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Belly laughs, beads of sweat on my forehead, soft and forceful breezes on my face, indescribable joy, inner strength - these are just some of the experiences I have been blessed to enjoy during the... read more

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I love biking. I love biking because I have fun peddling. I like to ride long distances. My longest ride is 7.2 miles. I once had a flat tire then I ordered slime and a tire and fixed it. - A... read more

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Sheldon Korpet Great work Anika! 🚵🏼‍♀️
ಗೌತಮ್ ಜಯಣ್ಣ Gautham Jayanna Thank you Sheldon

The Heiskala family is loving this challenge, thank you!

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

Bought canned goods at Festival Foods by bike, dropped at the Cargo Bike Shop. #PedalForGood #BikeFoodDrive

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D K Yo.
Zia Brucaya Thank you for donating, Annette!

Recovering from a hand injury after falling in a half-marathon. I have been delayed riding but got some miles in today. Mostly one handed but riding!

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Riding with the kids Carriej Ibactive

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

I started riding to take a break from running and found that I love riding more than running (go figure!). Thanks to #IBACTIVE for providing some fun destinations to keep me moving. @djesh

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

I recently started doing a mini preschool. I would drive to the play we had school every day and then one day I realized I have the opportunity to ride my bike get fresh air and not feel like a rob... read more

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Sydney Snaith #ibactive #sydneysnaith I forgot to put it in my message
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

Like everybody, I've felt a little cooped lately. My daily bicycle commute to work kept me riding and smiling every day. I was thrilled when my long-time friend Lori LaRiva alerted me to Cycle Sept... read more

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#betterbybike Did the scavenger hunt for three weekends total. Best part was cold brew with ice cream at Cafeina. Worst part was biking with Paco today because he was in a foul mood. Boo!! dwurz... read more

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D Wurzt Please don;t remove my post again , Paco thought it was funny , got him out of his bad mood.
Paco Ibarra oh you just got to saddle up asap when rolling with mua.

Doing this bike ride scavenger hunt is good fun but it also got me thinking through my overworked efforts of pedaling...that my current bike in which my dad gave to me from some garage sale is not ... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Way to go! If you want any help choosing that perfect bike, let me know! I love helping people find bikes!
Sylvie Froncek Bonus points!

Had a lot of fun doing the Mid-city Scavenger Hunt with Theo. Learn a lot about the city and met a lot of really nice people. Looking forward to the next one.

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Sylvie Froncek What's your team name? You deserve some bonus points!!!
Karen Nicholson My name is LoveToRide

Hi! I am very proud of myself and my friends for completing the BIKE SHARING CHALLENGE!! If you ride the B-Cycle and dock at all 46 stations, you get a free shirt and get your name on their website... read more

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In 2018, my husband and I planned to travel to Europe to complete the Camino de Santiago by bicycle. We cancelled our trip after finding that his cancer (Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma) had reared it’s hea... read more

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Matt Miller This is cool to hear about! I've been seeing and hearing about virtual rides since COVID hit and hadn't heard any follow up... read more
Margie Biddick Hey Matt! It was so much fun!! I road all the miles outdoors either mtb, road, or cross bikes. I used Strava to keep track ... read more

We had a fun time biking around Imperial Beach today!

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Spotting new art is one of my fave things about biking. These gems fly by too fast while driving. SparklesSparklesSparkles #WT2020

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Dave Nicolai Do you also notice all the electrical boxes that have art? I see them all around here.

My rear tire went flat on the way to my first haircut in three months. My stylist at Fritz and Associates drove to where I stopped and picked up me and my bike so I could still make my appointment!... read more

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Only 24% of bike rides in the US are taken by women. I’m grateful for the women who helped me get comfortable on the road: Liz, Katy + Michelle. #WTF2020

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We have been riding our bikes a lot lately. Since lockdown started, we have been enjoying the reduced car traffic and exploring around the neighborhoods near where we live. On this ride, my daughte... read more

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I have waited a long time to be able to ride with my girls. Now I can finally share my rides with them thanks to my xtracycle kit. We are still learning and exploring distances but hopefully we can... read more

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This week is our neighborhood bulk trash week. It think that many of us have taken our shelter in place time at home as an opportunity to do some spring cleaning and as an opportunity to clear out ... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Thanks for being a part of bike month! What a story!

My bike is a stand up bike. By that I mean there is no seat but I don’t miss it. There is a challenge this month. Ride every day in May. Yes my husband said I could do it. So far it’s been at least... read more

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So I decided to give my chain a good cleaning & dry lube maintenance, and in doing so lost the teeny, tiny square nut that holds the chain together. It is an Izumi Pro track chain and has a screw a... read more

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I didn't know about the ride, and had already done a couple of hard rides over my weekend, including mountain biking yesterday which got me pretty sore, so I was planning on just doing yoga today a... read more

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Last Biketober I spent over $200 on inner tubes. My goal was to be a top ten rider for mileage during the challenge and to do so required riding over a thousand miles. I finished 9th out of over ... read more

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Mike Skott Just in case you were blissfully unaware, tubes can be easily and effectively patched. No need to throw them out and replac... read more

A group of ICU/PCU nurses decided to meet up for a bike ride to help me get in 13 miles for the Bike Challenge! Thanks Heart of Saxony! Jill

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Checked out the 520 trail for week 3! The trail was closed through Microsoft, but the quiet campus provided a straightforward detour. Saw the construction for the new NE 40th tunnel, the Microsoft ... read more

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#PedalForGood #BikeFoodDrive I dropped off food donation at Cargo Bike Shop for food drive.

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Zia Brucaya Thank you for donating!
D K My pleasure!

And now for something completely different! In addition to supporting local businesses, Bike Month is a fine time to support our local food banks. Check out this map of bike shops that are acceptin... read more

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Susan Hollingsworth ... well, I can't include a link apparently! Thbbbbbt. To check out the map, search for BikeFoodDrive or PedalForGood. Also... read more
Zia Brucaya This is such a great story, thank you for posting, Susan! And thanks to Edgewood College for supporting your efforts!

Riding with the kids Carriej #Ibactive

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Kids took a solo ride #ibactive

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Sylvie Froncek What's your team name so we can give you bonus points?
Carrie Jiampa How many yellow slides are there at Veteran's Park? 4. Team name is carriej

I love the #IBactive Scavenger hunt. I gives me a reason to get out there and ride. With all the uncertainty of corona, wild fires, and the daily challenges of living, it’s nice to remember to slow... read more

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

I recently started doing a mini preschool. I would drive to the play we had school every day and then one day I realized I have the opportunity to ride my bike get fresh air and not feel like a rob... read more

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I really needed this, I just wanted to focus on a positive event. Biking is my hobby, and I tend to bike to the same destination type areas as the beach; PB, Mission, Ocean, Coronado, IB. The hunt ... read more

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Sylvie Froncek nice! BONUS POINTS!

#betterbybike Did the scavenger hunt for three weekends total. Best part was cold brew with ice cream at Cafeina. Worst part was biking with Paco today because he was in a foul ass mood. Boo!! d... read more

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Blew a flat during the scavenger hunt. Now I'm waiting for a friends to come rescue me. -annabanana88

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Things I’ve loved about this challenge: 1. Visiting new places 2. Visiting places I’ve frequented but with a new perspective or lens 3. Waving at cyclist who I later realize are on the hunt too... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Bonus points!!

We have been to Martin House Brewery numerous times, but never by bike. Today we rode out there on our bikes. On the way back, we decided to take a small trail that runs up the back side of the TCC... read more

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We had a fun time biking around Imperial Beach today!

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A few years ago we were at a festival in Fort Worth and saw a bicycle inc. booth with really great Electra beach bikes. That was it! I haven’t been on a bike in at least 15 years, but I wanted o... read more

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As previously documented, I was at my hair stylist with a flat rear tire. I had what I need to change the tube and pump it up to about 40 psi. I headed to the Southwest Path, then southwest (of cou... read more

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Wearing my HRC buff to stay safe on rides while also showing my pride! #wtf2020 #qtpoc

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Biking as a queer femme woman brings me so much joy! Grateful for this challenge to get me out on the streets (safely!) this week. Thanks to everybody coordinating this challenge! #WTF2020

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Sylvie Froncek Heck yeah! You're my favorite!

This was my view for pretty much the whole bike ride with our family: the kids in front, speeding off! The kids are loving bike month and riding as much as they can. The little one has really been ... read more

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Yard work requires good weather, so riding had to wait until this evening. I guess you could call it a "training ride", but without the "t". #GreaterMadisonBikeMonth #BikesUnite #GoByBike #Bikethe... read more

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We moved to San Diego from Dallas to get outside more and enjoy the outdoors together with our 2 young kids. Unfortunately, with COVID-19, dozens of places we planned to go and explore were closed ... read more

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We went exploring the trails in the park today. The kids are enjoying their recent bicycle upgrades -- for my daughter, her first adult-sized bicycle! -- and we've been having a blast taking them o... read more

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My husband and I have been a little anxious about biking near home, which traverses some busy streets, including El Cajon Boulevard. The Love to Ride challenge has gotten us on our bikes way more t... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Hey hey! Looking good!!!
Heidi Saul Great job and glad you guys got out to ride...enjoy and be safe

Today was a great day for a ride around the terrace where I live. I got air in my tires to make sure they were pumped for this ride. Got my safety vest and I was off. Originally I was just going to... read more

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September was going really well. The weather in Portland had been perfect and I had an unbroken string of commutes with full weekends of MTB riding. This was going to be my best challenge ever! But... read more

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