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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

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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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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

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We really appreciate the very helpful Zoom series on safety and the safety gear! Some of the things that we learned were really eye opening. #RediscoverRiding

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We can't wait to get people out on our adapted bikes again in Worthing, West Sussex! [address removed]

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#RediscoverRiding I have always been an active person, always helping others, volunteering, etc. Several years ago I had a persistent cough so I went to my doctor, she felt a nodule on my thyroid ... read more

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I used to bike to school every day, but since school has been closed we have been biking as part of our daily exercise. It feels great to get out there. #RediscoverRiding

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Heidi Saul Great job

Cycling has been a “HABIT” of mine for the past 38 years. Although some of that time was spent riding with friends and relatives, I find this sport more relaxing, soloing, and enjoying the country... read more

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Steve P Great story, thank you!

My last few rides (before the gap) were annoying. Each time , I pressed my right pedal down (esp on a climb), a squeak came out. I have some mechanical knowledge, but I relied on a friend to... read more

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Hey bike friends! We've got 700 people in San Diego participating in the Bike Month Challenge. Let's try to reach 1000! Invite a friend or two to take part. The more people we have on the roads... read more

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Today my bike takes me west to Verona, nicknamed Hometown USA, and an aspiring Bicycle Friendly Community. I had just cleaned my bike, so I turned off the Military Ridge State Trail where it turns ... read more

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I'm tired from yard work, but took a short ride to keep the streak going for #GreaterMadisonBikeMonth: I've ridden 22 days in a row! It was a good opportunity to check out some of Fitchburg's ne... read more

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laura Cisneros 22 in a ROW! You're my hero!!

Hi my name is Melissa both my brother and I have type one diabetes ! We are hooked up to insulin pumps 24 7 seven days a week and c g m glucose sensors with no vacation ! We don’t let diabetes stop... read more

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Our local advocacy group, Bike New Britain, (CT) is doing a Bike Lean Photo promotion on Facebook. Pictures of our bikes next to landmarks in New Britain.

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I’m 62 years old and I like to ride my bike it’s not hard and anyone can do it it’s low impact so easy on your knee. Today is day 2,011 days in a row that’s just a little over 5 years and in that t... read more

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Ralph Gonzales awesome. Love your picture. where and what are you riding?

This weekend I went to the hot desert of Indio, CA to visit my mom and my dad. My dad offered to buy my Oldest Daughter a bicycle for her to leard to ride without training wheels soon! She picked ... read more

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Riding, tinkering, chatting, dreaming about bikes is a key component to my well being right now. I'm so fortunate to have found a community of colleagues, friends, neighbors, family and like minded... read more

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I started biking about 50 yrs ago. I was working as a Pulmonary/Critical Care Physician in a local hospital. I would wake up at 4 am and ride in my neighborhood for 2 Hrs. At that time I had multip... read more

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Paul D'Attilio This is inspirational. Biking into your 80's is nothing short of amazing! I plan to ride as long as possible.
Heidi Saul Thanks for expiring us all...you look great..smile

Quarantine life has diminished the level of activity I am accustomed to as an art teacher. I was on my feet most of the day. The transition to being home all day had my body and spirit feeling out ... read more

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In January, I replaced my left knee with one made of titanium, plastic, and glue. The very last thing I did before I left for the hospital was ride the stationary bike for 30 minutes. Post surge... read more

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Ana Simental Great for you! I had my meniscus reattached in both knees so I just started biking outdoors this past April since my gym cl... read more

About 10 years ago I bought a Boardman Hybrid to commute to work. I've never looked back. Saved a fortune in petrol , parking fees. Been environmentally friendly. I've kept for any kept on riding t... read more

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Christian Lampe Orh, that's so generous to pass on your previous bike! Hope it has found a nice new home :)

My ride to our village shop, supporting local businesses, comes with 2 rewards, a lovely downhill freewheel there and knowing I am not using the car #NoCarbon But then the steep Devon hills, tha... read more

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I regularly commute to work, combining fitness in to my daily routine, getting to work the quickest way possible and enjoying the fresh air is a win, win, win for me. I recently returned to work fr... read more

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Where are you based and what do you do? I live in Derby, I work at Rolls-Royce in Sinfin and I cycle to work every day. I am an aeronautical engineer and I am the Assistant Chief Design Engineer... read more

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William Porth GO GIRL!!!!

International Women's Day 2020 For International Women's Day 2020, I decided to set up a campaign to encourage more girls and women to cycle after the Love to Ride Cycle September statistics showe... read more

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My 3 year old had so much fun riding on my bike during the ABC this year, for her 4th birthday last week she got her first pedal bike (thanks for the discount Torpedo7!). I've never seen her so exc... read more

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Well here I go again, though I've told My better half this will be the last one! My 50th this March, I'd thought for some years about doing the Lakesman this particular year. An Iron Man distance ... read more

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Andy Green Please donate to: [address removed] .
Andy Green Wont let me leave link! Find me on Facebook :(

The thing is, I live and work in a small town,so I don't really need a car. The main reason I have one is to get my cat to the vet. What to do? Find a bike-compatible, cat-friendly pet carrier of c... read more

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Sam Stockwell Cats don't seem to mind going on the back of a bike, must be because they have a good view.

We had a lovely day out on Sunday with workmates and friends and even dragged my partner's son Matthew along, who at 21 years old had never rode a mountain bike, he loved it! We had a delicious lu... read more

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For the second year, GHD Christchurch arranged a lunchtime picnic ride to encourage staff to ride a bike. Today we had a beautiful day warm day to go for the relaxed 3.5km ride off road. We had ano... read more

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Sharon Lea What a great idea.

My mum mostly grew up in Christchurch and biked as a kid, but hasn't since she was in her twenties for a few different reasons. She saw how awesome I found riding around once I got my e-bike, and g... read more

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Helen Wenley I call my E-bike my freedom machine. I have joined E-bike Social Riders Hawkes Bay group and we have not only clocked up he... read more

A nice early morning jaunt wiht my colleagues to the Williams Cafe in the Wynyard Quarter before work.

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We started this adventure when our whanau of four kids left no time for me to exercise or do anything much for myself. As a survivor of an aggressive cancer that messed with my body as much as my h... read more

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This weekend we spend a couple of days on the Hauraki rail trail....cycling has become a great way to spend time together away from screens creating new and varied experiences. There was laughter a... read more

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Oliver May Funniest cafe for a family visit :D

just heads up that there is a bicycle clearance store on Lunn Ave , they have helmets from $20 and huge bins of assorted bike accessories including lights, gloves, saddles etc at very affordable pr... read more

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Hey hey, It's almost the end of #MoveitMonday week 2 My story is about sharing that I now find that I am excited about biking to or from work as part of this challenge as I am not really very co... read more

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John Fridd Well put, Simone. Re butterflies, I reckon that when there are lots around, keep the mouth closed. It's weird swallowi... read more

On the 22 November I had an accident and ended up falling off my bike and seriously dislocating my Shoulder, I was amazed at how many people stopped to help me, cyclist, car drivers and pedestrians... read more

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Today around 30 staff from our office went for a short lunchtime cruise to Rollicking Gelato in the beautiful New Regent street, a 3.5km round trip. I'm pleased to say drivers were really courteou... read more

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I absolutely love my cargobike. Although we've been car free since 2010, the cargobike is a much more recent acquisition. Whilst I like to walk, and use public transport, having the cargobike jus... read more

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William Porth That's what I'm talking about!

I will not be taking part in the Aotearoa Bike Challenge this year, and as I am the only one from my work place taking part, I withdraw from this event. I was made redundant from my job this mornin... read more

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Anne Heins Oh Ivan, I'm so sorry to hear you were made redundant, that's full on. I hope you have some good support around you... read more
Barney Fitzsimons Hang in there Ivan, your attitude will win thru, ka kite

When it comes to our Annual lunchtime bike ride to the beach, everyone's keen! The team of six completed the 8km return trip to Ngamotu Beach for our team picnic, a total of 48km towards the Aote... read more

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We’re trying to help my nieces and nephews not to just see biking just as a fun leisure activity but as a tool for getting to school, doing the shopping and getting to places they want to go. Toda... read more

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Clarice Shoen That is so wonderful what your doing for them! Definitely a great way for Encouraging others to ride!

Mountain Biking/ Cross country Event in this coming years events T42 Maybe the Dual -Rangitoto/Motutapu? Any other suggestions welcome

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Kerry Roger The Dual is a great event and this is the only time you are allowed to ride your own bike on these fantastic islands!
Stewart Andrews C'mon down and try the Rainbow Rage. It's back on this year

I have cycled since 1996, both semi professionally and recreationally, and in all this time I have found that every cyclist has a story to share, and is also a possible friendship opportunity wrapp... read more

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Ross O'Neil Agree to all that... except the lycra!

I have participated in Biketober in years past, and so have others from my workplace at AECOM. But I wanted to help make this the year with the highest participation yet for AECOM. Near the beginni... read more

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We had more management support this year! Our great Production Manager paid the bike repairs as usual. The Plant Manager was very interested in our numbers considering that we won last year. We ... read more

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I struggled to exercise after cancer treatment as I would suddenly get tired and had to stop quickly. A Brompton bike was suggested so that I could just fold it up and get on a bus, in a taxi or on... read more

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Rule 9 of Velominati's "The Rules" says, "If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period." Here's to all the badasses that were out riding in the rain, yesterday.

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On the 1st January 2019 I set myself a goal, to complete 150-rides over the next 52-weeks - based on three rides per week. Today, 8th October, 40-weeks to the day after commencing this challenge... read more

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Temps in Atlanta were in the mid 90s this week. Without the challenge of already being committed to a team for Biketober, I would *not* be out riding until later in the fall. But I went out and had... read more

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