Stories from San Diego County

Add a story

Read stories and get inspired! Share a cycling story and inspire others to get out and ride!

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

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

Topic: Other

2

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

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

2

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

1
3
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.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

6

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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

2
3
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!
Cherie Walkowiak Add a picture! I need to see these flag pole lights.

I spent Sunday afternoon in Imperial Beach giving out some free bike helmets and assorted safety gear as part of the #IBactive Scavenger Hunt. We had more than 150 teams sign up to play and the pho... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

4

Like all great adventures, it was a lot more fun planning the route and pedaling there, then actually being there. Even though circling the lake, on the pedestrian and bike path is pretty darn nic... read more

Topic: Other

1
3
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

The Heiskala family is loving this challenge, thank you!

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

1
3
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

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.

Topic: My commute by bike

1
3
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

Having fun with family and friends riding around town doing the scavenger hunt. We love IB! #IBactive

Topic: Other

3

Loving the scavenger hunt challenges as well as the different points of interest that I’m just finding out about. life6ybike #IBactive

Topic: Other

1
3
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

I participated in the Mid City Scavenger Hunt and had so much fun riding around, learning/finding new places in the city, & supporting local businesses. I’m glad to be participating in the #IBActiv... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

1
3
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

This is our second round and we love it!

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

2

I'm having alot of fun participating in these bicycle scavenger hunts. IBactive is my 2nd one as Mid City was my first. The 1st time was such a great fun experience I couldn't wait to do it again. ... read more

Topic: Other

1
2
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

Riding with the kids Carriej Ibactive

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

1
1
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

Our family time can often be found on 6 wheels! Whether it is riding around the block during “recess”, to the beach for a quick dip, or uptown for happy hour at CBC or Hess!!! I will cherish our fa... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

2
1
Sylvie Froncek What's your team name so we can give you bonus points?
Sylvie Froncek OwenFam?

I started riding to take a break from running and found that I love riding more than running (go figure!). Thanks to #IBACTIVE for providing some fun destinations to keep me moving. @djesh

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

1
3
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

I'm getting to the point where I'm too pregnant to ride. But whether it's riding or watching loved ones ride, there's no better way to enjoy my beautiful city. #IBActive

Topic: Other

2
5
Andrea Forero Andyrawr55
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!!

I finally got my sister to go out on a ride with me. Her response as we rode down the path- “riding brings me peace!” I couldn’t agree more. Becoming one with my bike, the wind, and the path, is my... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

1
2
Theodosia Ballard #ibactive. Tballard49. Fun scavenger hunt!

I recently started doing a mini preschool. I would drive to the play we had school every day and then one day I realized I have the opportunity to ride my bike get fresh air and not feel like a rob... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

2
4
Sydney Snaith #ibactive #sydneysnaith I forgot to put it in my message
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

I really needed this, I just wanted to focus on a positive event. Biking is my hobby, and I tend to bike to the same destination type areas as the beach; PB, Mission, Ocean, Coronado, IB. The hunt ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

1
4
Sylvie Froncek nice! BONUS POINTS!

The little town I live in, is El Cajon. We have a cute small restaurant area in our 3 block downtown. The restaurants have beautiful outside seating, and lots of it, but they are still on very modi... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

2
2
Sylvie Froncek What's your team name?
Moski Schrader AnyoneCanBike

I associate riding bikes to my childhood. It’s funny to think that I never associated it to anything else. During covid and with desperation to be active and be outside, I decided to wipe off a bik... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

2

Doing this bike ride scavenger hunt is good fun but it also got me thinking through my overworked efforts of pedaling...that my current bike in which my dad gave to me from some garage sale is not ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

4
6
Sylvie Froncek Way to go! If you want any help choosing that perfect bike, let me know! I love helping people find bikes!
Sylvie Froncek Bonus points!

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

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

3

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.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

3

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

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

1
2
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

Topic: Other

2
1
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

Topic: A happy riding memory

1
3
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

I haven’t been to IB in years, so this IB Scavenger Hunt 2.0 brought me back to the area. On Saturday 9/12, I met a few friends at Two Wheels and off we went to start our scavenging. The weather wa... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

1
5
Sylvie Froncek bonus points again!

#IBActive scavenger hunts has been a really fun way for me to show my family around and explore IB even more. Getting out and being active❤️-AmandaPBToast

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

1
2
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

Today, was another great day to ride. I was tracing a set route today, which put me on Harbor drive part of the time. For those who ride it routinely, in combination with the Silver Strand. Th... read more

Topic: Other

3

Come out and do the scavenger hunt this weekend! #IBACTIVE

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

1
2
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

We love our town! And taking part in the #IBActive scavenger hunts have been such fun way for us to get out and get active as a family. Bonus is finding cool new places in our laid back beach town.... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

6
2
Sylvie Froncek Bonus points!
Karen Bland Whoohoo! Thanks!

Second time participating in #ibactive scavenger hunt. Lots of fun for family to get out in the fresh air. Great way to learn history of our city!! gaby1219 family loves this outdoor activity!!

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

1
2
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

Loving the #ibactive scavenger hunt!

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

1
1
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

I’m so excited that I decided to participate in the iBactive Scavenger Unit. It’s so fun to ride around and learn a new area of town. You gotta do it. TrayCray #iBactive

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

2
2
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!!!
Sylvie Froncek Nice!

Riding with the kids Carriej #Ibactive

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

3

Kids took a solo ride #ibactive

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

2
2
Sylvie Froncek What's your team name so we can give you bonus points?
Carrie Jiampa How many yellow slides are there at Veteran's Park? 4. Team name is carriej

Team (of one) rwhipple - I'd better get some momentum this weekend; slipped a few spots on the leader board. 🤔 Looking forward to making up some ground this weekend! Thanks again for putting this... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

1
1
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

Early on during the pandemic, biking to the end of Seacoast Drive was my little slice of heaven. Although I was masked up, the freedom of leaving the house and feeling the wind on my face was amazi... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

1
3
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

I finally got my sister to go out on a ride with me. Her response as we rode down the path- “riding brings me peace!” I couldn’t agree more. Becoming one with my bike, the wind, and the path, is my... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

2
5
Theodosia Ballard Forgot to #ibactive. Tballard49
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!!

I love the #IBactive Scavenger hunt. I gives me a reason to get out there and ride. With all the uncertainty of corona, wild fires, and the daily challenges of living, it’s nice to remember to slow... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

1
4
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

I recently started doing a mini preschool. I would drive to the play we had school every day and then one day I realized I have the opportunity to ride my bike get fresh air and not feel like a rob... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

2

The little town I live in, is ElCajon. We have a cute small restaurant area in our 3 block downtown. The restaurants have beautiful outside seating, and lots of it, but they are still on very modif... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

4

I associate riding bikes to my childhood. It’s funny to think that I never associated it to anything else. During covid and with desperation to be active and be outside, I decided to wipe off a bik... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

2

#betterbybike Did the scavenger hunt for three weekends total. Best part was cold brew with ice cream at Cafeina. Worst part was biking with Paco today because he was in a foul mood. Boo!! dwurz... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

2
5
D Wurzt Please don;t remove my post again , Paco thought it was funny , got him out of his bad mood.
Paco Ibarra oh you just got to saddle up asap when rolling with mua.

Have really enjoyed the #betterbybike scavenger hunt as great way to spend the warm evenings while providing distractions from the upcoming distance learning. (Team Kucharskijeff)

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

1
3
Sylvie Froncek Yay! Bonus points coming your way!