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North Western cycle track

The North Western cycle track is a really nice ride and the track is getting some upgrades at the city end. If you haven't ridden it, please come and ride. There is a nice loop from the city out ... read more

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Image for story Biking is better, even in -50C

Biking is better, even in -50C

I have ridden a bike as my primary mode of transport since 1989, doing my Master's degree. I owned a car briefly for one year in 1995-96, and had bought a house outside of the city so I could be i... read more

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Image for story What a great way to start and end my work day.

What a great way to start and end my work day.

I decided to treat myself to an ebike 2 years ago. My thinking was if I commuted one day a week to work it would take one car off the road. I have been commuting to work at least 4 days a week this... read more

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Image for story Contagious commuting

Contagious commuting

We bought my son a good second-hand bike when he got to intermediate so he could independently cycle the 4km to school each day; no worries if we're working and can't do drop-off or pick-up. I lik... read more

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Beaut peddle home this evening

A bit of a later ride home tonight. Kind of nice hearing the birds chirp next to the car engines while stoped at the lights :)

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Upgrade to the path

This morning was pleased to note the little upgrade to North-Western cycleway on St Luke's part. Crossing was leveled up to the path and made everyone's cycling as smooth as possible. Well done to... read more

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Auckland Cycleways

Last month I learnt that I could cycle all the way from Hillsborough to City using all cyclepaths. Auckland was awesome before, but now it has reached the next level. Thanks for the Cycleways Auckl... read more

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My morning luge ride to work #MoveMonday

My favourite part about riding to work in the morning, is going down the Grafton Gully cycle way. Zooming around the corner, no cars in sight, the smell of the native bush and feeling the temperatu... read more

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New country, new job, new bike route

I just moved to NZ on 1 January, and brought my bike with me so that I would have transportation while I was looking for houses, cars, and the rest of the things that life requires. I intentionally... read more

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Glass

Ok, this time I stopped to pick up all the broken glass. I had ridden through it once, and, in a act of self preservation, thought it best to remove the "worst" of it. 5mins later, a cyclist stop... read more

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Engaging with my neighbourhood

Getting back on the bike again for the commute to work is such a great experience, I'll tell you why. In the car there is so much that takes over the senses and it is a battle, on the bike and th... read more

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Image for story That zen feeling

That zen feeling

I've been riding an ebike to work for a few years, and decided to train for a race and so ride my road bike more. It was hard at first, adapting to doing all the work myself. Having gotten over tha... read more

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Image for story East Auckland Car Free

East Auckland Car Free

We moved to East Auckland in March of 2021 and decided to challenge ourselves to living car-free. Commuting on a regular bike in and out of the city is still faster than sitting in traffic, and kee... read more

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Image for story Buy another bike

Buy another bike

Saw a person ride up to the bus stop, fold up their bike, jump on and disappear in under half a minute. I've now got a folding bike too, lovely blue colour, so I drive across the bridge, unfold th... read more

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Image for story Love working for a company that accommodates cycling to work!

Love working for a company that accommodates cycling to work!

Dedicated bike parking in the office + shower facilities are awesome benefits of my job <3

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Across the Finish Line

After doing a couple of longer rides for me (>30km) I decided it was time to bike from my home town of Waimauku to work in the Auckland Viaduct area. I set out around 6:40am and had a good ri... read more

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Panmure traffic

Great start to the bike challenge by avoiding a 30min queue caused by roadworks in Panmure today

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Image for story The Race is On!

The Race is On!

Awesome to see so many people on bikes despite the heat! Brings out a bit of my competitive spirit to keep up with the road bikers!

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First day back at Kindy

My 3 year old got her first bike for Christmas and managed to crack riding it in the holidays. Today was the first day back at Kindy and she rode it all the way there. I jogged alongside and got so... read more

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how fast can you go

I managed to get up to 51k/hr down parnell rise this morning. Such good way to start the day #MoveMonday

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Image for story Bike along the Tamaki Drive waterfront

Bike along the Tamaki Drive waterfront

Well, okay, so it't Feb! The challenge has been accepted and I'm on my bike! Up and out early this morning 6.10am so that I could bike and enjoy the scenery along the beach lined waterfront from ... read more

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Image for story Waiheke connection

Waiheke connection

Daily I make the commute from Waiheke to Half moon bay and then on to East Tamaki. Come rain or shine my commute takes me past some of the most spectacular scenery in Auckland. On a daily basis my ... read more

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Just Do It

I am an older lady, I suppose and couple of years ago I was diagnosed with the lung disease with a capacity of a 91 yr old!! consequently I have 55% lung capacity compared to the normal person. M... read more

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Ochtendrit

Mijn ochtendrit naar kantoor

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Sous la pluie

Même quand il pleut, la ride de vélo est extraordinaire! Au printemps, le petit vert des feuilles ressort de la grisaille. Les oiseaux sont actifs, les odeurs terreuses. Il n’y a pas de mauvai... read more

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Image for story Would be higher but Covid

Would be higher but Covid

Just noticed I have passed 3000 miles but Covid has put a dent in it as I use it for work. 😁

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Image for story Featured in the Commute Seattle Campaign

Featured in the Commute Seattle Campaign

Meet Jessica Levine, a middle school science teacher who commutes by bike from the Central District to Ravenna. Jessica's commute story ties her love for experiencing the city to her passion for pr... read more

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Image for story Old bike to work

Old bike to work

Since it was a nice day decided to take my first bike I bought 38 years ago for a run into work 😁 modified a bit but don't have safe roads to open up on 😭 lovely ride in hardly any people or best o... read more

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Image for story Avoiding Traffic Not Just About Safety

Avoiding Traffic Not Just About Safety

Extending the commute to avoid traffic allows for some half way decent views along the river. Spending 9 miles on a multi-use path while commuting in the morning is also great preparation for the day.

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Image for story Riding to Work

Riding to Work

I bought a 2017 Kona Ute cargo bicycle brand new off the show room floor in 2017. I have logged 1,000s of miles on it for work, groceries, my gear for work and running errands around town. It has b... read more

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Back to the office

Yesterday the 10th of March 22 was more or less my first day back commuting albeit one day a fortnight. I would normally drive 60 miles to work but precovid I split the journey up by parking at Bir... read more

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These gas prices!

Highly motivated to bike more with the price of petrol getting out of control. I'm considering much longer trips and adding a trailer too.

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Image for story Getting back after a crash

Getting back after a crash

31st August last year riding to work I was in a bit of a day dream and I remember thinking how much I was enjoying my commute. Next minute I was sliding down the footpath on my face as I had hit a... read more

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Centaurus Road/Barrington Street/Whiteleigh Ave

This commute is usually pretty busy as going in peak hours. Centaurus Road is usually fine in the morning and Barrington Street can be busy leading up to the Milton Street junction. If going close ... read more

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Scared by my own shadow!!

What a weird sensation, riding in the early morning , just before dawn and I sensed something passing me on the inside line. WTF was that? Nothing , just my shadow passing me due to weird lighting ... read more

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Fresh route

Made a happy discovery today, I can cycle almost entirely from my house to university by canal! Can't wait until the canals become a focal point in my city so paths can be improved for all users.

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How I started biking more seriously

How I started biking was due to drink driving and lost my licence but I still needed to get to and from work when most of you were sleeping. Brought a ten speed and then did some short rides before... read more

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My bike made me realize…

I went to 2 meetings and the gym by bike and realized the commute for all 3 events combined was a little over a mile from my house and a total of 10 minutes. Faster than walking, no looking for par... read more

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Always Something New to See

Yesterday I dropped my car off to be serviced and got to ride to work from a different direction. I found myself on a street in Redding that I had never been on, in my all of my 23 of living here.... read more

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Better than a Sunday

Bank holiday ride into work brillant, people and cars very few. Great to be able to hear bird song, just missed the rain. Enjoy your bike ride today were ever you are.

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Image for story YES IT IS ABOUT THE BIKE!!! (it couldn't be ME)

YES IT IS ABOUT THE BIKE!!! (it couldn't be ME)

Finished, done, no more, screw this…. I quit! Tired, disgusted, done. Happened this morning. Wasn’t feeling good and riding the struggle bus. SO? I decided ENOUGH! The heck with goals and disciplin... read more

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Commuting bliss

Every time I ride to work down St Claude I feel so happy for the bike lane...... and the ride home through the quarter feels like a little vacation. Thank you so much Bike Easy Challenge for he... read more

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Image for story 1000 mile’s commuting

1000 mile’s commuting

I thought for ages about if I could cycle to work and what route to take then finally I built up the courage to give it a go. 3 bikes (wrong size/ broke/ still going) and 4 years latter I’m stil... read more

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Image for story All this on my doorstep

All this on my doorstep

My commute to work isn't far, just 3.5 miles. Why would I ever use the car when its only that far, come to think of it, why would I ever use my car at all? - especially when I have all of this on m... read more

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Establishing good habits

I know its better than the subway, I know its more invigorating than the car, I know I dont regret my decision once I get going, but it can be such a challenge to get over myself and make the bike ... read more

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Image for story Cycling to work in Bracknell

Cycling to work in Bracknell

Hi my name’s Phil, right up front I’ll admit I work at Bracknell Forest Council and my remit is encouraging more sustainable journeys around our borough. I want to highlight some of the work we... read more

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Responsibility

When I got hit by a Lanscaping van last week the driver and passenger accepted responsibility for driving through the roundabout and hitting me, instead of trying to blame me.

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There is a light breeze

Not to bad a ride in today and not to much debris, still cleared away the cobwebs. Might be a different story going home, looking at the weather one soggy cyclist.

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Image for story Disadvantaged? Never.

Disadvantaged? Never.

Im a 45 yr old non driver. I realised early on driving wasnt for me and that the world was a far safer place with me not behind the wheel of a vehicle. So i cycle and run n walk. Ive never felt d... read more

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Don’t forget to thank your Council!

I used the long weekend, with some help from Twitter people, to try and work out a commuter cycle route 25km to work that is mostly in cycle lanes (separated as much as possible) and avoids the rou... read more

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