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Image for story My Biketober Holiday Prize!

My Biketober Holiday Prize!

I have taken part on the Biketober Challenge for several years now in the Wollongong City Council Team. It's a great way to ditch the car, save some money on petrol, tone up the leg muscles, get... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Dunwich Dynamo (1st July 2023) by Tandem

Dunwich Dynamo (1st July 2023) by Tandem

I think that it was at Needham Lakes that I hit my nadir. We had pulled up abruptly on the beast (a Dawes Galaxy Twin Tandem that had been a successful drunken ebay bid a few years ago) and I’d lef... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Food Delivery Riders

I find them tedious, and don't class their e-bike/small moped riders as cyclists. They ride on the pavements, firing through red lights and generally just giving all cyclists a bad name and therefo... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story I never expected to be a 'cyclist'

I never expected to be a "cyclist"

I live in a two person, one cat, zero car household. While I have long had the goal that I want to live my life without relying on a car to move in a city, I always expected that goal would be sati... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Last day of Biketober

Last day of Biketober

I have had a wonderful month exploring on my bike during Biketober. Took this photo today in a local Melbourne park on a beautiful day which is also the last day of this wonderful event/challenge.

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Free facial !

"Good cycling weather" the family said. "Best day of the week" they said "Go for it" they said So I did. Got to the bottom of my steep hill and it rained.....hmmmm! Cycled along the Avenue a... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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A car crash led me to all-weather cycling!

During the deepest days of COVID lockdowns, my car was dramatically written off by another car, during the 3km drive to Karkarook Park. Second-hand car prices were very high, so I waited - using my... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Downhill and fast

Downhill and fast

Ballarat has many hills (not my favourite thing to climb) BUT - I always enjoy the downhill. Does not matter which hill as long as the trip down is enjoyable. Fisken rd Gear ave SE... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Went to the gym with my h0e

Me and Ashley biked at the gym 👍🏻

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Wet weather

Had always purchased expensive wet weather gear. Had an epiphany when I got a $126 hi viz from NZ safety. Have never stayed so dry! It may be ugly, but they can see me!

Topic: My commute by bike

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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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Getting back into it

When Covid struck I lost my need, and likely desire, to ride to work. I therefore did not ride for several years. Post Covid I found I had developed an issue with my knee and thought exercise was d... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Retiring the Car, Embracing the E-Bike

Back in April, my car developed a fault for which I couldn't find any spare parts. In addition, there were other issues, mostly not fixed due to parts unavailability. After a few months of trying... read more

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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Need a Bike

We used to have 3 Bike for our family, but during hurricane Harvey, we lost everything due to flooding. I am still looking for a used one. If someone like to sell a used bike with affordable price,... read more

Topic: Other

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WOW Gals 10 yr. History

We started our all womens cycling club because, quite frankly, it's a lot of fun! We've riden all around Northern CA an are based out of Elk Grove, CA. We've met amazing people along our rides, s... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Park the Car and ride!

Park the Car and ride!

Pinedo-Cullera-Pinedo sprint

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Riding for a better life

Riding for a better life

As a type 1 diabetic it always has its challenges riding helps me clear my mind and keep me active One of my best memory riding was my own son not letting me win a race

Topic: Other

Image for story Steep stairs no longer a barrier to riding.

Steep stairs no longer a barrier to riding.

At around 74, I got back on my bike and found my office-sitting career that I started in my 50's meant I could no longer safely balance on a bike or my old 2-wheel recumbent. On & off I spe... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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It's been over 30 years

At 62, I just bought a bike and I'm wondering WHY it took me so long. Honestly, it's been since high school when I rode daily so I'm still getting used to the feeling but I love it! Aside from a co... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Be the Change & Inspiration

Today was a highlight of my rides though an instructor(ride to university)said that they were also planning on purchasing an ebike because of my riding everyday & cause I say it's so much fun! ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Fight Kids Cancer - Great Cycle Challenge

Fight Kids Cancer - Great Cycle Challenge

This will be my tenth year riding the Great Cycle Challenge to raise money to fight kids cancer. Having seen my lifelong friends daughter die from cancer at 10 years old I like to keep her legacy ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Winning a cycle safety award

Winning a cycle safety award

I was 12 when I won a local cycling award for safety. I went on to attend a regional competition in Fleetwood. I have enjoyed cycling since my tricycle, small wheeled bike, tracker bit like a Chop... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story 1000 miles before end of year completed.

1000 miles before end of year completed.

So happy to complete my goal before December. I'm not stopping though gotta keep them legs working right through winter hopefully. New year and a new goal to come.

Topic: Other

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Image for story Neigh bad

Neigh bad

My noble steed having a well-earned rest at the half-way point of a longish day ride in glorious autumn weather.

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story How do like them apples?

How do like them apples?

Anyone else have a mental map of good places to forage on their routes? I loaded up with some cute little windfall apples today :-)

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Car-free in Houston

Car-free in Houston

I remember plotting my move to Houston, from Detroit, and wondering if I could live there sans automobile. After researching, including looking at walkable neighborhoods, bike & bus routes, and... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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What It Takes to Get Those Day Miles

I’m trying to bicycle every day in October, as part of the BikeTober competition. On Saturday, I was not near mystreet bike. Stepped into a bike shop and asked about their rental policy, which was... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Happy Cycling

Imagine the open road ahead of you, the wind in your hair, and the gentle whir of your bicycle's wheels. There's a certain freedom that comes with passonly riding a bicycle. It's just you, your bik... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story commute fro Yarra Valley

commute fro Yarra Valley

Up at 5am has its rewards. My commute to Lilydale includes about half of the Warburton Rail Trail. To get to the trail involves a climb to Killara Hill. From the Winery gates I often watch sunrise ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Over 40 years!

My husband and I bought ourselves some e-bikes in August after spending some time in France on e-bikes with my brother and his wife. Absolutely loving it! I am 61 and hubby turns 60 in January. T... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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60 by 60

I do not consider myself to be particularly fit, I have arthritis in one knee and allergic asthma (tough to cycle when the pollen is blowing on my face ) So if you see wobbly cyclist, wheezing a... read more

Topic: Other

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rain and bad traffic

Today was a perfect cycle commute. It looked like rain but it didn't happen. The traffic was appalling, with new added roadworks, and extra traffic lights on St. Denys rd. I like best, the days... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Willow Watering Hole

Willow Watering Hole

Willow Watering Hole is an amazing outdoor public space that encompasses wildlife and hiking and biking trails in Southwest Houston in Westbury.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Riding down to the Harbour

Russell and I went down Harbour road which is a road in between the two area of a Golf Course in Motueka. We then went down a bike track beside the sea to bike past the Saltwater baths and down to... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Reporting the bike path being *stolen*...

Reporting the bike path being *stolen*...

Someone is stealing route 61, a brick at a time! (reported to CEC) Don’t fall into the hole as this will no doubt result in you being zapped to an alternate universe ;-)

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Twende Butiama Social Ride

Twende Butiama Social Ride

I am challenging myself to do something really hard. I am cycling for about 1,500 KM with a group of other cyclists in Tanzania and neighbouring countries; today we rode 190 km. Yesterday, 187 km... read more

Topic: Other

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I bike for transportation

I often talk with other bike riders and we've all decided that folks fall into one of two categories: those who bike for leisure (ie Saturday mornings on the Silver Comet Trail) and those who bike ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Cycle September

Cycle September

That's a wrap on Cycle September!! I've been tracking my cycling for a month now with Love to Ride and I am pretty flabbergasted at the results... I managed to smash my goal of 230 miles this mo... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Riding all the Rail Trails in Victoria

Riding all the Rail Trails in Victoria

This year I set my self a challenge that I felt would stretch my riding at the same time as getting me out and about around the state. My challenge was to ride all the Rail Trails in Victoria in 12... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story A Cyclist

A Cyclist

A Cyclist Many ask, why a cyclist, We are the canniest, A non polluting escapist, Searching freedom, being an adventurist, With time on our side, life is at its finest, Our min... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Atlanta Streets Alive

First ride with my Grandson on my father's day gift "The Rocket" is the Blast Peachtree street closed to car but open to bike and walking. Daughter and youngest grandson walked along. Perfect Sund... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story Squirrel attack

Squirrel attack

A couple of weeks back I had cycled somewhere for open water swim training and left my post-workout food in my pannier ready to grab. Mistake! Upon exiting the water I found the internal mesh pock... read more

Topic: Other

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