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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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Early on during the pandemic, biking to the end of Seacoast Drive was my little slice of heaven. Although I was masked up, the freedom of leaving the house and feeling the wind on my face was amazi... read more

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

I associate riding bikes to my childhood. It’s funny to think that I never associated it to anything else. During covid and with desperation to be active and be outside, I decided to wipe off a bik... read more

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Have really enjoyed the #betterbybike scavenger hunt as great way to spend the warm evenings while providing distractions from the upcoming distance learning. (Team Kucharskijeff)

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! Bonus points coming your way!

I realized there would be no Bike to Work day this year. I have done it the last three years. My commute is about 18miles and I have to get up early, but it feels so much better than sitting in tra... read more

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Glad to have biking it's been a sold way to get outside the house and keep my sanity. #betterbybike team Bench

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Sylvie Froncek Bonus points!

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 Laminack #DistrictCruise

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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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!

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.

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

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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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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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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, Nef... 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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It isn’t easy but it feels good to be responsible, and the views on the Redmond Connector Trail are great! #TourDeRedmond

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When I started working from home during COVID, my weekday commute cycling went completely to zero. After getting a bit stir-crazy, I started looking for good, ~ 1-1.5 hour rides I could take from ... read more

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Rem O'Donnelley I love your cheerful puppy

I associate riding bikes to my childhood. It’s funny to think that I never associated it to anything else. During covid and with desperation to be active and be outside, I decided to wipe off a bik... read more

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My 8-year old son went on his longest ride ever—11.1 miles. It was in the forest and he says you had to go up a bunch of hills. It was tiring but he says he kept getting energy whenever he went dow... read more

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Michele Bigley Scavenger hunt team name: mishmell
Sylvie Froncek Bonus points!!

Today should have been Bike the Bay. Missing that a lot. I usually ride with about a dozen friends under the Uptown Bicycles team name. We do the ride and then have a wonderful lunch and drink wine... read more

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The coronavirus has led to one good thing. An almost consistent training schedule. I’m not riding 100 miles a week and am the fastest I’ve ever been. I look forward to starting to race once the wor... read more

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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. Movement... read more

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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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

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!!

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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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!!!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.