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I started at the Kids Hospital Westmead earlier this year. On the first day I enquired about staff parking. My colleague said "You have to wait for someone to die to get a car space". I replied wi... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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30 years ago, I was 27, with a desk job and needed a challenge. I rode a 5 speed bike from Bathurst to Thornleigh in Sydney, via Bell's Line of Road. It took me 13 hours. I hit a lump of tar going ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

When I was15 I wanted to be a professional cyclist. Cycling wasn't the coolest sport at Peninsula Grammar where cricket and footy (VFL) rule but I was in the cross country team and swim squad and h... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Jeni Bindon Great story!
Jonathan Bays Thanks Jeni

Visiting a friend in Crookwell, on way to Canberra for some riding. He took us on a beautiful flat ride along a country road. So nice getting out amongst the sounds of cows, kookaburras, frogs and ... read more

Topic: Other

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My favourite place to ride would be Parramatta. I love riding there and that's where I hire my bike. Around the Parramatta river there is plenty of space to ride and also around Parramatta Park the... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Jim Hanna I start at Parramatta and ride out from there - Liverpool, Windsor, Homebush bay, Centennial Park, Brighton Le-Sands...look... read more
Bernadette Warbrick Sounds great Jim!

Great prizes to be won! Including bikes, back packs; adventures trips; restaurant vouchers and so much more. If they haven't rode much and or want to particiapte in riding opportunities, check out... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Watch this space for - workers cycling to and from RPA to Coogee

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Every 2 minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer, the biggest killer of children from disease in Australia. Children deserve to be living life, not fighting for it. This October, I'm riding 500... read more

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Back in 2015 The Public Health Unit won a cycling challenge that City of Sydney hosted and the SLHD Health Promotion Unit coordinated. The team enjoyed their winning prize of a day at the Hunter V... read more

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A “Biketober” email in my “Inbox” piqued my interest. As a regular bicycle commuter for many years, I’d let myself get a bit lazy over winter and the cooler months… too hard, too cold, easier opti... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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There are a few different teams out there who are essentially part of the one organisation. Love2ride asked me to be Champion for NSW Department of Education because that was included in my regist... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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I have been a regular supporter of bike riding events that encourage everyone to ride more and have supported the workplace challenge for many years. I've seen it help motivate riders to start a ha... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Just a quick one - I rode my bike so much that my actual car battery has gone flat.

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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I think that as a mechanised society we have lost sight of how incredible the human mind and body really are. We're built for going incredible distances in hot and cold with just the power of our m... read more

Topic: Other

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[address removed] Depression is an insidious disease which at best impacts its victims and everyone around them and at worst makes suicide appear as the only option. In Australia eight people ea... read more

Topic: Other

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Graham Lofthouse [address removed]

Adventurously, we attempted the 2019 Blayney to Bathurst purely to feel like real cyclists by receiving a number we could pin to our shirts. After 70km, one flat tire, the consumption of many, man... read more

Topic: Other

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Krishan Karthikeyan Great photo haha

When people ask me why I love riding so much it’s hard to give a wheely short answer! Perhaps first and foremost it’s a great fitness activity that you can incorporate into and around your daily co... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Lexy loves to ride to and from home to work at RPA campus "..it saves me time and I don't have to sit in crowded transport or a car - it works for me. Also great for the environment and I get my h... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Across SLHD there are bike parking facillities see your site's Transport Access Guides for end of trip facilities: Balmain Canterbury Concord RPAH SLHD Community Centres have their own TAG... read more

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Nadia and Ana from the Health Promotion Unit SLHD enjoy their commute to work by bike. They cycle together to and from Coogee and work at RPA campus. They make the time by organising their busy y... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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There is but one human truth and that is there are many truths. I know this because I ride a bicycle. My cat does not ride on a bicycle, but he is alive. For him that is blessing, I suppose, and fo... read more

Topic: Other

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It doesn't matter how many bikes I have or how many rides I do, how many places I visit or how far I go, only that there is always one more person to bring on the journey - you!

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Its an amazing feeling to see your colleagues and friend follow your envouragemnet and go sustainable and carbon free. Their stories of enjoyfull ride are so exciting

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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I know many have had a devastating time recently, there are sad stories all the time on the news, but I have had a wonderful time through it all. My wife and I gave up alcohol on 31 Dec 19 (was ... read more

Susie Cumming Thanks for your encouraging story, David - great stuff!

now i have lots of time I go riding sunday morning I put it on facebook and tell the new riders it's short easy ride and I carry tools for minor repairs. lot are interested but only a odd one turns... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

We rode a virtual bike ride bike/run. Accelerating research to cure cancer. For a cancer free world! [address removed]

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

It's hard to imagine. A 115lb. Cargo Bike, 'not electric' with 7 speed Nexus Shimano internal gear hub has taken me to and from work and on FanTasTic weekend adventures since Sept. 2019! yup, jus... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

It's still a little chilly in Iowa. And spring is always windy. But a hot pink down jacket, hi-vis lobster gloves, wool socks and a neck gaiter, and a fleece hat later, I got to see corn juuuuuus... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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'Het waait altijd in Zeeland', hoorde ik gisteren iemand zeggen. Waaien deed het gisteren zeker. Gelukkig hebben ze fietsen met trapondersteuning uitgevonden, zodat het 'windtegengevoel' geen probl... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

Being co-workers and living near each other, we gave the bike commute to work a try today. It was a success! Figured out it takes about 25 minutes to get to work and lock up the bikes. Also found a... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Lucy Martin Panniers. Mine are bright red so add some extra visibility to me and my bike.
Lucy Martin Keep dress shoes and socks at work. An extra top is good too.

I joined a group of people on Saturday that LOVE TO RIDE. They aren't racing, they like to stop and smell the tulips, and take a few pictures along the way. They probably average 10 mph, and th... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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My family visited Denmark & Barcelona in the last few years, and adored the cycling culture there. We even rented an eCargo bike, but it was very expensive at the start of the pandemic. One yea... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Ik doe het gewoon. Ik fiets vanmiddag nog naar mijn moeder in Zierikzee. Over de Oosterscheldekering, langs de Oosterscheldedijk. Ondanks de weersvoorspellingen van veel wind en wat regen en ondank... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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

Topic: A happy riding memory

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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!

I'm new to San Diego and new to being car free. I have found it a fun challenge to figure out how to transport items by bike. I fit all of my spring plants on my bike by strapping a bin to by bike ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Joe Ray You may enjoy the Errandonneuring Challenge which is happening now - just run 12 errands by bike over 12 days or fewer. [a... read more
Sara Sundquist I love this idea for carrying plants and flowers by bike. I will have to try it!

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

Topic: Other

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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

Topic: Other

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Kid jist did her first race and she's all in. Any nola kids out there wanna ride?

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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

Topic: A happy riding memory

I got my second Covid jab when on bike in full cycling gear, you would think by the looks of people sit there cycling wear was not aloud

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

This will be the 2nd year that Cascade is not doing STP - and I really wanted to challenge myself to do it on my oldest bike (1980 Univega). So I set up a Fundraising Challenge to not only do the... read more

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K. David Wiegand fundraising link is facebook dot com /donate/955740231848821 - Thanks for all help!

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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Last summer we took out first family bike trip. Up the east coast of Lake Michigan. Ten days total with a couple of zero days. Camped the entire way and even took the dog. Our 10 year old was a mo... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Sean from San Diego Bike Coalition promoting “Bike Anywhere Week” for Channel 8. Story airs Monday, May 10!

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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

Northwest Arkansas is one of the best places to bike in all of America. There are some great mountain biking trails, funded by the Walton Foundation, the creators of Walmart. I fell in love with mo... 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 had a chance to visit the Flower Fields recently. They just opened to the public this year. If you are near I-5 in Carlsbad I would encourage you to stop by and take in the beauty of these flower... read more

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Oside 4 All Free to scope out on the road above the fields!

Started out with MoGo bike membership a couple of years ago when I started working at the RenCenter. Use the MoGo bikes in the morning and to go to meetings during the day. Don't need to drive or... read more

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I've always loved bike riding and just getting outside. I hate walking I'd much rather ride any day. Over the years I've won three Trek Bicycles from the county A beach cruiser, a mountain bike and... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Catherine Bossert love that bike!