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Image for story TV weather girl said no chance of rain...

TV weather girl said no chance of rain...

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

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Spring Plants - Terra Bella Nursery

Spring Plants - Terra Bella Nursery

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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Wake Up, Let’s Ride

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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Bicycle built for Two

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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La Mesa scavenger hunt

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

Topic: Other

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Image for story We bought recumbents

We bought recumbents

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

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Image for story Friends figure it out

Friends figure it out

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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Image for story Safe Ride with a View

Safe Ride with a View

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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#bikeSoutheasternSD

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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I should really learn how to fix a flat

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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Biking adventures

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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Biking in Quarantine

#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!

Topic: Other

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scavenger hunt

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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Image for story Me and My Diverge

Me and My Diverge

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

Topic: Other

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I love my bike

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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Starting to cycle again

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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Getting back on the Bike

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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Image for story Moonlight Ramble 2010

Moonlight Ramble 2010

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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The wild ride

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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Image for story 1 year of pandemic riding

1 year of pandemic riding

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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Image for story Love exploring on my #BIKELOVE

Love exploring on my #BIKELOVE

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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Registering bicycles

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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Be Careful Fellow Commuters!

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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Image for story Winter Wanderland New Belgium Brewing Bicycle Raffle Prize

Winter Wanderland New Belgium Brewing Bicycle Raffle Prize

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

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Long Covid testing line @CSUSM

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

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Image for story Flower Fields of Carlsbad

Flower Fields of Carlsbad

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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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La Mesa scavenger hunt!

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

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Preparing For Bike Month

Preparing For Bike Month

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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Remember when...

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

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#lamesa dellaqueen

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.

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Finally back on the road!

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

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Keep Saying Her Name

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 love to ride

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

Topic: Other

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Twenty-eight Years

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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Pedal By Pedal

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

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story Accidental Bike Advocate

Accidental Bike Advocate

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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Image for story Swole Sisters and the Scavenger Hunt

Swole Sisters and the Scavenger Hunt

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

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Morrison Pond - A Must Visit for San Diego Bikers!

Morrison Pond - A Must Visit for San Diego Bikers!

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

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Me and my Diverge

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

Topic: Other

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Fresh Morning Air in My Face

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

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story 1st Ride in 15 years

1st Ride in 15 years

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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Image for story Ridi g with my peeps

Ridi g with my peeps

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.

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Baby’s first bike ride

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

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story I just wanted to share my beagle-mobile

I just wanted to share my beagle-mobile

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

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Sunset Cruise

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

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Recently got back into biking #BikeLove

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

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Road treasures

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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Image for story Don't use your car to go to the office.

Don't use your car to go to the office.

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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They Called me Crash

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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Image for story Wandering around

Wandering around

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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