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Riding and photography

Having an iPhone with a good camera allows me to capture events on rides, as my Nikon is a bit bulky. Early morning rides to catch the dawn, or catch the fog, or whatever catches my eye. Cruising... read more

Topic: Other

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Time well spent

My kids don't ride their bikes very often, so I created a plan to ride with them at least once a week and they love it. We try out local parks or just ride to the closest playground. It's been a g... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

Enjoying the great outdoors

I just discovered Ebikes and it got me excited to ride again. I also live near a greenway that has a path connecting it to my neighborhood. We now have 3 generations riding!

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story Rail~Volution Throwback Thursday

Rail~Volution Throwback Thursday

Rail~volution (now MPact!) brought a group of conference attendees from Miami to West Palm Beach on the Brightline, our local higher speed train. A strong group of local leaders all brought togethe... read more

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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Fun Time with the Family on the Seminole Trail

One of the main purchasing points of my home is that we are but a stone's throw away from the beautiful Seminole County Bike Trail! Each morning I hop on my new bike and get on the trail to "open" ... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Riding My Bike in Key West

Riding a bike in cities where parking is limited or difficult to find most of the time can be the best solution to still enjoy the outdoors while getting good exercise. I brought my bike to Key Wes... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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E-Bike or bust!

Remember riding down a big hill as a kid... Wasn't that the best feeling? Well with an E-Bike, it's like riding down hill the entire time! If you decide to make the transition, I would ask tha... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Thoughts on Bike to Work Days

Thoughts on Bike to Work Days

During Florida Bicycle Month (March) this year, I had the opportunity to work on – and ride in – two bike to work events. I have participated in Orlando’s in years past, but helping to plan has me ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Pelicans At Lake Morton

Pelicans At Lake Morton

The vacationing Pelicans at Lake Morton in Lakeland Florida are getting ready to leave their winter home and migrate back to their breeding habitat. They will be back in late November.

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Today 2/10/22

Today 2/10/22

I set out to meet my new bike riding buddies in their city today. It was a cold morning (50 in SWFL) but we did it. 27 miles of new trails and roads! I said goodbye at my car and loaded my bike in... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Coral Creek

Crossed this wonderful site on Coral Creek tonight!

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Biking is liberating!

Biking is liberating!

You ride your bike and basically forget about everything else. It is an opportunity to be present and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Riding my bike at the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park just op... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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My son and daughter

My daughter and son are 9 years diferentes the best way I found to spare healthy time with them is biking 🚴‍♀️. Good conversation, different interests for each one but a common bike

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Kudos to those who road in today (Monday morning)

Brisk day to be out! After about 5 minutes or so, my body acclimated to the chilled temperatures, beautiful day. Hope you all too can find joy in riding in this weather! Be well

Topic: My commute by bike

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Sons friend from school

Took my son (13) and a friend from his from school for a ride around a nice local route today, at their request! It is only 4.someodd miles long, and we managed 3 laps. Not to bad for his friend wh... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Never Thought Possible

I never thought I’d be able to ride in a race. After a lot of hard work, training and dedication I won overall female in my first ever race. You never know what you’re capable of until you try. #... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story ❤️ Lake Routes

❤️ Lake Routes

Love the scenic and peaceful views along one of my routes. It’s one of the reasons I ride. #MobilityWeekFL

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Bike with your kids! You’ll achieve more than you think.

Bike with your kids! You’ll achieve more than you think.

Multitasking: A mother’s best friend. There aren’t a lot of activities that my whole family can do together. Biking though allows me to get a workout for myself, pick my kids up from school, and th... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Hemi

I have a Dalmatian, Hemi. He is a show dog but mostly he is my boy. Every day when I come home from work we go for a ride/run We love it. We are working on another challenge from the Dalmatian ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Pirate fest

A nice ride from Delray to Boynton to partake in the festivals.

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Halloween Ride

Went of for an evening ride on Halloween, my first time doing that (kids not into trick or treating anymore.) and it was cool to see all the kids and families out. There is a congregation point on... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Never is late to start

Never is late to start

See picture he was me 8 month ago . Almost 300 pounds , I could not breathe well ether sleep . I woke up with all my body pain , at 9 am feel like never sleep. But biking 🚴‍♂️ gave me a new oportun... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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My son

Some time is difficult move away my son from computer. Finally I did it . He said yes “ I will try “ . It was and amazing time he and me enjoyed. Talking during riding . He said after 6 miles ridin... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Back in the Sunshine State

Spent the past summer in NW Missouri hills above Kansas City. Was able to get in over 1700 rolling terrain miles to strengthen the legs. Many beautiful roads north of Platte City, but not entry lev... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Riding for worthy causes

Riding for worthy causes

This September, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer! Why? Because right now, cancer is the biggest killer of children from disease in the United States. Over 15,700 ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Thanksgiving Ride with Brother and Son

Thanksgiving Ride with Brother and Son

I am grateful that my family is close and close by. Thanksgiving always includes a long morning road ride. Yesterday it was 32 miles of North Florida hills with my son and brother. My brother, wh... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Does bike polo count for the L2R challenge?

Does bike polo count for the L2R challenge?

Played bike polo in the equestrian capital of the world, Wellington, Florida! Had a blast and look forward to the next chukka!

Topic: Other

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Image for story Racing at the Bill Bone Tropical Triathlon

Racing at the Bill Bone Tropical Triathlon

One of my favorite pastimes is to ride the bike in RACES. Training for races and racing keeps me healthy, and encourages me to commute to work by bike!

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Late Learner

Didn't learn to ride a bike until I was 21. Still not very good at it at 35, but i enjoy the hell out of it. My first bike was a Huffy I bought for $20 off Craigslist. Sketchy, I know, but I loved ... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Why Bike to Work.

Many people have asked me why I choose to cycle to work when I can drive by car. I say because it saves me time. Usually this creates a confused look and they ask, how? Well, I say, if I drive by c... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Let’s get active for fun, your health and for the environment.

Let’s get active for fun, your health and for the environment.

I just did a portion of the 6Gap, Even though I didn’t finish, I was able to clime the highest peak, the Hogpen Gap

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Biking most of the coasts

Biking most of the coasts

Hello folks, My boyfriend and I had the privilege to bike most of the Florida coasts during our larger trip of biking the perimeter of the continental United States. We first started on the... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Everglades75th Ride

Everglades75th Ride

For the first time in years I made bike riding part of my vacation and did the 15-mile Everglades National Park Shark Valley bike loop to the lookout tower and back. This is a cool year to do it be... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Cycle computer APP

If you are looking for a good APP for your phone to use on your bike that you can actually see the numbers, I would highly recommend Cycle Computer. The numbers are large enough you don't have to h... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story GOOOOOOOAAAALLLL!!!!!!!!!!!

GOOOOOOOAAAALLLL!!!!!!!!!!!

Systematic goal-setting is a powerful approach to managing challenges, overcoming difficulties, and achieving success. Antoine de Saint-Exupery quotes “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” All t... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

Love this trail. It’s 1/2 of my normal ride and loops around Placida back to Englewood. Makes for a 20 mile ride with some great views .

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Everglades Levee, a nice challenge for the weekend

Everglades Levee, a nice challenge for the weekend

Hello there, this is a little story after i rode this long gravel ride around the levee, everything started with a broken leg after a long motorcycle ride from key west to lakeland, fl... the re... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story My Disability Does Not Prevent Me From Riding

My Disability Does Not Prevent Me From Riding

I was a state meet qualifier in cross country in high school and a marathon runner with a personal best of 3:14 at the Disney Marathon. I started having difficulty walking and eventually could not... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story I Ride For Coffee ☕️

I Ride For Coffee ☕️

Rode to my favorite coffee shop for some cold brew with ground cinnamon. 😊

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Riding in the Everglades

Riding in the Everglades

One of my favourite places to ride a bike is at Shark Valley in Everglades National Park. You can bring your own bike or rent bikes there. It is a 15 mile paved loop through the river of grass and ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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First Day Flat

Of course the first day of the challenge I’d have to repair my flat. Riding along a local trail I heard the air rushing out of my rear tire after I rolled over a large stick left by a tree trimming... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Bike Enjoyment Shared by All

Bike Enjoyment Shared by All

Even my cat, Sophie, loves bikes. If only there were kitty helmets I could take her with me. ❤️ #MobilityWeekFL

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Just bought my new helmet

Just bought my new helmet

My new helmet just came in the mail. I chose this Base Camp model based on price, style, and the LED light in the back. I am very pleased and looking forward to more safe riding!

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story 1st Time Riding in Real Mountains

1st Time Riding in Real Mountains

While I’ve been trail riding for about 4 years, I ride in Florida. I went to NC last month on a biking trip. I was not prepared for real mountains despite all my training (LOL). The scenery was... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story It's Electric!

It's Electric!

I love my Faraday Porteur so much! We put in over 5,000 miles a year together and it replaced a car for my family!

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Beating the storm!

My morning ride started with radar tracking, watching future storm tracking! Can I squeeze in my ride before storms move over my 20mi route. I made the decision to go and take my chances. At the ha... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story My Bike and I are One!

My Bike and I are One!

Remember to do something today that your future you will be thankful for! Cycling for me isn't just about getting on a bike, but a lifestyle. I fell into cycling about 6 years ago and never looked... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Surprisingly Bikeable Sanford

Surprisingly Bikeable Sanford

The Sanford Bike to Work Day event will take place on Friday, October 29, 2021, and will help kick off FDOT's Mobility Week campaign (you can register and view our route at [address removed]). T... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Keep pushing, get rolling y'all!

Keep pushing, get rolling y'all!

💗 Saturday morning I started out on my favorite trail (Seminole Cross Trail) to gain a few miles for another challenge. The fitness journey always ministers to me. . . the scenery and experience ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Riding the waves🌀

Cycling is alot like surfing,... Going with the flow of traffic, riding side to side like if you own the road. You see the big one coming so you go for it, cutting the wind with the energy of a Typ... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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