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Revenir sur la voie de la santé

Je me suis fais opérer pour un genou en Janvier. J’avais juste hâte de monter sur mon vélo. Il a fallu attendre qu’on mon genou pli à 80 degrés. Le 2 avril je débutait le vélo tranquillement. C’est... read more

Topic: Other

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À vélo ou à pied!

J'ai 2 options: à vélo ou à pied. Pour aller au travail c'est à vélo. Un v.lo croche en hiver, un plus roulant en été. Et lorsqu'il y a grosse tempête de neige? et bien c'est à pied que j'y vais... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Sunny Sunday

Sunny Sunday

We had a beautiful sunny day yesterday here in Gloucester so my husband, daughter and I rode along the canal out to Wholly Gelato for an icecream. A really beautiful 25 mile ride in total, a comple... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Ride to work

I like to ride my bike to work, but not as much as I like to ride my bike from work.

Topic: My commute by bike

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Reciprocity

I love my bicycle. We are in love.

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story 'Countryside Beauty' by Tender Leaf

"Countryside Beauty" by Tender Leaf

So we (the Sacramento TMA) worked with the Department of Water Resources (one of our members) to throw a bike repair event for employees in the Natural Resources Building today. During the 3 hour ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Reunion with an old friend.

I grew up riding my bike. I would zip around my small town on and off road. With friends and on my own. My bike and I were inseparable. When I was on my bike, I knew joy. A joy I haven't felt in y... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story Newman Farmers Market

Newman Farmers Market

Thank you to Ally and the Newman Recreational Department for donating a bike to be raffled off at the farmers market Friday May 5. Congratulations to the WINNER! Thanks to all that stopped by the S... read more

Topic: Other

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Forgetting about the OTHER gear shift!

I'm new to bike adventures and am not super familiar with my new bike. I proved this on a recent long cycle up a steep incline in the borders of Scotland where I was struggling for so long only to ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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My Introduction to Bike Life

We moved to Sacramento shortly after the pandemic began. My sister needed someone to home-school the kids while her and her husband worked and me and my dude had both been laid off. I hated dri... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Strava Art!

Strava Art!

Seeing Earley Panda's picture below, here is some Strava Art we did a while ago between Wokingham/Bracknell

Topic: Other

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Back in the Saddle!

I quit riding for awhile due to the atmospheric rivers. Today was my first bike commute to work since I can't remember. I feel AMAZING! Everything seems positive, I didn't even need caffeine! Happ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Bike Tuneup Event at EDD Sacramento

Bike Tuneup Event at EDD Sacramento

Awesome time today at our kickoff tune-up event at EDD in downtown Sacramento!

Topic: Other

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Image for story La chispa entre mi bicicleta y yo comienza de nuevo

La chispa entre mi bicicleta y yo comienza de nuevo

Siempre usé mi bicicleta cuando era muy pequeño, pero luego el miedo a las carreteras, los automóviles y la infraestructura de la ciudad me llevó a detenerme. Trabajar con una empresa que es muy ap... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Only me!!

Only me!!

Talked my cycling partner into joining me for a bike ride & a swim… she only managed the swim as the weather wasn’t cycling weather 😳 it was ok for her as she drove off from LQ in her nice war... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW

A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW

Some days it’s two wheels, some days it’s three... cruiser, touring, trike, or 29’r. Most days it’s a ride to/from work. Other days it’s a ramble to somewhere or a race to nowhere. Riding to get ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Encouragement from the street

One day a couple of years ago, I happened to be riding in the rain. A car was stopped next to me at a traffic light, rolled down his window, and said that he respected me for braving the conditions... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story 12 months straight of at least two days riding

12 months straight of at least two days riding

For the first time in many years, I can say I commuted to work for at least two days ea month for the past 12 months. Winter is obviously tough to ride on streets clogged with storm debris, gravel ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Sorry, Love to Ride, I have no workplace

Sorry, Love to Ride, I have no workplace

I used to have a workplace affiliation but I retired and moved to a new, bicycle friendly community. People of my age, those over 70, are actually well represented on the trails here. We don’t qua... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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The Bike Life Set Up

I recently had the opportunity to change departments at work. The new role is just 9 miles from home, and the office has heated employee parking, and a shower. These perks all added value for me to... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Another december morning

Another december morning

Zip ties are amazing! That's what got the "tree" suspended there -- not sure what the other ones have been for, but they're everywhere. Look close on the cart for the "Sheldon Brown has a Poss... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Thanksgiving Ride with Brother and Son

Thanksgiving Ride with Brother and Son

I am grateful that my family is close and close by. Thanksgiving always includes a long morning road ride. Yesterday it was 32 miles of North Florida hills with my son and brother. My brother, wh... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Does bike polo count for the L2R challenge?

Does bike polo count for the L2R challenge?

Played bike polo in the equestrian capital of the world, Wellington, Florida! Had a blast and look forward to the next chukka!

Topic: Other

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Image for story Yes you can haul a lot with a bike!

Yes you can haul a lot with a bike!

I'd like more people to realize you can do many more things with your bike. For instance I can haul more with my bike than most people can haul in their car -- a lot more! Recently Silicon Valley B... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Rail~Volution Throwback Thursday

Rail~Volution Throwback Thursday

Rail~volution (now MPact!) brought a group of conference attendees from Miami to West Palm Beach on the Brightline, our local higher speed train. A strong group of local leaders all brought togethe... read more

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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Image for story Mois de MAI

Mois de MAI

Depuis maintenant 3 ans je m'inscris au défit du moi de MAI et pour moi c'est une grande source de motivation, je me surpasse à chaque année, je veux absolument réussir et plus je pédale plus j'ai ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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ontspannen en je hoofd leeg maken ten tijde van corona

na werk eerste dag van coronapandemie gelijk gaan fietsen om me hoofd leeg te maken en niet teveel denken over wat er in ziekenhuis werkplek gebeurt en alles van je af zetten en geen werk mee naar ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Because the Umpire Rides to the Game...

Our family are avid cyclists. My wife and I honeymooned by bicycle. We take family cycle-trips. We are also fans - and players - of Baseball. We regularly Cycle for three baseball reasons. ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Feel good

I started to cycle in May for Bike month at work, I thought I was just doing it for fun but it's great exercise and I always feel good after my rides. I'm not going too far but 3-4 miles but it's ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Give It A Go!

I have always found being able to bicycle places a huge relief when transportation issues become present, and Sacramento is a decent region to bike in. I've always loved just riding!!! When I can g... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Wine County Ride May 6

Wine County Ride May 6

It was a dreadful morning, but 2,000 riders showed up for the Wine Country ride, leaving from Santa Rosa. I purchased a space from a rider who could no longer participate. It was in the 40's th... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Safety Day Event at Patterson Aquatic Center on May 6th

Safety Day Event at Patterson Aquatic Center on May 6th

We had a wonderful time on Saturday May 6th, sharing the awareness with the lovely community of Patterson about the May Bike Month Challenge! The community was so warm and enthusiastic. Many local ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Fisherman's Lake Trail

Fisherman's Lake Trail

Beautiful Sunday afternoon ride.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Love at First Ride

Love at First Ride

I recently bought this alluring used bike from a local lady. I have never owned a road bike but after doing Tri Santa Cruz with a mountain bike I was like, "No way! I am never dating a road race w... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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We had visitors..

My daughter and her boyfriend visited Shannon and I. I have extra bikes, so we set them up, and rode to Old Sac, saw some murals, and then grabbed food on the way home. Shannon tracked the milage... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story An evening at the Modesto Nuts Pro Baseball team!

An evening at the Modesto Nuts Pro Baseball team!

On Friday April 28th we had the chance to spread the awareness of the exciting Bike Month Challenge for Love to Ride StanisCruise! The weather was pleasant, and the fans were enthusiastic. We enjoy... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Drove 600+ miles to ride with TweedPDX

Drove 600+ miles to ride with TweedPDX

We loaded our vintage bicycles on the back of my little Impreza and headed north. The poor steel steeds were getting plummeted by the rain for most of those miles, and on the way home as well. The ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story First BIG Gravel Adventure in NWA

First BIG Gravel Adventure in NWA

A few weeks after I moved to Bentonville, I decided to download the Rapha 62 mile gravel ride from a previous event and go it alone. I had no plans on this nice 60-degree Sunday, so I will go explo... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Spring in Central California

Spring in Central California

Yesterday, three friends and I rode 40 miles out to Millerton Lake. The recent/unusual rain covered the green hillsides with tiny whites,lupine, poppies, wild onions and golden fiddleneck.

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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100 Miles

I rode 100 in one day on June 17th 2018. [address removed]

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Welcome to Western China to explore, with a road bike!

itinerary overview Days of travel: 7 days and 8 nights Number of trips: 3-5 people A journey that pushes your physical limits, explores parts of the unknown, and takes you on one of the best c... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Bicycling helped me with knee replacement surgery

I started being impacted by arthritis in one of my knees, and eventually the other one as well, in my 50s. The orthopedic surgeon said I was too young for knee replacement surgery, but he also sai... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story My view while riding

My view while riding

Riding can be fun and sometimes you can get a wonderful view that you can not always get while driving. Here was my view while riding this week

Topic: A happy riding memory

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LOL commute? LOTS of commutes

It's SUnday. Sometimes that's just 2.3 miles to church, then 2.7 miles for the bagels to my friend's house trip back. Today.... it was "oops!!! Where is my purse? Let's go back to my friend's ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Alternative date

Alternative date

Many people think of going on a date as dinners, movies, and a drink. My boyfriend and I ventured out for a long bike ride one fine Saturday morning and made a fun date day out of it. We packed our... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Riding and photography

Riding and photography

Having an iPhone with a good camera allows me to capture events on rides, as my Nikon is a bit bulky. Early morning rides to catch the dawn, or catch the fog, or whatever catches my eye. Cruising... read more

Topic: Other

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Time well spent

My kids don't ride their bikes very often, so I created a plan to ride with them at least once a week and they love it. We try out local parks or just ride to the closest playground. It's been a g... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Enjoying the great outdoors

I just discovered Ebikes and it got me excited to ride again. I also live near a greenway that has a path connecting it to my neighborhood. We now have 3 generations riding!

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story Racing at the Bill Bone Tropical Triathlon

Racing at the Bill Bone Tropical Triathlon

One of my favorite pastimes is to ride the bike in RACES. Training for races and racing keeps me healthy, and encourages me to commute to work by bike!

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Late Learner

Didn't learn to ride a bike until I was 21. Still not very good at it at 35, but i enjoy the hell out of it. My first bike was a Huffy I bought for $20 off Craigslist. Sketchy, I know, but I loved ... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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