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Bedfordshire is Redford with bridle and permissive paths which are great for gravel and mountain biking. They can be used to get to and from spectacular bike parks and exclusive mountain biking ter... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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After being in lockdown & isolation for 3 months my friend & I both in our sixties decided to plan an epic cycle to celebrate our release. We chose to complete a full loop of the Avon cycle... read more

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Deborah Hanks What an accomplishment well done.
Mad Gibbo kudos...lovely route!

In an attempt to social distance away from busy roads and routes I looked at the map and planned a route down some bridleways I'd not explored before. Had to deal with a very overgrown route at tim... read more

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While being confined to the area around my home on the edge of Bristol has been a great excuse to explore. From the cycle path taking a slightly different exit i have discovered the common at mango... read more

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Hi all it's me fohat just ordered my bike have not been on a bike for wow 12 years am 62 can't wait to get it I got 1 e bike I'm in to drones and have caravan up in Callander so many cycle tracks ... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Kathy Tier Hey James. Good for you. I'm a mere whippersnapper at 58, but I got an e-bike at 50 & we've done about 5,000 miles toge... read more

We really appreciate the very helpful Zoom series on safety and the safety gear! Some of the things that we learned were really eye opening. #RediscoverRiding

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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A few years ago we were at a festival in Fort Worth and saw a bicycle inc. booth with really great Electra beach bikes. That was it! I haven’t been on a bike in at least 15 years, but I wanted o... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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I Love to Ride!!! & Ride with pride!!! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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Sylvie Froncek I love this photo!!!!

#RediscoverRiding I recently moved to NWA from IL and let me tell you - riding is so much better here! This super bike friendly community makes it easy to get around by bike. I love riding the Raz... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Rode out to St. Michael's Church and along the public footpath. Good to be out in the fresh air and no one else around.

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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I've always enjoyed cycling, but never got into a regular routine of taking the bike out. It's always been a little spontaneous "Shall we go for a bike ride?" when the fancy took me or my husband.... read more

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Throughout my working career I have never had the opportunity to ride to work until now.. Working at the University Of Southampton Science Park, I have always felt the want to travel by bike to inc... read more

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It was warm last night even at 8pm. Fab ride out to Wythall and Alvechurch via Weatheroak Hill. Originally the plans were to cycling from home in South Birmingham to Llanberis in Snowdonia natio... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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To keep my 2 year old daughter occupied during lockdown and to keep myself fit, I often cycle out to Dartington estate and do a circular ride,breaking the ride up with a walk in the deer park or a ... read more

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Just part of yesterday's ride around the beaches and the bay.

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Sylvie Froncek What a stunning day for a ride!

My first outing on a bike for years! I thought that it would feel like being in my wheelchair but our Van Raam Wheelchair Transporter really does feel as if I am on a bike...enjoying the wind in m... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Our little cat, Puma, enjoys her bike ride over to watch the Girl Scouts plant trees on Arbor Day. #RediscoverRiding

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Today I learned that one of my favorite Strava posters, kudos giver and comment makers passed away from injuries he sustained when struck by a motorcyclist when out on his ride. He had a funny, dry... read more

Topic: Other

I love working from home because it means I can shower easily after a bike ride "to work" I have ridden much more than I would otherwise - thanks to all the support on this web site!

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Enjoying bike ride (on my rather old rusty bike) to local veggie farm who have been wonderful during the lockdown working extra hard to ensure we remain safe and able to purchase local fresh produce.

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In the spring of 1973, I was in my second year of college but struggling financially, as my student loan funds hadn't come through. Spring term was well underway when the money at last arrived, and... read more

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scottr@graylineinc.com Radandt Great to hear of others who love their vintage bikes. I too am still riding my 1972 Schwinn Sprint. The paint is in bad s... read more

Whilst on furlough during lockdown, I joined an amazing Facebook group called "Sloth Cycling Team". As the group name suggests, speed and distance are irrelevant and the main ethos of the group is ... read more

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The Undercliff is stunning with a full moon rising over the sea. No need for lights. And it's deserted.

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There is a district in Oklahoma City that is know as the Plaza District. It's an eclectic collection of shops and restaurants in an older part of town that has seen a revitalization in the last 10 ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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It's what I get for torquing up hills.... The crankarm couldn't take it anymore... In fact, it was probably the reason it was squeaky down there. We had tried all other options, but yet the sque... read more

Topic: Other

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I live in Hove and there's nothing better than cycling up to Devils Dyke and across to Truleigh Hill. The view off the downs is stunning anyway, but from Truliegh you also get to see the river Adur... read more

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I spend a lot of hours a week on my bike, my son has been asking me to ride on the trails with him recently. I got a hold of a used bike donated by a local bike shop in Tampa (Outspokin Bicycles) t... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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I've been doing early doors rides on Saturdays for a few years (only in the summer, when the weather is ok and family commitments allow) but in the last couple of summers I've switched to heading s... read more

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rode to park #ExploreByBike

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

My favorite place to ride is the less busy parts of the Trinity Trails in Fort Worth! No stop lights, traffic, or dodging people. You can actually notice the beautiful scenery without all those d... read more

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I love the South Bay bike path, that is near my home and go a little out of the way to work every day to go on it. It is beautiful and mostly safe. The birds are wonderful to watch and hear. Lately... read more

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Working from home for 3 months now, the temptation is for my work and home to merge, the edges of when one starts and the other ends have become blurred. So I have started cycling "to work". I go... read more

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Like many of us, I rode recreationally as a young-un. I sometimes commuted all the way across Madison Wisconsin as a working college student, and bicycled to work in Green Bay as a young working ad... read more

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Trust me to choose the hottest day of the year (so far; June 25th) to go on one of my timed training rides! For those readers interested in ride and performance stats, a summary of these follow... read more

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Steven Hills Sorry! Clicked on 'high fives' icon in error.

I'd like to focus and share some of the many positive aspects of 'Lockdown' that I have enjoyed and experienced. Noticing and listening intently to the dawn and evening chorus of the many differen... read more

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Louise Buckley-Simms I definitely share these thoughts during lock down! I normally cycle purely to get from A-B and not really for leisure, so ... read more

Despite riding a bike all my life whether for fitness or commuting I have never managed to break to 50 mile challenge. I regularly cycle between 30 and 40 but for whatever reason never 50. This s... read more

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I bought my bike about five years ago but rarely used it. For very nearly two years it stood in a corner of my hall literally gathering dust. But since September 2019 I have gradually increased my... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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When COVID hit and I made it through the initial shock wave, I started looking for ways to help Santa Cruz community members in need. Food access was top of mind, especially in those early days of ... read more

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Gina Morimoto Awesome!!! Great job!
Meggan Wenbourne Yay Matt! Thanks for being such a positive person in this community. We are all better people for knowing you.

Was it already 11 months since I had last done my Brampford Speke and Thorverton training circuit? Conditions today idyllic with a refreshing breeze. This circuit served as a warm-up for my time... read more

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Just over 700 miles rode since the Coronavirus out brake lockdown and I can crashing off my bike. Thankfully no broken bones just a slight buckled wheel and cuts & burses. All part of the fun o... read more

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During our time at home, our bike rides are sometimes the best part of the day! #RediscoverRiding

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Sylvie Froncek I totally agree! Nice to see you riding!!

We've had some pretty windy days lately! Maybe it's part of our June gloom? It's funny how the wind is your friend when it's at your back, but also a cursedly strong force to reckon with! #Rediscov... read more

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Dave Nicolai In SD, I've seen, the wind blows in your face, no matter which direction you go in. :-/

As a member of the fundraising team for St. Andrew's, I am always inspired to learn of the amazing challenges people take on to support their local hospice. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak we reall... read more

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We can't wait to get people out on our adapted bikes again in Worthing, West Sussex! [address removed]

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I left an abusive and toxic marriage about 3 years ago, to start a fresh new beginning for myself and my girls! Along that journey I met an amazing man, who has been such a blessing to me and my gi... read more

Topic: Other

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Gina Morimoto Thank you for sharing about your great family times! <3

Had a lovely ride along the Kennit and Avon Canal, I cycled my husband walked it was beautiful weather. I am trying to keep fit and stay well mentally so to get those endorphin rising cycling is ... read more

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Balance, pedal, breathe Overrun by tribulation, affliction, and disorder Caught up in in overreacting and overthinking Suffocating in stress, anxiety, and pain Desperate to get back... read more

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2020 has been challenging but for me 2019 was terrible! Got divorced, developed an overuse injury from walking daily with my new pup and friend/her dog. Injury persists but just figured out that ... read more

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My 6 year old has started coming out with me on his bike because he "needs to work his skating legs" (he plays roller and ice hockey). He has got the cycling bug now but being a little sportsman, ... read more

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I used to work in an office with other people. Even before Covid they closed that office and sent us all to work from home. I was finding the transition VERY difficult as it was hard to motivate my... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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