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Image for story Closed to cars but not to bikes!

Closed to cars but not to bikes!

My work commute started with a perfect weather morning, cruising down Falls Road while it’s closed off to cars, but bikes can get through. I stopped to admire the wildflowers along the Jones Falls.... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Riding the French Riviera (1975)

Riding the French Riviera (1975)

One of our first ports-of-call in the spring of 1975 was Toulon on the French Riviera between Marseilles and Cannes. USS William H. Standley (CG-32), a guided missile cruiser homeported in Charlest... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Just for fun.....NOT! :)

When I formed our team, my thought wasn't to be competitive. I just wanted to participate, encourage some friends to ride, and be in the running for some of the cool prizes during the Challenge. On... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Who would have thought?

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Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Not a 2-way street

Envy, always an issue for me, when I see people with typical work days and a set work place. Why? The ability to bike to work. Having worked hotel shifts of random hours and having to drop off and ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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New riders passion

I bought a bike for transportation only because my daughter got her driver's license & needed my car. This began my passion for biking. Now I ride on bike paths, I learned the road ways & e... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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The start of a day

I get up and think,”Do I ride to work or not”. Well a few thinks come into my mind. First is it going to rain, second, where do I have to be today and those are just a few things that race through ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Falling in love on two wheels

Biking can be a surprisingly good date idea. During Detroit bike month I've gone on several bike-involved dates--to the river, John K King, and up through Palmer Park and the avenue of fashion. Bik... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story It's not just fun it's great for your health!

It's not just fun it's great for your health!

I first helped my office (Henderson Engineers- Bentonville, AR) with last years September bike challenge. I did not own a bike at the time and had to borrow a coworkers bike in order to get some mi... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Cruising the Neighborhood at Night

Cruising the Neighborhood at Night

The highlight of Shasta Bike Month for me has been riding my bike in the late evenings around our neighborhood. Sometimes I ride alone, other times my husband or girls join me. Or our fun neighbor,... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Riding on Sliver Comet Trail

Truly enjoy riding on the Atlanta, Georgia Sliver Comet Bike Trail seeing cyclists on all different types of bikes sharing the love of cycling outdoors.

Topic: A happy riding memory

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A bit of frustration

I just don't get it. How can I get more of my coworkers involved? We have a lot of daily commuters at work and I posted flyers at the bike racks. Even tried bribes with a basket of stickers. This h... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Bike Anywhere Bingo

Bike Anywhere Bingo

#BikeAnywhereBingo

Topic: Other

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Image for story Bike Anywhere Week

Bike Anywhere Week

My family explored the UC San Diego campus today. What a fun way to end SANDAG Bike Anywhere Week! #BikeAnywhereSD

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story A Ride to the Lighthouse

A Ride to the Lighthouse

Sally and I haven’t ridden in a week so our legs were not in the best of condition. We decided on a ride to the lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument. It was a scenic 50 mile loop from home. We ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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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

Topic: Other

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Image for story Bike to the Beach!

Bike to the Beach!

After a long day working I was exhausted and in need of a break. My fiancé and I ended up biking along Silver Strand and took a moment of peace and solitude at the near empty beach before biking ho... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Scenic Route

Scenic Route

Took the long way to work to avoid all the hills and get this view as a reward!

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Safari Park and Coast to Crest Challenge

Safari Park and Coast to Crest Challenge

For Bike Anywhere Week, one of the challenges was to ride to an iconic San Diego destination. The closest I could find to my home in Escondido was the San Diego Zoo Safari Park! Since that was ne... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Bike route Shared path fun

Bike route Shared path fun

Just a usual ride along the bike lane/shared pathway from City Heights to the Kensington area. Avoiding broken glass, trash, human poo, being chased by dangerous dog, drunks, SUV's running stop sig... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Health & Fitness

Health & Fitness

I started riding to improve my health and control my diabetes. I've come a long way and so grateful I found cycling. Happy to report 125lbs later my diabetes is gone.

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Biking Everyday

Biking Everyday

Everything is close, so it's impractical for me to drive my route during the week: dropping my son off at school, going to work and heading to the local Farmers Market. I'm really happy I made the... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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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 don’t need to break any bones. But ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Laguna Meadow with the family

Laguna Meadow with the family

So many memories of biking with the kids here back when they lived with us! When we first started our youngest was on a 16" bike and the oldest on a 20". They kept graduating up sizes, (and schoo... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Red Rider Family

Red Rider Family

My cousin and I are Red Riders. What this means is that we are cyclist who have diabetes. My cousin had lost his eye sight because of diabetes. He and I reconnected a few years back through cycling... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story GAPC&O Ride -345 miles

GAPC&O Ride -345 miles

In June 2021, I rode my bike (345 miles) from Pittsburgh to DC in 4.5 days with camping all along the trail. It's a beautiful trail with no motor vehicles. Every mile of this trail is full of natur... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Endomondo and Map My Ride experience

Cool. As you may be aware, UnderArmor killed Endomondo last year. That was my app of choice for recording my rides. The new app that UnderArmor is marketing is MapMyRide. I promptly switched ove... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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A couple & their bike(s)...

I hadn't ridden since I was a kid. But since my husband & I were working on our health/weight, it seemed like an easy way to get more exercise without killing my knees. And by buying reconditio... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Mickleson Trail Deadwood

Mickleson Trail Deadwood

There is a trail in the Black Hills called the Mickleson Trail. It winds through densely wooded forests, through tunnels, and over numerous bridges. It challenges one to go beyond the everyday ri... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Living on a hill

I am so happy to have participated in this challenge even if it was just for one day. Ever since I moved to Makakilo, it's been so hard to bike. There are no bike lanes and very narrow sidewalks. I... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Riverwalk Detroit

After not riding since December 17 2020 I was anxious to get back on my schedule (4-6 days per week). I had an incidence of basal cell carcinoma on my forehead in February and couldn't ride till it... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Riding with the latest product for bicycles 'Bicycle Sunshade'.

Riding with the latest product for bicycles "Bicycle Sunshade".

We love riding our bicycles and about 5 years ago my husband found out he had melanoma on the back of his neck. We decided that a sun shade to cover our heads and neck while riding our bicycle wou... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Picnicking with Peonies

Picnicking with Peonies

As the weather warms we venture further across the wide open spaces of Central Illinois. Hidden treasures await those who search, such as Allerton Park & Retreat Center outside of Monticello, I... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Well.....partially remembered!

I had an old road bike that I hadn't used in years and one day I decided to take it out for a spin. I got to the top of a big steep downhill and dropped down at a pretty good speed. I grabbed the r... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Bayshore Bikeway

Bayshore Bikeway

I moved to Imperial Beach from the Imperial Valley in 1993. (From the desert to the beach). One of the first things I did when I arrived here is I bought a beach cruiser and I rode all around San D... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Mt Laguna

Mt Laguna

Another beautiful weekend (5/21-24) with our RVs and bikes in Mt Laguna . . . .

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story 2 in one shot

2 in one shot

Ride to the park for a pic with my bike and helmet! #bikeanywherebingo

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Get Outside

Get Outside

A year ago, a few months into the pandemic I realized that I was not moving in the right direction. In fact, I wasn't moving at all. We spent all day on Teams calls and then plopped into a chair - ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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OB

The ride to the beach is my favorite ride in San Diego. Sometimes I do it every weekend. This time, I did it mid week for a much needed break.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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San Luis Rey Bike trail to the beach and harbor

My favorite ride is along the San Luis Rey bike trail from Guajome Park to the Oceanside harbor and beach! The stretch going under the freeway always provides a much needed cool breeze and coast do... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Rode to Julian

Rode to Julian

I have been training for longer distances and more elevation in preparation for bikepacking. So on Saturday, I rode from Escondido to Julian and back. I was a bit scared of the lack of shoulder i... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story A trip on new bike paths

A trip on new bike paths

Took a 37 mile ride from home in North Park to enjoy the new Rose Creek to Gilman Drive bike path — such a treat, we need more of these! Detoured up through UCSD (my BF had never been there!) and d... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Riding Two Abreast

Cyclists must not ride more than two aboard a bicycle.

Topic: Other

Image for story Three wheels better than two?

Three wheels better than two?

It started in a quest to increase efficiency. I'm the Conservation Organizer for Sierra Club and my work is centered on Climate Crisis solutions. One big place we can reduce GHGs is how we travel... read more

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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Image for story Tour de Fat

Tour de Fat

Happy part was heading to Golden Hill Park for the Tour de Fat sponsored by New Belgium Brewing. A fun parade route with a large group of cool ppl dressed up in costumes riding awesome bikes. Back... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story E-Bikes for Beginners

E-Bikes for Beginners

Electric bikes are everywhere! With Mogo, you can download the Transit App and purchase one of their pass options. Whenever your trip is complete, locate one of their numerous charging stations in ... read more

Topic: Other

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Because I Can

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Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Me and Jackson Road

Me and Jackson Road

It's not particularly beautiful, a commercial/light industrial road west of Ann Arbor. I work just off Jackson Road, just about at the midpoint of a 4-mile+ stretch with a fairly generous bike lane... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story The Family that rides Together...

The Family that rides Together...

I am very happy that my Norcal sister rides bikes with her sons and wife. Fortunately I have enough bikes and helmets so we can ride when they come down to visit. It's a joy to watch my nephews gro... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Riding to keep our sanity

Riding to keep our sanity

My husband and I were mt. bikers before his accident. His handcycle has made it possible for us to still enjoy our time pedaling. His old friend and one time volleyball buddy joins us on a handcycl... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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