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I'm getting to the point where I'm too pregnant to ride. But whether it's riding or watching loved ones ride, there's no better way to enjoy my beautiful city. #IBActive

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Andrea Forero Andyrawr55
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I finally got my sister to go out on a ride with me. Her response as we rode down the path- “riding brings me peace!” I couldn’t agree more. Becoming one with my bike, the wind, and the path, is my... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Theodosia Ballard #ibactive. Tballard49. Fun scavenger hunt!

I recently started doing a mini preschool. I would drive to the play we had school every day and then one day I realized I have the opportunity to ride my bike get fresh air and not feel like a rob... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Sydney Snaith #ibactive #sydneysnaith I forgot to put it in my message
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I set two bicycling goals on January 1, 2020. The first was to ride 2,020 miles in 2020; the second being to commute to work at least 100 days during 2020. This morning (9.8.2020) was commute #... read more

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Steffanie Kenney Awesomeness!! Thanks for sharing your story!
David Nelms You bet, Steffanie. It's been a very good challenge!

When I started working from home during COVID, my weekday commute cycling went completely to zero. After getting a bit stir-crazy, I started looking for good, ~ 1-1.5 hour rides I could take from ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Rem O'Donnelley I love your cheerful puppy

Watch out for bullies on the rode! We were harassed by a driver with license plate BAI689, in God we trust... He passed us as we were riding on a country road, 2 by 2 (there were 4 of us riding). H... read more

Topic: Other

I don't do social media so I don't quite know how to do these #Curmudgeon #WhatIsThisHashtagBusiness, but I see that we're being invited to enter a drawing by sharing our love of Bike Bennies, and ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Zia Brucaya Susan, your post is perfect! (Successful #hashtag use :D) Thank you for posting and supporting these awesome local business... read more

I actually have two. One is to a place, about 20+ miles (one way) from my home near SDSU, up to Carmel Mountain, a place called Sesame. 20 miles is a straight shot, but I never do those. I d... read more

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I got to ride up to Overlake to see the new Overlake Village bike and pedestrian bridge! It will connect to the new light rail station in Overlake Village to the 520 trail. I hear it will open late... read more

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Tom Resing really cool to see. thanks for sharing!

The little town I live in, is ElCajon. We have a cute small restaurant area in our 3 block downtown. The restaurants have beautiful outside seating, and lots of it, but they are still on very modif... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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I associate riding bikes to my childhood. It’s funny to think that I never associated it to anything else. During covid and with desperation to be active and be outside, I decided to wipe off a bik... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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#betterbybike Did the scavenger hunt for three weekends total. Best part was cold brew with ice cream at Cafeina. Worst part was biking with Paco today because he was in a foul mood. Boo!! dwurz... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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D Wurzt Please don;t remove my post again , Paco thought it was funny , got him out of his bad mood.
Paco Ibarra oh you just got to saddle up asap when rolling with mua.

The night ended with the last few moments of twilight. Those 2.59 miles felt good. It may not seem far to some, but to my son and I, grinning widely as he pulled off his helmet, these few miles... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Doing this bike ride scavenger hunt is good fun but it also got me thinking through my overworked efforts of pedaling...that my current bike in which my dad gave to me from some garage sale is not ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Sylvie Froncek Way to go! If you want any help choosing that perfect bike, let me know! I love helping people find bikes!
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Have really enjoyed the #betterbybike scavenger hunt as great way to spend the warm evenings while providing distractions from the upcoming distance learning. (Team Kucharskijeff)

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! Bonus points coming your way!

I just wanted to grab breakfast at a local eatery with a friend and run a few errands. What happened was I spent the day talking to myself while pedaling. The stuff I say to myself sometimes is jus... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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I realized there would be no Bike to Work day this year. I have done it the last three years. My commute is about 18miles and I have to get up early, but it feels so much better than sitting in tra... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Today should have been Bike the Bay. Missing that a lot. I usually ride with about a dozen friends under the Uptown Bicycles team name. We do the ride and then have a wonderful lunch and drink wine... read more

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As a kid and in my teens, I rode my bike a lot, and I have scars from my not so balanced or coordinated moments to prove it. When I was old enough to get my driver’s license, I traded my bike for ... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Vickie Everich Forgot to put this! #betterbybike veverich222
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Blew a flat during the scavenger hunt. Now I'm waiting for a friends to come rescue me. -annabanana88

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Hi, we missed the virtual tour this morning because we were out on the Loop here in Tucson. Today Ron decided to increase his ride. He clocked 40.2 miles :) he usually rides 35 but he thought toda... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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John Kershaw Pretty nice indeed.

I hauled a couple hundred pounds of postcards and posters to Sunnyvale Sports Basement in preparation for Bike to Wherever Days. (Take 2 - attempting to ride right side up this time)

Topic: My commute by bike

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I have recently got back ony bike and started cycling in an effort to train to complete a challenge set by myself and my manager to cycle between Scunthorpe general hospital and the Diana, Princess... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

Things I’ve loved about this challenge: 1. Visiting new places 2. Visiting places I’ve frequented but with a new perspective or lens 3. Waving at cyclist who I later realize are on the hunt too... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Sylvie Froncek Bonus points!!

I like my time to myself in the morning. I take out on bike or the other, depending on the mood I guess. Going to have to search for new riding areas soon. Harvest time is coming soon, already tra... read more

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I finally got my sister to go out on a ride with me. Her response as we rode down the path- “riding brings me peace!” I couldn’t agree more. Becoming one with my bike, the wind, and the path, is my... read more

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Theodosia Ballard Forgot to #ibactive. Tballard49
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!!

I love the #IBactive Scavenger hunt. I gives me a reason to get out there and ride. With all the uncertainty of corona, wild fires, and the daily challenges of living, it’s nice to remember to slow... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

I recently started doing a mini preschool. I would drive to the play we had school every day and then one day I realized I have the opportunity to ride my bike get fresh air and not feel like a rob... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Orange Tree Imports is where I first learned about Bike Benefits and bought my first sticker. Lots of the Monroe St shops have Bike Bennies – it's a great neighborhood for shopping on a bike. Al... read more

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Neuhauser Pharmacy does not have (a) a Bicycle Benefits sticker in the window, or (b) bike parking. But it /does/ have (c) friendly neighborhood pharmacists, (d) a post office inside that will s... read more

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Susan Hollingsworth Okay, we can't edit these -- but I swear that I can see a Bicycle Benefits sticker in the window in a blurry photograph tak... read more

I had the shortest of rides for the second day of the bike challenge. I can look out of the window of my new work-from-home space and right into the garage of my neighbor and great friend. I looked... read more

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Anytime you go out to ride, you take a risk that *1 you'll have an accident *2 you'll be left or right hooked *3 you'll nearly get hit, or run over, by someone running a stop sign, even thoug... read more

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Candace Monzingo Completely understand where you are coming from!
Alice Scott I have given up on the roads completely after becoming a parent. I am simply not willing to place my life in the hands of r... read more

Like everybody, I've felt a little cooped lately. My daily bicycle commute to work kept me riding and smiling every day. I was thrilled when my long-time friend Lori LaRiva alerted me to Cycle Sept... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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I really needed this, I just wanted to focus on a positive event. Biking is my hobby, and I tend to bike to the same destination type areas as the beach; PB, Mission, Ocean, Coronado, IB. The hunt ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Sylvie Froncek nice! BONUS POINTS!

The little town I live in, is El Cajon. We have a cute small restaurant area in our 3 block downtown. The restaurants have beautiful outside seating, and lots of it, but they are still on very modi... read more

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Sylvie Froncek What's your team name?
Moski Schrader AnyoneCanBike

I associate riding bikes to my childhood. It’s funny to think that I never associated it to anything else. During covid and with desperation to be active and be outside, I decided to wipe off a bik... read more

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#betterbybike Did the scavenger hunt for three weekends total. Best part was cold brew with ice cream at Cafeina. Worst part was biking with Paco today because he was in a foul ass mood. Boo!! d... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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I'm trying to be car free and I ride everywhere on my bike in any weather at any time and hauling just about anything. Today I moved 11 bikes for Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition from their storage... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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It may seem difficult or nearly impossible to ride for long distances but if you put the time and effort you will be rewarded with an amazing feeling of accomplishment and beautiful views/scenery y... read more

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I started with a hybrid bike from Costco for $139. Since then, I have acquired 2 road bikes, a mountain bike, and a cruiser. All I need to complete my collection is an electric bike. #BetterByBike ... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Sylvie Froncek Nice! Bonus points!!!
Darris Johnson Nah, you need a single speed and a gravel. Also, one of those roadies better be a steely or your going to have to add that ... read more

My 8-year old son went on his longest ride ever—11.1 miles. It was in the forest and he says you had to go up a bunch of hills. It was tiring but he says he kept getting energy whenever he went dow... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Michele Bigley Scavenger hunt team name: mishmell
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I started riding to work about four years ago. I live near the MoPac trail and can take it to Antelope Valley, then hop on the N Street cycle track and be within a couple blocks of where I work. I’... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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I’ve bike don and off since childhood but 4 years ago I was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. The tumor was removed but left me with balance issues. I bought and sold a comfort bike, riding it... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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With the temperature and weather being as hot and humid as it is recently, biking the Silver Strand Bikeway is a great way to get some miles in while staying cool. It has easily become my favorite ... read more

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John Kershaw Lucky you that looks Brill.

Every year I ride the rosarito ensenada bike rides. At first it was something I never thought I could do. Now that I’ve done the route so many times I notice all the little things. Cactus clinging ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Taylor Everich Whoops! #betterbybike

Had a lot of fun doing the Mid-city Scavenger Hunt with Theo. Learn a lot about the city and met a lot of really nice people. Looking forward to the next one.

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Sylvie Froncek What's your team name? You deserve some bonus points!!!
Karen Nicholson My name is LoveToRide

I have recently got back ony bike and started cycling in an effort to train to complete a challenge set by myself and my manager to cycle between Scunthorpe general hospital and the Diana, Princess... read more

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Then I hauled about 300 pounds of canopies, water, boxes, and other supplies to Sunnyvale Sports Basement from downtown San Jose. It was hot but thankfully not too smokey from all the fires nearby.

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Today is day 1 of the BikeMN Classic. Anyone in the state of MN can participate through Sept. 13th. So many great trails to explore and prizes to win! [address removed]

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One of my favorite routes to ride is the Bayshore Bikeway trail from IB to Coronado. It's so relaxing and you can't ask for better scenery. I even got to see the pink flamingo on one of my rides. #... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Bonus points!!