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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!!

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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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Loving the #ibactive scavenger hunt!

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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

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Sylvie Froncek Nice!

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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Riding with the kids Carriej Ibactive

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Kids took a solo ride #ibactive

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Sylvie Froncek What's your team name so we can give you bonus points?
Carrie Jiampa How many yellow slides are there at Veteran's Park? 4. Team name is carriej

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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Theodosia Ballard Forgot to #ibactive. Tballard49
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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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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

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Orange Tree Imports is where I first learned about Bike Benefits and bought my first sticker. Lots of the Monroe St shops have Bike Bennies – it's a great neighborhood for shopping on a bike. Al... read more

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Neuhauser Pharmacy does not have (a) a Bicycle Benefits sticker in the window, or (b) bike parking. But it /does/ have (c) friendly neighborhood pharmacists, (d) a post office inside that will s... read more

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Susan Hollingsworth Okay, we can't edit these -- but I swear that I can see a Bicycle Benefits sticker in the window in a blurry photograph tak... read more

I had the shortest of rides for the second day of the bike challenge. I can look out of the window of my new work-from-home space and right into the garage of my neighbor and great friend. I looked... read more

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Anytime you go out to ride, you take a risk that *1 you'll have an accident *2 you'll be left or right hooked *3 you'll nearly get hit, or run over, by someone running a stop sign, even thoug... read more

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Candace Monzingo Completely understand where you are coming from!
Alice Scott I have given up on the roads completely after becoming a parent. I am simply not willing to place my life in the hands of r... read more

Like everybody, I've felt a little cooped lately. My daily bicycle commute to work kept me riding and smiling every day. I was thrilled when my long-time friend Lori LaRiva alerted me to Cycle Sept... read more

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I really needed this, I just wanted to focus on a positive event. Biking is my hobby, and I tend to bike to the same destination type areas as the beach; PB, Mission, Ocean, Coronado, IB. The hunt ... read more

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Sylvie Froncek nice! BONUS POINTS!

The little town I live in, is El Cajon. We have a cute small restaurant area in our 3 block downtown. The restaurants have beautiful outside seating, and lots of it, but they are still on very modi... read more

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Sylvie Froncek What's your team name?
Moski Schrader AnyoneCanBike

I associate riding bikes to my childhood. It’s funny to think that I never associated it to anything else. During covid and with desperation to be active and be outside, I decided to wipe off a bik... read more

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#betterbybike Did the scavenger hunt for three weekends total. Best part was cold brew with ice cream at Cafeina. Worst part was biking with Paco today because he was in a foul ass mood. Boo!! d... read more

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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

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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 #IBActiv... read more

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This is our second round and we love it!

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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

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Riding with the kids Carriej #Ibactive

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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

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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

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Sylvie Froncek What's your team name so we can give you bonus points?
Sylvie Froncek OwenFam?

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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Andrea Forero Andyrawr55
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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

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Theodosia Ballard #ibactive. Tballard49. Fun scavenger hunt!

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

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Sydney Snaith #ibactive #sydneysnaith I forgot to put it in my message
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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

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Steffanie Kenney Awesomeness!! Thanks for sharing your story!
David Nelms You bet, Steffanie. It's been a very good challenge!

When I started working from home during COVID, my weekday commute cycling went completely to zero. After getting a bit stir-crazy, I started looking for good, ~ 1-1.5 hour rides I could take from ... read more

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Rem O'Donnelley I love your cheerful puppy

Watch out for bullies on the rode! We were harassed by a driver with license plate BAI689, in God we trust... He passed us as we were riding on a country road, 2 by 2 (there were 4 of us riding). H... read more

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I don't do social media so I don't quite know how to do these #Curmudgeon #WhatIsThisHashtagBusiness, but I see that we're being invited to enter a drawing by sharing our love of Bike Bennies, and ... read more

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Zia Brucaya Susan, your post is perfect! (Successful #hashtag use :D) Thank you for posting and supporting these awesome local business... read more

I actually have two. One is to a place, about 20+ miles (one way) from my home near SDSU, up to Carmel Mountain, a place called Sesame. 20 miles is a straight shot, but I never do those. I d... read more

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I got to ride up to Overlake to see the new Overlake Village bike and pedestrian bridge! It will connect to the new light rail station in Overlake Village to the 520 trail. I hear it will open late... read more

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Tom Resing really cool to see. thanks for sharing!

The little town I live in, is ElCajon. We have a cute small restaurant area in our 3 block downtown. The restaurants have beautiful outside seating, and lots of it, but they are still on very modif... read more

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I associate riding bikes to my childhood. It’s funny to think that I never associated it to anything else. During covid and with desperation to be active and be outside, I decided to wipe off a bik... read more

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#betterbybike Did the scavenger hunt for three weekends total. Best part was cold brew with ice cream at Cafeina. Worst part was biking with Paco today because he was in a foul mood. Boo!! dwurz... read more

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D Wurzt Please don;t remove my post again , Paco thought it was funny , got him out of his bad mood.
Paco Ibarra oh you just got to saddle up asap when rolling with mua.

The night ended with the last few moments of twilight. Those 2.59 miles felt good. It may not seem far to some, but to my son and I, grinning widely as he pulled off his helmet, these few miles... read more

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