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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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Be Cautious

When I ride I make a point of staying right as far as possible. if a bike lane exists and parking is to the right, I will dip into vacant parking spaces to buffer myself against traffic. In a way, ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Back in the saddle

After a bit of a tough year in 2020 change in job, change in house a new commute ride to work is getting the head and body heading back in a good direction.

Topic: My commute by bike

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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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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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Image for story Biketober brought me back

Biketober brought me back

So as a kid I was encouraged by my cycling parents to get into cycling, racing, and the larger biking community. It ended up being a big part of my upbringing all the way through highschool. It gav... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Anytimeeeeeee...

Anytimeeeeeee...

The beauty of cycling is that as long as YOU are ready, you can cycle anytime of day. Morning, afternoon, evening or very late/early hours. That's what I do, cycle odd hours and just have fun &... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Goal met- thanks Critical Mass!

Goal met- thanks Critical Mass!

Just met my goal of 50 miles for the month of October! I may not have met the goal if I didn't tough out the rain to ride in Critical Mass's October ride. If you haven't met your goal yet, don't gi... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Khurram Wadee

I bought my current bike almost exactly eight years ago. I hadn't ridden one for over thirty years but I remember vividly the feeling of exhilaration and freedom I got when I first got back on the... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Denim Jeans hoodie baby distance and hot day

3 months prior I had met a guy who was partner to my wife's friend who was a cyclist and suggested that we should do a ride together. Well finally 3 months later we got that ride in. He turned up o... 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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Image for story Biking Downtown is Great For Pictures!

Biking Downtown is Great For Pictures!

Cycling through the city is one of my favorite hobbies but do you know what else I love? Photography! I'm no professional photographer, just a girl with a camera and one of my favorite places to ri... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route 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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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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HamAss 150

I actually signed up reluctantly for Bike Everywhere Month in May 2021. My wife had suggested it and I was not enthused. But after a 70 mile ride in the second week from Everett through Marckworth ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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BBI

I've only starting riding in groups this year after riding solo for the past 10+ years. I'm so glad for the change, I have met so many great folks in the detroit biking community and have fallen in... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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The Dog that almost Gnawed on my asscheeks!!

I was riding my bike from the Food Farm on Dexter grabbing some groceries. As soon as i get back home a loose Stray Pitbull is near my porch. He charges and i take off!! Oh he was fast but Reo is f... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Post-lockdown ride

Post-lockdown ride

Out for my first ride with friends after the lifting of the 5km radius restriction, went big and did 100km and loved chatting with loads of other cyclists at this beautiful spot in Kurnell, looking... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Bikes help people in cars!

On my way home from The Whole Dog Market, I saw a stranded driver. I stopped and helped, Ian, the ride-share driver, change his tire! Never did that when I owned a car!

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Oregon Coast (Ft Stevens to Harris Beach St Park

We (My wife and I, our daughter and her fiancé, her best friend and boyfriend and my brother) rode the 365 mile well-marked Oregon Coast Bike Trail from Sept 20 - Oct 1. This was our 3rd time ridin... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

Image for story Malibu to Ojai Century w/ the Ladies & Gents

Malibu to Ojai Century w/ the Ladies & Gents

There is a great joy when I have new century riders come on our Ladies & Gents Centuries. This year I decided to start hosting a century every other month. Amazingly enough the turnout was much... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Bikepacking adventures

Bikepacking adventures

I have always commuted short journeys but since the pandemic I have really got into longer rides I was inspired by Mark Beaumont & Emily Chappel (google it) I spent last winter getting used to ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Returning to the Office but by Bike (for now)

Returning to the Office but by Bike (for now)

Despite cycling a lot in the last 10 years, I've never lived close enough for the commute to work to be practicable by bike. Since joining the council in January I've been working from home but ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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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 Back on a bike after 35 years

Back on a bike after 35 years

I haven't been on a bike since my early teens, when I had a bad accident with a car and nearly killed myself, I've also never had to learn to drive, a car. but with the passing of my wife in 2020, ... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story Hoping to inspire others

Hoping to inspire others

In August of 2014 I had a heart attack. After 40+ years of smoking, quit cold turkey. Was looking for a way to stay healthy. So after about 30 years of not being on a bike, I decided to buy one. Af... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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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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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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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 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 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 Police unity tour 2021

Police unity tour 2021

This year I rode in the Police unity tour in honor of fallen captain Parnell. Captain Parnell died from Covid in 2020. I rode with Chapter 9 along with hundreds of other officers. Riding into the f... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Magpies Like to Target Lone Riders

Magpies Like to Target Lone Riders

On our way back from the Gong on Saturday morning, myself, Jim Ponton and Nigel Lamb decided that instead of riding around the Woonona Surf Club where 'NSW's angriest Magpie' lives, we would form a... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

First Big Ride

We've been cycling to school since around January, today took on the biggest challenge yet a 17km roundtrip to where I work 😁

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story First pure fitness ride!

First pure fitness ride!

Well, thanks to Biketober, Tracey Harding and I decided to rent some gravel bikes from Outback Bikes and give them a spin around Georgia Tech today before the house hold was awake. :)

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story What's Biking in the D?

What's Biking in the D?

Saturday, October 23: D-TOWN RIDERS Soul Roll @ Dequindre Cut; Cider in the City @ Beacon Park Sunday, October 24: Ride to Vote @ Livernois and W Outer Drive Head over to the events page (... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Image for story Journey by Bike: A Route to Fun, Fellowship and Fitness

Journey by Bike: A Route to Fun, Fellowship and Fitness

My favorite city route, takes me from Palmer Park in Detroit to Belle Isle and back. I get there several different ways, but what I love is that every route allows me to see magnificent architectu... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Being chased by a flock of scooters

Being chased by a flock of scooters

So on the way home from middle school, I turned left down Ralph McGill off Parkway and as I was going to turn North on Central Park Place I see a flock of scooters going east on Ralph McGill. As I... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Bike Tour -

Invited a fried to join in for a bike tour. She came and we both enjoyed the ride. Health and fitness and fun a great combination.

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story It's (almost) always ride weather!

It's (almost) always ride weather!

A couple of weekends ago the forecast was rain, rain and some more rain. I had planned to do my first ever 100-mile bike ride, what to do? I decided that all winter long the weather might have o... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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River Ride

I am loving seeing the wildlife on my commute to work along the San Lorenzo River levee path. There have been one or two kingfishers out there lots of mornings. One morning I saw a coyote right nex... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Another Douze Rescue!

Helped another lady and her dog today. Her dog had a hurt foot from the Piedmont Park dog park and I put them in the Douze and got them across the park to their house. 3 in a month!

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story 'Bike Benefits' = 16% off on your natural foods bill!

"Bike Benefits" = 16% off on your natural foods bill!

In Madison, WI, we have a great, active, assertive and successful bike advocacy community. One achievement has been the "Bike Benefits" program, which has arranged for cyclists with a ($5) Bike Ben... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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1986 Riding in China

In 1986 I joined a group of 12 people who cycled in the Foshan and Guangshou Areas of China for 3 weeks. We cycled through lots of different weather, ate some amazing dishes, & cycled approxim... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Bikes connect me to my community and make it easy to take actions

So, I rode with Geri, my daughter to Howard and as I was leaving I noticed a trash bag ripped open at the South East corner of Boulevard and John Wesley Dobbs. Cars kept hitting the trash bag and ... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Sea Otter Classic eMTB Race

Sea Otter Classic eMTB Race

Raced in the eMTB at Sea Otter Classic. It was great to be out with other riders, talking to vendors and learning. I got to meet Calvin Jones of Park Tool - he helped me fix my buddy's bike after... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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