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I ride for those that have died. I have been riding and fundraising for fallen officers for the last 5 years. Through Law Enforcement United and the Police Unity Tour. This September, I will be ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

I am registering my bikes with Bike Index, and I have previously done so with Project 529. More places is better! I had one stolen once, and because I had reported the theft and serial number to th... read more

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In 2015 I was wearing a T-Shirt from a charity ride at a highschool polo event. A woman I didn't know came up to me and said she did that ride. Long short, she invited me to ride with her and her... read more

Topic: Carbon Crushers

Love to Ride invites us to tell our story: My first bike was one my younger brothers and I assembled out of neighborhood scrap bike parts. I would have been about 14; just in my 2nd decade of ... read more

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Once apon a time I was 6 or 7 years old and my dad biked almost everyday, I didn't know how to bike at that time yet I always wanted to, I was just too scared of falling and breaking something sinc... read more

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There is nothing like feeling healthy. On a mission!!

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

When my first wife and I divorced, we agreed that each of us should take a 6-month holiday. Mine began in February, 1977; I had decided to ride to the Atlantic Coast from San Jose, California. Sin... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Rode my 🚲, “ 🌷 “ to 🐐 exercise class this morning and only got half way before my 🚲 chain came off! Therefore I walked the rest of the way, attended class, and then transported ( by 🛻) to Current ... read more

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In our family when you hit age 70, you do something athletic that you've never done. My grandfather went horseback riding for the first time in his life. My father caught a 65 pound fish-by far the... read more

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One time while I was riding in the dark just before I got to Princess Anne Park in Virginia Beach, I saw a deer cross traffic 10 yards in front of me. I slowed down in case it was still there ( try... read more

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Milton Ospina Glad you are fine. One of my fears is to be hit by a deer as they run across the bike trail.

Started riding my bike seriously June 25, 2016. So from June 25, 2016 and up to yesterday, Feb 10, 2021, I have rode my bikes a total of 20,001 miles so far...... I started riding back in 2016 af... read more

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Milton Ospina Outstanding!

Canyon Ferry Reservoir is fed by the Missouri River and surrounded by the Elkhorn and Belt Mountains. I can ride from my house to the Wildlife Preserve where 3 dikes surround 3 ponds. My favorite t... read more

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Milton Ospina Lovely!

In May, 1980 I joined a half dozen other members of our newly-formed Bitterroot Bicycle Club, from Hamilton, MT, in riding the annual Tour of Swan River Valley (TOSORV). We began pedaling in Misso... read more

From my house I can ride to the Wildlife preserve. It’s a beautiful peaceful ride around 3 dikes. I especially love Springtime when all the birds come back. There’s geese, pelicans, heron, ducks, &... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

My fav place to ride is the New River Trail starting on the NC/VA border going north.

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Bill Maurer Did it Oct 2020 and loved it !

I got 765.6 KM in this month just shy of 800. I also picked up a new CX bike to round out my stable of bikes. I have really enjoyed riding this month cold and rain be dammed, good gear will get y... read more

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I was inspired to start riding in September of 2019 from a simple post of a friend and his bike. Bringing it back a few years I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in June of 2016. Things that we... read more

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Jerry James Wow, thanks for sharing your moving story. I was diagnosed with Parkinsons four years ago. I too have trouble walking and c... read more
Noemi Arroyo Amazing! Congratulations on your progress.

It's possible... it just takes longer, but you get the added benefit of a ride to take the edge off of having to drive there. I ride to the park and ride, get on a bus (6' apart with a mask,... read more

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Many people go to Deadwood, SD for the night life. I go there to ride the trail. The trail wanders through the Black Hills for 83miles. There are many quaint old whistle stops, old railroad bridge... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

I was riding my bike to school in 7th grade and was hit at an intersection by a man turning who didn't see me. Legend has it that some friends were on a nearby bus and saw it all go down. I'm sure ... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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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.

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Recently all my bikes were stolen. It's pretty devastating losing bikes that you love... While reaching out to friends I was connected with a man who was an avid cyclist. After a bike crash he swi... read more

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Karen Nicholson Happy you were gifted a bike. Fingers crossed that you get your other bikes back.🤞

You’re out there most days. You’re too old and your bike is too big for training wheels. You’re all over the trail because you can’t keep that bike in a straight line. Your mom and dad... read more

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Courtney Reynolds Just beautiful. So much open-hearted gratitude and respect in this post ... thank you!
David Borges I feel the same, react similar and my destination will always be there whenever I get there. When I see 'strava' stats for... read more

My best friend, who is a mother, teacher, triathlete, runner, Ironman, baker and all around wonderful person contracted a virus in her heart in 2017 and her life changed forever. She lived with 2 V... read more

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"Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding!" The sounds of a drawbridge will always elicit a thrill, carrying me back to the month-long cruises of my teen years, with my Dad and family on a 28 foot sloop under sail ... read more

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Molly Hoopes Oh, and I wanted to add that I am thankful to have had that experience, but I am also thankful to now have a full-time job ... read more
Jen Rawlings Hello...i've always wanted to go to HM island! for people without a boat, do you know how i could get there? is there any... read more

https://youtu.be/yxHEiR7I-vI Almost a year now after the shutdown, and hopefully heading for a vaccination driven return to more normal times, I can think of one good thing the virus did. Wh... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

Exploring new trails can be both exciting and nerve wracking. To support exploration and growth, we are challenging everyone to try new trails and win prizes! Here's how 1. Go ride the trails on t... read more

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Any day I get to cycle with my beautiful wife is a blessed day! She gives me inspiration and has shown me time and time again what joy it is to be outdoors enjoying nature and each other. I'm eve... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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The Pandemic era makes it more important than ever to stay active and healthy. I try and ride through my neighborhood 4-5 times a week. It supplements my running is relaxing and works a variety of ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

In September 2020, I had my longest multiple-day trips from DC to Pittsburg. This trip was an excuse to divert my attention from coronavirus. One more reason was my son who always encouraged me for... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

Getting motivated to pedal outside in the winter can be tough, so when the weather forecast called for sunshine; I checked out Cascade’s Free Group Rides calendar and quickly signed up for a ride t... read more

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Am grateful to have been able to do my holiday shopping on my bike! It was a festive way to check the items off my list. Quick bike ride with my back pack to the PATH then on to Avondale or Decat... read more

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I took a short ride yesterday when it was 37 degrees and sunny! I rode to pickup dinner at a local restaurant. I never dreamed I would hop on my bike and go in this kind of weather! It felt so g... read more

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Many years ago shortly after I met the woman who a few years later would become my wife, she invited me to join her for a ride with a group that was meeting at Candy Cane City in the Chevy Chase, M... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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In 2016 finally had the opportunity to take on this bucket list item. Wife and our dog was my sag team following in our motor home. So I surely didn't "rough" it....Certainly an adventure for any a... read more

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I was out on a social bike ride with friends. We had stopped at a pub to "carb" load and listen to some live music. On a whimsy, I texted a woman I had chatted with briefly on an online dating site... read more

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While leading a group ride from Seattle to San Francisco, I was towards the back of the riders helping a rider with a mechanical problem. A mother and son were riding an hour or so ahead of... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

It started on my birthday in 4th grade. A bicycle appeared as a gift. It was a solid tyred Red bike with tassles. This was the start of a wonderful romance. This bicycle opened up my entire wor... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

A fun recent riding memory is an early morning (before work) ride from Mead Gardens to Kraft Azalea Garden in Winter Park. I live next door to Mead Gardens, and Kraft Azalea Garden is a beautiful ... read more

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This time of year creates its own set of special of riding conditions. However, it also gives one a new perspective on the world. Riding the snow covered trail provides a peaceful environment to ... read more

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Stephen Schnitker Wow!

Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said, “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” How many chances do we have to give this gift or even more... read more

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I feel like drivers are more distracted this past week than usual. I’ve had many more near misses the last few days and was even hit (while I was stopped at a stop sign). Whatever the case or the c... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Thank you! San Diego County Bicycle Coalition/Love to Ride for my new New Belgium Brewing Bicycle. I appreciate everything you do to advocate for better bike infrastructure, educating riders and c... read more

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Steph Schupbach I'd like to add a thanks to New Belgium and how much they help the biking community here in Fort Collins!

What the heck. Honestly, I said a lot more than that at the time! A driver just tried to kill me. They saw me and purposely swerved and pushed me into the curb. I have a rear view camera, guess who... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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David Nelms I was hit in October and have stopped commuting as a result. Inattentive driver. I was lucky as it was a sideswipe and I ... read more
Moski Schrader Glad your ok. My neighbor spent 2 months in the hospital after being hit. I’m not brave enough to ride a 2 wheeler in the s... read more

Rode over to CSUSM campus to check out how long the line was to get tested. Glad to see so many getting it done !

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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

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Paul Daniello I am glad that you continue to heal and have begun riding again. It sounds like a nasty incident. I was hit by a car walki... read more
David Nelms Thank you, Paul. Sorry to hear you were hit as a pedestrian.

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

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Sylvie Froncek Thanks for posting a story! We'll select a random winner on Dec 10th to receive 10 free raffle tickets....your chances are ... read more

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.

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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

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Courtney Reynolds Nic, you have WOW'd me this whole past month! Thank you so much for everything you did to make this challenge a success!

Prior to March 20, 2020 riding my bike was a way to get to work after going to the gym with the occasional recreational ride. However after getting hit in April 2018 and my collarbone being broken... read more

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