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Image for story No better way to connect with nature

No better way to connect with nature

The pandemic has forced us to explore the outdoors more. Florida has so much to offer, and getting around on a bike is the best way to enjoy nature and appreciate Florida’s beauty. When biking, my ... read more

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Making Friends from a Bicycle

As many of us have had to retool our lives due to restrictions, concerns, or changes in our employment status or position, there are a high percentage of persons that have been working from home an... read more

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Image for story Biking/genealogy/covid

Biking/genealogy/covid

Bike rider has interesting experience combining hobby of exploring trails with genealogy research. Rides local trails and discovers a little family history. Set the date: July 29, 1920 - my gre... read more

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Image for story Smelling the roses

Smelling the roses

During the quietness of this Coronavirus time, it has been great being able to have the time to use my bicycle more and enjoying the rarity of having my spouse cycling with me. It is a great de-str... read more

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Image for story TandeMadness

TandeMadness

All of September I am participating in the Great Cycle Challenge. It's a fund raiser to raise awareness and funds for children's cancer research. It's my 4th time doing it. I love it and I feel GR... read more

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Image for story It is What it is

It is What it is

I love to cycle for exercise and overall emotional health. I biked with my kids on a 5-day trip in Colorado, sponsored by the Adventure Cycling Association, in 2013, and we covered over 150 miles. ... read more

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Image for story Proper equipment keeps you safer

Proper equipment keeps you safer

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

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Scavenger hunt fun!

This is our second round and we love it!

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Image for story Short but Fun Ride

Short but Fun Ride

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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Cruising Seacoast Covid-style

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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Reminder of my childhood

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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Scavenger hunt

Have really enjoyed the #betterbybike scavenger hunt as great way to spend the warm evenings while providing distractions from the upcoming distance learning. (Team Kucharskijeff)

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No Bike to Work Day :(

I realized there would be no Bike to Work day this year. I have done it the last three years. My commute is about 18miles and I have to get up early, but it feels so much better than sitting in tra... read more

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I would have lost my mind

Glad to have biking it's been a sold way to get outside the house and keep my sanity. #betterbybike team Bench

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Image for story Anxiety and Biking During a Pandemic

Anxiety and Biking During a Pandemic

It took me a while to want to leave my house at all during the pandemic. I did not show up well for myself in the beginning and my mind got the best of me for longer than I would like to admit. I h... read more

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Image for story Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

With the COVID Quarantine, it's been a couch potato spring for me. I finally decided I needed to get back on the bike and explore Sun Prairie. I told Linda (wife) I was headed out for a ride. I ... read more

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Image for story We Go Together

We Go Together

During our time at home, our bike rides are sometimes the best part of the day! #RediscoverRiding

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Image for story Bike Rides +  Sunrises = Food for the Body and Soul

Bike Rides + Sunrises = Food for the Body and Soul

I rediscovered biking after putting off endless pleas by my PT and Sports Med team for two years. (I permanently dislocated my SC joint, have a hip deformity, and was diagnosed with extreme hypermo... read more

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Image for story Family Biking Adventures

Family Biking Adventures

My family has had the opportunity to hop in our bikes after finishing our work at home days. We’ve also used quarantine weekends to ride. We’ve ventured out and explored paths we’ve never ridden on... read more

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Image for story another quick FAMILY RIDE

another quick FAMILY RIDE

We are enjoying riding in our neighborhood these days. I always thought it was too dangerous because of the cars not used to bikes on the road. Now, we see that the more bike there are on the road ... read more

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Image for story #coffeeoutside

#coffeeoutside

I haven't been to a coffee shop since March, and it's probably going to be a while until I'll go to one again. But there's a great alternative, now that summer is here: Coffee outside! It's as easy... read more

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The Stay-At-Home (SAH) Blues

I live in Idaho and our Governor had us on lock down for 2 months. We are now in phase 2 of reopening, but it has been a long time coming. One bright point was he allowed us to go on walks, runs ... read more

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Teacher Parades

Last week the teachers at our school held a parade for students. We took our bikes with us so that we could ring our bike bells and cheer them on. #FAMILYRIDEWEEK

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Image for story Shopping at the end of the ride

Shopping at the end of the ride

To market, to market With a stay-at-home wish list Home again, home again Mission accomplished!

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Image for story We've enjoyed biking and walking with less cars on the road

We've enjoyed biking and walking with less cars on the road

Since we’ve been trapped in our homes during this pandemic, I don’t know where I’d be without my daily sanity breaks. Getting outdoors on my bike and away from the house has been a daily necessity.... read more

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COVID Re-kindled my enthusiasm for enjoying the outdoors

#MobilityWeekFL. Several months ago, I bought a recumbent trike and I'm pleased to say its the greatest for someone with a bad back. After about 10 minutes on the trike, I feel no back pain and i... read more

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Image for story Quarantine - the Perfect Time to Learn!

Quarantine - the Perfect Time to Learn!

At the beginning of the pandemic, it was really hard for us to be cooped up in the house all day, with all the snacks. I knew I needed to encourage my daughter to stay active, but she was seven an... read more

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Image for story COVID Cruisers Riding High

COVID Cruisers Riding High

On March 17, CF Fitness in Mount Dora was required to close in response to COVID 19. My husband was a regular and this was upsetting. What would he do for exercise? Something had to be done! A ... read more

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Biking...

Great time of the year here in the sunshine state orlando, Florida. 🌴🌅🐊🦈🐬🐟🐞🐾🚴🚴🚴 Hope all you bikers are staying safe and Healthy! 😉😷🙏

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Discovering new parks: Glacier Crossing Park

Harald's park story has inspired me! When I was signing up for Democracy in the Park, I was looking for a park that I could easily bike to. I didn't end up choosing this one, but it sure fits that ... read more

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#BikeFoodDrive

Thanks to everyone who is donating to the #PedalForGood Cycle September Food Drive! We picked up the first round of donations this week at Wheel & Sprocket Middleton (pic), The Cargo Bike Shop,... read more

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Super_ratliffs coming in hot!

Loving the #ibactive scavenger hunt!

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Much needed outdoor/exercise time

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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Image for story Cycling with Masks

Cycling with Masks

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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Image for story New nearby rides

New nearby rides

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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Reminder of my childhood

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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Ride in the forest

My 8-year old son went on his longest ride ever—11.1 miles. It was in the forest and he says you had to go up a bunch of hills. It was tiring but he says he kept getting energy whenever he went dow... read more

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Bike the Bay - not this year...

Today should have been Bike the Bay. Missing that a lot. I usually ride with about a dozen friends under the Uptown Bicycles team name. We do the ride and then have a wonderful lunch and drink wine... read more

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No Better Time to get Faster

The coronavirus has led to one good thing. An almost consistent training schedule. I’m not riding 100 miles a week and am the fastest I’ve ever been. I look forward to starting to race once the wor... read more

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Image for story Bandannas are the best!

Bandannas are the best!

I love bandannas and use them as my towel, sweat band, washcloth, cooling pad on back of neck, napkin, dish towel, dish rag, handkerchief, and face mask. So many uses! Just like a bicycle :-)

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Image for story Grocery Delivery by Bike

Grocery Delivery by Bike

When COVID hit and I made it through the initial shock wave, I started looking for ways to help Santa Cruz community members in need. Food access was top of mind, especially in those early days of ... read more

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working and biking from home

I love working from home because it means I can shower easily after a bike ride "to work" I have ridden much more than I would otherwise - thanks to all the support on this web site!

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Image for story Love Conquers Hate

Love Conquers Hate

We made signs and rode here today. The Coronado Bridge is closed because of rioting. I hope that Americans come together to live in a united state and stand in love so that we may conquer hate.

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Image for story Road less traveled

Road less traveled

The classic urban escape is a ride to Paoli. On this holiday weekend, apparently everyone had the same idea. The Badger State Trail, the Purcell Rd trailhead, and the Hop Garden were all packed. To... read more

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Exploring SD

I have always enjoyed riding my bike but would never go to far. During the quarantine I decided to venture out further and see if I could bike from home down to the bay and back (which would invol... read more

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Family Spin

Our family bikes to ice cream, and to tacos. A little motivation goes a long way when taking your kids on a spin around urban San Diego - there's just no flat routes to choose from. So we make su... read more

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Image for story Penelope's Head

Penelope's Head

Part of our daily ride in our hometown includes passing this statue of Penelope as she waits for Odysseus to return from the sea. Today we decided to stop and take a picture for #FAMILYRIDEWEEK

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Image for story Double Hammer!

Double Hammer!

This is our first time with a tandem bike, and it's a lot harder than we ever imagined! It's going to take some practice before we'll be able to cruise the streets with this hot cruiser! #FAMILY... read more

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Image for story Looking Forward to Our Family Ride

Looking Forward to Our Family Ride

After a long day of distance learning and working from home, the one thing that our family really looks forward to the most is our ride! As we cut through the streets and whiz past houses, cars, pa... read more

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Image for story Family Biking Adventure

Family Biking Adventure

During the quarantine era, our family was able to spend more time together. With our busy schedules, work, school etc…we had not had time to bike together as a family. We decided to pull out our du... read more

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