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The IB hunt

I participated in my first hunt today and it was sooo much fun!!! I ride with an amazing group of women and will be doing this again!!

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Loving the IB

I am enjoying the IB Scavenger Hunt. Visiting so many places and discovering so many new murals.

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

Image for story My morning commute

My morning commute

My ride to work in the morning is the only time I don’t worry about anything during the day. It is the only time when I can watch nature happen and be surprised by the ever changing seasons and so... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Pedal It Forward

Our family recently had the opportunity to upgrade a bike. We replaced a Trek 830 Mountain Track (1997ish) with a new Liv Rove E+ so it was a pretty significant change. We didn’t need to keep the o... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story ABC Quick Check-Quick Check

ABC Quick Check-Quick Check

Quick: Check your quick release skewers on your wheels. Make sure they are tight enough to keep your wheels on. Check: Take a quick ride to check if derailleurs and brakes are working properly. In... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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ABC Quick Check-Brakes

“B” = Brakes. Have a look at your brakes, check the brakes and cables to make sure they aren’t worn down. See if you can reach the brake levers comfortably, then squeeze them for cable tightness an... read more

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Naan Stop Hills

Decided to ride from Dawsonville to Buckhead for some Naan with a friend. It was brutal, but worth it

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Riding for worthy causes

This September, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer! Why? Because right now, cancer is the biggest killer of children from disease in the United States. Over 15,700 ... read more

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Image for story Getting back on the horse...or bike after a fall

Getting back on the horse...or bike after a fall

This past Saturday I went on my very first mountain bike ride. It was very hard, but very fun because of the challenges that the ozark trails present. While I did end up crashing my bike on some ve... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Thwarted!

I hoped to ride a lot during Cycle September, only to have my plans thwarted by Hurricane Ida. I left home for the storm; and the authorities in New Orleans are saying not to come back if you've ev... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Wednesday Ride to Check in on our housebound friends

Wednesday Ride to Check in on our housebound friends

Every Wednesday since April 2020 a group of friends rides in Watsonville to check on our housebound (due to age, immunocompromised, non-vaccinated...) friends. It's a fun ride and it brings a litt... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Pit Stop During the IB Active Bike Challenge

Pit Stop During the IB Active Bike Challenge

We stopped by Cowabunga for a sweet treat (and to fulfill a clue) during our 5-mile bike ride today.

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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R2B2

I recently completed riding back to back centuries on the R2B2 Cascade Bicycle Club 2 day tour. It was a ride from Redmond to Bellingham and back. We had good weather and some very scenic ridi... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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IB Active Scavenger Hunt

Do the Hunt! It’s FUN! You get the miles in, lots of interesting places to check out, and prizes are an added bonus!🚴🏼‍♂️

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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IBactive Scavenger Hunt

I'm excited to participate in the Imperial Beach Scavenger Hunt. This will be my 2nd one. Had so much fun on the first one and learned alot about Imperial Beach. I encourage all my cycling friends... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story What's Biking in The D?

What's Biking in The D?

Last week of August, last week of REP 313 Mini-Challenge! - Wednesday 8/25 - Westside Wednesday Ride - Saturday 8/28 - MoGo’s Fun Fitness Day at Fitzgerald Park - Saturday 8/28 & Monday ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Ib active scavenger hunt

So excited for today!!! Today the 3rd IB active scavenger hunt started. I’ve enjoyed participating in the others and so pumped that the third one has begun. I hope if you live or hangout in the I... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Bike Detroit, Log Rides, Share the Fun!

Bike Detroit, Log Rides, Share the Fun!

· Friday 20th: Explore the City's bike lanes and greenways (see events page for the Detroit Greenways Coalition Virtual tour) · Saturday 21st: Join Detroit Cycling Championship’s bik... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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TURN RIGHT

Are you aware of the hand signal when turning right on your bicycle?

Topic: Other

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LoveToRide and the MapMyRide app

UnderArmor bought Endomondo and promptly decided in November of 2019 to retire the Endomondo app and substitute their own MapMyRide App...all well and good except that mapmyride on my Galaxy S7 Edg... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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All Comers Welcome

I think bike riding is magical because how accessible it is to all. Everyone is welcome on a bike no matter your age, size, income, neighborhood, bike type. I get inspired seeing people of all walk... read more

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Image for story Cracked my helmet!

Cracked my helmet!

I was trying to get back into cycling but it’s not “like riding a bike!” I was not very balanced and had a couple of minor spills but it wasn’t the blast I remembered. Then I had a freak accident i... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story Riding the C&O and GAP Trail

Riding the C&O and GAP Trail

Spent a week riding bikes and camping with this crew in the middle of a pandemic. Started in DC, finished in Pittsburgh. A much needed recharge. Please do!

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Riding down Woodward

Hello fellow Detroiter, commuters, and tourists!!! Do you wanna know I great route to ride your bike? For sure, my favorite route would be down Woodward in the midtown area! There's so may cool pla... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Riding the waves🌀

Cycling is alot like surfing,... Going with the flow of traffic, riding side to side like if you own the road. You see the big one coming so you go for it, cutting the wind with the energy of a Typ... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Scavenger hunt!

The weather is so nice and perfect for fish tacos by the beach

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

Image for story Lesson Learned Hard Way

Lesson Learned Hard Way

If you purchase a helmet with the ANGi or something similar take the time to set it up! No one plans on crashing and 9/10 it happens due to things out of our control. Also learned since crash that ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Biking Meetings

Biking Meetings

I have been known to host "walking meetings" with my team members as we go over important business items for follow up. I never thought I'd be hosting 1-1 meetings with my staff via bike, but that ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story It is much more than a bike: it is a freedom machine

It is much more than a bike: it is a freedom machine

If there is some silver lining to the pandemic, is that it pushed me into cycling. I do not have a car, but I do not feel limited.

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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ABC Quick Check-Chain

“C” = Chain : Always check that the chain is clean and lubricated. A rusty chain drags, changes gear poorly and may even snap. While you’re down there, spin your pedals and check that the cranks do... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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ABC Quick Check-Air

“A” = Air. Check the sidewall of the tire and inflate tires to the rated pressure as indicated on the sidewall. Use a pressure gauge to ensure proper tire pressure. Check if there’s any damage to t... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story You will not be forgotten, smiles in our miles

You will not be forgotten, smiles in our miles

Norfolk Sheriff's Office of Virginia pays tribute to all the men, women, children, and all those who lost family members, friends, and loved ones. As we pledged to pedal twenty-plus miles, we creat... read more

Topic: Other

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GREENBEIN

I wanted to write a bike "book" for a long time. I just had a hard time putting the fun part with the how to and what you need, so this story became a psychedelic art experience composite of many ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Bike racing is invigorating

Bike racing is invigorating it lights up conversations, and allows me to set goals, and get faster as I race more. I use to lived on an island and always rode my bike to work. But living on a small... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story What are you up to this weekend?

What are you up to this weekend?

Are you going to the Annual Bike Ride Fundraiser Saturday 9/4 by Black Leaders Detroit? It's from 7AM to 1PM at 11000 Freud St. Otherwise, do you have any cycling plans this weekend?

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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An E-Bike Makes Commuting a Dream!

I have always loved riding my bike to work but on a hot day, biking to the office can be a tough ask. This year I bought an e-bike and it has completely changed my commuting game. Now I can ride to... read more

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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Image for story My Summer on the Road

My Summer on the Road

From May 29 to August 8 I joined the Fuller Center Bike Adventure to benefit the Fuller Center for Housing. We rode our bicycles from Amelia Island, Florida to Florence, Oregon. We stopped 6 days... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Visiting my Grandson

Visiting my Grandson

On this last weekend of August 2021 I did a solo ride from Dayton Ohio to Columbus to visit my grandson. It was a total of 96 miles over two days. I camped in London Ohio in a hammock at the prim... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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IB Scavenger Hunt

Moving up in the standings! Rode Bike the Bay last weekend, so a bit of a delayed start. Did make up some ground today, however - thanks for those who helped with some of the pictures! 😊🚴

Topic: Other

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Kids on bikes

Sorry not a story about wheelie kids but my kids and their friends. It's great to see them roaming around the neighborhood with their friends and riding rail trails with the family for miles!

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Gorgeous Bay Sunset

Gorgeous Bay Sunset

This wonderful photo was made possible by a recent trip to Mesa, Az, where the bottom bracket of my wife's 'inherited-from-our-daughter' bike took a crap on a canal ride back to our hotel! Her bea... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Coaster Brakes !!!!!

Coaster Brakes !!!!!

Well it was a late start to the scavenger hunt in Imperial Beach. On the way there, can you believe someone on a hill, shot our car with BB’s? Who does that? What a way to start the day. But ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story TURN LEFT

TURN LEFT

Are you aware of the hand signal for turning left when on a bicycle?

Topic: Other

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STOP

Did you know there is a hand signal for when you’re going to stop when riding a bike?

Topic: Other

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Image for story Back on the Grind

Back on the Grind

Had a few difficult months with work/life and my riding suffered from it. (Did not stop riding just could not do my usually crush mode riding) In a healthier place and now able to get my balance b... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Never Say Never

We've all heard it: Never Say Never. In November 2009, I started my pedal pushing career on an adult trike, as I had some issues with balance/dizziness at the time. Several months after I got th... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story I'm riding to fight cancer and better my self

I'm riding to fight cancer and better my self

Well this year I am riding for the fifth year in the Great Cycle Challenge. It is a great way to challenge my self to be a better cyclist and raise money to fight kids cancer. Some years have be... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story The PEOPLE....

The PEOPLE....

My first, and still functional, but only slightly used, email address is: [address removed] ....you may email me, if you like. I teach Physical Education and it all stands for..... Physical Ed... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Detroit Bike Challenge Team

Detroit Bike Challenge Team

Prepping for August's REP 313 mini-challenge. Do any of the following to join the fun: - Share a phote/ story showing your favorite spot on the Detroit Greenways Coalition virtual tour, your favo... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Personal challenge

Prior STP rider, this is #5 for me. Three weeks ago, had a bad fall on some steep stairs and broke five ribs and three minor spinal fractures. First ride today, indoor on our stationary bike, but... read more

Topic: Other

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