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I am thankful for the new bike lanes on Harbor Drive, allowing me to social distance and bike fast on my commute to the pottery studio in Liberty Station!

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When riding to work, some days the wind is at your back...and other days you squish your banana :( #RideFitWorth

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Nicholas Reyes Aww, darn! Sorry about the banana tragedy! :( I had to ban bananas and pears...
Gina Morimoto Maybe stick with oranges and apples

Last year in May, I decided that I did not not want to ride to work anymore and bought an electric bike. In that time I have gone down to a one-car family. I just hit 2000 miles on my bike. That is... read more

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Leah Schaperow That's awesome! I also ride a rad power bike! I love watching the miles add up!
Julie Munnerlyn YOU are AMAZING Christa. E-Bike inspiration. Power On!

Another Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes employee trades in her keys for a helmet and commutes to work. Our kitchen Manager, Maria is dedicated to preparing healthy lunches and feeding anyone who n... read more

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Matt Miller This is so great, way to go Maria!

Despite the forecast, my daughter and I rode to camp this morning! I'm proud of her for not allowing the rain to scare us off. #FamilyRideFitWorth

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I used to work in an office with other people. Even before Covid they closed that office and sent us all to work from home. I was finding the transition VERY difficult as it was hard to motivate my... read more

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When you finally take a pebble out of your shoe, you think, "why did I wait so long?" I kept saying for years I would ride my bike to work, and now that Love To Ride, Bike Month, and San Diego Bike... read more

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Sylvie Froncek What a great story!!!
Nicholas Reyes I feel the same way!

The weather in Austin has cooperated and I have been able to commute to work every day so far in May. I am the only one in the office, so I am able to continue to work there. I have also done som... read more

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When we started working from home, I didn't want to stop commuting... so I would get up and ride a few miles before starting work... and then at the end of the day. Well, somehow jogging has s... read more

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andrea silver I can totally relate! I take my bike for a morning spin and I try to get out after remote work as well. My real to-the-offi... read more

The most beautiful bike and pedestrian bridge in Silicon Valley spans the Junipero Serra Fwy (Interstate 280) between Sunnyvale and Cupertino. I crossed it today on my way to get to a socially dist... read more

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I feel so lucky that my bike commute to my pottery studio is on beautiful many San Diego paths including the Spanish Trail and along Liberty Station.

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Sylvie Froncek What a nice looking ride!
Leah Schaperow Thanks! It's a lovely ride! <3

Preceding a nasty front we had high winds with gale force gusts. To ride or not to ride. Took my chances and by quitting time it was looking like a bad choice as things had started to come apart a... read more

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North wind = clean air

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When I lived in DC, I frequently biked to work. Few hills, lots of dedicated bike lanes. Great and convenient bike share program. But in Atlanta? Never! I have worked in downtown Atlanta for... read more

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Tonya Toland Hmm, I live in your area (Edgewood neighborhood), and it is a fairly easy commute to downtown. I bike to Peachtree Center M... read more
Bennett Foster Proud of you, Becky, and love that slogan, Tonya! The Triple H!

I have recently been surprised, humbled, and honored to be the subject of a Civil Beat "Wayfinding" segment. I haven't had the courage to read it myself yet, but hope that sharing it will encourage... read more

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Dar Crammond Thanks, Lynn, very inspirational. Reminds me of the old days in Portland, before bike lanes. Agree that time of day makes ... read more

Normally my commute is awesome. Last week I had a different experience. I call my parents once or twice a week on my morning bike ride as I'm 6 hours behind on them, so it is really the only time f... read more

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This morning (5/30/2019) was a glorious ride into work along the Spring Water Corridor. Saw at least eight deer, Canada geese with babies, a coyote tossing a mole around on the path, and then retr... read more

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I work with a non-profit (Bike Walk Cleveland-Tennessee) and we work to promote walking and cycling to destinations within 2 miles of your home or work. I was super excited to get a community donat... read more

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Christian Lampe That's amazing Gina! This is really inspiring for other riders that might not have considered commuting for families. Feel ... read more

Today I FINALLY got to put in a good commute for my team. Between work travel and kid complexity, I've had ironclad excuses every morning this month until today. I'm so glad I knocked over the resi... read more

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Ruth Schulte I hear you! I was able to get my spouse to help out in the morning so I could bike to work this week! It felt great!
Kristen Connor Go Mary! I have a hard time coordinating rides too... Thank you for the inspiration!

AS I ground my way through the wilderness of upper Mission Ridge trail, I lighted on a certain place where was a den. I know what lives in the wilderness of the Squilchuck drainage, so I avoided th... read more

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Branson K Great stuff!
Drew Brown this is great! keep at it

In the village of Wenatchee, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind, there lived not long since one of those women that keeps not one, but three bikes hanging on her back porch wall, as... read more

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Patrick Mc Dermott Love it! And I had a similar idea. Please check it out and let me know what you think. :) [address removed]
Patrick Mc Dermott OK, they stripped off the link I was trying to send. Try this with no [address removed] http Off the Wagon . life / riders-... read more

I CAN SEE BY MY WATCH, WITHOUT TAKING MY HAND FROM THE left grip on my handlebar, that it is 8:30 in the morning. A light headwind is rolling off the Columbia River, tugging at my contact lenses. I... read more

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Gerome Gacula i love your bluebike. i have the blue axino.
Branson K I love your writing. Keep it up

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Bristol to Bath cycle path. As far as you want to cycle without the car traffic. A must in Bristol.

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Working less hours as my bank is open for less time. Keeping safe whilst commuting by cycling more regularly and taking the slow route through the marshes. Bonus of seeing the ducklings and cygne... read more

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Nope, They must be mad. Getting on a slow packed sweaty bus or sitting in their car stuck in traffic for an hour every morning and evening. Start the day with a breath of fresh air and an easy but ... read more

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I started commuting to work by bike back in August 2019 using my old "vintage" mountain bike. I've now completed a total of 1550 miles in 220 trips and only missed one day commuting - that was my ... read more

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I bumped into so peeps I had not seen for years at a Birthday party who told me they were mountain bikers and I started to ride with them, at this point I was super unfit. After riding with them fo... read more

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As a Key worker in NHS I am still work and have to say am happy to be part of a marvelous family NHS I have always ridden in to work daily along the same beautiful route in Bedfordshire Rain snow h... read more

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Andrew Mathers God bless you one our NHS angles(all NHS are ANGLES )

Since selling my car and choosing to ride to work (6 miles) each and every day for the past 3 years, I'm now fitter, carbon neutral #NoCarbon, and a whole lot happier.

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I started commuting by bike about two years ago. I love it! You get to work feeling alert and ready for the day, there's no tedious traffic to get stuck in and I've saved to much money and CO2. I'v... read more

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I starting commuting to work to save a few quid on parking. Since I started I've left the car at home over 200 times, in rain fog snow and storms, and saved 433kg of carbon, which is the same weigh... read more

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Sometimes it's difficult to drag yourself out of bed first thing when the rain is lashing against the window and the car is sat on the driveway but it feels good to get the bike out and go #NoCarbo... read more

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We've been using the bike to get to nursery and school for a while now, but this year I'm trying to hit 200 days of commuting by bike - not easy once you factor in holidays, work trips etc. So sinc... read more

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Janey Bennet Keep getting out while we are allowed!

We've been using the bike to get to nursery and school for a while now, but this year I'm trying to hit 200 days of commuting by bike - not easy once you factor in holidays, work trips etc. So sinc... read more

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It's Winter, the weather is miserable, but despite that, I find myself pulling on my lycra, safety checking my bike and bracing myself to ride to work. Chances are I'll get splashed by the bow ... read more

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#NoCarbon After months of cycling to and from work in the dark, the days are finally getting longer! No need for lights and the shorts can come out 😁

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#NoCarbon After months of cycling to and from work in the dark, the days are finally getting longer! No need for lights and the shorts can come out 😁

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So last July I changed my commute from Southampton to London from using the company car to cycling the 5 miles to the station and training it in... I even now cycle the occassional 15 miles to P... read more

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William Roberts #NoCarbon
William Porth Trigger it!!!

Dragging myself to ride in this wet weather was certainly worth it, my body and ego are convincing me otherwise, until they have the taste of the ride

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#NoCarbon I found a route that keeps me away from the traffic with a short off road section too! And so far my bike is 7lb lighter than when i started riding it...! Happy cycling!

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Finally the wind has dropped so cycle commuting isn't a painful slog anymore, and a 'Brucey Bonus' the Sun is out in place of the rain (occasionally!) the mornings and evening are brighter so it's ... read more

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Cycled to work as usual this morning. In the very heavy sleet. As I arrived at work a driver let me into the car park ahead of him, which I was obviously grateful for, a few seconds less in the sle... read more

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I saw a Little Blue Penguin on my cycle to work this morning along the West Harbour Cycleway SH88 shared path. It made my day :) [address removed]

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When I drive I rarely take the time to enjoy the city I live in but with biking I an so easily stop, hop off and have a wee explore. Yesterday I decided to visit a piece of remnant bush in Christch... read more

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We bought my son a good second-hand bike when he got to intermediate so he could independently cycle the 4km to school each day; no worries if we're working and can't do drop-off or pick-up. I lik... read more

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Julie Wotton Brilliant!

After doing a couple of longer rides for me (>30km) I decided it was time to bike from my home town of Waimauku to work in the Auckland Viaduct area. I set out around 6:40am and had a good ride ... read more

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“When the sign discloses more road closures, and you wait for a train in vain, When, Heaven knows, even the Bus Stop is closed, it’s time to think again! So it’s the car, the train and the bus ... read more

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My workplace I happily refer to as the stables, somedays it can feel like a chore getting out of that duvet on a Monday morning when your body is numb with physical pain! It is a 1000m walk for me ... read more

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Wow I am 2 days into my rides and yesterday I took a dozen eggs home in my panniers, surprised they weren't cooked by the time I got home. Today brought in a fundraising cake for Relay for Life al... read more

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A bit of a later ride home tonight. Kind of nice hearing the birds chirp next to the car engines while stoped at the lights :)

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