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12 friends on Bikes/Trikes formed a ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 3/17/21. We decorated on another’s bikes& trikes and rode through the neighborhoods for a delightful memory, GREAT FUN and EXERCISE.

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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We went to Morriso Pond to ride with the grandchildren and one fell and got a muddy foot. She was mad the rest of the excursion. We tried everything to console her. We were given a memory never to ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Roxanne Mc Niel #BikeSoutheasternSD
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I recently had the misfortune of being hit off my bike by a car. The bruises and scrapes healed fairly quickly and fortunately I walked (hobbled) away with nothing broken! The bike, however, was no... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Thanksgiving Day 2020 I borrowed a friend’s adult trike; I was amazed ... the wind in my hair; the freedom to travel distances I was unable to walk (diabetic neuropathy Issues in my feet) Three d... read more

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December 2020 I purchased my adult tricycle Thanksgiving Day I rode my friend #1Marty’s adult tricycle 3 days later I ordered my own #2Deborah and #3...I started riding together throughout ou... read more

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I rode a bike everywhere as a kid, but put it aside after college. I was a runner for 35+ years. I began riding again to give my feet a chance to recover from plantar fasciitis and got hooked. So m... read more

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I came out of the swim and hopped into the saddle of my bike and rode the ironman distance. Over the course of 112 miles of hills, muscle cramps, dry sweat and peanut butter sandwiches. There were... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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I have been riding for years, but like many others, started riding more during the Covid-19 shutdowns. In the early days, when there was no traffic at all, I started going farther than usual. I mad... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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I've been biking around the neighborhood at night after work hours. It's a nice way to end the day. I need to double up my front white lights to help see the roadway better. #BikeLightsAtNight

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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I worked at The Schwinn Bicycle Company when it was in Chicago, IL. I used to ride daily on my Schwinn Paramount bicycle. I was also the International Purchasing Agent for Schwinn and traveled the ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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I went to go see so many new (to me) gardens and parks. I #BIKELOVE being able to take my Marin off road. There are so many little parks hidden around in neighborhoods and I want to see them all.

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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A roadside fox in Harford County, pouncing on a mouse; Ducks in a Dutch canal, scrambling for twigs to protect the eggs in their floating nest; A lizard in the Bahamas, enjoying the sun like us; ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

When most people complained and moaned that they had to stay home during the pandemic, I took it as an opportunity to get to know my neighborhood. With less cars to contend with I felt comfortable... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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After years of my bike sitting unused in my garage, covid got me back into biking. And I love it more than I did when I rode years ago! I a looking forward to biking to the office when my remote... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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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

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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Chelsea Alventosa I love this!! Thank you for sharing :)
Ronda Campbell Mary, when I think of how happy riding your bike makes you and how you've encouraged so many others to get bikes and ride, ... read more

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

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Milton Ospina Lovely!

The day that I strapped my two year old into her bike seat for the first time will never be forgotten. The joy on her face and excitement of cruising down the road. Hearing her behind me saying “We... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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I don't get to see my cousin Jeannie in Virginia often, but we keep in touch via Facebook. She saw my biking posts and started riding again too! We motivate each other to keep riding and I love ha... read more

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They add almost 100 extra pounds and any hill becomes a mountain but it's worth it. Eventually I'll upgrade us. I use my junky yellow Raleigh cus it's sturdy. I bought it for 20 bucks because I was... read more

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My friends in the neighborhood... Encouraging fun and EXERCISE.. LAUGH A LOT!

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Mary Singleton Another post disappeared and video failed to post😏

Wife and I are going for a ride, adjusting my new bike.

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I have always been an Athlete. What I say blows my mind even as I write it. I fell sick to heart failure in 2017. I thought my luck in life ran out. My heart was dying. I was sick, very sick. M... read more

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All the miles of dirt and gravel roads to ride to your heart's content through shady pine and oak forest, mostly to yourself on weekdays. No need to gravel grind here. Slow down a bit, smell the ... read more

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I have 2 bikes, a commuter/tourer and a road bike. I love to ride the trail and can hardly wait to use it to ride to work when the rest of the trail, north east of my home. Right now I ride the tra... read more

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The area where I was a teenager consisted of suburban areas all interconnected. To be able to visit with friends in the summer, we rode our bikes to one another’s homes or met at local parks. Wonde... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Wifey and I really enjoy riding the SLR Trail to the Oceanside Harbor for the best acai bowls in town! #bikelove

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I grew up using a bike for transportation in my Alva neighborhood. Later on, I spent my teens going to Caloosahatchee Regional Park to hone my single track off-road biking skills. I didn’t do much ... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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I Ride because 17 Years Later and I am Still Cancer Free!!! I love nature and nothing beats riding in the Tampa Bay Area. So many options for riding and paths to choose from. From Seaside/baysid... read more

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Michael Childs Remarkable story Jarad! Each day is a gift isn't it?

Had both hips replaced in 2020, still got in short rides which helped recovery. Now ready to train and compete again in the Nebraska Senior Games at the end of summer in the age- 76 group. National... read more

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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

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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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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

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