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TeamStuud can’t wait to get out on our bikes today to finish the #IBactive scavenger hunt. Such a great way to have some fun.

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Having not rode a bike in years I bought a bike and cycled to and from work. Found it in Invigorating, fresh, although a little tiring. Will continue to ride, ride, ride.

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Stopped at Black Saddle Bike shop on my ride home from work and dropped off some donations for the #bikefooddrive. Grabbed a new tire while I was there, great shop and people! #pedalforgood

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Zia Brucaya Thanks for donating, Luke!

Instead of driving to the pet store (Padres K'd 9 so Petco gives out treats) I biked it 3mi each way. It was nice. By beaglebike #IBactive

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When I joined SVBC a year ago, it rained in September! Sure would be nice to get a good rain right now to cool things down and put out fires. If you would like to reduce future fires, get out and B... read more

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i travel from bathgate to craigshill everyday and find the roads in a poor state full of dangerous pot holes they get full up when it rains and damages your bike the cycle path along starlaw road... read more

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Nadia and Ana from the Health Promotion Unit SLHD enjoy their commute to work by bike. They cycle together to and from Coogee and work at RPA campus. They make the time by organising their busy y... read more

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I'm trying to be car free and I ride everywhere on my bike in any weather at any time and hauling just about anything. Today I moved 11 bikes for Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition from their storage... read more

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I just wanted to grab breakfast at a local eatery with a friend and run a few errands. What happened was I spent the day talking to myself while pedaling. The stuff I say to myself sometimes is jus... read more

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I started riding to work about four years ago. I live near the MoPac trail and can take it to Antelope Valley, then hop on the N Street cycle track and be within a couple blocks of where I work. I’... read more

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I hauled a couple hundred pounds of postcards and posters to Sunnyvale Sports Basement in preparation for Bike to Wherever Days. (Take 2 - attempting to ride right side up this time)

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Then I hauled about 300 pounds of canopies, water, boxes, and other supplies to Sunnyvale Sports Basement from downtown San Jose. It was hot but thankfully not too smokey from all the fires nearby.

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Been riding my hand built Joe Waugh 531c bike for 32 years. Not got a clue what to purchase

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Today I was able to be a part of something amazing on my commute from the Near Southside of Fort Worth to the North Greenbriar community. As I rode through Fairmount, Ryan Place, South Hemphill He... read more

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Biker buddies, look at this truck. Do you see the driver? If you don't see the driver, then he probably doesn't see you on your bike. This is the truck that almost hit me at a Sun Prairie, Wis. ... read more

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I really enjoy riding to work. Seeing the sunrise in the morning is Awesome. Tim Cowling CNA OHSU

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Bristol to Bath cycle path. As far as you want to cycle without the car traffic. A must in Bristol.

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I am thankful for the new bike lanes on Harbor Drive, allowing me to social distance and bike fast on my commute to the pottery studio in Liberty Station!

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Working less hours as my bank is open for less time. Keeping safe whilst commuting by cycling more regularly and taking the slow route through the marshes. Bonus of seeing the ducklings and cygne... read more

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When riding to work, some days the wind is at your back...and other days you squish your banana :( #RideFitWorth

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Nicholas Reyes Aww, darn! Sorry about the banana tragedy! :( I had to ban bananas and pears...
Gina Morimoto Maybe stick with oranges and apples

Last year in May, I decided that I did not not want to ride to work anymore and bought an electric bike. In that time I have gone down to a one-car family. I just hit 2000 miles on my bike. That is... read more

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Leah Schaperow That's awesome! I also ride a rad power bike! I love watching the miles add up!
Julie Munnerlyn YOU are AMAZING Christa. E-Bike inspiration. Power On!

Another Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes employee trades in her keys for a helmet and commutes to work. Our kitchen Manager, Maria is dedicated to preparing healthy lunches and feeding anyone who n... read more

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Matt Miller This is so great, way to go Maria!

Despite the forecast, my daughter and I rode to camp this morning! I'm proud of her for not allowing the rain to scare us off. #FamilyRideFitWorth

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I used to work in an office with other people. Even before Covid they closed that office and sent us all to work from home. I was finding the transition VERY difficult as it was hard to motivate my... read more

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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

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Sylvie Froncek What a great story!!!
Nicholas Reyes I feel the same way!

The weather in Austin has cooperated and I have been able to commute to work every day so far in May. I am the only one in the office, so I am able to continue to work there. I have also done som... read more

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When we started working from home, I didn't want to stop commuting... so I would get up and ride a few miles before starting work... and then at the end of the day. Well, somehow jogging has s... read more

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andrea silver I can totally relate! I take my bike for a morning spin and I try to get out after remote work as well. My real to-the-offi... read more

The most beautiful bike and pedestrian bridge in Silicon Valley spans the Junipero Serra Fwy (Interstate 280) between Sunnyvale and Cupertino. I crossed it today on my way to get to a socially dist... read more

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Jeff Rossel It's awesome at night too.

I feel so lucky that my bike commute to my pottery studio is on beautiful many San Diego paths including the Spanish Trail and along Liberty Station.

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Sylvie Froncek What a nice looking ride!
Leah Schaperow Thanks! It's a lovely ride! <3

Nope, They must be mad. Getting on a slow packed sweaty bus or sitting in their car stuck in traffic for an hour every morning and evening. Start the day with a breath of fresh air and an easy but ... read more

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I started commuting to work by bike back in August 2019 using my old "vintage" mountain bike. I've now completed a total of 1550 miles in 220 trips and only missed one day commuting - that was my ... read more

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I bumped into so peeps I had not seen for years at a Birthday party who told me they were mountain bikers and I started to ride with them, at this point I was super unfit. After riding with them fo... read more

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As a Key worker in NHS I am still work and have to say am happy to be part of a marvelous family NHS I have always ridden in to work daily along the same beautiful route in Bedfordshire Rain snow h... read more

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Andrew Mathers God bless you one our NHS angles(all NHS are ANGLES )

Since selling my car and choosing to ride to work (6 miles) each and every day for the past 3 years, I'm now fitter, carbon neutral #NoCarbon, and a whole lot happier.

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I started commuting by bike about two years ago. I love it! You get to work feeling alert and ready for the day, there's no tedious traffic to get stuck in and I've saved to much money and CO2. I'v... read more

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I starting commuting to work to save a few quid on parking. Since I started I've left the car at home over 200 times, in rain fog snow and storms, and saved 433kg of carbon, which is the same weigh... read more

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Sometimes it's difficult to drag yourself out of bed first thing when the rain is lashing against the window and the car is sat on the driveway but it feels good to get the bike out and go #NoCarbo... read more

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We've been using the bike to get to nursery and school for a while now, but this year I'm trying to hit 200 days of commuting by bike - not easy once you factor in holidays, work trips etc. So sinc... read more

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Janey Bennet Keep getting out while we are allowed!

We've been using the bike to get to nursery and school for a while now, but this year I'm trying to hit 200 days of commuting by bike - not easy once you factor in holidays, work trips etc. So sinc... read more

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It's Winter, the weather is miserable, but despite that, I find myself pulling on my lycra, safety checking my bike and bracing myself to ride to work. Chances are I'll get splashed by the bow ... read more

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#NoCarbon After months of cycling to and from work in the dark, the days are finally getting longer! No need for lights and the shorts can come out 😁

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#NoCarbon After months of cycling to and from work in the dark, the days are finally getting longer! No need for lights and the shorts can come out 😁

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So last July I changed my commute from Southampton to London from using the company car to cycling the 5 miles to the station and training it in... I even now cycle the occassional 15 miles to P... read more

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William Roberts #NoCarbon
William Porth Trigger it!!!

Dragging myself to ride in this wet weather was certainly worth it, my body and ego are convincing me otherwise, until they have the taste of the ride

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#NoCarbon I found a route that keeps me away from the traffic with a short off road section too! And so far my bike is 7lb lighter than when i started riding it...! Happy cycling!

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Finally the wind has dropped so cycle commuting isn't a painful slog anymore, and a 'Brucey Bonus' the Sun is out in place of the rain (occasionally!) the mornings and evening are brighter so it's ... read more

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Cycled to work as usual this morning. In the very heavy sleet. As I arrived at work a driver let me into the car park ahead of him, which I was obviously grateful for, a few seconds less in the sle... read more

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I saw a Little Blue Penguin on my cycle to work this morning along the West Harbour Cycleway SH88 shared path. It made my day :) [address removed]

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When I drive I rarely take the time to enjoy the city I live in but with biking I an so easily stop, hop off and have a wee explore. Yesterday I decided to visit a piece of remnant bush in Christch... read more

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We bought my son a good second-hand bike when he got to intermediate so he could independently cycle the 4km to school each day; no worries if we're working and can't do drop-off or pick-up. I lik... read more

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Julie Wotton Brilliant!