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Image for story The Race is On!

The Race is On!

Awesome to see so many people on bikes despite the heat! Brings out a bit of my competitive spirit to keep up with the road bikers!

Topic: My commute by bike

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Auckland Cycleways

Last month I learnt that I could cycle all the way from Hillsborough to City using all cyclepaths. Auckland was awesome before, but now it has reached the next level. Thanks for the Cycleways Auckl... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Making it a family affair

The kids and I love to ride on the weekends and we have used this challenge to really ramp that up. This weekend they chose to bike to a very far away park so they could log a big distance and we s... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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All by myself

After a ride through the crisp morning air to Queen's Wharf, where I cruised down Franklin Road and crawled back up it, my back tyre felt decidedly soft. By the time I was home it was dead flat and... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Bikes are freedom

I love the ability to get on my freedom machine (I'm recently an electric convert). where I would often avoid a trip because it was too far to walk and too much hassle to get in a car, I now get ou... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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First day back at Kindy

My 3 year old got her first bike for Christmas and managed to crack riding it in the holidays. Today was the first day back at Kindy and she rode it all the way there. I jogged alongside and got so... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Two trips or one

In my mind a typical commute - in and out - counts as 2 trips. This makes my goal of 50 trips for the month achievable (that's 40 trips during the week and and extra 10 scattered in through the mon... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Wildlife

I've met many animals whilst cycling along the North Western shared path. Mainly birds - had some close calls with Pukeko and Oyster Catchers, and I herded a group of ducklings back to their mum la... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Bike along the Tamaki Drive waterfront

Bike along the Tamaki Drive waterfront

Well, okay, so it't Feb! The challenge has been accepted and I'm on my bike! Up and out early this morning 6.10am so that I could bike and enjoy the scenery along the beach lined waterfront from ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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No time pressure.

For the first time in ages I was able to ride without the pressure of getting to work, getting back from work to meet my wife after work. Riding before going to golf. It was excellent to just ride ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Cycling with the family

My parents visited me this year from the UK and we did lots of trail riding on the south island. They are much more used to road cycling back home but we had such a great time on many different tra... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Cycling with the family

My parents visited me this year from the UK and we did lots of trail riding on the south island. They are much more used to road cycling back home but we had such a great time on many different tra... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Reunited with the shear joy of cycling.

Reunited with the shear joy of cycling.

I treated myself to a commuting “smart city” cycle (Reminds me of my old Raleigh 20) for my 60th birthday near the end of 2019. I planned to cycle to work once a week. I have picked up some shoppi... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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From My Accident on Sunset Blvd. Hollywood CA. USA

About fifteen years ago, I left my work at the Arclight Cinema at close to midnight. On my way home on Sunset Blvd. I was riding my bike and ended up getting hit by a car. It was pretty bad that ... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story Early Season Miles...

Early Season Miles...

I'm not a big fan of riding in the cold/wet of winter, but invariably the early miles allow fitness to flow later in the year and enjoyment of riding in the summer months. This year, the early mile... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Gotta love a tailwind 💖

Gotta love a tailwind 💖

A great tailwind and lots of cars stuck in traffic gave me a real smug feeling on this particular morning! I had to cover my face to hide a massive grin 😆 #winterwheelers

Topic: My commute by bike

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ride Munich to Rome

training to ride from Munich to Rome, 1400km in 12 days, in May, I have done at least 1 Ironman these last 5 yrs. now changing track and see part of Europe in the process

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Push on through the Winter

I don't drive, so if I didn't cycle I would rely on Public transport to get me to work, which is not always great. I do enjoy my 20 mile daily trip from Harlow to Ware PSC GSK site, even through Wi... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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My kermit green machine

Hundreds of free green bikes were on offer for the great western Australian bike ride 2005 . After touring beautiful south western Australia mine has taken me more than 30,000 km. It's now too old... read more

Topic: Other

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The ride is only part of it...........

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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Growing Participation Among Colleagues

Growing Participation Among Colleagues

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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story sunny  I-90 floating bridge

sunny I-90 floating bridge

North wind = clean air

Topic: My commute by bike

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A different route

I have been taking the same route to work for the last 2 years. At first I HATED biking to work. I had to pump myself up every morning and I just hated it. Now it's my favorite time of the day. It'... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story My Biketober experience

My Biketober experience

I was told about this challenge from a friend. I was happy to know that there was a community of cyclists for I haven't been on a bike in 8 years. Everytime I rode my bike for this challenge other ... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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And now we are 5... almost 6?!

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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A fun family ride

We were biking up to point Chev on the first we had a fantastic ride

Topic: Other

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Beach ride

To A Beach Because they Are nice and Far away from my home so I can have A nice and long bike ride with my mum and brother.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Cycling is my Hobby, my Passion, it's my way of life

Cycling is my Hobby, my Passion, it's my way of life

Cycling is really quite remarkable, It caters for people from all different walks of life & has so much to offer: - Achieving your first commute to work - Building your first bike - Pinning ... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Riding in NZ

I've not taken a bike for several years, but the challenge now got me to try it again and it's really strange to ride on the wrong side of the road here in NZ, but I'll get used to it :)

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Falling in love with MTB @ Totara Park #MoveMonday

A few years ago, my partner convinced me to get a mountain bike so I could go mountain biking with him. I had only been a few times before and was not very confident. This summer, in an effort to i... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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My morning luge ride to work #MoveMonday

My favourite part about riding to work in the morning, is going down the Grafton Gully cycle way. Zooming around the corner, no cars in sight, the smell of the native bush and feeling the temperatu... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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how fast can you go

I managed to get up to 51k/hr down parnell rise this morning. Such good way to start the day #MoveMonday

Topic: My commute by bike

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New country, new job, new bike route

I just moved to NZ on 1 January, and brought my bike with me so that I would have transportation while I was looking for houses, cars, and the rest of the things that life requires. I intentionally... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Glass

Ok, this time I stopped to pick up all the broken glass. I had ridden through it once, and, in a act of self preservation, thought it best to remove the "worst" of it. 5mins later, a cyclist stop... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Sore bum!

Sore bum!

A regular bike commuter for over six years now, the start of that journey was a holiday on the Otago Rail Trail. My enduring memories are of wonderful scenery but dismal Xmas Day food (we had to b... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Cycling with the family

My parents visited me this year from the UK and we did lots of trail riding on the south island. They are much more used to road cycling back home but we had such a great time on many different tra... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Bikes as tools

Bikes as tools

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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Just can't get enough of my bike!

Just can't get enough of my bike!

Looking back on the romance I have had with my bike, it’s something that very few can relate with. Well, within the circle my riding buddies anyway. Born in rural and remote part of Tanzania, bikes... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Turning 60 & aiming to get an age group podium

Turning 60 & aiming to get an age group podium

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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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HELP

hi. this is not really a story but I didn't know where to post this. Does anyone know what I can do to release my bike saddle post? it is totally stuck. All I need is to lower it a couple of inch... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Stolen Bike 12/14

Stolen Bike 12/14

Hey all, if you could keep an eye out for a blue Norco bike w/orange details, my bike was stolen on 12/14 from the university district light rail station. Thanks!

Topic: Other

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Riding around the Marine Drive in Llandudno

Have done this a few times when visiting North Wales with Sheffield CTC. Never done this? never heard of Sheffield CTC? Find out then get involved, it will take your cycling to new dimensions. BTW ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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friday for future

ho iniziato da marzo a sostituire all'auto bici + treno. Dalla 1° volta che ho sentito di Friday for future. Da allora anche con la pioggia bici + treno. From march 2019 bike + train. No more car... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

No icy roads to contend with

No frost this morning. No rain. No wind....just an almost silent bike on quiet roads, beautiful Westmorland country side and hardly any traffic. One of the best commutes I've had in ages. Great sta... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story GRIT.  GETS.  IT.

GRIT. GETS. IT.

Last Biketober I spent over $200 on inner tubes. My goal was to be a top ten rider for mileage during the challenge and to do so required riding over a thousand miles. I finished 9th out of over ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Dusting off my Road Bike

Dusting off my Road Bike

I bought a bike around 10 years ago and rode it for a while but it has been sitting in my shed gathering dust. It is a great bike, light weight and was easy to ride when I bought it. I have had k... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story Dogs love to ride too

Dogs love to ride too

Cycling is my main way of transport, you could say I am a commuter, I use the bicycle for almost all trips I make. But the best trips are those shared with your best mate. In this case my dog Tom... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Safer Infrastructure Encourages More Riding

Witnessing the constant stream of bicycles safely crossing DeKalb Ave @ Krog St, using the new scramble.

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Great Cycle Challenge-Raising for funds for Kids Cancer Research

Great Cycle Challenge-Raising for funds for Kids Cancer Research

I have been riding throughout the month of October raising money for Kids Cancer Research [address removed] So far I have raised $876.58 and riden 601km. Unfortunately my son James, who rides wi... read more

Topic: Other

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Back to cycling after cancer

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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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