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It has been a honeymoon with the cars off the road but now people are going back into the office which means more and more cars on the road and everybody in a rush to get nowhere. I am now go... read more

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It's hard to believe that it's been a year since the COVID pandemic "started". Like most people, I picked up cycling (again) during this time as a way to exercise since workout and fitness centers ... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! You're entered to win an Abus lock, we'll contact the 4 winners tomorrow!

This year was my first scavenger hunt and I love that I did it with my swole sisters. Getting together to ride Southeastern San Diego was a great adventure. #bikeSoutheasternsd

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Sylvie Froncek Great! We'll select a winner at the end of the scavvy!

I started biking regularly during the past 14 months to get out of the house. I begin to feel so much better and I wasn’t feeling bad before 😂. Then bike riding became important for my health. Now ... read more

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We went to Morriso Pond to ride with the grandchildren and one fell and got a muddy foot. She was mad the rest of the excursion. We tried everything to console her. We were given a memory never to ... read more

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Roxanne Mc Niel #BikeSoutheasternSD
Sylvie Froncek Thanks for posting! You're entered in the scavenger hunt stories prize drawing! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt... read more

When most people complained and moaned that they had to stay home during the pandemic, I took it as an opportunity to get to know my neighborhood. With less cars to contend with I felt comfortable... read more

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The Pandemic era makes it more important than ever to stay active and healthy. I try and ride through my neighborhood 4-5 times a week. It supplements my running is relaxing and works a variety of ... read more

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There is nothing like feeling healthy. On a mission!!

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Rode over to CSUSM campus to check out how long the line was to get tested. Glad to see so many getting it done !

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When the pandemic threatened to cancel the nearly 10-year traditional fundraising ride of the North Central Rail Trail (or the Torrey C. Brown Trail, its official name) to the end of the Heritage R... read more

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As a registered nurse in a hospital, lockdown never really happened to me. I went to work just like always. There was no way for me to really "understand" what it was like for others. I commute to... read more

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Biking has been a means for us to get outside and still be socially distant ..... keep on riding! #mobilityweekfl

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For many years, I have been biking, averaging around 100-120 miles a month. With the arrival of COVID restriction, which limited many of my usual activities, I decided to shift my time toward mo... read more

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Marta NELSON Love Ybor City

I loved commuting by bike 10 miles from Altamonte Springs to Orlando prior to Covid. Covid came and it was hard eliminating this from the routine. It was not good for me to go from the bed stra... read more

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Courtney Reynolds Love this Bruce!

Well since March our world is kind of upside down. My job made an unexpected move - and now since we are all working remote I need a change of scenery to clear my brain. I try to ride min. 4 - 5 ti... read more

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I'm a passionate rider and love doing distance charity rides. This year they've all been cancelled or modified in a way that just isn't the same. I really missed it so I decided to do my own vers... read more

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The pandemic has forced us to explore the outdoors more. Florida has so much to offer, and getting around on a bike is the best way to enjoy nature and appreciate Florida’s beauty. When biking, my ... read more

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As many of us have had to retool our lives due to restrictions, concerns, or changes in our employment status or position, there are a high percentage of persons that have been working from home an... read more

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Bike rider has interesting experience combining hobby of exploring trails with genealogy research. Rides local trails and discovers a little family history. Set the date: July 29, 1920 - my gre... read more

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During the quietness of this Coronavirus time, it has been great being able to have the time to use my bicycle more and enjoying the rarity of having my spouse cycling with me. It is a great de-str... read more

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3 years ago I was a 275 pound man at a dwindling 5’8 stature. I was unmotivated and unhealthy. Which was not ideal for a firefighter. I didn’t exercise and I was exhausted all the time. But then... read more

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Kenneth Macomber Heal up fast! And Keep looking up! Ken. Pedal, pedal, pedal. Giddy up go!
Courtney Reynolds Thank you for sharing this story. "Just keep pedaling" is great advice for all of us.

Harald's park story has inspired me! When I was signing up for Democracy in the Park, I was looking for a park that I could easily bike to. I didn't end up choosing this one, but it sure fits that ... read more

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Thanks to everyone who is donating to the #PedalForGood Cycle September Food Drive! We picked up the first round of donations this week at Wheel & Sprocket Middleton (pic), The Cargo Bike Shop,... read more

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Loving the #ibactive scavenger hunt!

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

Since we've been largely trapped at home since March, biking has been a great way for my family to enjoy outdoor time while getting exercise. We've all spruced up our bikes (and gotten two new one... read more

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Because we #lovetoride

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I never set out to become a bike advocate. It was not in my plan, or even realm of thought when I decided to see if I could do a triathlon and got my first road bike (first bike ever in decades, ac... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! You're entered to win an Abus lock, we'll contact the 4 winners tomorrow!

I hadn’t ridden a bike in years. Then, when COVID hit, I needed to get out of the house. I’ve been borrowing a friends bike for a year, and it’s been great! I love getting out and exploring San Die... read more

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Josh Beatty #bikeSoutheasternSD
Sylvie Froncek Yay! You're entered in the prize drawing! We'll choose a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

A quick historic reference before I get “rolling” in this story. I was given a stent Jan 1st, 2016. I was just 6 miles into a century ride when my arteries closed up & I blacked out. Tipped ove... read more

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Ron Guitard #bikeSoutheasternSD

I have been riding for years, but like many others, started riding more during the Covid-19 shutdowns. In the early days, when there was no traffic at all, I started going farther than usual. I mad... read more

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Sylvie Froncek thanks for posting! we'll pick winners at the end of the month!
Sylvie Froncek Congrats! You're a winner. Check your email.

https://youtu.be/yxHEiR7I-vI Almost a year now after the shutdown, and hopefully heading for a vaccination driven return to more normal times, I can think of one good thing the virus did. Wh... read more

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In September 2020, I had my longest multiple-day trips from DC to Pittsburg. This trip was an excuse to divert my attention from coronavirus. One more reason was my son who always encouraged me for... read more

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I took a short ride yesterday when it was 37 degrees and sunny! I rode to pickup dinner at a local restaurant. I never dreamed I would hop on my bike and go in this kind of weather! It felt so g... read more

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Prior to March 20, 2020 riding my bike was a way to get to work after going to the gym with the occasional recreational ride. However after getting hit in April 2018 and my collarbone being broken... read more

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In the beginning of lockdowns, back in Spring, when all the vehicles seemed to disappear from our streets, people began to view our public spaces in a different view. Many people dusted off their o... read more

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I love to ride at night with my daughter! It gets us out of the house for some exercise, after a long day of digital school, and gives us a chance to talk. We also have fun brightening up the neigh... read more

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Working for home has meant the only time of the day I normally leave my house is during a recreational bike ride. I've always been motivated to ride from A to B (to work, to the grocery store), ho... read more

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I've ridden with several Central Florida bike groups as a way of staying active during the pandemic. It's a great way to keep a prudent distance from others and be outside and still be able to soci... read more

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I quit smoking about four and a half months ago because I was afraid I would die if I caught COVID. When I first quit, I started walking around my neighborhood when I wanted a cigarette (I walked a... read more

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My department was furloughing the majority of my team mates so I decided to take in earlier than expected retirement. This left me with a lot of time on my hands. I sold my treasured road bike afte... read more

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A positive 2020 memory of riding together to vote with my husband on a beautiful Orlando evening!

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#MobilityWeekFL. Several months ago, I bought a recumbent trike and I'm pleased to say its the greatest for someone with a bad back. After about 10 minutes on the trike, I feel no back pain and i... read more

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At the beginning of the pandemic, it was really hard for us to be cooped up in the house all day, with all the snacks. I knew I needed to encourage my daughter to stay active, but she was seven an... read more

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On March 17, CF Fitness in Mount Dora was required to close in response to COVID 19. My husband was a regular and this was upsetting. What would he do for exercise? Something had to be done! A ... read more

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Great time of the year here in the sunshine state orlando, Florida. 🌴🌅🐊🦈🐬🐟🐞🐾🚴🚴🚴 Hope all you bikers are staying safe and Healthy! 😉😷🙏

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All of September I am participating in the Great Cycle Challenge. It's a fund raiser to raise awareness and funds for children's cancer research. It's my 4th time doing it. I love it and I feel GR... read more

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Bryson Wood i got a new bike

I love to cycle for exercise and overall emotional health. I biked with my kids on a 5-day trip in Colorado, sponsored by the Adventure Cycling Association, in 2013, and we covered over 150 miles. ... read more

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Courtney Reynolds It’s amazing what exercise can do to help with emotional well-being. Thanks for sharing this!
Steven Friedman Thank you very much.

There is no bad weather just bad clothing choices. When it rains, use fenders and rain gear, when it snows, wear layers. When it is smokey, wear a mask with a good filter. Everyone stay safe out th... read more

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This is our second round and we love it!

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Rode on the Redmond Connector Trail for the first time and it was a great ride on a day with beautiful weather (shortly before the smoke came!) #TourDeRedmond

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