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A couple of months ago I was commuting by bike to work, about 7 miles there. I got a flat tire on my ride, and I had no idea how to fix it. I had a spare tube in my bad and I started watching a you... read more

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Sylvie Froncek woohoo! We're about to pick a bike lock winner...
Sylvie Froncek You're a winner! Check your email.

It's possible... it just takes longer, but you get the added benefit of a ride to take the edge off of having to drive there. I ride to the park and ride, get on a bus (6' apart with a mask,... read more

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"Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding!" The sounds of a drawbridge will always elicit a thrill, carrying me back to the month-long cruises of my teen years, with my Dad and family on a 28 foot sloop under sail ... read more

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Molly Hoopes Oh, and I wanted to add that I am thankful to have had that experience, but I am also thankful to now have a full-time job ... read more
Jennifer D Hello...i've always wanted to go to HM island! for people without a boat, do you know how i could get there? is there any... read more

Every year for the past 4 years I have participated in #MobilityWeekFL and Bike to Work Day with my company. We look forward to it every year, because its such a fun way to start the day. Because w... read more

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As a climate organizer in Orlando, FL my job is to get volunteers to pressure members of Congress to support bills that reduce our carbon footprint on the environment. So, I practice what I prea... read more

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There are lots of scenic routes around Baltimore. I chose one from Patterson Park to Towson that a former colleague recommended. A beautiful ride on a beautiful day!

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Sheldon Korpet Hey Jan 👋🏼 Would love to know more about your bottle top mirror!
Jan Cook Sheldon, Thank you for your comment! I hope that you are doing well. I bought my bottle cap bike mirror from a former work ... read more

Stopped at Black Saddle Bike shop on my ride home from work and dropped off some donations for the #bikefooddrive. Grabbed a new tire while I was there, great shop and people! #pedalforgood

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Zia Brucaya Thanks for donating, Luke!

Instead of driving to the pet store I biked it 3mi each way. Not bad at all and got to see some things I normally wouldn't see driving. And Petco gave me their K9 promotion treats for the Padres K'... read more

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I'm trying to be car free and I ride everywhere on my bike in any weather at any time and hauling just about anything. Today I moved 11 bikes for Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition from their storage... read more

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I started riding to work about four years ago. I live near the MoPac trail and can take it to Antelope Valley, then hop on the N Street cycle track and be within a couple blocks of where I work. I’... read more

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Then I hauled about 300 pounds of canopies, water, boxes, and other supplies to Sunnyvale Sports Basement from downtown San Jose. It was hot but thankfully not too smokey from all the fires nearby.

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Biker buddies, look at this truck. Do you see the driver? If you don't see the driver, then he probably doesn't see you on your bike. This is the truck that almost hit me at a Sun Prairie, Wis. ... read more

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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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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!

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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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!

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

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

North wind = clean air

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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

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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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!

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 feel like drivers are more distracted this past week than usual. I’ve had many more near misses the last few days and was even hit (while I was stopped at a stop sign). Whatever the case or the c... read more

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What the heck. Honestly, I said a lot more than that at the time! A driver just tried to kill me. They saw me and purposely swerved and pushed me into the curb. I have a rear view camera, guess who... read more

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David Nelms I was hit in October and have stopped commuting as a result. Inattentive driver. I was lucky as it was a sideswipe and I ... read more
Moski Schrader Glad your ok. My neighbor spent 2 months in the hospital after being hit. I’m not brave enough to ride a 2 wheeler in the s... read more

I’m so excited! This morning I earned the Flat Fixer badge. Sadly, that also meant I earned a Flat Fixer badge... #MobilityWeekFL

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Chelsea Alventosa Me too :( I didn't fix it myself though, good on you!
Kari Fowler Ha! I love it (speaking as one who has also earned that badge)!

Came across some true alternative transportation on my ride home from work tonight! These folks train Paso Fino horses around Buenaventura Lakes, and when I stopped to ask if it was OK to take a... read more

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Kicked off #MobilityWeekFL with a first: first time commuting by bike to my ‘new’ office! A coworker came by to check out my bike and chat about my ride in, and told me there wasn’t a good way t... read more

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TeamStuud can’t wait to get out on our bikes today to finish the #IBactive scavenger hunt. Such a great way to have some fun.

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

Instead of driving to the pet store (Padres K'd 9 so Petco gives out treats) I biked it 3mi each way. It was nice. By beaglebike #IBactive

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When I joined SVBC a year ago, it rained in September! Sure would be nice to get a good rain right now to cool things down and put out fires. If you would like to reduce future fires, get out and B... read more

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I just wanted to grab breakfast at a local eatery with a friend and run a few errands. What happened was I spent the day talking to myself while pedaling. The stuff I say to myself sometimes is jus... read more

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I hauled a couple hundred pounds of postcards and posters to Sunnyvale Sports Basement in preparation for Bike to Wherever Days. (Take 2 - attempting to ride right side up this time)

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Today I was able to be a part of something amazing on my commute from the Near Southside of Fort Worth to the North Greenbriar community. As I rode through Fairmount, Ryan Place, South Hemphill He... read more

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I really enjoy riding to work. Seeing the sunrise in the morning is Awesome. Tim Cowling CNA OHSU

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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

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!

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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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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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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Jeff Rossel It's awesome at night too.

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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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!

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

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

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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Not sure if this is allowed. However I am selling my commuter bike. It is in very good condition. It comes with a triple on the front with a Shimano chain set. Good winter tyres new brake blocks ... read more

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#RideFree | First time in the office this year and delighted that it was also my first time on the hilly 25km ride that I was commuting together with my youngest, now at school in Sheffield too for... read more

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I had an urgent package that needed to be in Liverpool that day. I contemplated a courier service and then my inherent reluctance to spend money kicked in. I am a Black Country Mon and we don't par... read more

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Rosemary Lehan Good work! It is these mad ideas that make life interesting!

I have been working for Royal Mail during the pandemic. I cycle at work each day, saving money, reducing congestion and keeping healthy. #RideFree

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