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Each year, many of us are challenged to ride more and get healthier by taking part in the National Bike Challenge. And although many already have great regular cycling habits in place and look forw... read more

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Growing up I always stayed active. I was either playing baseball or football with friends. Then as I got older I began playing organized sports. After high school I joined the Army and was still... read more

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Finally, some cool weather returning. This is Stevens Canyon Reservoir with some morning fog. Yes, it's fog and not smoke. This was part of a 13.5 mile loop starting from Cupertino, up Stevens C... read more

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I'm the team captain on the Madison Bikes Love to Ride group. To keep our group motivated (not that they really need that...) we did a little prize drawing at the end of Madison Bike Week: A handma... read more

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I spent Sunday afternoon in Imperial Beach giving out some free bike helmets and assorted safety gear as part of the #IBactive Scavenger Hunt. We had more than 150 teams sign up to play and the pho... read more

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#IBActive scavenger hunts has been a really fun way for me to show my family around and explore IB even more. Getting out and being active❤️-AmandaPBToast

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After a few weeks off my bike due to the poor air quality, it was great to finally get a ride in. From my home in Cupertino, it's a quick ride down Stelling and then a right onto Prospect Road. S... read more

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Cherie Walkowiak Thanks for posting your Cupertino story!! This earns you a prize for participating in Cupertino’s Fall Bike Fest Week 1 Cha... read more
Cherie Walkowiak A Google search for Cupertino Fall Bike Fest should hep you find our web page. For some reason I can't post the link here.

We love our town! And taking part in the #IBActive scavenger hunts have been such fun way for us to get out and get active as a family. Bonus is finding cool new places in our laid back beach town.... read more

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Karen Bland Whoohoo! Thanks!

Second time participating in #ibactive scavenger hunt. Lots of fun for family to get out in the fresh air. Great way to learn history of our city!! gaby1219 family loves this outdoor activity!!

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I’m so excited that I decided to participate in the iBactive Scavenger Unit. It’s so fun to ride around and learn a new area of town. You gotta do it. TrayCray #iBactive

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Sylvie Froncek Nice!

I finally got my sister to go out on a ride with me. Her response as we rode down the path- “riding brings me peace!” I couldn’t agree more. Becoming one with my bike, the wind, and the path, is my... read more

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Theodosia Ballard Forgot to #ibactive. Tballard49
Sylvie Froncek bonus points!!

I set two bicycling goals on January 1, 2020. The first was to ride 2,020 miles in 2020; the second being to commute to work at least 100 days during 2020. This morning (9.8.2020) was commute #... read more

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Steffanie Kenney Awesomeness!! Thanks for sharing your story!
David Nelms You bet, Steffanie. It's been a very good challenge!

The little town I live in, is El Cajon. We have a cute small restaurant area in our 3 block downtown. The restaurants have beautiful outside seating, and lots of it, but they are still on very modi... read more

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Sylvie Froncek What's your team name?
Moski Schrader AnyoneCanBike

Today is day 1 of the BikeMN Classic. Anyone in the state of MN can participate through Sept. 13th. So many great trails to explore and prizes to win! [address removed]

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I like to ride for the exercise and fitness benefits. Back in December I made the switch to a pedal assist e-bike which has increased my love for riding by allowing me to ride longer and farther wi... read more

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In 2014 my wife was diagnosed with diabetes. The next day we went into a bike shop for the first time and we saw the Tour de Cure. Never even knew about it. I was 340 plus pounds and i hadn't been ... read more

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David Nelms Congrats to you and your wife!
Nicholas Reyes Wow! That is awesome!!! Way to go!!!

#RediscoverRiding I have always been an active person, always helping others, volunteering, etc. Several years ago I had a persistent cough so I went to my doctor, she felt a nodule on my thyroid ... read more

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Cycling has been a “HABIT” of mine for the past 38 years. Although some of that time was spent riding with friends and relatives, I find this sport more relaxing, soloing, and enjoying the country... read more

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Steve P Great story, thank you!

Hey bike friends! We've got 700 people in San Diego participating in the Bike Month Challenge. Let's try to reach 1000! Invite a friend or two to take part. The more people we have on the roads... read more

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I'm tired from yard work, but took a short ride to keep the streak going for #GreaterMadisonBikeMonth: I've ridden 22 days in a row! It was a good opportunity to check out some of Fitchburg's ne... read more

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Laura Cisneros 22 in a ROW! You're my hero!!

Our local advocacy group, Bike New Britain, (CT) is doing a Bike Lean Photo promotion on Facebook. Pictures of our bikes next to landmarks in New Britain.

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This weekend I went to the hot desert of Indio, CA to visit my mom and my dad. My dad offered to buy my Oldest Daughter a bicycle for her to leard to ride without training wheels soon! She picked ... read more

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I started biking about 50 yrs ago. I was working as a Pulmonary/Critical Care Physician in a local hospital. I would wake up at 4 am and ride in my neighborhood for 2 Hrs. At that time I had multip... read more

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Paul D'Attilio This is inspirational. Biking into your 80's is nothing short of amazing! I plan to ride as long as possible.
Heidi Saul Thanks for expiring us all...you look great..smile

In January, I replaced my left knee with one made of titanium, plastic, and glue. The very last thing I did before I left for the hospital was ride the stationary bike for 30 minutes. Post surge... read more

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Ana Simental Great for you! I had my meniscus reattached in both knees so I just started biking outdoors this past April since my gym cl... read more

We had more management support this year! Our great Production Manager paid the bike repairs as usual. The Plant Manager was very interested in our numbers considering that we won last year. We ... read more

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Though I take measures to ride safely and make myself visible, I was sideswiped by a vehicle Sunday morning (October 4) during an early morning ride. The good news - the driver did stop and help m... read more

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Kenneth Macomber Heal up fast my friend! Keep looking up! Ken.
Devansh Soni Get well soon ! Thanks for the safety post

I've been bike commuting for 5+ years. A stolen Specialized, a New Schwinn Hybrid, then a trip to Amsterdam flipped my switch! How about a Cargo Bike. Months of research and another month of wai... read more

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I live in Cupertino and really enjoy biking! It's a good way for me to relax and get some exercise. I like biking to a park with my family and biking close to our houses with my neighbor. In my opi... read more

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We pedal a lot at night. But now even without our headlights and tail lights turned off, I feel safer. We made home made flag pole lights and they work great too They can see me now! @ibactive... read more

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Cherie Walkowiak Add a picture! I need to see these flag pole lights.

A big thanks to Love to Ride, BMC, and all of my supportive team members at Rossi Group!! This friendly initiative has given Rossi team members a way to encourage and be together as we continue to ... read more

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In January 2015, I weighed almost 300 lbs, was on oxygen, unable to walk more than 10 steps without collapsing and developed a heart murmur. My cardiologist told me I could decide either to live or... read more

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David Nelms Awesome job, Susan! Thanks for sharing your story. Congratulations on making each day better than the day before during y... read more

Come out and do the scavenger hunt this weekend! #IBACTIVE

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My one and only ride on a Schwinn Sting-Ray ended a promising bicycling career with a dramatic crash. Years later, my Encourager taught me to scoot, balance, and ride a Dahon Mariner folding bicycl... read more

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Cherie Walkowiak What a great story!

I participated in the Mid City Scavenger Hunt and had so much fun riding around, learning/finding new places in the city, & supporting local businesses. I’m glad to be participating in the #IBActiv... read more

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Our family time can often be found on 6 wheels! Whether it is riding around the block during “recess”, to the beach for a quick dip, or uptown for happy hour at CBC or Hess!!! I will cherish our fa... read more

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Sylvie Froncek What's your team name so we can give you bonus points?
Sylvie Froncek OwenFam?

I finally got my sister to go out on a ride with me. Her response as we rode down the path- “riding brings me peace!” I couldn’t agree more. Becoming one with my bike, the wind, and the path, is my... read more

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Theodosia Ballard #ibactive. Tballard49. Fun scavenger hunt!

The little town I live in, is ElCajon. We have a cute small restaurant area in our 3 block downtown. The restaurants have beautiful outside seating, and lots of it, but they are still on very modif... read more

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It may seem difficult or nearly impossible to ride for long distances but if you put the time and effort you will be rewarded with an amazing feeling of accomplishment and beautiful views/scenery y... read more

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I’ve been biking for years. Even riding the same set of routes brings me joy and a sense of freedom. But I never rode more than 50 miles in a day. Last Saturday, seven of us rode bicycles from Fort... read more

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The two keys to riding in traffic. Every rider on the road help increase the likelihood that drivers will be more aware of cyclists. So ride the roads you want to be ridden!

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We really appreciate the very helpful Zoom series on safety and the safety gear! Some of the things that we learned were really eye opening. #RediscoverRiding

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I used to bike to school every day, but since school has been closed we have been biking as part of our daily exercise. It feels great to get out there. #RediscoverRiding

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Heidi Saul Great job

My last few rides (before the gap) were annoying. Each time , I pressed my right pedal down (esp on a climb), a squeak came out. I have some mechanical knowledge, but I relied on a friend to... read more

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Today my bike takes me west to Verona, nicknamed Hometown USA, and an aspiring Bicycle Friendly Community. I had just cleaned my bike, so I turned off the Military Ridge State Trail where it turns ... read more

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Hi my name is Melissa both my brother and I have type one diabetes ! We are hooked up to insulin pumps 24 7 seven days a week and c g m glucose sensors with no vacation ! We don’t let diabetes stop... read more

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I’m 62 years old and I like to ride my bike it’s not hard and anyone can do it it’s low impact so easy on your knee. Today is day 2,011 days in a row that’s just a little over 5 years and in that t... read more

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Ralph Gonzales awesome. Love your picture. where and what are you riding?

Riding, tinkering, chatting, dreaming about bikes is a key component to my well being right now. I'm so fortunate to have found a community of colleagues, friends, neighbors, family and like minded... read more

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Quarantine life has diminished the level of activity I am accustomed to as an art teacher. I was on my feet most of the day. The transition to being home all day had my body and spirit feeling out ... read more

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I have participated in Biketober in years past, and so have others from my workplace at AECOM. But I wanted to help make this the year with the highest participation yet for AECOM. Near the beginni... read more

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Rule 9 of Velominati's "The Rules" says, "If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period." Here's to all the badasses that were out riding in the rain, yesterday.

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