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In 2008 me and my husband cycled 2000 miles from Lincolnshire to Cyprus. I wasn’t what you’d call a cyclist and was very overweight when we set out. Over the course of 3 months we cycled down to Po... read more

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For the UK bank holiday weekend we cycled to the Peak District via the cloud trail and on cycle paths along the Derby canal and River Derwent and the over the big hill to Wirksworth and down the st... read more

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As the weather warms we venture further across the wide open spaces of Central Illinois. Hidden treasures await those who search, such as Allerton Park & Retreat Center outside of Monticello, I... read more

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Truly enjoy riding on the Atlanta, Georgia Sliver Comet Bike Trail seeing cyclists on all different types of bikes sharing the love of cycling outdoors.

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Guy Sullivan Great comment, got to ride part of Silver Comet on a business trip 2 years ago. Got a friend with family in the area and h... read more

Happy part was heading to Golden Hill Park for the Tour de Fat sponsored by New Belgium Brewing. A fun parade route with a large group of cool ppl dressed up in costumes riding awesome bikes. Back... read more

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Guillermo Ybarra I love the Tour de Fat. great memory Thank you for sharing

#FamilyRide My best riding memories continue to be to find little areas where you can ride along and smell the flowers, literally. The smell of flowers and Spring blossoms are unparalleled with a ... read more

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This #familyride was a 350 mile self-supported bike tour from Washington DC to Pittsburgh with my mom, a friend, and my 2 kids, ages 5 and 8 at the time. Kids pedaled every mile under their own pow... read more

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Felipe Gomez Wow! Inspiring!
Bernie Parmer That is an awesome ride.

My son, husband and I decided to spend Mother's Day biking the Coastal Trail from Pacific Grove just past Marina. My husband and I have new electric bikes and we rented a bike in Pacific Grove for... read more

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Matt Miller Love this Sabrina!

So of course it rained! It was still fin to ride and climb some hills. Can't complain.

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Bernie Parmer Fun not fin ya know
Zeke Lewandowski Biking in the rain is one of my favorite things to do. I hope maybe you will decide to do it on purpose next time!

My first time on a Bicycle built for two was different. My husband was in the front and there were times I closed my eyes cause I just don't want to look at how he was going to avoid something. Jus... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

Love that the rule of 6 allows me to see some of my favourite people. My cousin and I did the sites of London. In 35km, we rode alongside the Thames, saw St Pauls, spotted the Shard and Tate Mode... read more

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I am the only one out of my group of friends that does not know how to write a actually bike. That doesn't stop me nor my friends from supporting me and me using alternative modes of transportatio... read more

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I use to live on the second floor of a huge apartment complex. For a short time period, I would lug a huge mountain bike up and down the stairs just to bike at dawn. I loved the quiet of the neighb... read more

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I'm reflecting bCk to bei g stuck inside for months due to the pandemic. I finally got put with few ladies a road. It felt so good to be outside on my bike back as it my peeps.

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Sylvie Froncek hey! this post caught my eye because we're hosting a Pedal with your Peeps self-guided ride in mid-city on April 3rd! Get y... read more
Sylvie Froncek Also, fabulous photo!

The day that I strapped my two year old into her bike seat for the first time will never be forgotten. The joy on her face and excitement of cruising down the road. Hearing her behind me saying “We... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Thanks for posting! You're entered in the scavenger hunt stories prize drawing! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt... read more

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

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Mary Singleton Another post disappeared and video failed to post😏

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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Here we all are, ready to make some memories on a recent family trip to Hanmer.

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Anne Heins LOVE this, what a gorgeous photo. Seeing kids getting around on bikes gives me so much hope!

i when i was a kid my dad used to tell me about his days in the saddle also my brother would ride also learned me to ride. when i was in my teens did loads of bmx riding then discovered girls them... read more

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While leading a group ride from Seattle to San Francisco, I was towards the back of the riders helping a rider with a mechanical problem. A mother and son were riding an hour or so ahead of... read more

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We were happy our ebikes arrived in Quebec from Seattle just as we landed in Montreal. We assembled them while in quarantine and test rode them around the driveway. At last we were out on the open ... read more

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We took advantage of the beautiful weather over summer and biked the twin coast cycle trail after Christmas. It is beautifully scenic, I particularly love the ride from Kawakawa to Opua. I love exp... read more

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In November we went for a short break to Stewart Island. On the last day we had a few hours to fill in and hired a couple of e-bikes. We had not ridden them before, and in fact it had been some con... read more

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We set out from home nine and early and arrived in Roxburgh where our friend lives who offered to help us with transport. Got to the Roxburgh Dam and loaded up my bike with all the food, drink, ... read more

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Megan Page You did it, you prepapred well and you had by all accounts a great ride. Keep peddaling, pack togs and if you are worried a... read more

Zeeland, well what an adventure. It all began with a 'thinking aloud' post on Facebook. Wouldn't it be good if…. Now lots of people said it would be and there it sat. We all did nothing. Club ru... read more

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Rosemary Lehan Wow, an epic tale! Cutting it close was almost literal! Great achievement everyone. Hope your next adventure runs smoothly!

Hi all, This is a post that I published on an online cycling group that I'm a member of. It talks about how being fatigued and having to stop whilst tackling a particularly tough ascent during a... read more

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I have used the cycle to work scheme a few years ago and still own my original bruised and battered bike. However I thought it was time to upgrade so with certificate and interweb I was away. N... read more

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I had an old road bike that I hadn't used in years and one day I decided to take it out for a spin. I got to the top of a big steep downhill and dropped down at a pretty good speed. I grabbed the r... read more

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Couldn't decide where to ride on a weekend last month, when my mate suggested Helvellyn I jumped at the chance, we've done it before but not on a day as clear as it was this time.. it's long pedal ... read more

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John-Lee Thompson Hell, I've just walked it this bank holiday weekend and that was hard enough - good effort!

#FamilyRide My best riding memories continue to be to find little areas where you can ride along and smell the flowers, literally. The smell of flowers and Spring blossoms are unparalleled with a ... read more

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One night my wife and I were riding home from the Basement Theatre in Auckland. Coming up Grey Str going past the council flats a lone bike rider comes hurtling down the hill. He is a Polynesian ma... read more

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The weather has been beautiful so we make it a point to bike around the island at least once a day. When we first moved here, we didn't own bikes because none of the kids knew how to ride. Now, #fa... read more

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Sylvie Froncek I love this short story about getting into biking together!

Growing up for me was tough I was born 1954, if I wanted things I had to get them my self at 7 years old. I spent a lot of time in scrap yard with grandad old bikes were coming in every day and I h... read more

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Doing the Hunt in La Mesa has been lots of fun! I did it with my childhood friend. It brought back so many memories of growing up in La Mesa and there was even a few new things I learned, especial... read more

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We rode throughout the neighborhood and my grandaughter took her bunny for a ride in her basket. She had a harness on her and jumped out of it and my hubby caught it as fast as it hit the ground.

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

My dad is in my bubble. Speaking of 'bubble' - in a year of new vocabulary and small geography, on Easter Monday, I got to spend time with my dad. It was nice to focus on something different. (N... read more

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My hubby and I tried out the Old Pacific Highway trail. Most of the ride has no cars and has a beautiful view! Next time we will ride further on to San Clemente or Dana Point.

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A bike ride with my kids is almost always a way to improve our mood. Check out this smile!

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I will always cherish my granddaughters first Moonlight Ramble ride with me. She was 7 at the time. Tried to get her to take a nap all day before the ride that starts at midnight but she refused. ... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Thanks for posting! You're entered in the scavenger hunt stories prize drawing! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt... read more

Night riding is fast becoming, thanks to Covid my favorite time to get out on my bike. There is no one about and you have most places to yourself. At night your senses become more alert and you hea... read more

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I came out of the swim and hopped into the saddle of my bike and rode the ironman distance. Over the course of 112 miles of hills, muscle cramps, dry sweat and peanut butter sandwiches. There were... read more

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I worked at The Schwinn Bicycle Company when it was in Chicago, IL. I used to ride daily on my Schwinn Paramount bicycle. I was also the International Purchasing Agent for Schwinn and traveled the ... read more

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So my boy just turned 3 the other day and he loves riding bikes no matter if its with me on the Mac Ride, one of his bikes (he has quite a few) rain or sun. This month I did my first 100km ride in ... read more

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I decided that despite leaving later than planned to arrive at a BBQ on time (can you really be late to a BBQ?), I would cycle on my recently repaired (glassed tyre puncture) bike rather than drive... read more

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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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Pre Covid ( November 2019) I wrapped my bike up and flew to Chiang Mai in Thailand. Over the next 15 days I cycled solo and unsupported up and down mountain passes, through jungle and past paddy fi... read more

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Hubby and I, loving our E-biking adventures, first time on the pink path, was a tad shorter than we imagined, and cycled for ages trying to find it? Happy times!

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In augustus 2020 een mooie fietsvakantie gehad, door in 8 dagen de Benelux te doorkruisen met overnachtingen in hotels, op een camping en een B&B. Met een drager aan de zadelpen van de racefiet... read more

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Fietscoach Mirjam A Dat klinkt als een heel fijn fietesavontuur!

My first time bike camping, I was dropped off by friends at Brunswick, and met up with my new group MVD. I packed based on instinct, ready for rain. we biked to Williamsport in the pouring rain, ... read more

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A few years ago, I set out on a mission to do 120 km in one day, for the Strava Gran Fondo challenge. It was a grey day, a bit rainy, but at least it was warm. I stopped for lunch in Chester, and l... read more

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Ivan Lafayette Loved your story :DDDDDDD
RB BB The best rides are ones where we get lost...I mean explore!! 🚴🧭