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Encouragement from the street

One day a couple of years ago, I happened to be riding in the rain. A car was stopped next to me at a traffic light, rolled down his window, and said that he respected me for braving the conditions... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story 12 months straight of at least two days riding

12 months straight of at least two days riding

For the first time in many years, I can say I commuted to work for at least two days ea month for the past 12 months. Winter is obviously tough to ride on streets clogged with storm debris, gravel ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story My view while riding

My view while riding

Riding can be fun and sometimes you can get a wonderful view that you can not always get while driving. Here was my view while riding this week

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Sorry, Love to Ride, I have no workplace

Sorry, Love to Ride, I have no workplace

I used to have a workplace affiliation but I retired and moved to a new, bicycle friendly community. People of my age, those over 70, are actually well represented on the trails here. We don’t qua... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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The Bike Life Set Up

I recently had the opportunity to change departments at work. The new role is just 9 miles from home, and the office has heated employee parking, and a shower. These perks all added value for me to... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Another december morning

Another december morning

Zip ties are amazing! That's what got the "tree" suspended there -- not sure what the other ones have been for, but they're everywhere. Look close on the cart for the "Sheldon Brown has a Poss... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Thanksgiving Ride with Brother and Son

Thanksgiving Ride with Brother and Son

I am grateful that my family is close and close by. Thanksgiving always includes a long morning road ride. Yesterday it was 32 miles of North Florida hills with my son and brother. My brother, wh... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Does bike polo count for the L2R challenge?

Does bike polo count for the L2R challenge?

Played bike polo in the equestrian capital of the world, Wellington, Florida! Had a blast and look forward to the next chukka!

Topic: Other

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Image for story Yes you can haul a lot with a bike!

Yes you can haul a lot with a bike!

I'd like more people to realize you can do many more things with your bike. For instance I can haul more with my bike than most people can haul in their car -- a lot more! Recently Silicon Valley B... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Rail~Volution Throwback Thursday

Rail~Volution Throwback Thursday

Rail~volution (now MPact!) brought a group of conference attendees from Miami to West Palm Beach on the Brightline, our local higher speed train. A strong group of local leaders all brought togethe... read more

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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Image for story Peachtree Creek Greenway - PART ONE - December, 2018

Peachtree Creek Greenway - PART ONE - December, 2018

After years of grassroots work by local cyclists and bicyclists, the ground-breaking ceremony for the first section of the Peachtree Creek Greenway took place on December 19, 2018. The Greenway loc... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Fun Time with the Family on the Seminole Trail

One of the main purchasing points of my home is that we are but a stone's throw away from the beautiful Seminole County Bike Trail! Each morning I hop on my new bike and get on the trail to "open" ... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story (E-BIKE) Electric Bike Rentals - on the W&OD in Leesburg, VA.

(E-BIKE) Electric Bike Rentals - on the W&OD in Leesburg, VA.

Call 703-995-4575 to make a reservation. Pedego Leesburg Electric Bike Rentals is conveniently located adjacent to the W&OD (Washington and Old Dominion) bike path that leads to many fun, beau... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Travel by Bike

Travel by Bike

I love commuting and riding around my home town, Anchorage, Alaska. But I also love to travel, and renting bikes or purchasing a bike tour has been fun, while also being a bit of a hassle and an ad... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Why Bike to Work.

Why Bike to Work.

Many people have asked me why I choose to cycle to work when I can drive by car. I say because it saves me time. Usually this creates a confused look and they ask, how? Well, I say, if I drive by c... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story 25 years after spinal fusions I got back on a bike

25 years after spinal fusions I got back on a bike

Back on a bike after 25 years! 'Excited' to ride a bike again doesn't come close to expressing how I am feeling as tears of joy stream down my face, thrilling, freeing, and hopeful.... a life long ... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Bike tour in Reynoldstown

Hi everyone I am new to biking in metro Atlanta and have not ventured out much my beyond my neighborhood, the Westside Beltline & Michelle Obama Trail (South River Trail); The way folks drive h... read more

Topic: Other

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Riding My Bike in Key West

Riding a bike in cities where parking is limited or difficult to find most of the time can be the best solution to still enjoy the outdoors while getting good exercise. I brought my bike to Key Wes... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Let’s get active for fun, your health and for the environment.

Let’s get active for fun, your health and for the environment.

I just did a portion of the 6Gap, Even though I didn’t finish, I was able to clime the highest peak, the Hogpen Gap

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Prelude from 1980

Prelude from 1980

This old girl has been carrying me along the backroads of Auburn, Al since my days in class back in the late '70s. It still feels just as free as it always did. Happy for the growing bike paths.

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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E-Bike or bust!

Remember riding down a big hill as a kid... Wasn't that the best feeling? Well with an E-Bike, it's like riding down hill the entire time! If you decide to make the transition, I would ask tha... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story It’s a Revolution

It’s a Revolution

Like a lot of families, we used to fire up our expensive, gas guzzling engines for every little thing. 2 miles to school? Get in the car and sit in traffic. Need supplies for dinner? There’s a Walm... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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River Ride

A quick ride by the river today 🙂

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

Image for story Today was my first trip to Huntley Gravity Park.

Today was my first trip to Huntley Gravity Park.

This is my biggest drop yet! I had TOO much fun sessioning it with my husband. Today was a good riding day. ❤

Topic: A happy riding memory

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520 Trail

I finally did a whole trip through Bellevue and across the 520 Trail and it was wonderful! I encourage everyone to try it and then hop on the Burke Gilman at the UW campus for an extra treat. Such ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Bicycling helped me with knee replacement surgery

I started being impacted by arthritis in one of my knees, and eventually the other one as well, in my 50s. The orthopedic surgeon said I was too young for knee replacement surgery, but he also sai... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Retired!

As of yesterday, I am retired! [address removed] Thus I can't contribute my miles to my former team; but I intend to keep riding. First, though, I have hand surgery (CMC arthroplasty) coming ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Random Finds

Random Finds

Who would have thought you'd find a beaver in the middle of town. Definitely not something you'd notice driving to and from work.

Topic: My commute by bike

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LOL commute? LOTS of commutes

It's SUnday. Sometimes that's just 2.3 miles to church, then 2.7 miles for the bagels to my friend's house trip back. Today.... it was "oops!!! Where is my purse? Let's go back to my friend's ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Alternative date

Alternative date

Many people think of going on a date as dinners, movies, and a drink. My boyfriend and I ventured out for a long bike ride one fine Saturday morning and made a fun date day out of it. We packed our... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Riding and photography

Riding and photography

Having an iPhone with a good camera allows me to capture events on rides, as my Nikon is a bit bulky. Early morning rides to catch the dawn, or catch the fog, or whatever catches my eye. Cruising... read more

Topic: Other

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Time well spent

My kids don't ride their bikes very often, so I created a plan to ride with them at least once a week and they love it. We try out local parks or just ride to the closest playground. It's been a g... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Enjoying the great outdoors

I just discovered Ebikes and it got me excited to ride again. I also live near a greenway that has a path connecting it to my neighborhood. We now have 3 generations riding!

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story Racing at the Bill Bone Tropical Triathlon

Racing at the Bill Bone Tropical Triathlon

One of my favorite pastimes is to ride the bike in RACES. Training for races and racing keeps me healthy, and encourages me to commute to work by bike!

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Late Learner

Didn't learn to ride a bike until I was 21. Still not very good at it at 35, but i enjoy the hell out of it. My first bike was a Huffy I bought for $20 off Craigslist. Sketchy, I know, but I loved ... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Riding with Purpose

Riding with Purpose

I rode one of the first AIDS Vaccine rides benefiting the Emory Vaccine Center from Montreal, Canada to Portland, Maine in 2001 - on a mountain bike! It was my first century (100 miles) - and then ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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I Love My Bike Commute!

I started working at Emory in November of 2021. I've been a bike commuter the whole time. I live just 3 miles away, so it's really a no brainer. I started with my 1976 Schwinn Super Le Tour, tha... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Enter to win a FREE Electric Bicycle for Biketober

Enter to win a FREE Electric Bicycle for Biketober

Win a Free Electric Bike Yes! This is your chance to win a free e-bike and take a Test Ride too! Stone Mountain Bike Company would like to get more people riding bikes for Biketober and beyond.... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Earlier this year I had my first bike accident. Due to a combination of overloading my ebike, driving down a hill, and faulty breaks, I flew over my handle bars and cracked my helmet; I walked away... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story Lights under the Northern Lights!

Lights under the Northern Lights!

Nothing has ever quite compared to my middle of the night adventure up in the mountains under the Aurora Borealis!

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Biking for Sanity

Biking and hiking saved me during the pandemic. I met up with old friends and met new people while mountain and road biking. There's nothing better than being outdoors with your buddies, enjoying... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Paying it forward and helping out a stranger

A few months ago someone I hardly know learned that I like bicycles and gave me a box of tubes they had no use for. I didn't have any bikes in that particular size, but accepted because I figured I... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Don’t give up.

When I started this whole thing I maybe rode on average a mile a week. I grew up with a passion for bikes. Anything with two wheels count me in. But as I turned 30 I noticed that passion had dulled... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Creeper Trail, Damascus, VA

Creeper Trail, Damascus, VA

This is my favorite trail; I have revisited it multiple times with co-workers and family on this trip.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

Image for story Encouraging myself to ride

Encouraging myself to ride

I was a commuter in terms if cycling. Not much more than that. Then, last year, I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder in the bone marrow failure department, Severe Aplastic Anemia. I wen... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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$4000 bike for $500

it's 20 years old. Klein Race Pro. 2001. All Dura Ace. no one wants old, expensive bikes. shop lucky! Also have a Quantum Race, from 2001.

Topic: Other

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Image for story B40 Goodness

B40 Goodness

The back 40 has so much to offer for a verity of riding styles… technical riding, speedy down hills, tough uphill climbs, and even more simple flat blue sections. The trailhead closest to me has... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Nothing beats Coler.

Nothing beats Coler.

The Tuesday night Tour De Coler group rides are always a blast, especially now with the lower temps.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Great Cycling Challenge

Great Cycling Challenge

My 2nd year fundraising for this great cause. In UTAH this week clocking miles. Riding early to beat the heat. Staying hydrated, enjoying the scenery. If you can, help . . . . . [address remov... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story RAGBRAI 2022

RAGBRAI 2022

So this is not an Illinois story per se, but I am from IL and just completed RAGBRAI at the end of July. I had tried RAGBRAI once before in 2018, but my appendix got mad and wanted out on the seco... read more

Topic: Other

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