, taking turns riding the 4km course, encouraging and challenging eachother to go hard it give it our all for ... read more

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Coldest day

A bit chilly this morning, hard frost on everything. Even though my face was crying with the cold, the rest of me was toasty. I have a waterproof helmet cover and that really keeps my head warm,... read more

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Went to the gym with my h0e

Me and Ashley biked at the gym 👍🏻

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Image for story Interview met winnaar Henri!

Interview met winnaar Henri!

1. Wat is jouw beste tip voor mensen om vaker naar het werk te fietsen? Maak je fietsspullen (en evt een extra setje kleding) vast de avond van tevoren klaar. Je kunt dan 's ochtends lekker vroe... read more

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Image for story Banyule Community Health - Ride to Work Day Breakfast

Banyule Community Health - Ride to Work Day Breakfast

Calling all staff members of Banyule Community Health! Join the ride from Darebin Parklands on Thurs 19 October and have a free breakfast at Cafe Alamein. Log your rides to support BCH on t... read more

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Image for story ELC Bike User Group led ride number 1 - World Car Free Day

ELC Bike User Group led ride number 1 - World Car Free Day

As part of Cycle September, on World Car Free Day the newly formed ELC Bike Users Group logged its first group ride. Riders took the chance to use one of our county's best cycle routes - the Haddin... read more

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Image for story Fietsvragen aan Arjen Droog, CEO Regio Foodvalley

Fietsvragen aan Arjen Droog, CEO Regio Foodvalley

Tijdens de Fiets naar je werk week stond ons promo team in Ede, samen met mobiele fietsenmaker Marco. Arjen Droog kwam langs en we mochten hem een paar vragen stellen! Lees je mee? - Hoe vaak fi... read more

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Cycling in Shetland

I have cycled all my life and cycling in winter with the wind can be challenging here in Shetland and that's why I have an ebike. I retired nine years ago and now have time to go out for trips. I d... read more

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Image for story Exploring Cornwall

Exploring Cornwall

What better way to spend a sunny afternoon in Cornwall than hopping onto the bike and getting out to the coast? Love this County almost as much as my bikes!!

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Image for story Great to be back helping others enjoy riding their bikes

Great to be back helping others enjoy riding their bikes

Changing jobs lead to not being able to lead rides anymore, but I'm trying to make time and still want to help others get out and cycle. Happy miles all round .

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Image for story Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun

Just over 31 miles today & I even got my partner in crime to join me… When the sun is shining it would be rude not to.. Cheers 🥂

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Because the Umpire Rides to the Game...

Our family are avid cyclists. My wife and I honeymooned by bicycle. We take family cycle-trips. We are also fans - and players - of Baseball. We regularly Cycle for three baseball reasons. ... read more

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eurovelo 1 here i come

Well where to begin, border book store and i spy a touring book, eurovelo 1 it looks great, so dust of my touring bike (steel frame) some new tyres and splash of oil on the chain and let the adven... read more

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Give It A Go!

I have always found being able to bicycle places a huge relief when transportation issues become present, and Sacramento is a decent region to bike in. I've always loved just riding!!! When I can g... read more

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Image for story Wine County Ride May 6

Wine County Ride May 6

It was a dreadful morning, but 2,000 riders showed up for the Wine Country ride, leaving from Santa Rosa. I purchased a space from a rider who could no longer participate. It was in the 40's th... read more

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Team Meeting!

Today we got 21/24 of our team to commute to our all-team meeting by bike!

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lets ride

in 2017 i quaified as a british cycling ride leader and have had the pleasure of helping many people who are new to cycling or lacking confidence to enjoy getting out on their bikes, my favourite b... read more

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Image for story One man. One leg. Many rides to peace of mind.

One man. One leg. Many rides to peace of mind.

I will be thirteen years sober in June of this year. And for the past three years - I've acknowledged my recovery 'birthday' by setting myself a challenge on my bike. My love for road cycling be... read more

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Image for story Spring in Central California

Spring in Central California

Yesterday, three friends and I rode 40 miles out to Millerton Lake. The recent/unusual rain covered the green hillsides with tiny whites,lupine, poppies, wild onions and golden fiddleneck.

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900kms in 9 months

My daughter started school last year. We live about 1.5km away from school. So for me, especially being from Dutch descend, it comes naturally to bike to work and drop Ana off at school on the way.... read more

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Bike bros

Every morning my work mate and I cross paths along the avenue. We always give each other a cheery "Hello" which I'm sure you'll agree is a lovely way to start your day :)

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