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my poor little heart was recently smashed to bits! how to go on? one second, one minute, one hour, one day at a time. One foot in front of the other, somehow... I don't know how i would survive... read more

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Thomas Stokell What happened to your bike Gerry?!

In the dark, just awake, the hiss of rain on concrete through my open window next to my bed. Semi-dreaming, in quick succession: drive/take the bus/ride? Yes, ride. Which bike? Not Speedy - no f... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Richard Leseney very nice !!!

I used one day of the Bike More Challenge (Memorial Day) to ride to all 19 Multnomah County Library locations. While I enjoy the act of biking, I find my rides more satisfying when I can focus on a... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Normally my commute is awesome. Last week I had a different experience. I call my parents once or twice a week on my morning bike ride as I'm 6 hours behind on them, so it is really the only time f... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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This morning (5/30/2019) was a glorious ride into work along the Spring Water Corridor. Saw at least eight deer, Canada geese with babies, a coyote tossing a mole around on the path, and then retr... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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On Memorial Day I took a ride in honor of my father, who let me to go on my first six-week bike tour at the age of 14 and he paid for it! Starting at the Oregon Zoo (he raised four of us), I rode u... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Julie Concannon Such a sweet dedication to your Dad!
Steve P Very nice. And great choice of places to ride to!

I have not biked in over 20 years, but this spring I got back on a bike to do a long distance race. Over the weekend I finished 53 miles to Reach the Beach. I have been working on the mental aspe... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Steve P Good for you!

Today I FINALLY got to put in a good commute for my team. Between work travel and kid complexity, I've had ironclad excuses every morning this month until today. I'm so glad I knocked over the resi... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Ruth Schulte I hear you! I was able to get my spouse to help out in the morning so I could bike to work this week! It felt great!
Kristen Connor Go Mary! I have a hard time coordinating rides too... Thank you for the inspiration!

I never see people in the morning. And certainly not at 4:45 AM as I commute to teach indoor cycling (yes) at one of the National Gym Chains, but today was different. I peddled past 2 very well i... read more

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Gerome Gacula i love your cannondale supersix team liquigas bike.
Mike Hassett Great climbing bike for sure did you get the Sram red on yours?-Mike

Pedalpalooza is coming up this June. You can join hundreds of rides for free or host a ride yourself. It's easy! Find out more here: www.shift2bikes.org/pedalpalooza-calendar

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Today was a lovely day, perfect for a bike ride. I love to count things as I bike. Today I saw 77 cars, 44 bicyclist, 33 birds, 29 walkers, 18 dogs, 4 buses, 3 people waiting for the bus, 2 garba... read more

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Tess Stribos woah how did you keep score?

It was a Saturday morning in September. I had just bought the bike I ride now every day. A red 'omafiets', which is a Dutch sturdy city bike with a chain guard and coaster brakes. I love this bike,... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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colie Touzel Such a great story! When I saw the "omafiets" I knew you were dutch...my mother is dutch and from the Netherlands, so I've ... read more

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

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Christina Grijalva Thanks for sharing!

I starting biking again last fall and was making great progress expanding my miles and elevation. Then I took the winter off because of darkness safety. Just restarted in time for the bikers chal... read more

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Jim Slater WooHoo! First time from Beaverton to work! I have now made it the whole way!
Matt Faunt Nice work Jim! Glad you're out there and it's feeling good!

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My family has had the opportunity to hop in our bikes after finishing our work at home days. We’ve also used quarantine weekends to ride. We’ve ventured out and explored paths we’ve never ridden on... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Md Shamim If you need an electric bike. Then you check this blog ([address removed]). Hope it'll help you to get right one. Thanks

About 60 miles to go to make my goal of 500 for the month, so I headed out for one of my favorites: the Night Rider's urban loop, with a few wrinkles. I love the view of the Capitol across Lake Mon... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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

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After an injury in November, I stopped exercising for several months. When I started to feel better, I tried running and swimming but the movement aggravated the injury. After being encouraged by... 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

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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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

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

I love riding in the San Pasqual Valley. I always stop at the dairy to say hi to the girls. This week there were a lot of frolicking calves! #WTF2020

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Daniel Magos heck yeah that area is the best!

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

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

Cyclists in Totnes are gathering for a socially-distanced group ride around town, to highlight the need to provide more cycle routes and safer streets. Meet at 5 p.m. Friday 29th May in Victoria St... read more

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

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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When you finally take a pebble out of your shoe, you think, "why did I wait so long?" I kept saying for years I would ride my bike to work, and now that Love To Ride, Bike Month, and San Diego Bike... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Sylvie Froncek What a great story!!!

Memorial Day is a holiday that has changed from the original intent. It has gone from a day of somber remembrance to one of picnics, day on the lake or at the beach and so forth. Now none of those ... read more

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David Nelms I thank you and your family for their service, and for your uncle who made the ultimate sacrifice

I'm proud of the fact that I cycle to work every day. It's easy for me; a straight forward 4 mile each way commute on busy-ish roads with occasional cycle lanes painted on the side of the road :) N... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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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

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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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

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

The classic urban escape is a ride to Paoli. On this holiday weekend, apparently everyone had the same idea. The Badger State Trail, the Purcell Rd trailhead, and the Hop Garden were all packed. To... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

I’m grateful to live (and ride) in an area where I feel safe as a queer womxn. My wife and I love squeezing in time for rides through the gayberhood after a long day at work! #wtf2020 #gaysian #qtpoc

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Cally I. Love this!! YAY for queers on bikes doing rad this!! Keep it up!
Sylvie Froncek Heck yeah!!!

I'm an artist and illustrator by profession, so working from home is normal for me. But without my daily walk up Steep Hill, which was my regular undergrad commute, I need an alternative, otherwise... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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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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

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Sylvie Froncek Heck yeah! You're my favorite!

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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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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We are enjoying riding in our neighborhood these days. I always thought it was too dangerous because of the cars not used to bikes on the road. Now, we see that the more bike there are on the road ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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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

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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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

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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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

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Biked Los Penesquitas Preserve with my son. Had a nice break at the waterfall talking about life in general. Then rode back to the house. He's 36 now. So different riding with him as an adult, but ... read more

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I have always enjoyed riding my bike but would never go to far. During the quarantine I decided to venture out further and see if I could bike from home down to the bay and back (which would invol... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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I haven't been to a coffee shop since March, and it's probably going to be a while until I'll go to one again. But there's a great alternative, now that summer is here: Coffee outside! It's as easy... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Our family bikes to ice cream, and to tacos. A little motivation goes a long way when taking your kids on a spin around urban San Diego - there's just no flat routes to choose from. So we make su... read more

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I live in Idaho and our Governor had us on lock down for 2 months. We are now in phase 2 of reopening, but it has been a long time coming. One bright point was he allowed us to go on walks, runs ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Part of our daily ride in our hometown includes passing this statue of Penelope as she waits for Odysseus to return from the sea. Today we decided to stop and take a picture for #FAMILYRIDEWEEK

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Last week the teachers at our school held a parade for students. We took our bikes with us so that we could ring our bike bells and cheer them on. #FAMILYRIDEWEEK

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This is our first time with a tandem bike, and it's a lot harder than we ever imagined! It's going to take some practice before we'll be able to cruise the streets with this hot cruiser! #FAMILY... read more

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