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If I had been born on my due date, today would have been my 12th birthday (Feb 29 - a while back). Because I was one of the 50% of all babies that arrive late, I'm almost up to my 48th birthday. To... read more

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Every ride is different, today watching the sunrise over the Hauraki Gulf, the double hulled waka under sail in the harbour caught my eye. Otherwise the sunrise reflecting off the buildings aroun... read more

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This is the loveliest part of my ride to work along the mostly traffic free Esplanade coastal road, to catch the Waiheke ferry to Auckland. A bit slower with the gravel but beautiful to see the sea... read more

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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.

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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

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Home-School-Work-School-Home by Bike Monday to Friday I love the ride from Symonds St, my home at 8:30 AM to Freemans Bay, my daughter's School through the pink cycleway. I back to work at the U... read more

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What better way to start your day? Than to get your bike out of its place Hop on and get warmed up Racing down St Heliers Bay Road Heart racing, smile upon my face Oh glorious day, the sun is ... read more

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My wife and I headed out to Lake Farm County Park and back. Due to squirrelly winds, we had headwinds both ways! We had to detour around Terravessa due to heavy construction activity on the new pat... read more

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Just a quick loop around the Night Riders' urban loop, Lacy and Meadowview Rds version #GreaterMadisonBikeMonth #BikesUnite #BiketheBurg #FitchburgWI

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We had to celebrate his birthday in years * 100' of elevation. So, I went along for the ride. We went up to a family run donut shop in Carmel Mountain area (Sesame Donuts-- own story, made the n... read more

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When I read that my favorite dining establishment, Michael's Frozen Custard, had reopened, there was no question about where I would ride today! #GreaterMadisonBikeMonth #BikesUnite #GoByBike

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I love riding the Greenway from Bentonville to Springdale, but right now the number of people do not allow me to go as fast as I would like to so I find myself riding it sometimes, and riding the c... read more

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I grew up in Germany, where turtles are either pets or live in a zoo. So I greatly enjoy the opportunity to see turtles in the wild. One good spot that's not too far from Madison and in a very bike... read more

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There is nothing like riding in the high desert in Nevada. There is untold beauty in the desert if one just looks. Sunrises and sunsets are unmatched.

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The Capitol City Trail (CCT) is an enjoyable result of conservation and recreation foresight, featuring a tour of the Nine Springs E-Way. This trail connects with the Southwest Path and other Madis... read more

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I've had plenty of strange encounters on my bike. I once ran into a opossum in the middle of the night, riding up a hill with insufficient lights. Don't worry. It wasn't harmed. I was riding really... read more

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Having only recently moved to Cambridge, I took advantage of the quiet of the COVID-19 slowdown to cycle up to Wandlebury Country Park, a half hour cycle from my home. It was beautiful and a well-n... read more

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Hello ... Guys , I am Gopal Chowdary from Hyderabad . I will share a short memory of my ride . That day was March 1st and I used to ride with Happy Hyderabad Team organized by Dinesh Sale and San... read more

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Decided to cycle to my favourite dog walk which I do about 3 times a week. I have been driving 3l diesel 10 miles round trip so will save over 4kg of co2 each journey. Mainly cycle ways by the sid... read more

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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

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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

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BEST RIDE EVER! Today I followed my friend and colleagues advice and to a ride on his daily bike commute along the Taunton and Bridgwater canal. Such a great ride. Did an 8 mile round trip to... read more

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ride on a green lane and let go by speed

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Had my first actual contact with the wildlife early in my ride today...roadkill I am afraid. Not sure what but my, did it cause me to fight the bike and the noise as it passed through the frame wil... read more

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Love riding both my mtb and road bike. Rivington and Darwen for most of my local mtb rides. Gisburn and Lakes if going further afield. Enjoy rides to Southport , Blackpool and Garstang on the roa... read more

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Sunny day 33 degrees today, finished work and rode along the Grand Union canal towpath past the Old Galleon pub festival and cycled along watching the canal barges going along and hottest day and s... read more

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I like cycling down the canal towpath. The end.

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My favourite hill is the one from Elslack to Lothersdale, there is some beautiful scenery and a few intense 12% climbs and sharp corners. You get a huge sense of achievement when you reach the top ... read more

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They say if you're tired of London then you're tired of life... I fully agree! The energy of the city, and the (some may surprising) beauty of the city - the plentiful parks, the river, the histori... read more

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I thought an 11 mile commute by bike would be too long, but this far it’s going well! Hopefully I can continue into the winter :)

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I try and ride to work as much as I can but sometimes need a bit of a push. Cycle to work gives me that incentive every year. This year my boy noticed I was riding more and asked why? I told him an... read more

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We discovered the joys of 'canal cycling' around three years ago when we detoured off the Thames path at Brentford and onto the towpath of Grand Union Canal heading towards Birmingham. We've been h... read more

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I cycle to the gym nearly every day. Not only does it save money but it is the perfect warm up and cool down before and after my workout plus no worries about parking the car!

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I cant think of a better area to ride in than here. You want hills we got them, Coastal routes, rolling roads, AONB all in the one place. From Tynemouth up to Berwick

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I once took a quiet and peaceful ride around Angkor Wat in the middle of the night. The temples are restricted to daytime hours, but not many people know that the road network connecting them is op... read more

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After being of the bike for a year because of starting a family I forgot how much I loved to cycle now after 12 months of the saddle im back on my bike riding to work every week and really enjoying... read more

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Cool! http://roadcyclistsguide.com/create-circular-bike-route-google-maps/

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Christina Grijalva Thanks for sharing!