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Image for story Travel by Bike

Travel by Bike

I love commuting and riding around my home town, Anchorage, Alaska. But I also love to travel, and renting bikes or purchasing a bike tour has been fun, while also being a bit of a hassle and an ad... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Why Bike to Work.

Why Bike to Work.

Many people have asked me why I choose to cycle to work when I can drive by car. I say because it saves me time. Usually this creates a confused look and they ask, how? Well, I say, if I drive by c... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story 25 years after spinal fusions I got back on a bike

25 years after spinal fusions I got back on a bike

Back on a bike after 25 years! 'Excited' to ride a bike again doesn't come close to expressing how I am feeling as tears of joy stream down my face, thrilling, freeing, and hopeful.... a life long ... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Bike tour in Reynoldstown

Hi everyone I am new to biking in metro Atlanta and have not ventured out much my beyond my neighborhood, the Westside Beltline & Michelle Obama Trail (South River Trail); The way folks drive h... read more

Topic: Other

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Riding My Bike in Key West

Riding a bike in cities where parking is limited or difficult to find most of the time can be the best solution to still enjoy the outdoors while getting good exercise. I brought my bike to Key Wes... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Creeper Trail, Damascus, VA

Creeper Trail, Damascus, VA

This is my favorite trail; I have revisited it multiple times with co-workers and family on this trip.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

Image for story Encouraging myself to ride

Encouraging myself to ride

I was a commuter in terms if cycling. Not much more than that. Then, last year, I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder in the bone marrow failure department, Severe Aplastic Anemia. I wen... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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$4000 bike for $500

it's 20 years old. Klein Race Pro. 2001. All Dura Ace. no one wants old, expensive bikes. shop lucky! Also have a Quantum Race, from 2001.

Topic: Other

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Image for story B40 Goodness

B40 Goodness

The back 40 has so much to offer for a verity of riding styles… technical riding, speedy down hills, tough uphill climbs, and even more simple flat blue sections. The trailhead closest to me has... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Nothing beats Coler.

Nothing beats Coler.

The Tuesday night Tour De Coler group rides are always a blast, especially now with the lower temps.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Great Cycling Challenge

My 2nd year fundraising for this great cause. In UTAH this week clocking miles. Riding early to beat the heat. Staying hydrated, enjoying the scenery. If you can, help . . . . . [address remov... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story RAGBRAI 2022

RAGBRAI 2022

So this is not an Illinois story per se, but I am from IL and just completed RAGBRAI at the end of July. I had tried RAGBRAI once before in 2018, but my appendix got mad and wanted out on the seco... read more

Topic: Other

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Oh the cool things you see

Oh the cool things you see when out on your bike one day I did see some very interesting thigs on my commute to work things that I may not have seen had I not ridden my bike to work let alone you d... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Centennial trail bike ride

Centennial trail bike ride

It was honestly so beautiful to see everything especially next to the canal and going over bridges and being able to see everything

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Can Anyone Recommend a Bike Fit Expert?

Somewhere in southeast Michigan, in or near Detroit if possible. Thanks in advance for your recommendations,

Topic: Other

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Image for story It may slow me down, but it can’t stop me

It may slow me down, but it can’t stop me

I worked in a hospital through the bulk of the pandemic (which is not over, by the way). I did multiple tours of duty in the COVID units. I received 4 doses of the vaccine (being old and a health c... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Riding at dusk

I've found a place to bike where the hills aren't too steep and there aren't too many people driving around. It is pure bliss. I look forward to coming home and waiting for when 8pm rolls around. I... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story What I learned during Bike Month

What I learned during Bike Month

I spent the month of May intentionally riding my bike instead of using a car. It was exhausting, sometimes uncomfortable, and a ton of fun. Biking / commuting by bike has always been part of my lif... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Pidgins

I like riding through groups of pidgins and watching fly always. It’s the best. I really hope I don’t accidentally run one over one day.

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Riding with my Grandson

I have taken my grandson Jonathan on several rides, I've watched his development from training wheels to a two wheeler and it's been a delight ! Now he's a showoff and loves to ride !

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story 6/5 #TrailblazingSundays

6/5 #TrailblazingSundays

IG: MTBZ_BC We are hosting a ride from Gordon Park June 5, meet up at 3 roll out at 4. Supporting IMA

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Happily ever After

Happily ever After

Once upon a time a middle aged woman was riding her bike with her young peppy daughter in law. Out of nowhere a low branch appears. Daughter in law ducks and is in the clear! “Oh I can do that... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story I LOVE BIKES

I LOVE BIKES

I love bikes!

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story recovered from Covid, first ride after!

recovered from Covid, first ride after!

I had a week off during bike month, I tested positive for Covid and self quarantined for 6 days until I tested negative. Yesterday was my first ride since testing negative and man it felt good to b... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Exploring Sacramento Murals by Bike

Exploring Sacramento Murals by Bike

Today we took our bikes on the Capital Corridor train to Sacramento and biked around looking at murals. It was a fun adventure, with beautiful, thoughtful, and silly art throughout. The perfect Sun... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

Earlier this year I had my first bike accident. Due to a combination of overloading my ebike, driving down a hill, and faulty breaks, I flew over my handle bars and cracked my helmet; I walked away... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story Lights under the Northern Lights!

Lights under the Northern Lights!

Nothing has ever quite compared to my middle of the night adventure up in the mountains under the Aurora Borealis!

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Biking for Sanity

Biking and hiking saved me during the pandemic. I met up with old friends and met new people while mountain and road biking. There's nothing better than being outdoors with your buddies, enjoying... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Paying it forward and helping out a stranger

A few months ago someone I hardly know learned that I like bicycles and gave me a box of tubes they had no use for. I didn't have any bikes in that particular size, but accepted because I figured I... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Don’t give up.

When I started this whole thing I maybe rode on average a mile a week. I grew up with a passion for bikes. Anything with two wheels count me in. But as I turned 30 I noticed that passion had dulled... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Prelude from 1980

Prelude from 1980

This old girl has been carrying me along the backroads of Auburn, Al since my days in class back in the late '70s. It still feels just as free as it always did. Happy for the growing bike paths.

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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E-Bike or bust!

Remember riding down a big hill as a kid... Wasn't that the best feeling? Well with an E-Bike, it's like riding down hill the entire time! If you decide to make the transition, I would ask tha... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story It’s a Revolution

It’s a Revolution

Like a lot of families, we used to fire up our expensive, gas guzzling engines for every little thing. 2 miles to school? Get in the car and sit in traffic. Need supplies for dinner? There’s a Walm... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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River Ride

A quick ride by the river today 🙂

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

Image for story Today was my first trip to Huntley Gravity Park.

Today was my first trip to Huntley Gravity Park.

This is my biggest drop yet! I had TOO much fun sessioning it with my husband. Today was a good riding day. ❤

Topic: A happy riding memory

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520 Trail

I finally did a whole trip through Bellevue and across the 520 Trail and it was wonderful! I encourage everyone to try it and then hop on the Burke Gilman at the UW campus for an extra treat. Such ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Keeping track of Peter Rabbit

I recently changed jobs and had to figure out a new bike commute route. For the first time in decades, I was not riding North/South, instead heading directly into the sun East/West every day. Headi... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story A Reason to Roll Out

A Reason to Roll Out

Last month I made it a goal to get our sons out and about on the bike. I am much better with riding when I know I have a destination or a purpose. goDCgo sponsored by DC Department of Transportat... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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It's a community

So I'm cruisin' down main street and ... oh, that guy is trying to turn some weird plastic that looks like the fake spider web stuff for hallowe'en into something that will secure that huge toi... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story EV + bike

EV + bike

Pairing a bicycle with an EV is great in so many ways. The charger may be too far from your destination to walk so the bike handles the last leg. You can let the car charge for hours while you hand... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Our first ride

Our first ride

Can't believe I got him to ride with me. Same guy .. new hobbie

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Unattainable Badges

The one "weather" course that would apply to me right now -- riding in the heat -- doesn't exist so no, I can't do it and of course I can't get the weather badge. Technology's great when ... read more

Topic: Other

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Very very very long bike ride

Prior to moving to NWA I lived in Boulder/Longmont CO where hiking running and biking is almost a lifestyle DNA. So, naturarlly, I biked and run a lot, biking=250 miles/week, running= 25 miles/week... read more

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Image for story I street Bridge at night

I street Bridge at night

I like doing a loop through Old Town and across the bridges as part of my evening ride(s). The View from the I street bridge at night is amazing, even if the narrow sidewalk is a little treacherous... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Get Back on the Saddle!

My husband and I enjoy our bike rides together and we ventured out on a new route that was going to be a nice 20+ mile ride. Six miles out, my front tire clipped the curb as I crossed one curb to ... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Peloton

I love riding my Peloton, it allows be to ride through the streets of countries I can only dream of visiting.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Great view on my ride home!

Great view on my ride home!

Commuting to work on my bike lets me stop and enjoy this great view twice a day!

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Cycle Folsom Vintage Bike Ride

Cycle Folsom Vintage Bike Ride

Had a great outing with a group of Cycle Folsom cyclists. The theme of the day was vintage bikes. Rode 36 miles through the El Dorado foothills with our classic bikes. I’m the rider to the far righ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Getting kids up and out

My kids are fairly attached to their electronics and like to hide in their rooms. I’ve tried a number of ways to get them up and out; some things work better than others. Yesterday it was dragging ... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story Active transportation advocacy ... and self-discovery

Active transportation advocacy ... and self-discovery

I was shocked to discover, when COVID led to curtailing most of my travel in the last couple of years, that I don't ride a bike for pleasure. Apparently, I ride only to get to places, and I enjoy t... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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