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Took the fam to explore some of the Eastside trails (starting at Quanah Parker Park). Oldest son gave Gateway MTB trails a try- first of many, I’m sure!

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Heather Ferrier Laminack #DistrictCruise

It took me a while to want to leave my house at all during the pandemic. I did not show up well for myself in the beginning and my mind got the best of me for longer than I would like to admit. I h... read more

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Matt Miller Well said Meggan! I'm right there with you. Funky days can be eclipsed by even a short pedal in the neighborhood. Move... read more

COVID threw off a lot of our plans this summer, but we decided to go through with our trip to Colorado. It's easy to socially isolate in the mountains...just don't forget to bring your bike! #Distr... read more

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I love bandannas and use them as my towel, sweat band, washcloth, cooling pad on back of neck, napkin, dish towel, dish rag, handkerchief, and face mask. So many uses! Just like a bicycle :-)

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With the COVID Quarantine, it's been a couch potato spring for me. I finally decided I needed to get back on the bike and explore Sun Prairie. I told Linda (wife) I was headed out for a ride. I ... read more

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Chelsea Alventosa Way to get back in the saddle, Chuck!
Bobbi Tobin Good Job!

I’ve worked out my whole life but once the gyms were shut down I had to take my workout outdoors. I happen to know some of those crazy cyclists that ride daily and had my indoor bike so I thought... read more

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David Nelms Awesome job! No doubt, cycling makes extended use of lots of muscles. Cycling is a much better workout than people realiz... read more

When COVID hit and I made it through the initial shock wave, I started looking for ways to help Santa Cruz community members in need. Food access was top of mind, especially in those early days of ... read more

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Gina Morimoto Awesome!!! Great job!
Meggan Wenbourne Yay Matt! Thanks for being such a positive person in this community. We are all better people for knowing you.

During our time at home, our bike rides are sometimes the best part of the day! #RediscoverRiding

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Sylvie Froncek I totally agree! Nice to see you riding!!

I love working from home because it means I can shower easily after a bike ride "to work" I have ridden much more than I would otherwise - thanks to all the support on this web site!

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Balance, pedal, breathe Overrun by tribulation, affliction, and disorder Caught up in in overreacting and overthinking Suffocating in stress, anxiety, and pain Desperate to get back... read more

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I rediscovered biking after putting off endless pleas by my PT and Sports Med team for two years. (I permanently dislocated my SC joint, have a hip deformity, and was diagnosed with extreme hypermo... read more

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We made signs and rode here today. The Coronado Bridge is closed because of rioting. I hope that Americans come together to live in a united state and stand in love so that we may conquer hate.

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Sylvie Froncek Thank you!!!

My family has had the opportunity to hop in our bikes after finishing our work at home days. We’ve also used quarantine weekends to ride. We’ve ventured out and explored paths we’ve never ridden on... read more

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The classic urban escape is a ride to Paoli. On this holiday weekend, apparently everyone had the same idea. The Badger State Trail, the Purcell Rd trailhead, and the Hop Garden were all packed. To... read more

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We are enjoying riding in our neighborhood these days. I always thought it was too dangerous because of the cars not used to bikes on the road. Now, we see that the more bike there are on the road ... read more

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I have always enjoyed riding my bike but would never go to far. During the quarantine I decided to venture out further and see if I could bike from home down to the bay and back (which would invol... read more

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I haven't been to a coffee shop since March, and it's probably going to be a while until I'll go to one again. But there's a great alternative, now that summer is here: Coffee outside! It's as easy... read more

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Our family bikes to ice cream, and to tacos. A little motivation goes a long way when taking your kids on a spin around urban San Diego - there's just no flat routes to choose from. So we make su... read more

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I live in Idaho and our Governor had us on lock down for 2 months. We are now in phase 2 of reopening, but it has been a long time coming. One bright point was he allowed us to go on walks, runs ... read more

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Part of our daily ride in our hometown includes passing this statue of Penelope as she waits for Odysseus to return from the sea. Today we decided to stop and take a picture for #FAMILYRIDEWEEK

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Last week the teachers at our school held a parade for students. We took our bikes with us so that we could ring our bike bells and cheer them on. #FAMILYRIDEWEEK

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This is our first time with a tandem bike, and it's a lot harder than we ever imagined! It's going to take some practice before we'll be able to cruise the streets with this hot cruiser! #FAMILY... read more

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To market, to market With a stay-at-home wish list Home again, home again Mission accomplished!

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After a long day of distance learning and working from home, the one thing that our family really looks forward to the most is our ride! As we cut through the streets and whiz past houses, cars, pa... read more

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Since we’ve been trapped in our homes during this pandemic, I don’t know where I’d be without my daily sanity breaks. Getting outdoors on my bike and away from the house has been a daily necessity.... read more

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During the quarantine era, our family was able to spend more time together. With our busy schedules, work, school etc…we had not had time to bike together as a family. We decided to pull out our du... read more

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Took the girls on a ride to the Dollar store for pet rat supplies. They enjoyed the ride and were impressed that they could ride their bikes somewhere they usually drive to. My youngest is only 6... read more

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I have three kids and we get out almost everyday to bike during “these times” for some fresh air and smiles.

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Heidi Saul Your future cyclists looks great
Robert L Typical of many families, helmets on kids, none on the adult. Get with it Mom.

These days our moods are fragile, and this morning my son had a terrible start into the day. We decided to go biking and although it's one of his favorite hobbies, he didn't feel like getting ready... read more

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We're cooped in more than ever right now, which makes it really important for me to embrace opportunities to get out with my 6 year old son and explore by bike. He probably hasn't realized it, but ... read more

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I meandered around some of the communities, near, where I live. Checked out a few get-it-done reports to see if the city was keeping up with the requests.... I found one that was still lingering,... read more

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Living several hours from friends, family, and the place you called home most of your life is though in normal times. The social distancing and cancelled trips of the Coronavirus Era makes it even ... read more

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Summer isnt even here and its 95 in Deep South Texas. Raspa stop half way point.

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There are so many reasons and ways to ride ;) Our local brewery has an "order online, pick it up outside" option, with a free roll of toilet paper with your order. Then there's the grid ... read more

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“Dinner’s ready!” “OK ma I’ll be right there - just finishing up real quick!” I have been using this tactic all my life. You know what? Never worked 😖 - not once. “One more game, it’ll be quick”..... read more

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I see you. Out there uncomfortably wobbling along on a bike that’s been tucked away in the place where good intentions get stored for “when we get a chance”. I see you. Out there walking –... read more

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Those who know me will tell you that I am seldom at a loss for words. But this week...these weeks, I've struggled for inspiration, and encouragement. But today I watched my car free street host... read more

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Anyone that knows me, knows I don't drive. I fully rely on my bike to do everything and to go everywhere. I buy groceries, take the pets to the Vet, meet friends, social ride, go to work, go to... read more

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A friend thought her bike was a lost cause and was asking around for bike shops and used bikes. I told her I'd take a look: her bike was nearly new and in fantastic shape! All it needed was a fro... read more

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I've worked with Bike Easy to help plan the monthly challenge since we first started implementing the Love to Ride platform 4 years ago. First as a volunteer, my role at Bike Easy eventually expand... read more

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Today was a cool breezy day so I rode my bike to the post office to mail a package from my jewelry business to the buyer. It was a wonderful ride and I enjoyed being out and about on this good day.

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I started cycling during the lockdown in March 2020. One day for some reason I decided to go on a short early morning ride. After the ride I felt great, so motivated and energised. So I thought the... read more

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Steve Clayton Fantastic! Well done you. Very inspirational story.

5 of us rode out this Sunday and did 40 miles. We all stayed 2 meters apart from each other. Stopped at the café at Hatton World near Warwick. Used a mask to go in and order coffee and cake and the... read more

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Managed a first socially distanced meet up with my family and took the youngest two grandaughters 3 and 5 for a ride along Tiverton canal. Can't post video on here so if you want to see it head ac... read more

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This isn't a correction about my performance on the ride I completed the other day, as recorded under the substantive title above; and all the stats shown therein are accurate. But, although no o... read more

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I started cycling again about 3 years as I was training for a sprint triathlon which included 10km ride. At 55 I hadn't cycled much since I was 18! Found I enjoyed being out and about again even on... read more

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Great to be save distance riding with my club members, didn’t realise how much I’d missed them

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Mamhead Hill, a 1.5 mile climb, approached from the 'C' road from Starcross, is located 6 miles from my home in Dawlish, and I use these six miles to gently 'warm up' for The Climb. Mamhead Hi... read more

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Usually cycle to work a couple of times per week but working from home has stopped that. Needing some sort of inspiration and along came a post from RAF Museum about the #hurricane80kchallenge (#2 ... read more

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We recently took delivery of Jeremy Hilary Boob, as we have called him. A big yellow cargo bike, or "sports utility bike" (SUB). I've wanted one for many years. During the Coronavirus lockdown I ... read more

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