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Image for story a 2.5 year bike injury case has been settled!

a 2.5 year bike injury case has been settled!

Hi everyone: Some good news after 2.5 years: I just had a successful resolution in a bike injury case bikinginla. com/ Six figures. See Press Release above A 12 page story ... read more

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Saddle Time! One stop will be my fave donut shop. story below

I'm riding 25 miles to my favorite donut shop up in Carmel Mtn. They're a local store that's been in business for 30+ years, owned by the same couple for 24 of them They made the news because a Kr... read more

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Image for story Mtn Biking!

Mtn Biking!

I have always loved biking around town but not until recently have I started mountain biking. I absolutely love it! Nothing too crazy as I am a mom in my 40s and donโ€™t need to break any bones. But ... read more

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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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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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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

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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

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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Image for story Ready for a store run!

Ready for a store run!

It was really exciting to win a new ABUS lock and some swag from the #BikeLove drawing last month! Now I can leave my bike outside when I run into the store. Thanks to Sylvie, the San Diego County ... read more

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Biking in Quarantine

#BikeLove my husband and I fixed up our bikes during quarantine and started going on long bike rides on the weekends. I'm currently training for a century!

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Me and my Diverge

Out for a Saturday ride with my Diverge to enjoy another beautiful San Diego day. #bikelove

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Image for story Night biking

Night biking

Chelsea, great question. Please see the photos. #BikeLightsAtNight

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Image for story New bike

New bike

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

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Registering bicycles

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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Image for story Biking from ๐Ÿ to  ๐Ÿšฒ repair today!

Biking from ๐Ÿ to ๐Ÿšฒ repair today!

Rode my ๐Ÿšฒ, โ€œ ๐ŸŒท โ€œ to ๐Ÿ exercise class this morning and only got half way before my ๐Ÿšฒ chain came off! Therefore I walked the rest of the way, attended class, and then transported ( by ๐Ÿ›ป) to Current ... read more

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Riding Route 66

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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Winter Riding

This time of year creates its own set of special of riding conditions. However, it also gives one a new perspective on the world. Riding the snow covered trail provides a peaceful environment to ... read more

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My first ride since my accident in October!

Whooo Hoooo! I posted in October that I'd been hit by a truck while riding, and sustained several fractured ribs and a broken clavicle. Fast forward to a beautiful fall day in Oklahoma - I went o... read more

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Image for story Biking with your pet

Biking with your pet

While biking can be a joy for individuals and families, biking can also be a joy for our furry friends. Our goldendoodle, Gatsby, loves when we take him along on bike rides. We do so at a pace th... read more

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Image for story The Happy Rider!

The Happy Rider!

Daniel is a 2 year old rider who grabs his bike every single day to spread joy around his neighborhood with a big smile! Riding a bike marks a magical moment during many peopleโ€™s childhood... It i... read more

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Image for story Self Care Being A Caregiver

Self Care Being A Caregiver

I'm a caregiver to my mom with dementia, and taking time for myself is very difficult. As often as I can, I walk, and go to spin class. I love biking, but unfortunately do not own a bike at this ti... read more

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Image for story Con mi coach y la mejor de todas

Con mi coach y la mejor de todas

Mi super coach y la que motiva este gran grupo de chamas bike

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Image for story Start Riding at Any Age

Start Riding at Any Age

I didn't start riding a bike until I was 29. My mother is from the Netherlands where kids are basically born on bikes, and I guess she thought I would have inhaled bike riding skills from the e... read more

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Image for story Slow Roll Cycle Food Donation

Slow Roll Cycle Food Donation

#bikefooddrive #pedalforgood How fun was that?

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Image for story Alternatives to Set Routes (Harbor Drive for one)

Alternatives to Set Routes (Harbor Drive for one)

Today, was another great day to ride. I was tracing a set route today, which put me on Harbor drive part of the time. For those who ride it routinely, in combination with the Silver Strand. Th... read more

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Image for story Bike Anywhere Bingo

Bike Anywhere Bingo

#BikeAnywhereBingo

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Riding Two Abreast

Cyclists must not ride more than two aboard a bicycle.

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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

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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

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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 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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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

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La Mesa scavenger hunt

Super excited to participate in the La Mesa scavenger hunt #lamesa Chrissy017

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Image for story I love to ride

I love to ride

I have been riding a bike since my first tricycle at 5 years old. I grew up in La Mesa and rode my bike to school through highschool. My bike was also my freedom to explore my neighborhood and just... read more

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Image for story Me and My Diverge

Me and My Diverge

Out for a Saturday ride with my Diverge to enjoy another beautiful San Diego day. #bikelove

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Bike at night

I have strip lights to be seen I have been hit numerous times so I make sure they see me #BikeLightsAtNight

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Image for story I'm going places!

I'm going places!

I get so bored with the same scenery, basically my subdivision scenery, that it discourages me to ride. I finally got a bike rack/gear & can now explore places you all have mentioned here!

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Image for story Bionic Man back to Biking

Bionic Man back to Biking

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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Festive Biking November/December 2020

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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Oh...Deer ( literally)

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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Breakfast at Bear Dance

In May, 1980 I joined a half dozen other members of our newly-formed Bitterroot Bicycle Club, from Hamilton, MT, in riding the annual Tour of Swan River Valley (TOSORV). We began pedaling in Misso... read more

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Image for story Winter Wanderland New Belgium Brewing Bicycle Raffle Prize

Winter Wanderland New Belgium Brewing Bicycle Raffle Prize

Thank you! San Diego County Bicycle Coalition/Love to Ride for my new New Belgium Brewing Bicycle. I appreciate everything you do to advocate for better bike infrastructure, educating riders and c... read more

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Image for story Closure of the Murphy Canyon bike trail

Closure of the Murphy Canyon bike trail

Qualcomm is getting razed.... the college is starting with the parking lot, so they have closed access to everything from where the back entrance (Rancho Mission/Ward) to where you would exit th... read more

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Beach Ride

A few times each week we load the bike up with a bucket and trash grabber and ride to the beach and pick up trash. Sometimes the view is the reward!

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After Hip Replacement

Sept. 2019 began with some of what I thought was ITB and hip flexor tightness. Also in the mix was an initially misdiagnosed Medial Tibial Plateau stress fracture and that caused me to be non weig... read more

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Image for story Joyride to a simpler time    #MobilityWeekFL

Joyride to a simpler time #MobilityWeekFL

#MobilityWeekFL They call it a joyride. What it brings + what it does = magic. On two wheels. Possibly three - or maybe even four, depending on your age. ๐Ÿ˜Š Its synonyms transport... read more

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Image for story When My Car is Being Serviced I Drop it Off and Ride My Bike to Work

When My Car is Being Serviced I Drop it Off and Ride My Bike to Work

#MobilityWeekFL I used to take my car in for service and either use leave time from work to wait until the shuttle driver could take me to work or I would have to take an Uber, ask a friend for a ... read more

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Saving Nature

I ride my bike to work and to play and I love to hike in nature. I was out with friends last week at the Land Of Medicine Buddha in Soquel. This is a private Buddhist Monastery. Absolutely no bik... read more

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Lake Murray

Like all great adventures, it was a lot more fun planning the route and pedaling there, then actually being there. Even though circling the lake, on the pedestrian and bike path is pretty darn nic... read more

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IB Scavenger hunt!

Having fun with family and friends riding around town doing the scavenger hunt. We love IB! #IBactive

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