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Image for story The real love came on two wheels. #MobilityWeekFL

The real love came on two wheels. #MobilityWeekFL

Years ago, I started to ride to keep a healthy spirit after a sour divorce. My bicycle helped me to make new friends, find new places, learn a lot of the cycling world (Tour de France is mandatory ... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Riding with my children

I have participated in 11 MS150 charity rides over the years. My favorite memories are those of the MS rides that my children rode with me. At 85 years old now I cant do 75 a day two days in a row ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story The coast to coast Florida tour

The coast to coast Florida tour

I'm a passionate rider and love doing distance charity rides. This year they've all been cancelled or modified in a way that just isn't the same. I really missed it so I decided to do my own vers... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Ride to your right to vote!

Ride to your right to vote!

A positive 2020 memory of riding together to vote with my husband on a beautiful Orlando evening!

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story No better way to connect with nature

No better way to connect with nature

The pandemic has forced us to explore the outdoors more. Florida has so much to offer, and getting around on a bike is the best way to enjoy nature and appreciate Florida’s beauty. When biking, my ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story I was reborn

I was reborn

The bike made me get out of bed after cancer, and now I can't live without riding a bike

Topic: A happy riding memory

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COVID Re-kindled my enthusiasm for enjoying the outdoors

#MobilityWeekFL. Several months ago, I bought a recumbent trike and I'm pleased to say its the greatest for someone with a bad back. After about 10 minutes on the trike, I feel no back pain and i... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Quarantine - the Perfect Time to Learn!

Quarantine - the Perfect Time to Learn!

At the beginning of the pandemic, it was really hard for us to be cooped up in the house all day, with all the snacks. I knew I needed to encourage my daughter to stay active, but she was seven an... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Riding to the Audubon Farmer's Market

Riding to the Audubon Farmer's Market

Beautiful evening to ride to the local market and get some fresh produce. Love living where that is possible and wish everyone had that choice.

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Biking/genealogy/covid

Biking/genealogy/covid

Bike rider has interesting experience combining hobby of exploring trails with genealogy research. Rides local trails and discovers a little family history. Set the date: July 29, 1920 - my gre... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Bike Duval Black History Tour Pride Bicycle Ride

Bike Duval Black History Tour Pride Bicycle Ride

This is both a happy memory & biking during COVID-19 era. Bike Duval in Jacksonville, FL hosted a Black History Tour and Pride Ride for LGBTQ+ Pride Month. It was one of the first times since C... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story COVID Cruisers Riding High

COVID Cruisers Riding High

On March 17, CF Fitness in Mount Dora was required to close in response to COVID 19. My husband was a regular and this was upsetting. What would he do for exercise? Something had to be done! A ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Start Riding at Any Age

Start Riding at Any Age

I didn't start riding a bike until I was 29. My mother is from the Netherlands where kids are basically born on bikes, and I guess she thought I would have inhaled bike riding skills from the e... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story A Brief Tour On A New Bike

A Brief Tour On A New Bike

I recently finished building a Surly Disc Trucker frame up into my dream touring bike and took it out for its first overnighter. Bike was great, handled carrying my gear like a champ! Had a smooth ... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Weekiwachee Preserve

Weekiwachee Preserve

#MobilityWeekFL. There are hidden gems everywhere in Florida, tucked away where cars can’t go. The Weekiwachee Preserve has a paved road and miles of easy gravel winding around sparkling lakes and ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Love to Ride Trails!

Love to Ride Trails!

I have discovered all these excellent bike trails here in Central Florida! My favorite is the Spring to Spring from Gemini Springs to Lake Monroe. The Rail Trail is also really good for a longer ri... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Check Out My Wheels

Check Out My Wheels

We weren’t able to find bikes during this time, but we were lucky to get a pair of skates! We love skating outdoors on the shared used path! Stay hydrated and have fun outdoors everyone!!! #Mobilit... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Grateful!

Belly laughs, beads of sweat on my forehead, soft and forceful breezes on my face, indescribable joy, inner strength - these are just some of the experiences I have been blessed to enjoy during the... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Saving Nature

I ride my bike to work and to play and I love to hike in nature. I was out with friends last week at the Land Of Medicine Buddha in Soquel. This is a private Buddhist Monastery. Absolutely no bik... read more

Topic: Other

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Thanks LOVETORIDE for another great National Bike Challenge!

Each year, many of us are challenged to ride more and get healthier by taking part in the National Bike Challenge. And although many already have great regular cycling habits in place and look forw... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Slow Roll Cycle Food Donation

Slow Roll Cycle Food Donation

#bikefooddrive #pedalforgood How fun was that?

Topic: Other

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Image for story Cool weather returning

Cool weather returning

Finally, some cool weather returning. This is Stevens Canyon Reservoir with some morning fog. Yes, it's fog and not smoke. This was part of a 13.5 mile loop starting from Cupertino, up Stevens C... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story This has become my new favorite 200K+ ride!

This has become my new favorite 200K+ ride!

This is a grand loop around Metro Detroit, following the western/northerly portions of Outer Drive, to Belle Isle, down to Grosse Ile, and further on down to Lake Erie Metro Park, then back through... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story #BikeBenefitsBlitz

#BikeBenefitsBlitz

This is a story about cheesecake. I love cheesecake. When I get cheesecake at restaurants, I am always so disappointed that it isn't my mom's cheesecake. My mom makes the best cheesecake. Brasse... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Coyote Lane

Coyote Lane

I've been riding this route for years, besides the other routes. Today I almost ran a coyote over, pretty scary. Think I may change this route for sure! They always come to the creek late in the ev... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

Image for story Joyride to a simpler time    #MobilityWeekFL

Joyride to a simpler time #MobilityWeekFL

#MobilityWeekFL They call it a joyride. What it brings + what it does = magic. On two wheels. Possibly three - or maybe even four, depending on your age. 😊 Its synonyms transport... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Excited to start bicycling again!

Excited to start bicycling again!

Thanks to the Love to Ride Florida Challenge I (and my coworkers) have been encouraged to start bicycling again - to/from work for those who can and also outside of work / during lunchtime. I p... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Riding the Capital Crescent Trail

My wife and I lived just outside of Washington DC for years and as soon as the leaves started coming out we would make our weekly bicycle trip up and down the capitol crescent trail. Taking our bik... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Perfect day for a ride

Sunday, Nov. 1st, was the absolute perfect day for a bike ride in Naples! Temps in the 70s, wind ENE at 5 mph, little traffic. Lots of other soldiers nd clubs took advantage for z great Sunday ri... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Con mi coach y la mejor de todas

Con mi coach y la mejor de todas

Mi super coach y la que motiva este gran grupo de chamas bike

Topic: Other

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Image for story Excellent Bike Trail

Excellent Bike Trail

My favorite trail (so far) is West Orange Trail in Central Florida. Usually We (My wife & I) park at Winter Garden Station and ride towards Apopka for 9-10 miles. This trail is a very good for ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Making Friends from a Bicycle

As many of us have had to retool our lives due to restrictions, concerns, or changes in our employment status or position, there are a high percentage of persons that have been working from home an... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story When My Car is Being Serviced I Drop it Off and Ride My Bike to Work

When My Car is Being Serviced I Drop it Off and Ride My Bike to Work

#MobilityWeekFL I used to take my car in for service and either use leave time from work to wait until the shuttle driver could take me to work or I would have to take an Uber, ask a friend for a ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Alternative Transportation

Alternative Transportation

Came across some true alternative transportation on my ride home from work tonight! These folks train Paso Fino horses around Buenaventura Lakes, and when I stopped to ask if it was OK to take a... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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The Ride Changed Last Week.....

I have been riding with a group from Mt Dora, Fl called the Covid Cruisers. The group started riding together in March and has grown from a few to over 20 riders now. Our ages range from early 50’... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Getting Back on the Saddle Again!

Getting Back on the Saddle Again!

I've had a love-hate relationship with cycling. Being overweight and having type two Diabetes, I've known I need to exercise more, but I always found excuses not to. Ironically, as a youth and as a... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story Gravel Crush

Gravel Crush

My gravel bike is an adventure on wheels. An opportunity for thrilling escapes and adventures. My ride is never ordinary: the same route can be easy one day and difficult the next. My gravel bike i... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Smelling the roses

Smelling the roses

During the quietness of this Coronavirus time, it has been great being able to have the time to use my bicycle more and enjoying the rarity of having my spouse cycling with me. It is a great de-str... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story We Ain't in Florida Anymore

We Ain't in Florida Anymore

In 2018, in celebration of my 40th birthday, I decided to circumnavigate the Gaspé Peninsula in Canada. Nearly 500 miles in 13 days! Even though we started in early June, it was in the 30's at nigh... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Practice what I preach: pedal power

Practice what I preach: pedal power

As a climate organizer in Orlando, FL my job is to get volunteers to pressure members of Congress to support bills that reduce our carbon footprint on the environment. So, I practice what I prea... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story That’s the point!

That’s the point!

Kicked off #MobilityWeekFL with a first: first time commuting by bike to my ‘new’ office! A coworker came by to check out my bike and chat about my ride in, and told me there wasn’t a good way t... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Making new friends and losing weight

Making new friends and losing weight

I started riding my bike to get the stress out, and found I was making allot of friends while riding (animal and humans). First I made my duck friends in one neighborhood and a few cats. I would r... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Biking...

Great time of the year here in the sunshine state orlando, Florida. 🌴🌅🐊🦈🐬🐟🐞🐾🚴🚴🚴 Hope all you bikers are staying safe and Healthy! 😉😷🙏

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Laughter

I ride daily around the UCSC campus. Today while riding down the bike path from the Recital Hall I decided to laugh loudly. I didn't start off feeling like I wanted to laugh but by the time I arriv... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Please, please, please wear a helmet when riding...

Though I take measures to ride safely and make myself visible, I was sideswiped by a vehicle Sunday morning (October 4) during an early morning ride. The good news - the driver did stop and help m... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Love mountain biking at Fremont Older

Love mountain biking at Fremont Older

I live in Cupertino and Fremont Older is a great place for mountain biking with a variety of trails and terrain. It's an easy ride from home to Foothill Blvd to Stevens Creek County Park. You will ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Why I Enjoy Biking

I live in Cupertino and really enjoy biking! It's a good way for me to relax and get some exercise. I like biking to a park with my family and biking close to our houses with my neighbor. In my opi... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story #BikeBenefitsBlitz

#BikeBenefitsBlitz

At Olbrich Gardens, the Bike Benefits sticker is good for free admission to the Conservatory. Right now the Conservatory is closed for the pandemic, but the outdoor gardens are open (with limited h... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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I love Biking

I love biking. I love biking because I have fun peddling. I like to ride long distances. My longest ride is 7.2 miles. I once had a flat tire then I ordered slime and a tire and fixed it. - A... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story TandeMadness

TandeMadness

All of September I am participating in the Great Cycle Challenge. It's a fund raiser to raise awareness and funds for children's cancer research. It's my 4th time doing it. I love it and I feel GR... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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