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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

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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

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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

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Adult Tricycles can be contagious

My friends in the neighborhood... Encouraging fun and EXERCISE.. LAUGH A LOT!

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Garden to Garden ride

A fun recent riding memory is an early morning (before work) ride from Mead Gardens to Kraft Azalea Garden in Winter Park. I live next door to Mead Gardens, and Kraft Azalea Garden is a beautiful ... read more

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Zoning out in the National Forest

Here in Tallahassee we have many options to choose from when it comes to trails. There are some out in the local national forest that are fast, flowey, and fun. Imagine you are in the middle of t... read more

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Riding the Capital Crescent Trail

My wife and I lived just outside of Washington DC for years and as soon as the leaves started coming out we would make our weekly bicycle trip up and down the capitol crescent trail. Taking our bik... read more

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Image for story Bike Duval Black History Tour Pride Bicycle Ride

Bike Duval Black History Tour Pride Bicycle Ride

This is both a happy memory & biking during COVID-19 era. Bike Duval in Jacksonville, FL hosted a Black History Tour and Pride Ride for LGBTQ+ Pride Month. It was one of the first times since C... read more

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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.

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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

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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

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Transportation at 15 yo

The area where I was a teenager consisted of suburban areas all interconnected. To be able to visit with friends in the summer, we rode our bikes to one another’s homes or met at local parks. Wonde... read more

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Image for story Family Sunday-Funday Ride

Family Sunday-Funday Ride

Fall has arrived and we are out and about! #MobilityWeekFL

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Riding with my children

I have participated in 11 MS150 charity rides over the years. My favorite memories are those of the MS rides that my children rode with me. At 85 years old now I cant do 75 a day two days in a row ... read more

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I was reborn

The bike made me get out of bed after cancer, and now I can't live without riding a bike

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Image for story We Ain't in Florida Anymore

We Ain't in Florida Anymore

In 2018, in celebration of my 40th birthday, I decided to circumnavigate the Gaspé Peninsula in Canada. Nearly 500 miles in 13 days! Even though we started in early June, it was in the 30's at nigh... read more

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Stories from around the world

Magpie

A long time ago I was riding and my father got swooped by a magpie so I got jealous that he got swooped and I didn't so I went back and got swooped. Now; whenever I see a magpie I go back and get s... read more

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The New Cyclist

When an grown adult asks for your help to learn to ride, who had never tried to cycle. Doing, two feet push off After a few trial and errors, in balance, up came the feet 3 ft, 3.5 -5 ft. Then til... read more

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Stillness

Sometimes the early morning rides are the best. Being early to work and being able to sit and watch the world go past. People's stories from walking their dog to going to work. The still atmosphe... read more

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Image for story Today was my first trip to Huntley Gravity Park.

Today was my first trip to Huntley Gravity Park.

This is my biggest drop yet! I had TOO much fun sessioning it with my husband. Today was a good riding day. ❤

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HAPPY MEMORY

Hi All, I'm KUMARASINGHE ARACHCHILAGE DON SAJEERA SHENON PEIRIS,Sri Lankan. Long time ago my young age I start biking in my home town Katunayaka to near the cities and far. During the Budd... read more

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Riding at dusk

I've found a place to bike where the hills aren't too steep and there aren't too many people driving around. It is pure bliss. I look forward to coming home and waiting for when 8pm rolls around. I... read more

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Pidgins

I like riding through groups of pidgins and watching fly always. It’s the best. I really hope I don’t accidentally run one over one day.

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Image for story Exploring Sacramento Murals by Bike

Exploring Sacramento Murals by Bike

Today we took our bikes on the Capital Corridor train to Sacramento and biked around looking at murals. It was a fun adventure, with beautiful, thoughtful, and silly art throughout. The perfect Sun... read more

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Cycling in France

Wherever I go on holiday I try to cycle as the infrastructure in many places is so much more conducive, than in the UK. I've just added some new memories with plenty of bike rides on the quiet road... read more

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Image for story I was Born to Ride

I was Born to Ride

My dad instilled a love of bike riding in me from a very young age that has stayed with me all these years. I have so many unforgettable memories of riding bikes as a child, starting with sitting ... read more

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Doing Every Street

I had a silly idea to ride every street I could in Seattle, spreading like a virus(COVID-19 pandemic) during 2021. Coincidentally, I did 2100 miles, although it should have been much more. Oops h... read more

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WATCHING THE WORLD GO BY

IVE BEEN ROUND HAIGHTON AND SAW THE SUNSET THE ROADS ARE GOOD BUT QUITE SCARY GOOD TERRAINE BICYCLING TO COW HILL I SAW SOME GOOD PEOPLE IN CARS WHO DRIVE OCCASIONALLY BUT A MEMORY WAS GIVE... read more

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Image for story Me and my mate Jase

Me and my mate Jase

Today was my biggest ride since I was about 16 years old! Managed a wopping 18kms, which is massive for me considering all I have been doing is a couple of k's to work and back in the for the four ... read more

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Image for story Looking back on the 1997 Great Tasmanian Bike Ride

Looking back on the 1997 Great Tasmanian Bike Ride

This photo of me cycling in Tasmania is still pinned to my parent's fridge. It's 25 years since it was taken and really captures the spirit of cycling that I still love. I joined the 1997 Great ... read more

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Legitimately quicker than a car

I have been tasked with cat-sitting my friend's super adorable rag dolls. Due to their very special and precious nature, they apparently require human-provided-feeding (wet food) twice a day, in co... read more

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First Ever Hill Ride

I had always believed I could never and would never bike up a hill. It was partly fear of falling backwards, partly belief that my legs weren't tough enough, and partly fear of riding back downhill... read more

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Holiday bike trips

This time last year my partner and I did a road cycle trip from Christchurch down to Wanaka, over Haast Pass then up the West Coast to Greymouth then over Arthur's Pass back to Christchurch. All ... read more

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Image for story Ballarat Tweed Ride

Ballarat Tweed Ride

Each year I organise the annual Ballarat Tweed Ride. Last May was our 10th ever ride. We had fantastic weather, rosettes for the best dressed, a driven road escort, 130 riders, live music, a Tweed ... read more

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Image for story Aberdeen to Pitlochry at sunset

Aberdeen to Pitlochry at sunset

Almost a year ago I cycled from Aberdeen to Pitlochry. The Deeside is a beautiful area to ride: I followed the main road until Braemar where I had some fish and chips. Then sunset came while cyclin... read more

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Monsal Trail

Me and my Daughter completed the Monsal Trail while doing the cycle September with work , This is a place I love walking so doing it on a bike was Great fun , We started at Monsal Head went to B... read more

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Image for story Aberdeen to Inverness by night

Aberdeen to Inverness by night

A friend of mine and me, we set a challenge: to reach Inverness starting at 2pm from Aberdeen, with a rainy forecast and good chances to ride at night. Well the rain hit us just after 1 hour and co... read more

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Image for story Centennial trail bike ride

Centennial trail bike ride

It was honestly so beautiful to see everything especially next to the canal and going over bridges and being able to see everything

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Queens Birthday ride

As much as I'm looking forward to the new cycle path to Port Chalmers being completed, I still enjoy the alternative route through St Leonards Drive and Sawyer's Bay. I always throw in a loop arou... read more

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Beau début de saison

Le 29 mai 2022, première sortie vélo de la saison. C'était peut-être la journée la plus parfaite : 25 degrés Celcius, petits nuages, petite brise. Sherbrooke-North Hatley aller-retour en passant pa... read more

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Levis, le paradis de la belle piste en bonne compagnie

L’an dernier , nous avons échangé avec mon fils nos résidences pour quelques jours. Sur le bord d’une piste cyclable à Levis ! Nous en avons profité pour inviter mes deux frères et conjointe . Un b... read more

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Image for story Une balade à Chambly

Une balade à Chambly

Une beau Samedi et c'est parti ! 65km sur de belles pistes cyclables pour faire l'aller retour Montréal-Chambly, quel plaisir !

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Image for story Ebike helps me conquer the mountain now!

Ebike helps me conquer the mountain now!

When I'm getting older, I cannot ride a bike to reach any place I want. Most times, I choose to drive my car, but I cannot arrive at some natural places I used to visit. One of my neighbours recomm... read more

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Stroke

After having a stroke last June,yesterday and today was the 1st time back on my bike.i love my bike..Missed it,each day is an achievement no matter what it is.Hoping to do the memorial park Saturda... read more

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Image for story Still Riding After All These Years

Still Riding After All These Years

Here was my trusty stead on my first bike tour from Klamath Falls to Santa Barbara back in '82. Just a 20 year old lad then, and now a mere 40 years later, I still Love To Ride. Thanks to this c... read more

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Image for story I got knocked down, but I got up again … and had a BLAST!

I got knocked down, but I got up again … and had a BLAST!

In November 2014, while completing my final training ride a week out from an upcoming Methven Womens bike race (which I had out off for many years prior), I was struck by a vehicle from behind whil... read more

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Image for story 8700km 13 countries 2018

8700km 13 countries 2018

Hubby and I took a sabbatical in 2018 (thank goodness we chose then) and biked around Europe for seven months carrying all our gear. Come the end we were still together and I was bored with my limi... read more

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Biking changing with the times

I have many happy memories that involve bikes. They've always been part of my life. But when I think back, I realise my relationship with biking changed a lot over the years. I grew up in Christ... read more

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Lake Dunstan trail

There is so many lovely bike trails in and around Cromwell to enjoy - such a scenic place and some great coffee and wineries stops around. Especially enjoyed riding Lake Dunstan Bannockburn to Cly... read more

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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.

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