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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

Topic: My commute by bike

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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 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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Biking for fitness and freedom

50 years ago I had a bike accident losing brakes down a steep hill and ended up in the hospital! Biked with friends in high school then never biked again till now. February 2022 has changed my lif... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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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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Image for story Spoon bill

Spoon bill

Florida spoonbills are always a treat to find, and - yes, they will make you hit the brakes.

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Biking everywhere

Biking everywhere

Came too Florida almost 3yrs ago got job very fast i lived in NJ for 57 yrs well getting place to live was a problem cost money live a hotel for 2 yrs now I have 2 jobs. Biking in the cold is ro... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

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 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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Image for story My son and daughter

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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Recovery Ride

My first ride on Courtney Campbell for pleasure in a long time was amazing. I had trained for IRONMAN Florida so my previous rides for the last 8 months had been on my Tri Bike for pace. I was able... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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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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Image for story Never Thought Possible

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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Image for story Hemi

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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Image for story Pirate fest

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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Image for story Back in the woods

Back in the woods

In the late 80’s I rediscovered biking with the purchase of my Specialized Rockhopper and weekend excursions to the Blue Hills near Boston. Now in my early 60’s, I am once again tediscovering tra... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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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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Who would have thought?

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Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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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

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Image for story Family Bike Ride

Family Bike Ride

Promised my kids a few hours on the local bike trail during their spring break. Made the easy decision to take the entire day off work for an even longer bike ride. Family first!

Topic: Ride with kids

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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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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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Image for story Turtles abound

Turtles abound

I saw so many gopher tortoise on today's ride through the Tri-county trail. The best part of riding is the wildlife. Get out and ride!

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Coral Creek

Coral Creek

Crossed this wonderful site on Coral Creek tonight!

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story UNDER THE COLD MOON

UNDER THE COLD MOON

I'm being followed by a moonshadow Moonshadow, moonshadow Leaping and hopping on a moonshadow Moonshadow, moonshadow Moonshadow, moonshadow Moonshadow, moonshadow Songwriter: Islam Yusuf ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others 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 RIDE IT OFF

RIDE IT OFF

I drink alone, yeah With nobody else I drink alone, yeah With nobody else Yeah, you know when I drink alone I prefer to be by myself (George Thorogood - I Drink Alone, 1985) George Thorogo... 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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Image for story First Day Flat

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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Image for story Halloween Ride

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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Image for story My son

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 RIDE

RIDE

I’m awakened by a whisper “RIDE” Untangling from my cocoon of bedding and fumbling through my closet; I find and pull on my jersey and shorts and push my feet into my shoes. Quietly staggering t... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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The start of a day

I get up and think,”Do I ride to work or not”. Well a few thinks come into my mind. First is it going to rain, second, where do I have to be today and those are just a few things that race through ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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