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Image for story Thanks Love to Ride and BMC!!

Thanks Love to Ride and BMC!!

A big thanks to Love to Ride, BMC, and all of my supportive team members at Rossi Group!! This friendly initiative has given Rossi team members a way to encourage and be together as we continue to ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Image for story Discovering new parks: Magnolia Bluff County Park

Discovering new parks: Magnolia Bluff County Park

Discovering new city or county parks by bike is always fun. This one is a bit of a distance from Madison, but it's a great park and the riding in the area is beautiful: Magnolia Bluff County Park. ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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#IBactive

The Heiskala family is loving this challenge, thank you!

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Alternatives to Set Routes (Harbor Drive for one)

Alternatives to Set Routes (Harbor Drive for one)

Today, was another great day to ride. I was tracing a set route today, which put me on Harbor drive part of the time. For those who ride it routinely, in combination with the Silver Strand. Th... read more

Topic: Other

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Scavenger hunt

TeamStuud can’t wait to get out on our bikes today to finish the #IBactive scavenger hunt. Such a great way to have some fun.

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story #BikeFoodDrive

#BikeFoodDrive

Thanks to everyone who is donating to the #PedalForGood Cycle September Food Drive! We picked up the first round of donations this week at Wheel & Sprocket Middleton (pic), The Cargo Bike Shop,... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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IB Scavenger hunt!

Having fun with family and friends riding around town doing the scavenger hunt. We love IB! #IBactive

Topic: Other

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Image for story beginners only: you can do it!

beginners only: you can do it!

My one and only ride on a Schwinn Sting-Ray ended a promising bicycling career with a dramatic crash. Years later, my Encourager taught me to scoot, balance, and ride a Dahon Mariner folding bicycl... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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#bikefooddrive on my commute home

Stopped at Black Saddle Bike shop on my ride home from work and dropped off some donations for the #bikefooddrive. Grabbed a new tire while I was there, great shop and people! #pedalforgood

Topic: My commute by bike

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Scavenger Hunt Fun

Second time participating in #ibactive scavenger hunt. Lots of fun for family to get out in the fresh air. Great way to learn history of our city!! gaby1219 family loves this outdoor activity!!

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Proper equipment keeps you safer

Proper equipment keeps you safer

There is no bad weather just bad clothing choices. When it rains, use fenders and rain gear, when it snows, wear layers. When it is smokey, wear a mask with a good filter. Everyone stay safe out th... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Super_ratliffs coming in hot!

Loving the #ibactive scavenger hunt!

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Do it, do it

I’m so excited that I decided to participate in the iBactive Scavenger Unit. It’s so fun to ride around and learn a new area of town. You gotta do it. TrayCray #iBactive

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story One handed September

One handed September

Recovering from a hand injury after falling in a half-marathon. I have been delayed riding but got some miles in today. Mostly one handed but riding!

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story #BikeBenefitsBlitz

#BikeBenefitsBlitz

It turned out I needed a smarter phone to order curbside -- but Colectivo is offering curbside pickup via a smartphone app, and they also have Bike Bennies in non-pandemic times, and special treats... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Family time on wheels!

Our family time can often be found on 6 wheels! Whether it is riding around the block during “recess”, to the beach for a quick dip, or uptown for happy hour at CBC or Hess!!! I will cherish our fa... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story IB Scavenger Hunt 2.0

IB Scavenger Hunt 2.0

Team (of one) rwhipple - I'd better get some momentum this weekend; slipped a few spots on the leader board. 🤔 Looking forward to making up some ground this weekend! Thanks again for putting this... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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The Switchup

I started riding to take a break from running and found that I love riding more than running (go figure!). Thanks to #IBACTIVE for providing some fun destinations to keep me moving. @djesh

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Simple errands

Simple errands

Instead of driving to the pet store I biked it 3mi each way. Not bad at all and got to see some things I normally wouldn't see driving. And Petco gave me their K9 promotion treats for the Padres K'... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

Much needed outdoor/exercise time

Since we've been largely trapped at home since March, biking has been a great way for my family to enjoy outdoor time while getting exercise. We've all spruced up our bikes (and gotten two new one... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Cycling with Masks

Cycling with Masks

It isn’t easy but it feels good to be responsible, and the views on the Redmond Connector Trail are great! #TourDeRedmond

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Cruising Seacoast Covid-style

Early on during the pandemic, biking to the end of Seacoast Drive was my little slice of heaven. Although I was masked up, the freedom of leaving the house and feeling the wind on my face was amazi... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Riding Brings Me Peace

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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Jeanandkaleb

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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Biking

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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Lake Murray

Like all great adventures, it was a lot more fun planning the route and pedaling there, then actually being there. Even though circling the lake, on the pedestrian and bike path is pretty darn nic... read more

Topic: Other

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Find out more about your town

#IBActive scavenger hunts has been a really fun way for me to show my family around and explore IB even more. Getting out and being active❤️-AmandaPBToast

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story A Tale of Bravery and Perseverence

A Tale of Bravery and Perseverence

#PedalForGood #BikeFoodDrive I dropped off food donation at Cargo Bike Shop for food drive.

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Bike food drive

Bike food drive

Bought canned goods at Festival Foods by bike, dropped at the Cargo Bike Shop. #PedalForGood #BikeFoodDrive

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Air Quality Finally Improving

Air Quality Finally Improving

After a few weeks off my bike due to the poor air quality, it was great to finally get a ride in. From my home in Cupertino, it's a quick ride down Stelling and then a right onto Prospect Road. S... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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WLJ_renold IB scavenger hunt

Come out and do the scavenger hunt this weekend! #IBACTIVE

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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#IBActive

We love our town! And taking part in the #IBActive scavenger hunts have been such fun way for us to get out and get active as a family. Bonus is finding cool new places in our laid back beach town.... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Scavenger Hunt FUN

Loving the scavenger hunt challenges as well as the different points of interest that I’m just finding out about. life6ybike #IBactive

Topic: Other

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Image for story #BikeFoodDrive

#BikeFoodDrive

And now for something completely different! In addition to supporting local businesses, Bike Month is a fine time to support our local food banks. Check out this map of bike shops that are acceptin... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story #BikeBenefitsBlitz

#BikeBenefitsBlitz

Bloom has an amazing biscuit sandwich with roasted sweet potatoes, caramelized onions, and greens -- alas, they have a limited menu for the pandemic, and I cannot get my favorite sandwich. Instead,... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Scavenger hunt fun

I participated in the Mid City Scavenger Hunt and had so much fun riding around, learning/finding new places in the city, & supporting local businesses. I’m glad to be participating in the #IBA... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Scavenger hunt fun!

This is our second round and we love it!

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Scavenger hunt

I'm having alot of fun participating in these bicycle scavenger hunts. IBactive is my 2nd one as Mid City was my first. The 1st time was such a great fun experience I couldn't wait to do it again. ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Kids ride carriej

Kids ride carriej

Riding with the kids Carriej #Ibactive

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Kids ride

Kids ride

Kids took a solo ride #ibactive

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Bike like you are nine again

One of my favorite rides right now is to pedal about a mile uphill to a local school. Then I do donuts and fast loops in the parking lots until I notice the neighbors staring at me. Last—I coast do... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story #BikeBenefitsBlitz

#BikeBenefitsBlitz

Another place I have never used my Bike Bennies -- and another one that involves ice cream. I've been missing out! Not free this time, but a nice discount on the concessions at the zoo. Unlike a... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Simple errands

Simple errands

Instead of driving to the pet store (Padres K'd 9 so Petco gives out treats) I biked it 3mi each way. It was nice. By beaglebike #IBactive

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story #BikeBenefitsBlitz

#BikeBenefitsBlitz

I have never taken advantage of my Bicycle Benefits at Wingra Boats, and it's not available right now because it's free ice cream (yes, free ice cream!) and they don't have their concessions stand ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Short but Fun Ride

Short but Fun Ride

Rode on the Redmond Connector Trail for the first time and it was a great ride on a day with beautiful weather (shortly before the smoke came!) #TourDeRedmond

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Do the Bike Rain Dance... Bike to Wherever :-)

Do the Bike Rain Dance... Bike to Wherever :-)

When I joined SVBC a year ago, it rained in September! Sure would be nice to get a good rain right now to cool things down and put out fires. If you would like to reduce future fires, get out and B... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Riding while pregnant

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

Topic: Other

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Riding Brings Me Peace

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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Biking

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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Image for story The importance of setting goals and working to attain...

The importance of setting goals and working to attain...

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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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