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The IB hunt

I participated in my first hunt today and it was sooo much fun!!! I ride with an amazing group of women and will be doing this again!!

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Loving the IB

I am enjoying the IB Scavenger Hunt. Visiting so many places and discovering so many new murals.

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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IB Active Scavenger Hunt

Do the Hunt! It’s FUN! You get the miles in, lots of interesting places to check out, and prizes are an added bonus!🚴🏼‍♂️

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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IBactive Scavenger Hunt

I'm excited to participate in the Imperial Beach Scavenger Hunt. This will be my 2nd one. Had so much fun on the first one and learned alot about Imperial Beach. I encourage all my cycling friends... read more

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Coaster Brakes !!!!!

Well it was a late start to the scavenger hunt in Imperial Beach. On the way there, can you believe someone on a hill, shot our car with BB’s? Who does that? What a way to start the day. But ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Well.....partially remembered!

I had an old road bike that I hadn't used in years and one day I decided to take it out for a spin. I got to the top of a big steep downhill and dropped down at a pretty good speed. I grabbed the r... read more

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Mt Laguna

Another beautiful weekend (5/21-24) with our RVs and bikes in Mt Laguna . . . .

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2 in one shot

Ride to the park for a pic with my bike and helmet! #bikeanywherebingo

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Get Outside

A year ago, a few months into the pandemic I realized that I was not moving in the right direction. In fact, I wasn't moving at all. We spent all day on Teams calls and then plopped into a chair - ... read more

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OB

The ride to the beach is my favorite ride in San Diego. Sometimes I do it every weekend. This time, I did it mid week for a much needed break.

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San Luis Rey Bike trail to the beach and harbor

My favorite ride is along the San Luis Rey bike trail from Guajome Park to the Oceanside harbor and beach! The stretch going under the freeway always provides a much needed cool breeze and coast do... read more

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Rode to Julian

I have been training for longer distances and more elevation in preparation for bikepacking. So on Saturday, I rode from Escondido to Julian and back. I was a bit scared of the lack of shoulder i... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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A trip on new bike paths

Took a 37 mile ride from home in North Park to enjoy the new Rose Creek to Gilman Drive bike path — such a treat, we need more of these! Detoured up through UCSD (my BF had never been there!) and d... read more

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Safari Park and Coast to Crest Challenge

For Bike Anywhere Week, one of the challenges was to ride to an iconic San Diego destination. The closest I could find to my home in Escondido was the San Diego Zoo Safari Park! Since that was ne... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Bike route Shared path fun

Just a usual ride along the bike lane/shared pathway from City Heights to the Kensington area. Avoiding broken glass, trash, human poo, being chased by dangerous dog, drunks, SUV's running stop sig... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Health & Fitness

I started riding to improve my health and control my diabetes. I've come a long way and so grateful I found cycling. Happy to report 125lbs later my diabetes is gone.

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Mtn Biking!

I have always loved biking around town but not until recently have I started mountain biking. I absolutely love it! Nothing too crazy as I am a mom in my 40s and don’t need to break any bones. But ... read more

Topic: Other

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The Family that rides Together...

I am very happy that my Norcal sister rides bikes with her sons and wife. Fortunately I have enough bikes and helmets so we can ride when they come down to visit. It's a joy to watch my nephews gro... read more

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Riding to keep our sanity

My husband and I were mt. bikers before his accident. His handcycle has made it possible for us to still enjoy our time pedaling. His old friend and one time volleyball buddy joins us on a handcycl... read more

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Cherry Blossom Row

#FamilyRide My best riding memories continue to be to find little areas where you can ride along and smell the flowers, literally. The smell of flowers and Spring blossoms are unparalleled with a ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Riding again to be with my grandkids

hashtag #familyride - I road my bike with 5 of my 9 grandchildren at my HOA park. They did better than I did, but we had fun together

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Reminiscing an epic adventure

This #familyride was a 350 mile self-supported bike tour from Washington DC to Pittsburgh with my mom, a friend, and my 2 kids, ages 5 and 8 at the time. Kids pedaled every mile under their own pow... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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My happy place

I ride to the beach two to three times a week after work. Regardless of the weather the site and smell of the ocean always relaxes me!

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What a difference a bike makes... <3

The weather has been beautiful so we make it a point to bike around the island at least once a day. When we first moved here, we didn't own bikes because none of the kids knew how to ride. Now, #fa... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Bike Anywhere Week

Sean from San Diego Bike Coalition promoting “Bike Anywhere Week” for Channel 8. Story airs Monday, May 10!

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Scavenger hunt!

The weather is so nice and perfect for fish tacos by the beach

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Pit Stop During the IB Active Bike Challenge

We stopped by Cowabunga for a sweet treat (and to fulfill a clue) during our 5-mile bike ride today.

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IB Scavenger Hunt

Moving up in the standings! Rode Bike the Bay last weekend, so a bit of a delayed start. Did make up some ground today, however - thanks for those who helped with some of the pictures! 😊🚴

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Ib active scavenger hunt

So excited for today!!! Today the 3rd IB active scavenger hunt started. I’ve enjoyed participating in the others and so pumped that the third one has begun. I hope if you live or hangout in the I... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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a 2.5 year bike injury case has been settled!

Hi everyone: Some good news after 2.5 years: I just had a successful resolution in a bike injury case bikinginla. com/ Six figures. See Press Release above A 12 page story ... read more

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Bayshore Bikeway

I moved to Imperial Beach from the Imperial Valley in 1993. (From the desert to the beach). One of the first things I did when I arrived here is I bought a beach cruiser and I rode all around San D... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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A bit of frustration

I just don't get it. How can I get more of my coworkers involved? We have a lot of daily commuters at work and I posted flyers at the bike racks. Even tried bribes with a basket of stickers. This h... read more

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Bike Anywhere Bingo

#BikeAnywhereBingo

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Bike Anywhere Week

My family explored the UC San Diego campus today. What a fun way to end SANDAG Bike Anywhere Week! #BikeAnywhereSD

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A Ride to the Lighthouse

Sally and I haven’t ridden in a week so our legs were not in the best of condition. We decided on a ride to the lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument. It was a scenic 50 mile loop from home. We ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Saddle Time! One stop will be my fave donut shop. story below

I'm riding 25 miles to my favorite donut shop up in Carmel Mtn. They're a local store that's been in business for 30+ years, owned by the same couple for 24 of them They made the news because a Kr... read more

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Bike to the Beach!

After a long day working I was exhausted and in need of a break. My fiancé and I ended up biking along Silver Strand and took a moment of peace and solitude at the near empty beach before biking ho... read more

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Scenic Route

Took the long way to work to avoid all the hills and get this view as a reward!

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Three wheels better than two?

It started in a quest to increase efficiency. I'm the Conservation Organizer for Sierra Club and my work is centered on Climate Crisis solutions. One big place we can reduce GHGs is how we travel... read more

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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Tour de Fat

Happy part was heading to Golden Hill Park for the Tour de Fat sponsored by New Belgium Brewing. A fun parade route with a large group of cool ppl dressed up in costumes riding awesome bikes. Back... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Biking Everyday

Everything is close, so it's impractical for me to drive my route during the week: dropping my son off at school, going to work and heading to the local Farmers Market. I'm really happy I made the... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Laguna Meadow with the family

So many memories of biking with the kids here back when they lived with us! When we first started our youngest was on a 16" bike and the oldest on a 20". They kept graduating up sizes, (and schoo... read more

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Red Rider Family

My cousin and I are Red Riders. What this means is that we are cyclist who have diabetes. My cousin had lost his eye sight because of diabetes. He and I reconnected a few years back through cycling... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Ride with Kids

Took my child to the Y by bike and was honked at and insulted for not riding on the sidewalk. At least my child thought the honking was funny and did seem to notice the yelling. Another reason wh... read more

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Cherry Blossom Row

#FamilyRide My best riding memories continue to be to find little areas where you can ride along and smell the flowers, literally. The smell of flowers and Spring blossoms are unparalleled with a ... read more

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Downtown Rides

My fiancé and I love riding around our bikes from our home in Hillcrest to downtown. During this ride, we caught the sunset from the Broadway Pier. #familyride

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Mother's Day Ride

I asked my wife what she wanted to do on mother's day. Her answer was to go on one of our favorite bike ride. (after breakfast in bed, of course) So we grabbed our bikes and bike trailer (for our 6... read more

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Image for story My first official race on my bike!

My first official race on my bike!

I have loved being on the bike of late! It shows on the hills and also my pacing. It's just a satisfying feeling with the wind falling on my face after some crazy climbing, and then you let the fee... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Osprey galore!

On the weekend we typically ride from our Little Italy home around SD Bay and Point Loma areas. This past weekend we enjoyed a incredible aerial exhibition by a couple osprey families teaching the... read more

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Image for story Finally got a Cargo Bike- it's electric!

Finally got a Cargo Bike- it's electric!

My family visited Denmark & Barcelona in the last few years, and adored the cycling culture there. We even rented an eCargo bike, but it was very expensive at the start of the pandemic. One yea... read more

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