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Image for story Wandering around

Wandering around

This is what #winterwonderland in San Diego looks like! Enjoying the (still) lovely colors of fall in around the canyons while on a chill, breezy ride around the neighborhood.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Winter Wonderland Week Ride.

Winter Wonderland Week Ride.

It was another beautiful San Diego morning to kick off #Winter Wonderland Week and get my first Ride in on my favorite route.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Becoming an effective encourager for cycling...

Becoming an effective encourager for cycling...

In October 2020 I joined the love to ride florida Challenge. I was inspired by the organizations objective of promoting cycling for health and environmental considerations. During the month long ch... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Finally Repaired the Bike!

This challenge and participation by the Osceola Riders Team finally took our family to the bike shop. Our bikes need new tires, etc. so, I'm hoping to get them back this week. While we've waited ... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story Closure of the Murphy Canyon bike trail

Closure of the Murphy Canyon bike trail

Qualcomm is getting razed.... the college is starting with the parking lot, so they have closed access to everything from where the back entrance (Rancho Mission/Ward) to where you would exit th... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Best Date EVER

Best Date EVER

Some times loving yourself means solo rides with you & your first true love... Your bicycle ❤️

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Family Sunday-Funday Ride

Family Sunday-Funday Ride

Fall has arrived and we are out and about! #MobilityWeekFL

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled

My son and I tried something new! The woods are a very different place to ride a bike, so why not try it? There are lots of twist and turns with nature surrounding us. Try going off the ramps at fu... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story My Love Connection

My Love Connection

Plain and simple. I love biking and I love animals! While I enjoy the thrill of a fast paced ride, the rides I love the most are those that involve animals and the beauty of nature. I'm blessed to ... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Night Riders

Night Riders

I love to ride at night with my daughter! It gets us out of the house for some exercise, after a long day of digital school, and gives us a chance to talk. We also have fun brightening up the neigh... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Celebrating Orlando's Bike Network

Celebrating Orlando's Bike Network

Sadly it had been months since I had ridden my bike. But today to celebrate #MobilityWeekFL I decided to take a quick trip on one of my favorite routes to check out the construction progress to fil... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story You may see a rainbow on your ride.

You may see a rainbow on your ride.

Working for home has meant the only time of the day I normally leave my house is during a recreational bike ride. I've always been motivated to ride from A to B (to work, to the grocery store), ho... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story #MobilityWeekFL

#MobilityWeekFL

Every year for the past 4 years I have participated in #MobilityWeekFL and Bike to Work Day with my company. We look forward to it every year, because its such a fun way to start the day. Because w... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story CAAM 200k From Sanford to New Smyrna Beach and Back.

CAAM 200k From Sanford to New Smyrna Beach and Back.

This is my first time to joined this event and i was so Happy but doubt that i could not able to accomplish my ride but luckily i was able to finished it despite the the sore in my legs and butt fo... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Florida's Clay Roads are a special treasure for cyclists

Florida's Clay Roads are a special treasure for cyclists

I love to ride on Florida's clay roads and the annual Dirty Pecan ride is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to join cyclists of all ages and abilities on some of the prettiest "roads less traveled" in no... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Three Generations of Biking #MobilityWeekFL

Three Generations of Biking #MobilityWeekFL

Growing up in India, my bicycle was my primary mode of transportation. Despite the independence it offered me, I never thought of bicycling as a pleasurable activity. It was really just a means of ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story I still commute - back to the house.

I still commute - back to the house.

I loved commuting by bike 10 miles from Altamonte Springs to Orlando prior to Covid. Covid came and it was hard eliminating this from the routine. It was not good for me to go from the bed stra... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Clears the brain

Clears the brain

Well since March our world is kind of upside down. My job made an unexpected move - and now since we are all working remote I need a change of scenery to clear my brain. I try to ride min. 4 - 5 ti... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Start Riding at Any Age #MobilityWeekFL

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: A story from the Bike Challenge

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After Hip Replacement

Sept. 2019 began with some of what I thought was ITB and hip flexor tightness. Also in the mix was an initially misdiagnosed Medial Tibial Plateau stress fracture and that caused me to be non weig... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Self Care Being A Caregiver

Self Care Being A Caregiver

I'm a caregiver to my mom with dementia, and taking time for myself is very difficult. As often as I can, I walk, and go to spin class. I love biking, but unfortunately do not own a bike at this ti... read more

Topic: Other

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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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My first ride since my accident in October!

Whooo Hoooo! I posted in October that I'd been hit by a truck while riding, and sustained several fractured ribs and a broken clavicle. Fast forward to a beautiful fall day in Oklahoma - I went o... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Sunday Coastal Ride

Sunday Coastal Ride

Went on a Sunday Coastal Ride from Solana to Carlsbad with my adventure partner Theo! It was a beautiful day and as always the scenery was beautiful.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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In the beginning

In the beginning of lockdowns, back in Spring, when all the vehicles seemed to disappear from our streets, people began to view our public spaces in a different view. Many people dusted off their o... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Cycling for Sanity...

Cycling for Sanity...

As a registered nurse in a hospital, lockdown never really happened to me. I went to work just like always. There was no way for me to really "understand" what it was like for others. I commute to... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Bike Ride Elopement

Bike Ride Elopement

In early May, my fiancé and I decided to get ahead of the uncertainty 2020. We saddled up and biked to the court house to get a marriage license. We arranged for a family friend to solemnize our ma... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Better late than never!!

Better late than never!!

I have had a love hate relationship with bikes my whole life. When I was three, I split my tongue open after crashing my tricycle which then required stiches. When I was 8, I broke my left arm af... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Breezy Ride with the Family

Breezy Ride with the Family

Today the whole family braved some blustery winds from TS Eta and trekked to the local grocery store and picked up lunch from a local restaurant. The stores are actually really close to our home, b... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Sharing bike safety tips

Sharing bike safety tips

Spent the day @ Arcadia's BikeFest - that's motorcycles - sharing safe cycling tips and talking to parents and children about wearing helmets correctly. Thanks to Denise McCalister from MADD for sh... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Biking with your pet

Biking with your pet

While biking can be a joy for individuals and families, biking can also be a joy for our furry friends. Our goldendoodle, Gatsby, loves when we take him along on bike rides. We do so at a pace th... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Finding the Road less Traveled

Finding the Road less Traveled

Biking has been a means for us to get outside and still be socially distant ..... keep on riding! #mobilityweekfl

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Good Thing/Bad Thing

Good Thing/Bad Thing

I’m so excited! This morning I earned the Flat Fixer badge. Sadly, that also meant I earned a Flat Fixer badge... #MobilityWeekFL

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Beach Ride

Beach Ride

A few times each week we load the bike up with a bucket and trash grabber and ride to the beach and pick up trash. Sometimes the view is the reward!

Topic: Other

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Image for story The Happy Rider!

The Happy Rider!

Daniel is a 2 year old rider who grabs his bike every single day to spread joy around his neighborhood with a big smile! Riding a bike marks a magical moment during many people’s childhood... It i... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story CAAM 200k From Sanford to New Smyrna Beach and Back.

CAAM 200k From Sanford to New Smyrna Beach and Back.

This is my first time to joined this event and i was so Happy but doubt that i could not able to accomplish my ride but luckily i was able to finished it despite the the sore in my legs and butt fo... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story My Birthday Ride

My Birthday Ride

On September 20th I was 77 years old. I live in the On Top of the World community in Ocala, Florida. The people I know that ride here have a custom of ridding your age. I practiced for a while and ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story A way to socially distance yet be with others

A way to socially distance yet be with others

I've ridden with several Central Florida bike groups as a way of staying active during the pandemic. It's a great way to keep a prudent distance from others and be outside and still be able to soci... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Quitting to win

Quitting to win

I quit smoking about four and a half months ago because I was afraid I would die if I caught COVID. When I first quit, I started walking around my neighborhood when I wanted a cigarette (I walked a... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Zoning out in the National Forest

Here in Tallahassee we have many options to choose from when it comes to trails. There are some out in the local national forest that are fast, flowey, and fun. Imagine you are in the middle of t... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story I love my gravel bike

I love my gravel bike

I Got a new bike for my birthday (because of corona it did not arrive until fairly recently) when I put slick tires on it it’s nearly as fast as a road bike, and I enjoy writing it up and down A1A.... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Covid led to an earlier retirement then expected

Covid led to an earlier retirement then expected

My department was furloughing the majority of my team mates so I decided to take in earlier than expected retirement. This left me with a lot of time on my hands. I sold my treasured road bike afte... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Back In The Saddle Again

Back In The Saddle Again

When I was a child growing up in West Virginia, I would ride my bike all day long until the sun went down. That was long ago. In this time of "extended personal space" I have restarted my love affa... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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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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