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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

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Image for story Everglades75th Ride

Everglades75th Ride

For the first time in years I made bike riding part of my vacation and did the 15-mile Everglades National Park Shark Valley bike loop to the lookout tower and back. This is a cool year to do it be... read more

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COP26 Challenge

My last ride of the COP26 challenge - Watching the waves come in & go out again at sunset. The night was enjoyably warm. The light exercise left me feeling invigorated. - Then the horror sank... read more

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I Ride For Coffee ☕️

Rode to my favorite coffee shop for some cold brew with ground cinnamon. 😊

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Hemi

I have a Dalmatian, Hemi. He is a show dog but mostly he is my boy. Every day when I come home from work we go for a ride/run We love it. We are working on another challenge from the Dalmatian ... read more

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Image for story Biketober brought me back

Biketober brought me back

So as a kid I was encouraged by my cycling parents to get into cycling, racing, and the larger biking community. It ended up being a big part of my upbringing all the way through highschool. It gav... read more

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HamAss 150

I actually signed up reluctantly for Bike Everywhere Month in May 2021. My wife had suggested it and I was not enthused. But after a 70 mile ride in the second week from Everett through Marckworth ... read more

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Back in the Saddle

I got back home the evening of Sept. 21. It's great to be on a real bicycle again; but I'm more out of condition that I thought. I've got a ways to go before I'm really back in shape, and am back t... read more

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Loving the IB

I am enjoying the IB Scavenger Hunt. Visiting so many places and discovering so many new murals.

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Pit Stop During the IB Active Bike Challenge

We stopped by Cowabunga for a sweet treat (and to fulfill a clue) during our 5-mile bike ride today.

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IB Active Scavenger Hunt

Do the Hunt! It’s FUN! You get the miles in, lots of interesting places to check out, and prizes are an added bonus!🚴🏼‍♂️

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Virtual STP for Special Operations Warrior Foundation

This is my third STP ride, having ridden my 1st time in 2019 with my son Stephen, and I rode virtually last year. I live far off in Southern Ohio, and it was hard for me to find a training partner.... read more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Image for story My first official race on my bike!

My first official race on my bike!

I have loved being on the bike of late! It shows on the hills and also my pacing. It's just a satisfying feeling with the wind falling on my face after some crazy climbing, and then you let the fee... read more

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Spring Plants - Terra Bella Nursery

I'm new to San Diego and new to being car free. I have found it a fun challenge to figure out how to transport items by bike. I fit all of my spring plants on my bike by strapping a bin to by bike ... read more

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#bikeSoutheasternSD

I'm glad I got to go out and see things I've never seen during the scav (the amphitheater at market creekside was really cool) but everyone else looks like they are having so much more fun with the... read more

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Staying Visible in the Night

I added a set of bike lights to my bike, front and back so I can continue to ride even if it gets dark while I am out riding. #BikeLightsAtNigh

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Biking at night

Bright clothes are a must! Reflectors too! And definitely lights on a bike. I always wanted lights on the tires! #BikeLightsAtNight

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Bike Lights At Night

I've been biking around the neighborhood at night after work hours. It's a nice way to end the day. I need to double up my front white lights to help see the roadway better. #BikeLightsAtNight

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Image for story CAAM 200k From Sanford to New Smyrna Beach and Back.

CAAM 200k From Sanford to New Smyrna Beach and Back.

This is my first time to joined this event and i was so Happy but doubt that i could not able to accomplish my ride but luckily i was able to finished it despite the the sore in my legs and butt fo... read more

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Start Riding at Any Age #MobilityWeekFL

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 Making new friends and losing weight

Making new friends and losing weight

I started riding my bike to get the stress out, and found I was making allot of friends while riding (animal and humans). First I made my duck friends in one neighborhood and a few cats. I would r... read more

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Image for story North Cascades - Care free… and car free

North Cascades - Care free… and car free

Kicked-off our 2022 Bike Everywhere Challenge for the Bikes & Brew gang with a North Cascades Highway century and 6,300 feet of vertical on Sunday. No cars, plenty of pb & j and 6-foot snow... read more

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That thing you hate to be reminded of

Ride in the Rain 2021 is over. I broke two spokes, one rear derailleur and the bolt that held my seat to the post shear in half on one ride. There was a lot of rain and wind to ride in and several ... read more

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100 Miles

The marquee at the elementary school says it is 46 degrees - a comfortable temperature, if I were driving my car, or walking with an umbrella. I am not, however, doing either of those activities. ... read more

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First Day Flat

Of course the first day of the challenge I’d have to repair my flat. Riding along a local trail I heard the air rushing out of my rear tire after I rolled over a large stick left by a tree trimming... read more

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Pirate fest

A nice ride from Delray to Boynton to partake in the festivals.

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Beating the storm!

My morning ride started with radar tracking, watching future storm tracking! Can I squeeze in my ride before storms move over my 20mi route. I made the decision to go and take my chances. At the ha... read more

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Image for story Sea Otter Classic eMTB Race

Sea Otter Classic eMTB Race

Raced in the eMTB at Sea Otter Classic. It was great to be out with other riders, talking to vendors and learning. I got to meet Calvin Jones of Park Tool - he helped me fix my buddy's bike after... read more

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Scavenger hunt!

The weather is so nice and perfect for fish tacos by the beach

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Pedal It Forward

Our family recently had the opportunity to upgrade a bike. We replaced a Trek 830 Mountain Track (1997ish) with a new Liv Rove E+ so it was a pretty significant change. We didn’t need to keep the o... read more

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My Summer on the Road

From May 29 to August 8 I joined the Fuller Center Bike Adventure to benefit the Fuller Center for Housing. We rode our bicycles from Amelia Island, Florida to Florence, Oregon. We stopped 6 days... read more

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LoveToRide and the MapMyRide app

UnderArmor bought Endomondo and promptly decided in November of 2019 to retire the Endomondo app and substitute their own MapMyRide App...all well and good except that mapmyride on my Galaxy S7 Edg... read more

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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

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2 in one shot

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

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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

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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

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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

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Happy Commuters :)

Being co-workers and living near each other, we gave the bike commute to work a try today. It was a success! Figured out it takes about 25 minutes to get to work and lock up the bikes. Also found a... read more

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Keep Saying Her Name

Today I kicked off the #LaMesa scavenger hunt with a protest ride/run/walk/skate for Breonna Taylor because justice has yet to be served. Just keep pedaling and keep saying her (their) name(s).

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scavenger hunt

I am loving getting out and riding my bike, you see so many things you don't notice when in a car, especially when participating in the latest Scavenger hunt. This is my 3rd one and I love it. I lo... read more

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Getting back on the Bike

I have not ridden a bike in years due to increased weight gain. After losing some weight over the past few years I felt more comfortable getting back out there. Learning routes was never on my mind... read more

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Lights, Lights, Lights

I recently had the misfortune of being hit off my bike by a car. The bruises and scrapes healed fairly quickly and fortunately I walked (hobbled) away with nothing broken! The bike, however, was no... read more

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Image for story Breezy Ride with the Family

Breezy Ride with the Family

Today the whole family braved some blustery winds from TS Eta and trekked to the local grocery store and picked up lunch from a local restaurant. The stores are actually really close to our home, b... read more

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Image for story CAAM 200k From Sanford to New Smyrna Beach and Back.

CAAM 200k From Sanford to New Smyrna Beach and Back.

This is my first time to joined this event and i was so Happy but doubt that i could not able to accomplish my ride but luckily i was able to finished it despite the the sore in my legs and butt fo... read more

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Image for story Riding to the Audubon Farmer's Market

Riding to the Audubon Farmer's Market

Beautiful evening to ride to the local market and get some fresh produce. Love living where that is possible and wish everyone had that choice.

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Grateful!

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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