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Leading the pack at Waiheke (photo) A group of us went to Waiheke, hired ebikes and had the time of our lives. It was an awesome way to get around and we clocked around 30km. We stopped where e... read more

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A colleague invited me to join the challenge early in the month. I thought about it and did nothing. On the night of the 17th someone broken into my car, with the intention of stealing it. The d... read more

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Started driving my daughter to school from Brookfield to Bethlehem on Friday. Traveled a short distance before witnessing a heavy traffic on Millers Road as far as the eye could see. Knowing that S... read more

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Loved the changing lights on the Pink Path this morning! Happy Pride! The lights went really well with the multi coloured Sky Tower - too bad it wasn't still dark by the time I reached the pink pat... read more

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Biked to work with my newly acquired saddle bags which I won Week 1 through #MoveitMonday. The saddle bags match my bike really well, so feeling well chuffed! I had to adjust the bags on to the... read more

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Rachel Ford That's awesome, Simone! Those saddle bags look brilliant :)
Eryn Shields Well done Simone :-)

Have to shout out to one of the Bike Challenge supporters; TriEye, the riding glasses with a rear-vision mirror. After a recent experience with a large vehicle that was wider than the driver rea... read more

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David Sweeney Hi Mark, Thanks for your story. I have already pointed these TriEye glasses out to my sister, who wanted to have a mirror f... read more
Mark Hayes I'm glad the info's been useful David. You'll want a pair for yourself once you try them. Cheers, Mark

I'm setting off on this event, on 19 February, 3000km, Cape Reinga to Bluff. Self-supported. Hope to complete in 30 days. It's a personal challenge, as I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease 8 ... read more

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Pete Doorbar Good luck Mike, safe travels
David Sweeney All the best, Mike. I enjoyed our night ride around Hamilton a while back. Cheers, David

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

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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

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Kerry Roger I agree the commute is a separate trip each way. For the bike challenge they count days of commuting but each trip still co... read more

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

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Ben Mansfield psst - make sure to tag your post #MoveMonday to be in the draw to win a panier bag
Rachel Ford Thanks Ben!

I often wonder why car attacks aren't front page news? There are a lot more of them than shark attacks, which are usually some kind of accident themselves. On my first day of commuting to work ... read more

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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

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The fabulous E bike that Ian Lancaster (Wellington) won in 2018'sAotearoa Bike Challenge has been put to great use. Ian very kindly gifted the bike to me (his wife) and very patiently encouraged a... read more

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Hi! I am very proud of myself and my friends for completing the BIKE SHARING CHALLENGE!! If you ride the B-Cycle and dock at all 46 stations, you get a free shirt and get your name on their website... read more

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We have been to Martin House Brewery numerous times, but never by bike. Today we rode out there on our bikes. On the way back, we decided to take a small trail that runs up the back side of the TCC... read more

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In 2018, my husband and I planned to travel to Europe to complete the Camino de Santiago by bicycle. We cancelled our trip after finding that his cancer (Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma) had reared it’s hea... read more

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Matt Miller This is cool to hear about! I've been seeing and hearing about virtual rides since COVID hit and hadn't heard any f... read more
Margie Biddick Hey Matt! It was so much fun!! I road all the miles outdoors either mtb, road, or cross bikes. I used Strava to keep track ... read more

We had a fun time biking around Imperial Beach today!

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We had a fun time biking around Imperial Beach today!

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Great weather to #ExploreByBike, first ride down the southern coast, and #ExploreByBike beautiful towns and villages.

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The dark and stormy skies of Dunwich.

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Lisa Stout That's a great photo!

Without much I thought I agreed to do a bike ride that would be different and a challenge. My birthday was just a few weeks away and it would be the beginning of a new decade for me 😟 The ride st... read more

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Adrian Lewis A brilliant thing to do, well done
Chris Boulton Thanks Adrian 👍

A few years ago we were at a festival in Fort Worth and saw a bicycle inc. booth with really great Electra beach bikes. That was it! I haven’t been on a bike in at least 15 years, but I wanted o... read more

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Rode out to St. Michael's Church and along the public footpath. Good to be out in the fresh air and no one else around.

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It was warm last night even at 8pm. Fab ride out to Wythall and Alvechurch via Weatheroak Hill. Originally the plans were to cycling from home in South Birmingham to Llanberis in Snowdonia natio... read more

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UK Bike Week. Day 1 Hill Climbing. Today I did Kepwick Bank and Murton Bank linking them with some muddy off road tracks on my Genesis gravel bike. 3000ft. 30 miles. Wind. Rain. Sunshine. Magnifice... read more

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We saved today as the last day of National Bike Month to tour about on our tandem. With insta360X camera, my copilot and I headed out in a headwind, rode a close golf course on the cart paths, had ... read more

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Spotting new art is one of my fave things about biking. These gems fly by too fast while driving. SparklesSparklesSparkles #WT2020

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Dave Nicolai Do you also notice all the electrical boxes that have art? I see them all around here.

As previously documented, I was at my hair stylist with a flat rear tire. I had what I need to change the tube and pump it up to about 40 psi. I headed to the Southwest Path, then southwest (of cou... read more

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My rear tire went flat on the way to my first haircut in three months. My stylist at Fritz and Associates drove to where I stopped and picked up me and my bike so I could still make my appointment!... read more

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Wearing my HRC buff to stay safe on rides while also showing my pride! #wtf2020 #qtpoc

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Only 24% of bike rides in the US are taken by women. I’m grateful for the women who helped me get comfortable on the road: Liz, Katy + Michelle. #WTF2020

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Biking as a queer femme woman brings me so much joy! Grateful for this challenge to get me out on the streets (safely!) this week. Thanks to everybody coordinating this challenge! #WTF2020

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Sylvie Froncek Heck yeah! You're my favorite!

We have been riding our bikes a lot lately. Since lockdown started, we have been enjoying the reduced car traffic and exploring around the neighborhoods near where we live. On this ride, my daughte... read more

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This was my view for pretty much the whole bike ride with our family: the kids in front, speeding off! The kids are loving bike month and riding as much as they can. The little one has really been ... read more

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I have waited a long time to be able to ride with my girls. Now I can finally share my rides with them thanks to my xtracycle kit. We are still learning and exploring distances but hopefully we can... read more

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Yard work requires good weather, so riding had to wait until this evening. I guess you could call it a "training ride", but without the "t". #GreaterMadisonBikeMonth #BikesUnite #GoByBike #Bikethe... read more

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This week is our neighborhood bulk trash week. It think that many of us have taken our shelter in place time at home as an opportunity to do some spring cleaning and as an opportunity to clear out ... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Thanks for being a part of bike month! What a story!

We moved to San Diego from Dallas to get outside more and enjoy the outdoors together with our 2 young kids. Unfortunately, with COVID-19, dozens of places we planned to go and explore were closed ... read more

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My bike is a stand up bike. By that I mean there is no seat but I don’t miss it. There is a challenge this month. Ride every day in May. Yes my husband said I could do it. So far it’s been at least... read more

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We went exploring the trails in the park today. The kids are enjoying their recent bicycle upgrades -- for my daughter, her first adult-sized bicycle! -- and we've been having a blast taking them o... read more

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So I decided to give my chain a good cleaning & dry lube maintenance, and in doing so lost the teeny, tiny square nut that holds the chain together. It is an Izumi Pro track chain and has a screw a... read more

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My husband and I have been a little anxious about biking near home, which traverses some busy streets, including El Cajon Boulevard. The Love to Ride challenge has gotten us on our bikes way more t... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Hey hey! Looking good!!!
Heidi Saul Great job and glad you guys got out to ride...enjoy and be safe

I didn't know about the ride, and had already done a couple of hard rides over my weekend, including mountain biking yesterday which got me pretty sore, so I was planning on just doing yoga today a... read more

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Today was a great day for a ride around the terrace where I live. I got air in my tires to make sure they were pumped for this ride. Got my safety vest and I was off. Originally I was just going to... read more

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I try and commute on my bike at least once a week, not only for the environmental #NoCarbon impact, but also for how it helps my mental and physical well-being. That honestly hasn’t been truer this... read more

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I'm using my time off work due to all this madness to ride my turbo trainer using real footage or routes from around the world on rouvy to raise money for mind, mental health charity. As I sure wit... read more

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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

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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

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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

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September was going really well. The weather in Portland had been perfect and I had an unbroken string of commutes with full weekends of MTB riding. This was going to be my best challenge ever! But... read more

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