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C&O canal bike camping

My first time bike camping, I was dropped off by friends at Brunswick, and met up with my new group MVD. I packed based on instinct, ready for rain. we biked to Williamsport in the pouring rain, ... read more

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Family Sunday-Funday Ride

Fall has arrived and we are out and about! #MobilityWeekFL

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Zoning out in the National Forest

Here in Tallahassee we have many options to choose from when it comes to trails. There are some out in the local national forest that are fast, flowey, and fun. Imagine you are in the middle of t... read more

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Riding the Capital Crescent Trail

My wife and I lived just outside of Washington DC for years and as soon as the leaves started coming out we would make our weekly bicycle trip up and down the capitol crescent trail. Taking our bik... read more

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Image for story Bike Duval Black History Tour Pride Bicycle Ride

Bike Duval Black History Tour Pride Bicycle Ride

This is both a happy memory & biking during COVID-19 era. Bike Duval in Jacksonville, FL hosted a Black History Tour and Pride Ride for LGBTQ+ Pride Month. It was one of the first times since C... read more

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Laughter

I ride daily around the UCSC campus. Today while riding down the bike path from the Recital Hall I decided to laugh loudly. I didn't start off feeling like I wanted to laugh but by the time I arriv... read more

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Learning IB

I haven’t been to IB in years, so this IB Scavenger Hunt 2.0 brought me back to the area. On Saturday 9/12, I met a few friends at Two Wheels and off we went to start our scavenging. The weather wa... read more

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IB Scavenger Hunt 2.0

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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Biking at a college campus

When I was in college, I eventually had to get a bike because the distance between my classes was too far for a 15 minute speedwalk... especially if I wanted a seat! I had a bike growing up, but... read more

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Thinking Back!

When I was a kid, I used to ride around on a bicycle and put models together. Now that I am an Old Dude [threescore and seven] soon to be eight. I ride around on a bicycle and put models together! ... read more

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Image for story Discovering bike-muting as an adult

Discovering bike-muting as an adult

Like many of us, I rode recreationally as a young-un. I sometimes commuted all the way across Madison Wisconsin as a working college student, and bicycled to work in Green Bay as a young working ad... read more

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Open Streets Biking

Like a majority of college students, my main mode of transportation was my bike. I started off with a fold-able bike before I saved up some money to treat myself to a nicer road bike. It wasn't unt... read more

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Image for story #GordyShields2020 #lovetoridesd

#GordyShields2020 #lovetoridesd

An accomplished racer, and national champion, Gordy Shields died at age 95 after having started riding at age 50. At the time, I just started riding (age 47) and at his memorial his daugher reveale... read more

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While I was away...

Sadly I missed the big company ride this past weekend, but had the incredible opportunity to travel to Ireland. This was my first time ever in Europe and I wanted to make the most of my ONE day of... read more

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Riding 2 bikes at once

It was a Saturday morning in September. I had just bought the bike I ride now every day. A red 'omafiets', which is a Dutch sturdy city bike with a chain guard and coaster brakes. I love this bike,... read more

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Autumn Leaves

When I rode on November 14th the sun was shining brightly and the temperature was a brisk 58 with some wind. My riding buddy and I did a 13 mile loop around Columbia and enjoyed the beautiful Autu... read more

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Image for story Three Generations of Biking #MobilityWeekFL

Three Generations of Biking #MobilityWeekFL

Growing up in India, my bicycle was my primary mode of transportation. Despite the independence it offered me, I never thought of bicycling as a pleasurable activity. It was really just a means of ... read more

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Riding with my children

I have participated in 11 MS150 charity rides over the years. My favorite memories are those of the MS rides that my children rode with me. At 85 years old now I cant do 75 a day two days in a row ... read more

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I was reborn

The bike made me get out of bed after cancer, and now I can't live without riding a bike

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Image for story We Ain't in Florida Anymore

We Ain't in Florida Anymore

In 2018, in celebration of my 40th birthday, I decided to circumnavigate the Gaspé Peninsula in Canada. Nearly 500 miles in 13 days! Even though we started in early June, it was in the 30's at nigh... read more

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Imperial Beach Ride the Sunset

Team ricrice are enjoying the IB scavenger Hunt and getting exercise same time. Finding new and great places in a friendly beach community. #IBactive

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Bike like you are nine again

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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Rosarito ensenada

Every year I ride the rosarito ensenada bike rides. At first it was something I never thought I could do. Now that I’ve done the route so many times I notice all the little things. Cactus clinging ... read more

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Riding with my children

When I was younger and could do the mileage, I rode the MS150 11 years in a row. My greatest joy were the times when either my son or my daughter, or both, where able to join with me for the 150 mi... read more

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Image for story A short ride with my son

A short ride with my son

I spend a lot of hours a week on my bike, my son has been asking me to ride on the trails with him recently. I got a hold of a used bike donated by a local bike shop in Tampa (Outspokin Bicycles) t... read more

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Ride the Plaza

There is a district in Oklahoma City that is know as the Plaza District. It's an eclectic collection of shops and restaurants in an older part of town that has seen a revitalization in the last 10 ... read more

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Ride without a route

The other day we had a very nice afternoon, and as I had finished my work for the day, I headed out on a ride. I did not choose a route before I left, but rather just headed out and decided where ... read more

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Safer Infrastructure Encourages More Riding

Witnessing the constant stream of bicycles safely crossing DeKalb Ave @ Krog St, using the new scramble.

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Image for story Seattle-Boston-Quebec in 74 days

Seattle-Boston-Quebec in 74 days

My sweetie and I saddled up our Tandem and cycled across America (the continent) from coast-to-coast and then some. We planned and saved for this trip for 2 year, and it was one of the best advent... read more

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Day off, lunch on the trails

Used to have Tuesdays off work. Enjoy stocking up the cooler with lunch, munchies and beverage, taking in trailer out on a trail. Stopping whenever find bad weeds & litter to pull and pick up... read more

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Stories from around the world

Cycling in France

Wherever I go on holiday I try to cycle as the infrastructure in many places is so much more conducive, than in the UK. I've just added some new memories with plenty of bike rides on the quiet road... read more

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Image for story 1977 Pas de casque, cheveux au vent!  :)

1977 Pas de casque, cheveux au vent! :)

Que de beaux souvenirs sur ce vélo 1977 :) Pas de casque, cheveux au vent! Mes jambes étaient tout juste assez longues pour atteindre les pédales et hop! on part a l'aventure! Le centre des loisi... read more

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Stroke

After having a stroke last June,yesterday and today was the 1st time back on my bike.i love my bike..Missed it,each day is an achievement no matter what it is.Hoping to do the memorial park Saturda... read more

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Image for story Me and my mate Jase

Me and my mate Jase

Today was my biggest ride since I was about 16 years old! Managed a wopping 18kms, which is massive for me considering all I have been doing is a couple of k's to work and back in the for the four ... read more

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Image for story Looking back on the 1997 Great Tasmanian Bike Ride

Looking back on the 1997 Great Tasmanian Bike Ride

This photo of me cycling in Tasmania is still pinned to my parent's fridge. It's 25 years since it was taken and really captures the spirit of cycling that I still love. I joined the 1997 Great ... read more

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Legitimately quicker than a car

I have been tasked with cat-sitting my friend's super adorable rag dolls. Due to their very special and precious nature, they apparently require human-provided-feeding (wet food) twice a day, in co... read more

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First Ever Hill Ride

I had always believed I could never and would never bike up a hill. It was partly fear of falling backwards, partly belief that my legs weren't tough enough, and partly fear of riding back downhill... read more

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Holiday bike trips

This time last year my partner and I did a road cycle trip from Christchurch down to Wanaka, over Haast Pass then up the West Coast to Greymouth then over Arthur's Pass back to Christchurch. All ... read more

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getting out in to nature

riding along the pathways listening to birds and insects. taking you away for the noise and traffic of the city lost out in a world that you would not know was there unless we jumped on a bike. we ... read more

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Playcentre

Two days a week my two year old (he started asking for this commute at age one and three quarters) bikes (on a walking bike) the 1.2 km to Playcentre, with me trotting along next to him. Some of hi... read more

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Image for story Une balade à Chambly

Une balade à Chambly

Une beau Samedi et c'est parti ! 65km sur de belles pistes cyclables pour faire l'aller retour Montréal-Chambly, quel plaisir !

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Image for story Ebike helps me conquer the mountain now!

Ebike helps me conquer the mountain now!

When I'm getting older, I cannot ride a bike to reach any place I want. Most times, I choose to drive my car, but I cannot arrive at some natural places I used to visit. One of my neighbours recomm... read more

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WATCHING THE WORLD GO BY

IVE BEEN ROUND HAIGHTON AND SAW THE SUNSET THE ROADS ARE GOOD BUT QUITE SCARY GOOD TERRAINE BICYCLING TO COW HILL I SAW SOME GOOD PEOPLE IN CARS WHO DRIVE OCCASIONALLY BUT A MEMORY WAS GIVE... read more

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Image for story I got knocked down, but I got up again … and had a BLAST!

I got knocked down, but I got up again … and had a BLAST!

In November 2014, while completing my final training ride a week out from an upcoming Methven Womens bike race (which I had out off for many years prior), I was struck by a vehicle from behind whil... read more

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Image for story 8700km 13 countries 2018

8700km 13 countries 2018

Hubby and I took a sabbatical in 2018 (thank goodness we chose then) and biked around Europe for seven months carrying all our gear. Come the end we were still together and I was bored with my limi... read more

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Biking changing with the times

I have many happy memories that involve bikes. They've always been part of my life. But when I think back, I realise my relationship with biking changed a lot over the years. I grew up in Christ... read more

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Lake Dunstan trail

There is so many lovely bike trails in and around Cromwell to enjoy - such a scenic place and some great coffee and wineries stops around. Especially enjoyed riding Lake Dunstan Bannockburn to Cly... read more

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Children

On my daily rides I often see children in the back of cars. They often stare at me or my bike. I hope it is my bike. I wished their parents would take them out on bikes. They look like they want to.

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Image for story Having a yarn with ducks

Having a yarn with ducks

While riding with friend on bike through cascades walkways, was able to stop at the pond and sit down and have a quacking contest with the friendly local ducks. Was a quackamazing!

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Rainbow

Just cycled from Hanmer to St Arnaud through the rainbow. Fantastic scenery, well worth the pain!

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