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Image for story Biking to Work in Houston's Energy Corridor

Biking to Work in Houston's Energy Corridor

Rush hour traffic around the Energy Corridor isn't much fun, but there is a solution! A lot of the destinations can be reached by bike. A few years back, the Energy Corridor District compiled ro... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story 18 Years of Commuting in Houston

18 Years of Commuting in Houston

I’ve been commuting to work primarily by bicycle since 2005. Currently I drive my daughter to school and park the car, using my bike to get from there to work. I often run errands and pick up groc... read more

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Stories from around the world

Run off the Pioneer Trail

 At 8:15 this morning, Sunday 6/4 riding on the Pioneer Trail just passing the Coral Creek Golf Club heading North towards Rotunda. I encountered a large bike group that was riding South on the Pio... read more

Topic: Other

Image for story Slimbridge to Thornbury

Slimbridge to Thornbury

A favourite cycle route. Smooth, quiet lanes in the countryside. Free carpark at Slimbridge then swap the car for the bike. Good day out.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

Cycling To Work

I cycle to and from work every day Monday to Friday without fail unless if I have a problem with m bike and it needs a repair. The cycle to work involves a lovely cycle route along Morecambe Prom t... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

Sunday ride

Thought we'd give our bikes a ride out into the countryside but needed a destination - we decided upon the Hot Numbers Roastery near Shepreth. The ride was lovely with respectful car drivers and fr... read more

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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 .

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Spending time together

Spending time together

Grateful to get out to ride with my daughter around the neighborhood. It’s rare we spend quality time together these days because she is so busy with school and extra curricular activities. So wond... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story Redwoods, Rotorua - Big day out

Redwoods, Rotorua - Big day out

Fifteen of us in our family, including our daughters, their partners and our grandchildren, so coordinating a big day out took a bit or organising. Thankfully we got nice weather, took picnic food ... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

I'm hole again! Tour de Donut fun!

I had so much fun riding the Tour de Donut again last weekend. Got to reconnect with riding buddies I haven't seen since last fall, get some pedalling in, and eat lots of donuts. I'm the one with t... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Revenir sur la voie de la santé

Je me suis fais opérer pour un genou en Janvier. J’avais juste hâte de monter sur mon vélo. Il a fallu attendre qu’on mon genou pli à 80 degrés. Le 2 avril je débutait le vélo tranquillement. C’est... read more

Topic: Other

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To help me

I ride to help with my mental health as I have struggled with it all for as long as I can remember.. which then was made worse by covid, losing a friend, my husband health battle and nearly losing ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story DĂ©couvrir ma nouvelle vi(ll)e autrement

DĂ©couvrir ma nouvelle vi(ll)e autrement

A Montréal depuis moins d'un an, j'avais pris l'habitude de visiter la ville à l'aide de Tiktok et à ses bons coups : les adresses les plus cultes, les vues panoramiques les plus "instagrammable", ... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story There's Nothing Like an Ocean View

There's Nothing Like an Ocean View

When you live near the ocean and can ride on the beach there is just nothing more relaxing. The time and miles slip away as the sounds of the waves on the shore encourage you to just keep pedaling.... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Grande traversée des liens Qc>Lévis avec enfants 6 et 8 ans

Grande traversée des liens Qc>Lévis avec enfants 6 et 8 ans

Limoilou > Traversier vers Lévis > Pont de Québec > Promenade Champlain ­> Limoilou (maison) : par un beau dimanche (14 mai), ma petite famille a fait la grande traversée, ponctuée d'ar... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story A different place to work & ride

A different place to work & ride

I worked out the train stops nearest. Checked my sat nav & alternatives. Asked my boss where my bike could be stored safely. My clothing I could both cycle & wear at work. Challenge was on ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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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 🥂

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Community cycle ride

The sun was shining on Saturday in Peterborough which was perfect for this led cycle ride. Peterborough City Council arranged for Eric from Sustrans to lead the ride from the city centre to Nene Pa... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Patrouille policière à Vélo !

Patrouille policière à Vélo !

Pour la troisième année consécutive, en tant que policier communautaire, je fais du vélo. Au départ comme but de faire de la prévention et de la visibilité sur le réseau cyclable, j'ai rapideme... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story De Fiets naar je werk week is van start!

De Fiets naar je werk week is van start!

Van 22-29 mei organiseren wij de Fiets naar je werk week! Met elke woon-werk rit die je registreert maak je kans op een Weekendje Weg! Fiets je met ons mee? đź’° Bespaar geld - breng je vervoerskos... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Ride for fun

Today is nice cool day to ride your bike with my son in the back

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story Riding through nature

Riding through nature

This put a big smile on the face during my morning ride the other day. A doe crossed the road in front of me, and as I approached the crossing I noticed two fawns had ducted low in the grass waitin... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story The long way round.

The long way round.

Now that the weather has improved somewhat I have taken back to two wheels for my commute. To say that the quickest route is a little (boring, congested, dangerous. Pick one or all three) would be ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Biking Helped Save my Life

Biking Helped Save my Life

After I was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps I was lost. Like many service members that experienced the horrors of war I was suffering from depression, PTSD, and a general sense that I di... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Flat fixing

Taught my 12 year old and 9 year olds how to fix a flat tire on their bikes so they can do it themselves if I’m busy or not around.

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story Evaluating the month of cycling

Evaluating the month of cycling

I had only planned to ride my bike a few miles throughout the month, but when the weather improved, I was able to travel farther. Evening rides have helped me feel better overall by relieving some ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

Image for story 5000 miles cycled!

5000 miles cycled!

🚴 Go me! I’ve cycled the length of Africa! 🚴 A few years ago I got myself an E-bike for my work commute, to do my bit for the planet 🌍 With what I saved on parking the bike had paid for itself i... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Retour aux sources

Retour aux sources

Bonjour,je me suis fait remplacer la hanche droite à l'automne 2022 ça fesait presque 2ans que je ne pouvais enfourcher mon vélo,je me suis remis en forme en prenant des bonnes marches avec l'inte... read more

Topic: Other

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Fun Neighborhood Ride with Kids

It's been a fun challenge this May which has helped me engage in the fun neighborhood rides with my kids. They are excited about it, so that's a huge win. I'm hoping that it will continue once the ... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Gewoon omdat het kan ....

1e x op Texel ..... Mooi eiland, hond is meer dan welkom. Waterbak voor de hond werd gebracht op diverse locaties, fijn gevoel. Ook zeker een fiets eiland, veel toeristen, wind ploegers, zand ha... read more

Topic: Other

Challenging the Pavement

First time riding on pavement coming from MTB. I'd say its quite more dangerous.

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Ca fesait 2 ans

Ça fesait 2 ans que je n'avais pas fait de vélo pour aller a la job. J'ai fait une mise au point de mon vélo de ville et j'y suis aller et revenu et j'ai vraimentt bien dormi cette nuit la!

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story Into the future

Into the future

Riding to work is one of the best moments of my day. I often add an extra mile to ride out onto the Santa Cruz wharf and listen to the sea lions bark, and look out over the Monterey Bay. When i... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Riding to School

Its a bit far to Ride to work, but as part of the bike month challenge, when i work from home i take the kids into school on their bikes. My son has been really motivated by the challenge and logg... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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I love my bike

I moved to Cambridge over ten years ago. The thing I love about Cambridge is I can cycle everywhere. It's funny when I have to walk and it seems to take forever especially on the routes that I usua... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Mois de MAI

Mois de MAI

Depuis maintenant 3 ans je m'inscris au défit du moi de MAI et pour moi c'est une grande source de motivation, je me surpasse à chaque année, je veux absolument réussir et plus je pédale plus j'ai ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Early help hub ride to our conversation conference!

Today the early help hub attended the our conversation conference. It was decided that we would commute as a group, which was an thoroughly enjoyable and team building experience! Both experienced ... read more

Topic: Other

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À vélo ou à pied!

J'ai 2 options: à vélo ou à pied. Pour aller au travail c'est à vélo. Un v.lo croche en hiver, un plus roulant en été. Et lorsqu'il y a grosse tempête de neige? et bien c'est à pied que j'y vais... read more

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Image for story 75 km and Bike + Rider = 127 years

75 km and Bike + Rider = 127 years

This year I'm upping my game and putting myself outside my comfort zone. I'm not going to climb Monte Zoncolan or Alpe d'Huez but I am going to ride more organised rides instead of just heading out... read more

Topic: Other

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ontspannen en je hoofd leeg maken ten tijde van corona

na werk eerste dag van coronapandemie gelijk gaan fietsen om me hoofd leeg te maken en niet teveel denken over wat er in ziekenhuis werkplek gebeurt en alles van je af zetten en geen werk mee naar ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Sunny Sunday

Sunny Sunday

We had a beautiful sunny day yesterday here in Gloucester so my husband, daughter and I rode along the canal out to Wholly Gelato for an icecream. A really beautiful 25 mile ride in total, a comple... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story Where am I?

Where am I?

My brother & sister moved to the UK sometime ago so I play this game when I am out on my bike…I take photos of places I pass & then send it to them asking Where am I? It’s so much fun waiti... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Aaargh!

Been cycling to and from work for about 4 weeks now! Please tell me the thigh muscle pain eases? I mean geez! Ha ha

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Bruges-Amsterdam

Bruges-Amsterdam

Faire l'expérience d'un circuit vélo-bateau c'est une belle aventure. Ni le vent ni la pluie ne nous ont empêché d'apprécier ce parcours aux paysages fabuleux. Le groupe était sympathique et nous... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Beautiful Jersey

Beautiful Jersey

If you haven’t already paid Jersey a visit you must put it on your places to go list… Lots of beautiful scenery & country lanes to explore…beaches & pubs!! Todays ride 25 miles according ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Bruges / Amsterdam

Bruges / Amsterdam

Voyage à vélo entre Bruges et Amsterdam en 7 jours. Défi relevé! Très fière de cette expérience unique!

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Out of the Rut

Instead of just going straight down La Rivera Blvd this morning, I jumped up over the levee to see the American River and use the bike trail. It took a few extra miles, some added minutes and drops... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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