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Not taking a break

I have been cycling for the past couple of days now. I usually ride my bike around my neighborhood, but I get so tired that I have to take a break halfway, for about 5 minutes, then continue with t... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story I won it!

I won it!

I love to ride. Hope on my bike and it is me and the rode with pedestrians, cyclists, and cars. My goal was always ride every day of the Bike Challenge Month, whether it be a short ride for errand... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story I never expected to be a 'cyclist'

I never expected to be a "cyclist"

I live in a two person, one cat, zero car household. While I have long had the goal that I want to live my life without relying on a car to move in a city, I always expected that goal would be sati... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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What It Takes to Get Those Day Miles

I’m trying to bicycle every day in October, as part of the BikeTober competition. On Saturday, I was not near mystreet bike. Stepped into a bike shop and asked about their rental policy, which was... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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My story that might inspire bicycle enthusiasts:

In the small town of Pedalville, I lived as young boy. I was not like the other kids. I had a deep passion for bicycles. I loved everything about them - the way they moved, the freedom they offered... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Willow Watering Hole

Willow Watering Hole

Willow Watering Hole is an amazing outdoor public space that encompasses wildlife and hiking and biking trails in Southwest Houston in Westbury.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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WOW Gals 10 yr. History

We started our all womens cycling club because, quite frankly, it's a lot of fun! We've riden all around Northern CA an are based out of Elk Grove, CA. We've met amazing people along our rides, s... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Twende Butiama Social Ride

Twende Butiama Social Ride

I am challenging myself to do something really hard. I am cycling for about 1,500 KM with a group of other cyclists in Tanzania and neighbouring countries; today we rode 190 km. Yesterday, 187 km... read more

Topic: Other

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I bike for transportation

I often talk with other bike riders and we've all decided that folks fall into one of two categories: those who bike for leisure (ie Saturday mornings on the Silver Comet Trail) and those who bike ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Be the Change & Inspiration

Today was a highlight of my rides though an instructor(ride to university)said that they were also planning on purchasing an ebike because of my riding everyday & cause I say it's so much fun! ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Relearning But Gaining Confidence!

I bought my first bike as an adult in October 2021! My last childhood bike was 20 some years ago but I barely used it. I had bad biking experiences in the past so I was obviously very nervous relea... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Health issues got me serious about bike riding

I have been riding a bicycle off and on for over 60 years. I didn't really get serious about it until I had several heart attacks and heart surgery. I realized then I had to make some changes. W... read more

Topic: Other

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FLAT!

I decided to ride to work one morning. Usually I take the train with my bike (3 miles total) but decided to ride the entire way (12 miles). About 8 miles in, I hit a curb wrong with my back wheel a... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Not really a story

I have a friend with a bike retrofitted for someone with their left arm only, he’s getting a new bike and wants to donate this one to someone who can use it. Sorry, I don't have a picture. Tom ... read more

Topic: Other

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You just need a bike

I have ridden a bike to work for over 10 years (not every day), covering 1000s of miles and I am more convinced now than ever that you don't need to spend a lot on a bike and equipment to commute y... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Hit my first 100 miles

Hit my first 100 miles

Prior to May 2023, the last time I had gotten on a bike was probably 15 years ago. A bike share program at work motivated me to try to ride a bike to work. I started commuting to work on Wednesdays... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Sunday ride

Thought we'd give our bikes a ride out into the countryside but needed a destination - we decided upon the Hot Numbers Roastery near Shepreth. The ride was lovely with respectful car drivers and fr... read more

Topic: Other

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Challenging the Pavement

First time riding on pavement coming from MTB. I'd say its quite more dangerous.

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Mois de MAI

Mois de MAI

Depuis maintenant 3 ans je m'inscris au défit du moi de MAI et pour moi c'est une grande source de motivation, je me surpasse à chaque année, je veux absolument réussir et plus je pédale plus j'ai ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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ontspannen en je hoofd leeg maken ten tijde van corona

na werk eerste dag van coronapandemie gelijk gaan fietsen om me hoofd leeg te maken en niet teveel denken over wat er in ziekenhuis werkplek gebeurt en alles van je af zetten en geen werk mee naar ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Because the Umpire Rides to the Game...

Our family are avid cyclists. My wife and I honeymooned by bicycle. We take family cycle-trips. We are also fans - and players - of Baseball. We regularly Cycle for three baseball reasons. ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Feel good

I started to cycle in May for Bike month at work, I thought I was just doing it for fun but it's great exercise and I always feel good after my rides. I'm not going too far but 3-4 miles but it's ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Reciprocity

I love my bicycle. We are in love.

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story 'Countryside Beauty' by Tender Leaf

"Countryside Beauty" by Tender Leaf

So we (the Sacramento TMA) worked with the Department of Water Resources (one of our members) to throw a bike repair event for employees in the Natural Resources Building today. During the 3 hour ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Reunion with an old friend.

I grew up riding my bike. I would zip around my small town on and off road. With friends and on my own. My bike and I were inseparable. When I was on my bike, I knew joy. A joy I haven't felt in y... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story Washington DC Bike Ride

Washington DC Bike Ride

I got to go to a national conference in Washington DC. Where I had one day to see the sites. I rented bikes through Capital Bikeshare's day pass. Mapped my ride out on Google maps to exchange m... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Ride your bike while your car gets serviced!

I live in sacramento. We like the Davis dealer where we bought our car, so we take it there for servicing. When I take the car in, I always bring my bike. I drop the car off mid- to late morning, ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Car-free in Houston

Car-free in Houston

I remember plotting my move to Houston, from Detroit, and wondering if I could live there sans automobile. After researching, including looking at walkable neighborhoods, bike & bus routes, and... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Happy Cycling

Imagine the open road ahead of you, the wind in your hair, and the gentle whir of your bicycle's wheels. There's a certain freedom that comes with passonly riding a bicycle. It's just you, your bik... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Went to the gym with my h0e

Me and Ashley biked at the gym 👍🏻

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Need a Bike

We used to have 3 Bike for our family, but during hurricane Harvey, we lost everything due to flooding. I am still looking for a used one. If someone like to sell a used bike with affordable price,... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Riding a bike is an interruption

Riding a bike is an interruption

Start slow - every mile you ride, you are interrupting: - childhood asthma - global warming - your future medical costs - traffic - wealth of gas company CEOs Keep on keeping on. See ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Steep stairs no longer a barrier to riding.

Steep stairs no longer a barrier to riding.

At around 74, I got back on my bike and found my office-sitting career that I started in my 50's meant I could no longer safely balance on a bike or my old 2-wheel recumbent. On & off I spe... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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It's been over 30 years

At 62, I just bought a bike and I'm wondering WHY it took me so long. Honestly, it's been since high school when I rode daily so I'm still getting used to the feeling but I love it! Aside from a co... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Atlanta Streets Alive

First ride with my Grandson on my father's day gift "The Rocket" is the Blast Peachtree street closed to car but open to bike and walking. Daughter and youngest grandson walked along. Perfect Sund... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Trailer

I love putting little ones in the trailer cart, they love it and its an extra workout with the extra weight

Topic: Ride with kids

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I was so scared!

I hadn't ridden a bike since the 80s, when I was a teenager! I was so scared - it wasn't "like riding a bike" at all! But I found a local Adult First Ride class and dove in. After that class, and a... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Sunday Sky

Sunday sky and a bike ride

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Really, I am not a climber

Really, I am not a climber

I am not a climber, but last year, my son, 23, challenged me to ride the Death Ride with him. 104 miles, 13,500 feet of climb in the middle of July. ([address removed]) He and I are competiti... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story 18 Years of Commuting in Houston

18 Years of Commuting in Houston

Commuting in Houston I’ve been commuting to work primarily by bicycle since 2005. Currently I drive my daughter to school and park the car, using my bike to get from there to work. I often run er... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Flat fixing

Taught my 12 year old and 9 year olds how to fix a flat tire on their bikes so they can do it themselves if I’m busy or not around.

Topic: Ride with kids

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Fun Neighborhood Ride with Kids

It's been a fun challenge this May which has helped me engage in the fun neighborhood rides with my kids. They are excited about it, so that's a huge win. I'm hoping that it will continue once the ... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Revenir sur la voie de la santé

Je me suis fais opérer pour un genou en Janvier. J’avais juste hâte de monter sur mon vélo. Il a fallu attendre qu’on mon genou pli à 80 degrés. Le 2 avril je débutait le vélo tranquillement. C’est... read more

Topic: Other

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À vélo ou à pied!

J'ai 2 options: à vélo ou à pied. Pour aller au travail c'est à vélo. Un v.lo croche en hiver, un plus roulant en été. Et lorsqu'il y a grosse tempête de neige? et bien c'est à pied que j'y vais... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Sunny Sunday

We had a beautiful sunny day yesterday here in Gloucester so my husband, daughter and I rode along the canal out to Wholly Gelato for an icecream. A really beautiful 25 mile ride in total, a comple... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Ride to work

I like to ride my bike to work, but not as much as I like to ride my bike from work.

Topic: My commute by bike

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Our Favorite Weekly Ritual

My partner and I just moved to the area and have been excited to explore! One of our favorite things to do on a weeknight is ride to Lake Fayetteville, hit the food truck park, then watch the sunse... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Give It A Go!

I have always found being able to bicycle places a huge relief when transportation issues become present, and Sacramento is a decent region to bike in. I've always loved just riding!!! When I can g... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Wine County Ride May 6

Wine County Ride May 6

It was a dreadful morning, but 2,000 riders showed up for the Wine Country ride, leaving from Santa Rosa. I purchased a space from a rider who could no longer participate. It was in the 40's th... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Safety Day Event at Patterson Aquatic Center on May 6th

Safety Day Event at Patterson Aquatic Center on May 6th

We had a wonderful time on Saturday May 6th, sharing the awareness with the lovely community of Patterson about the May Bike Month Challenge! The community was so warm and enthusiastic. Many local ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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