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Image for story BIke The Parks

BIke The Parks

Two rides this Sunday, a morning and a afternoon ride! 10 AM ride: ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ: David Felfoldi ๐‘๐ข๐๐ž ๐“๐ฒ๐ฉ๐ž: Intermediate Adventurer (12 miles) ๐Œ๐ž๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐จ๐ข๐ง๐ญ: Ashford Park ๐๐š๐ซ๐ค๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐๐ž๐: Ashford... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Cherry Blossom Row

#FamilyRide My best riding memories continue to be to find little areas where you can ride along and smell the flowers, literally. The smell of flowers and Spring blossoms are unparalleled with a ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Mother's Day

My mom wanted us to go for a #familyride for Mother's Day. I love my mom!

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Riding again to be with my grandkids

hashtag #familyride - I road my bike with 5 of my 9 grandchildren at my HOA park. They did better than I did, but we had fun together

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story Reminiscing an epic adventure

Reminiscing an epic adventure

This #familyride was a 350 mile self-supported bike tour from Washington DC to Pittsburgh with my mom, a friend, and my 2 kids, ages 5 and 8 at the time. Kids pedaled every mile under their own pow... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story My happy place

My happy place

I ride to the beach two to three times a week after work. Regardless of the weather the site and smell of the ocean always relaxes me!

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story What a difference a bike makes... <3

What a difference a bike makes... <3

The weather has been beautiful so we make it a point to bike around the island at least once a day. When we first moved here, we didn't own bikes because none of the kids knew how to ride. Now, #fa... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Osprey galore!

Osprey galore!

On the weekend we typically ride from our Little Italy home around SD Bay and Point Loma areas. This past weekend we enjoyed a incredible aerial exhibition by a couple osprey families teaching the... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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First race

Kid jist did her first race and she's all in. Any nola kids out there wanna ride?

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story 5000 Babboe City Special Edition Miles

5000 Babboe City Special Edition Miles

It's hard to imagine. A 115lb. Cargo Bike, 'not electric' with 7 speed Nexus Shimano internal gear hub has taken me to and from work and on FanTasTic weekend adventures since Sept. 2019! yup, jus... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Finally rode to work this year

Finally rode to work this year

It's still a little chilly in Iowa. And spring is always windy. But a hot pink down jacket, hi-vis lobster gloves, wool socks and a neck gaiter, and a fleece hat later, I got to see corn juuuuuus... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Couldn't go anywhere but we could bike!

Couldn't go anywhere but we could bike!

Last summer we took out first family bike trip. Up the east coast of Lake Michigan. Ten days total with a couple of zero days. Camped the entire way and even took the dog. Our 10 year old was a mo... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Bike Anywhere Week

Bike Anywhere Week

Sean from San Diego Bike Coalition promoting โ€œBike Anywhere Weekโ€ for Channel 8. Story airs Monday, May 10!

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Entitlement

In my community (and many others) we see increasing numbers of unlicensed ATVs and dirt bikes on public rights-of-way. These are not only a nuisance, but also a danger to vulnerable road users lik... read more

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NWA FTW!

Northwest Arkansas is one of the best places to bike in all of America. There are some great mountain biking trails, funded by the Walton Foundation, the creators of Walmart. I fell in love with mo... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story TV weather girl said no chance of rain...

TV weather girl said no chance of rain...

So of course it rained! It was still fin to ride and climb some hills. Can't complain.

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Spring Plants - Terra Bella Nursery

Spring Plants - Terra Bella Nursery

I'm new to San Diego and new to being car free. I have found it a fun challenge to figure out how to transport items by bike. I fit all of my spring plants on my bike by strapping a bin to by bike ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Hydration is Important.

Hydration is Important.

I ride every Sunday with a fun group. One of guys asked me what kind of drink was in my squirt bottles. I said "I believe it is some combination of Gatorade, algae and a couple different types of m... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Passing the torch

Passing the torch

Got my son off training wheels at 3 years old. Now he kicks my butt on the hills and still expects me to buy lunch!

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Image for story Riding my kids to school

Riding my kids to school

Now that I'm working from home, I can ride my kids to school on a more regular basis as logistically it is easier riding home than to work after dropping them off. It's a great opportunity for me t... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Life saver

Life saver

Biking is a life saver. The pandemic has been extremely hard for me. I am an introvert and being secluded indoors without physical socializing has been a challenge. I made a deal with myself th... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Need to discover new trails

It has been a honeymoon with the cars off the road but now people are going back into the office which means more and more cars on the road and everybody in a rush to get nowhere. I am now go... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Wake Up, Letโ€™s Ride

I puzzles me as to why anyone would not enjoy riding a bike. Being out doors and riding with the wind in your face is an exhilarating feeling. I encourage everyone to get out and ride. In the morni... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Co-Workers pumping up!!!

Co-Workers pumping up!!!

Well after a year at my new job and commuting by bike, One of my co-workers got themselves an E-bike and they are commuting to work with me at 5am. Now I am taking all sorts of different routes hom... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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This is fun

Itโ€™s Saturday and the #lovetoride scavenger hunt is still going. We got a late morning start, but weโ€™ve accomplished to find the clues that weโ€™re just added. We only had to double back once. But no... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Ride with Kids

Took my child to the Y by bike and was honked at and insulted for not riding on the sidewalk. At least my child thought the honking was funny and did seem to notice the yelling. Another reason wh... read more

Topic: Other

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Cherry Blossom Row

#FamilyRide My best riding memories continue to be to find little areas where you can ride along and smell the flowers, literally. The smell of flowers and Spring blossoms are unparalleled with a ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Biking with my bud

Biking with my bud

I love riding my bicycle. It's become a vessel to discover flora, fauna, birds, and mycelium. For this weeks challenge-- Biking with a friend-- I decided to hit the road with my main-squeeze, Frank... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Downtown Rides

Downtown Rides

My fiancรฉ and I love riding around our bikes from our home in Hillcrest to downtown. During this ride, we caught the sunset from the Broadway Pier. #familyride

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Mother's Day Ride

I asked my wife what she wanted to do on mother's day. Her answer was to go on one of our favorite bike ride. (after breakfast in bed, of course) So we grabbed our bikes and bike trailer (for our 6... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story My first official race on my bike!

My first official race on my bike!

I have loved being on the bike of late! It shows on the hills and also my pacing. It's just a satisfying feeling with the wind falling on my face after some crazy climbing, and then you let the fee... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Ride Reasonably Close to the Right Curb

Did you know that one of Michiganโ€™s bicycles laws is for cyclists to ride as close to the right side of the curb/road as possible. There are a few exceptions for that: passing another bicycle/vehi... read more

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Image for story Mothers Day

Mothers Day

My son, husband and I decided to spend Mother's Day biking the Coastal Trail from Pacific Grove just past Marina. My husband and I have new electric bikes and we rented a bike in Pacific Grove for... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Padres Pedal the Cause

Padres Pedal the Cause

We rode a virtual bike ride bike/run. Accelerating research to cure cancer. For a cancer free world! [address removed]

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story How to make Lemonade out of lemons?

How to make Lemonade out of lemons?

This will be the 2nd year that Cascade is not doing STP - and I really wanted to challenge myself to do it on my oldest bike (1980 Univega). So I set up a Fundraising Challenge to not only do the... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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little child

I was riding along today and a young lady with a child was really having a struggle with her shopping, so I thought I would help seeing I had the trailer on bike, I expected the lady to put her ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Happy Commuters :)

Happy Commuters :)

Being co-workers and living near each other, we gave the bike commute to work a try today. It was a success! Figured out it takes about 25 minutes to get to work and lock up the bikes. Also found a... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Cycle Paths

Cycle Paths

I joined a group of people on Saturday that LOVE TO RIDE. They aren't racing, they like to stop and smell the tulips, and take a few pictures along the way. They probably average 10 mph, and th... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Finally got a Cargo Bike- it's electric!

Finally got a Cargo Bike- it's electric!

My family visited Denmark & Barcelona in the last few years, and adored the cycling culture there. We even rented an eCargo bike, but it was very expensive at the start of the pandemic. One yea... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story #GordyRide

#GordyRide

Rode with wifey around the San Diego bay today. The wind was brutal SB on the silver strand, but we missed most of the rain. Just a few light sprinkles got us.

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Image for story Flower Fields of Carlsbad

Flower Fields of Carlsbad

I had a chance to visit the Flower Fields recently. They just opened to the public this year. If you are near I-5 in Carlsbad I would encourage you to stop by and take in the beauty of these flower... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Save some $ and bike (don't drive) downtown

Save some $ and bike (don't drive) downtown

Started out with MoGo bike membership a couple of years ago when I started working at the RenCenter. Use the MoGo bikes in the morning and to go to meetings during the day. Don't need to drive or... read more

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Image for story My favorite bike

My favorite bike

I've always loved bike riding and just getting outside. I hate walking I'd much rather ride any day. Over the years I've won three Trek Bicycles from the county A beach cruiser, a mountain bike and... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story First metric century of the year

First metric century of the year

My first metric century for the year on the beautiful Tanglefoot Trail in Northeast Mississippi.

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Just getting back on

I used to commute almost daily fo 6 miles one way to work that involved a 180 foot climb to work and a 300 foot climb return. however in the last 5 years I dropped much of my biking which had inclu... read more

La Mesa scavenger hunt!

Doing the Hunt in La Mesa has been lots of fun! I did it with my childhood friend. It brought back so many memories of growing up in La Mesa and there was even a few new things I learned, especial... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Loving my eBike!

Loving my eBike!

This year, with a substantial bonus from my employer, I decided to invest in an eBike. I chose the Rad Power Bikes RadRover Step-Thru, and it is so much fun! I have congestive heart failure and Typ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Preparing For Bike Month

Preparing For Bike Month

Took advantage of a beautiful day for a nice bike ride while taking in the beauty of all the blooming trees and flowers. Looking forward to bike month. #lamesa Nanak

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Bicycle built for Two

My first time on a Bicycle built for two was different. My husband was in the front and there were times I closed my eyes cause I just don't want to look at how he was going to avoid something. Jus... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Remember when...

Do you remember the first time you rode a bicycle? I wonder why it can't be as fun as an adult. Actually, it should be more fun because your experience and strength should make it easier to ride. M... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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