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My first time on a Bicycle built for two was different. My husband was in the front and there were times I closed my eyes cause I just don't want to look at how he was going to avoid something. Jus... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Super excited to participate in the La Mesa scavenger hunt #lamesa Chrissy017

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Let me just say I’m not a fan of the sore butt that comes when I pedal my 2wheeler. But I solved that problem. Just recently I bought a used/new/never ridden Terratrike Rover. It’s an entry level ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

I am the only one out of my group of friends that does not know how to write a actually bike. That doesn't stop me nor my friends from supporting me and me using alternative modes of transportatio... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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My hubby and I tried out the Old Pacific Highway trail. Most of the ride has no cars and has a beautiful view! Next time we will ride further on to San Clemente or Dana Point.

Topic: A happy riding memory

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I'm glad I got to go out and see things I've never seen during the scav (the amphitheater at market creekside was really cool) but everyone else looks like they are having so much more fun with the... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! Thanks for writing a great story! We'll pick winners after the event ends!

A couple of months ago I was commuting by bike to work, about 7 miles there. I got a flat tire on my ride, and I had no idea how to fix it. I had a spare tube in my bad and I started watching a you... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Sylvie Froncek woohoo! We're about to pick a bike lock winner...
Sylvie Froncek You're a winner! Check your email.

It's hard to believe that it's been a year since the COVID pandemic "started". Like most people, I picked up cycling (again) during this time as a way to exercise since workout and fitness centers ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! You're entered to win an Abus lock, we'll contact the 4 winners tomorrow!

#BikeLove my husband and I fixed up our bikes during quarantine and started going on long bike rides on the weekends. I'm currently training for a century!

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! You're entered to win an Abus lock, we'll contact the 4 winners tomorrow!

I am loving getting out and riding my bike, you see so many things you don't notice when in a car, especially when participating in the latest Scavenger hunt. This is my 3rd one and I love it. I lo... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! You're entered in the prize drawing! We'll choose a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

Out for a Saturday ride with my Diverge to enjoy another beautiful San Diego day. #bikelove

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Sylvie Froncek Woohoo! You're entered to win a bike lock! We'll pick a winners on April 1st

My bike is a custom sport Nishiki road bike that used to be my mom's bike (she bought it new in 1981) that came with me when I moved to San Diego for grad school. I rode it all the time from my apa... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Sylvie Froncek Is this a #bikelove entry for the Abus bike lock prize drawing?
Janelle L @Sylvie yes! I forgot to put the #bikelove in there and didn't see how to edit it without deleting it, but it is indeed for... read more

I hadn’t ridden a bike in years. Then, when COVID hit, I needed to get out of the house. I’ve been borrowing a friends bike for a year, and it’s been great! I love getting out and exploring San Die... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Josh Beatty #bikeSoutheasternSD
Sylvie Froncek Yay! You're entered in the prize drawing! We'll choose a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

I have not ridden a bike in years due to increased weight gain. After losing some weight over the past few years I felt more comfortable getting back out there. Learning routes was never on my mind... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! You're entered in the prize drawing! We'll choose a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

I will always cherish my granddaughters first Moonlight Ramble ride with me. She was 7 at the time. Tried to get her to take a nap all day before the ride that starts at midnight but she refused. ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Sylvie Froncek Thanks for posting! You're entered in the scavenger hunt stories prize drawing! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt... read more

We went to Morriso Pond to ride with the grandchildren and one fell and got a muddy foot. She was mad the rest of the excursion. We tried everything to console her. We were given a memory never to ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Roxanne Mc Niel #BikeSoutheasternSD
Sylvie Froncek Thanks for posting! You're entered in the scavenger hunt stories prize drawing! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt... read more

I have been riding for years, but like many others, started riding more during the Covid-19 shutdowns. In the early days, when there was no traffic at all, I started going farther than usual. I mad... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Sylvie Froncek thanks for posting! we'll pick winners at the end of the month!
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I went to go see so many new (to me) gardens and parks. I #BIKELOVE being able to take my Marin off road. There are so many little parks hidden around in neighborhoods and I want to see them all.

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Sylvie Froncek thanks for posting! we'll pick winners at the end of the month!

I am registering my bikes with Bike Index, and I have previously done so with Project 529. More places is better! I had one stolen once, and because I had reported the theft and serial number to th... read more

Topic: Other

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Sylvie Froncek thanks for posting! we'll pick winners at the end of the month!

I feel like drivers are more distracted this past week than usual. I’ve had many more near misses the last few days and was even hit (while I was stopped at a stop sign). Whatever the case or the c... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Thank you! San Diego County Bicycle Coalition/Love to Ride for my new New Belgium Brewing Bicycle. I appreciate everything you do to advocate for better bike infrastructure, educating riders and c... read more

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Steph Schupbach I'd like to add a thanks to New Belgium and how much they help the biking community here in Fort Collins!

Rode over to CSUSM campus to check out how long the line was to get tested. Glad to see so many getting it done !

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Recently all my bikes were stolen. It's pretty devastating losing bikes that you love... While reaching out to friends I was connected with a man who was an avid cyclist. After a bike crash he swi... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Karen Nicholson Happy you were gifted a bike. Fingers crossed that you get your other bikes back.🤞

Went on a Sunday Coastal Ride from Solana to Carlsbad with my adventure partner Theo! It was a beautiful day and as always the scenery was beautiful.

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We pedal a lot at night. But now even without our headlights and tail lights turned off, I feel safer. We made home made flag pole lights and they work great too They can see me now! @ibactive... read more

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!
Cherie Walkowiak Add a picture! I need to see these flag pole lights.

Do you remember the first time you rode a bicycle? I wonder why it can't be as fun as an adult. Actually, it should be more fun because your experience and strength should make it easier to ride. M... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

We rode throughout the neighborhood and my grandaughter took her bunny for a ride in her basket. She had a harness on her and jumped out of it and my hubby caught it as fast as it hit the ground.

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I had my bike stolen in December 2018. I wasn’t able to replace it until February 2021. Now that I have a toddler, bike rides look a little different. But they’re still so fun! We can’t wait to exp... read more

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Today I kicked off the #LaMesa scavenger hunt with a protest ride/run/walk/skate for Breonna Taylor because justice has yet to be served. Just keep pedaling and keep saying her (their) name(s).

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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I have been riding a bike since my first tricycle at 5 years old. I grew up in La Mesa and rode my bike to school through highschool. My bike was also my freedom to explore my neighborhood and just... read more

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I got my Diamondback Outlook as a gift in 1996! We have logged many miles together, including a tour across the state of Pennsylvania (I completed about 375 miles of it over seven days.) Here's ... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Sylvie Froncek Great! You're entered to win and we're choosing names shortly!
Karen Poret Mr. Leibrant...I do not know you personally, but there is a street here in Santa Cruz, CA with your last name! ( and, it’s ... read more

Though an injury has kept me from riding for some time, your self-guided tours and scavenger hunts have motivated me to get back on my saddle and start riding again, striving to go a little bit far... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! You're entered to win an Abus lock, we'll contact the 4 winners tomorrow!
Sylvie Froncek CONGRATS! You're winner! Check your email.

I never set out to become a bike advocate. It was not in my plan, or even realm of thought when I decided to see if I could do a triathlon and got my first road bike (first bike ever in decades, ac... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! You're entered to win an Abus lock, we'll contact the 4 winners tomorrow!

This year was my first scavenger hunt and I love that I did it with my swole sisters. Getting together to ride Southeastern San Diego was a great adventure. #bikeSoutheasternsd

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Sylvie Froncek Great! We'll select a winner at the end of the scavvy!

Morrison Pond, nestled along the Sweetwater River is hands down one of my favorite routes in San Diego! Although it is situated in Bonita, it is so close to Southeast San Diego, Spring Valley and s... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! You're entered in the prize drawing! We'll choose a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

Out for a Saturday ride with my Diverge to enjoy another beautiful San Diego day. #bikelove

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Sylvie Froncek Woohoo! You're entered to win a bike lock! We'll pick a winners on April 1st

I use to live on the second floor of a huge apartment complex. For a short time period, I would lug a huge mountain bike up and down the stairs just to bike at dawn. I loved the quiet of the neighb... read more

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I used to ride my bicycle a lot when I was younger. While I was in college, my dad sold my bike. I never looked into buying another one until recently. I have a lot of friends who ride and they hav... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Sylvie Froncek Woohoo! You're entered to win a bike lock! We'll pick a winners on April 1st

I'm reflecting bCk to bei g stuck inside for months due to the pandemic. I finally got put with few ladies a road. It felt so good to be outside on my bike back as it my peeps.

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Sylvie Froncek hey! this post caught my eye because we're hosting a Pedal with your Peeps self-guided ride in mid-city on April 3rd! Get y... read more
Sylvie Froncek Also, fabulous photo!

The day that I strapped my two year old into her bike seat for the first time will never be forgotten. The joy on her face and excitement of cruising down the road. Hearing her behind me saying “We... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Thanks for posting! You're entered in the scavenger hunt stories prize drawing! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt... read more

They add almost 100 extra pounds and any hill becomes a mountain but it's worth it. Eventually I'll upgrade us. I use my junky yellow Raleigh cus it's sturdy. I bought it for 20 bucks because I was... read more

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Sylvie Froncek thanks for posting! we'll pick winners at the end of the month!

Wifey and I really enjoy riding the SLR Trail to the Oceanside Harbor for the best acai bowls in town! #bikelove

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Sylvie Froncek thanks for posting! we'll pick winners at the end of the month!
Sylvie Froncek Congrats! You're a winner! Check your email.

After years of my bike sitting unused in my garage, covid got me back into biking. And I love it more than I did when I rode years ago! I a looking forward to biking to the office when my remote... read more

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Sylvie Froncek thanks for posting! we'll pick winners at the end of the month!

While leading a group ride from Seattle to San Francisco, I was towards the back of the riders helping a rider with a mechanical problem. A mother and son were riding an hour or so ahead of... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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It's possible... it just takes longer, but you get the added benefit of a ride to take the edge off of having to drive there. I ride to the park and ride, get on a bus (6' apart with a mask,... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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I was riding my bike to school in 7th grade and was hit at an intersection by a man turning who didn't see me. Legend has it that some friends were on a nearby bus and saw it all go down. I'm sure ... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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This is what #winterwonderland in San Diego looks like! Enjoying the (still) lovely colors of fall in around the canyons while on a chill, breezy ride around the neighborhood.

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It was another beautiful San Diego morning to kick off #Winter Wonderland Week and get my first Ride in on my favorite route.

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Sylvie Froncek Thanks for posting a story! We'll select a random winner on Dec 10th to receive 10 free raffle tickets....your chances are ... read more

Qualcomm is getting razed.... the college is starting with the parking lot, so they have closed access to everything from where the back entrance (Rancho Mission/Ward) to where you would exit th... read more

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Moski Schrader Wow I was just thinking about doing that run. Thanks for the heads up.
Dave Nicolai sure. I am quite disappointed in Clark Construction, the City, and SDSU for the lack of communications regarding this. ... read more

Team ricrice are enjoying the IB scavenger Hunt and getting exercise same time. Finding new and great places in a friendly beach community. #IBactive

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!