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In May, 1980 I joined a half dozen other members of our newly-formed Bitterroot Bicycle Club, from Hamilton, MT, in riding the annual Tour of Swan River Valley (TOSORV). We began pedaling in Misso... read more

After two days of rain (0.95 in), we finally got a good day, 75 deg., light east winds, and mostly sunny. Nancy and I took advantage of it by heading out to Lake Farm County Park. After a short ... read more

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#bikefooddrive #pedalforgood How fun was that?

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Zia Brucaya Awesome, thanks Jamie! We posted the results on Love to Ride Madison Facebook yesterday - 236 pounds donated!

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Met up with 14 other friends who I normally get together with for a week's cycling holiday touring the Croatian Islands. Unfortunately, we have had to cancel again this year, so today we headed ac... read more

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Whilst out on a 40 mile cycle ride today, I happened upon a new place for my cat to stay when I am next able to go away on my cycling holiday to Croatia. Called the Willow Tree Cat Hotel, it reall... read more

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As I continue my mission to cycle the entire Birmingham Canal Navigation system I headed out along the Grand Union towards East Birmingham. I navigated the skunk smokers in Small Heath, survived an... read more

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Riders of Shaam are humbled to be supporting Rainbows Children’s Hospice for the Third time. An organisation that is so close to our hearts. Sadly, some children don’t live long enough. Since 1... read more

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Aftab Musa show your support on ridersofshaam.com

Cycling has helped change my life. From overweight coach potato to lean mean cycling machine. 25 St 54w type 2 dietbeties to 12 St 32 w fit healthy and happy

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Lee General your looking good mate keep it up

After breaking both ankles just prior to the start of the Covid-19 pandemic I have never been so grateful to be able to hop on my bike as part of my rehabilitation and return to fitness at a time ... read more

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Cafe88 on Abbey Street in Accrington are cyclist friendly and have great offers for cyclists plus some freebies too (limited amount) such as puncture repair kits, lights etc... There's also free b... read more

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I fear that I may have become a lowly fairweather cyclist, choosing my indoor bike as soon as it rains., but..... When I was a teenager I would get up at 4am every morning to cycle abou... read more

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I'm riding 25 miles to my favorite donut shop up in Carmel Mtn. They're a local store that's been in business for 30+ years, owned by the same couple for 24 of them They made the news because a Kr... read more

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Electric bikes are everywhere! With Mogo, you can download the Transit App and purchase one of their pass options. Whenever your trip is complete, locate one of their numerous charging stations in ... read more

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As I got older I I decided to change bike bike from road bike to hybrid, first thing i did was replace tires 700c 25mm for low roll resistance, then I changed the cassette from the 11 -34 to 11-42 ... read more

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Did you know that one of Michigan’s bicycles laws is for cyclists to ride as close to the right side of the curb/road as possible. There are a few exceptions for that: passing another bicycle/vehi... read more

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Cynthia Dowe Thank you for informing me Janine , this actually great to know!

In my community (and many others) we see increasing numbers of unlicensed ATVs and dirt bikes on public rights-of-way. These are not only a nuisance, but also a danger to vulnerable road users lik... read more

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Ruth Berge I was not aware of the ATV/dirt bike animus. Thank you for reporting!
David Borges we have comparable in our Bay Area, where electrics are roaring past pedestrians and cyclists, doing donuts in off road seg... read more

I ride every Sunday with a fun group. One of guys asked me what kind of drink was in my squirt bottles. I said "I believe it is some combination of Gatorade, algae and a couple different types of m... read more

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My first metric century for the year on the beautiful Tanglefoot Trail in Northeast Mississippi.

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One evening around 4pm minding my own business cycling home from work, mid-October but still warm sunny. In the bus lane going past a long que of traffic through Cambridge feeling pleased with ... read more

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Rosemary Lehan I too have been knocked off by cyclist but I was lucky and didn't get injured. It's frustrating that it happens though.... read more
Lee General thats why all of us should have insurance

Took advantage of a beautiful day for a nice bike ride while taking in the beauty of all the blooming trees and flowers. Looking forward to bike month. #lamesa Nanak

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It was really exciting to win a new ABUS lock and some swag from the #BikeLove drawing last month! Now I can leave my bike outside when I run into the store. Thanks to Sylvie, the San Diego County ... read more

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#BikeLove my husband and I fixed up our bikes during quarantine and started going on long bike rides on the weekends. I'm currently training for a century!

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! You're entered to win an Abus lock, we'll contact the 4 winners tomorrow!

Out for a Saturday ride with my Diverge to enjoy another beautiful San Diego day. #bikelove

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Sylvie Froncek Woohoo! You're entered to win a bike lock! We'll pick a winners on April 1st

While riding my bicycle recently, my pedals were wobbling from side to side indicating to me that the bottom bracket bearing had worn out. I told my husband and he said ‘I’ll change it, how hard c... read more

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Alan Jackson What a great story, I'm glad it's not just me that is frustrated by inanimate objects! 10/10 for persistence.

Always find getting out on the bike and taking in an awesome sunset does wonders for the mind.

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Scott Manley That looks amazing.
satpal hans Thanks :-)

I have strip lights to be seen I have been hit numerous times so I make sure they see me #BikeLightsAtNight

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Watching someone go from sofa to 50miles a week! #Awesome

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So I started my new job in January, working from home initially like so many other people during covid. Easing of the restrictions in April meant I could start my job properly, by going into my ... read more

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My partner and I went to Devon to visit his family this weekend. I've recently gotten into cycling so was excited to go for a ride with them, as they're veterans of the sport. After about 30 minute... read more

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I have been waiting for the elderflowers to open on my local cycle path (far from the fumes of traffic) and last week the time finally arrived (almost a whole month later than last year). I put a c... read more

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I'm one of those people who would say that they never win anything and it's largely true, so it was all the more surprising when Love to Ride got in touch to let me know that I'd won a £50 voucher.... read more

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Gayle Amorowson Thanks for this great story Chris! Congratulations on your win!

In September I'll be particupating in a 500km cycle ride from London to Paris in support of Cure Leukaemia. The money that I raise will go towards funding specialist nurses at 12 blood cancer centr... read more

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On the weekend of 19th & 20th June Ilkeston Cycling club are holding an event Midsummer’s Evie, which is for Evie Hartley, a 13 year old who is currently battling a cancerous brain tumour whic... read more

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When I retired I expected less work but things changed first I got rid of diesel van got a hybrid bike. Now I pick up medication do shopping for a few people that find it hard to get out but I like... read more

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#BikeAnywhereBingo

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Cyclists must not ride more than two aboard a bicycle.

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I have always loved biking around town but not until recently have I started mountain biking. I absolutely love it! Nothing too crazy as I am a mom in my 40s and don’t need to break any bones. But ... read more

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Took my child to the Y by bike and was honked at and insulted for not riding on the sidewalk. At least my child thought the honking was funny and did seem to notice the yelling. Another reason wh... read more

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I was riding along today and a young lady with a child was really having a struggle with her shopping, so I thought I would help seeing I had the trailer on bike, I expected the lady to put her ... read more

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Rode with wifey around the San Diego bay today. The wind was brutal SB on the silver strand, but we missed most of the rain. Just a few light sprinkles got us.

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I retired so i decided I don't need a car. I always have had a bike (over 60 years) but now I do all my shopping on bike with a trailer, I do 12 miles round trip for dog food, 45kgs on the six mile... read more

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I used to commute almost daily fo 6 miles one way to work that involved a 180 foot climb to work and a 300 foot climb return. however in the last 5 years I dropped much of my biking which had inclu... read more

This year, with a substantial bonus from my employer, I decided to invest in an eBike. I chose the Rad Power Bikes RadRover Step-Thru, and it is so much fun! I have congestive heart failure and Typ... read more

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Kari Fowler Enjoy! As a nurse, I am glad to hear that a HF pt is out there getting exercise but doing it safely and within the paramete... read more

Super excited to participate in the La Mesa scavenger hunt #lamesa Chrissy017

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

I have been riding a bike since my first tricycle at 5 years old. I grew up in La Mesa and rode my bike to school through highschool. My bike was also my freedom to explore my neighborhood and just... read more

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

I've had my eye on a steep hill route since last year. I dreaded and anticipated it with eagerness and fear. I didn't expect to make it on the first attempt, but I did it! I'm in shock and awe!

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Out for a Saturday ride with my Diverge to enjoy another beautiful San Diego day. #bikelove

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Sylvie Froncek Woohoo! You're entered to win a bike lock! We'll pick a winners on April 1st

At the end of the workday, down to the valley to tackle the climb back over the top of the hill. Almost got up it in time for the sunset. #RideFree

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Taking my own breakfast and detouring off my usual beaten track. Gradually gaining more confidence :-)

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Scott Manley I do this a lot, nothing like a breakfast or lunch sat next to your bike so mewhere. Have fun
Susan Cullen I agree nothing like a snack with nature I take binoculars to look at the birds too.

we have a new dog and it’s been great to head out with her on our bikes to exercise and share the spring sun in Birmingham. Loving the blue cycle lane in Bristol rd Birmingham and canal paths

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