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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

Topic: A happy riding memory

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

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

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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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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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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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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Scott Conrad Love the San Luis Rey bike trail, always relaxing!

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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Dave Nicolai Jan, it's too bad there's no other plausible route. Glad you were able to enjoy the ride up. Did you use Old Julian ... read more
Jon Penner Hi Dave, Yes - I took Old Julian highway eastbound, but I stayed on 78 back home. The Old Julian Hwy is a much nicer option.

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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Mike Valles What a ride ! I miss San Diego

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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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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Anna Blumenfeld Yup there's always glass on the central path

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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Dave Nicolai good for you to stick with it. Weight loss to a desired weight is just the beginning. Maintenance is the challenge. Bee... read more
Mike Valles You are awesome! Keep on riding!

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

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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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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

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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#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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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

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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

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Felipe Gomez Wow! Inspiring!
Bernie Parmer That is an awesome ride.

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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Bernie Parmer Pine mountain forest works too.

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

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Sylvie Froncek I love this short story about getting into biking together!

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

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So of course it rained! It was still fin to ride and climb some hills. Can't complain.

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Bernie Parmer Fun not fin ya know
Zeke Lewandowski Biking in the rain is one of my favorite things to do. I hope maybe you will decide to do it on purpose next time!

I'm new to San Diego and new to being car free. I have found it a fun challenge to figure out how to transport items by bike. I fit all of my spring plants on my bike by strapping a bin to by bike ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Joe Ray You may enjoy the Errandonneuring Challenge which is happening now - just run 12 errands by bike over 12 days or fewer. [a... read more
Sara Sundquist I love this idea for carrying plants and flowers by bike. I will have to try it!

I puzzles me as to why anyone would not enjoy riding a bike. Being out doors and riding with the wind in your face is an exhilarating feeling. I encourage everyone to get out and ride. In the morni... read more

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David Choo Where can I get info on this challenge? #lamesa

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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Sylvie Froncek Yay! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

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

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

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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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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Chelsea Alventosa Hi Anna, I know the feeling. It can be really tough to get people involved. Have you tried asking them why they're not inte... read more
Kurt Alderson Next year get a head start on it. Talk to HR - they may help with incentives, too. Plus you'll get some cred.

#BikeAnywhereBingo

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

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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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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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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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Dominik W Down tube shifters? Classy!
Robin Falci Yup! She's a classic.

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

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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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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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Guillermo Ybarra I love the Tour de Fat. great memory Thank you for sharing

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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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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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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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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#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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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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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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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

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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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Melissa Menas #familyride

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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Sylvie Froncek Impressive!!!

I had a chance to visit the Flower Fields recently. They just opened to the public this year. If you are near I-5 in Carlsbad I would encourage you to stop by and take in the beauty of these flower... read more

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Oside 4 All Free to scope out on the road above the fields!

Doing the Hunt in La Mesa has been lots of fun! I did it with my childhood friend. It brought back so many memories of growing up in La Mesa and there was even a few new things I learned, especial... read more

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Took advantage of a beautiful day for a nice bike ride while taking in the beauty of all the blooming trees and flowers. Looking forward to bike month. #lamesa Nanak

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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

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

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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Sylvie Froncek Yay! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!