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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!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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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

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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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

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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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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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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Temps in Atlanta were in the mid 90s this week. Without the challenge of already being committed to a team for Biketober, I would *not* be out riding until later in the fall. But I went out and had... read more

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Today’s biking

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In the dark, just awake, the hiss of rain on concrete through my open window next to my bed. Semi-dreaming, in quick succession: drive/take the bus/ride? Yes, ride. Which bike? Not Speedy - no f... read more

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Richard Leseney very nice !!!

In the dark, just awake, the hiss of rain on concrete through my open window next to my bed. Semi-dreaming, in quick succession: drive/take the bus/ride? Yes, ride. Which bike? Not Speedy - n... read more

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I learned to ride as a kid. Like a lot of other American kids it was a rite of passage to lose the training wheels. Though, I recall distinctly injuring myself learning to ride without training whe... read more

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As human beings, our health is not compartmental. If we experience illness or a lack of health mentally or physically or emotionally/spiritually, it does affect our overall health. It is all interc... read more

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Non-profit organizations have jumped on the biking trend as a way to raise money. AcademyOne, Inc. employees ride in a number of charitable events throughout the year. Most recently, we participate... read more

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I pulled into a little park just off the trail, leaned my bike against a maple tree, grabbed my water bottle, and sat down in the shade. On the horizon, just beyond a little stream, was a field of ... read more

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Jon Osler excellent Jim
Chelsea Alventosa Awesome story!

I noticed when I ride around town there has been litter thrown on native plants so I have stopped along the way to help keep the path I ride litter free!

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Our story in the Bellevue Bicycle Club, Bellevue, NE is multi-faceted. We have casual rides to favorite cafes, local events, exploring trails and new destinations, and encouraging others to be conf... read more

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Carrie Mc Gill Nice article Lisa!

Pedalpalooza is coming up this June. You can join hundreds of rides for free or host a ride yourself. It's easy! Find out more here: www.shift2bikes.org/pedalpalooza-calendar

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Today was a lovely day, perfect for a bike ride. I love to count things as I bike. Today I saw 77 cars, 44 bicyclist, 33 birds, 29 walkers, 18 dogs, 4 buses, 3 people waiting for the bus, 2 garba... read more

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Tess Stribos woah how did you keep score?

My name is Dan Whaley and I am a 49 year-old high school science teacher. My first real bike was a Trek 870 mountain bike that I bought in college. It was the first bike I had owned since my childh... read more

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Lisa Pietsch Great to hear your story, Dan!
Carrie Mc Gill You ROCK Dan!

I starting biking again last fall and was making great progress expanding my miles and elevation. Then I took the winter off because of darkness safety. Just restarted in time for the bikers chal... read more

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Jim Slater WooHoo! First time from Beaverton to work! I have now made it the whole way!
Matt Faunt Nice work Jim! Glad you're out there and it's feeling good!

Last summer after retiring, I made a coast-to-coast journey along the Northern Tier from Washington State to Maine. This was a self-contained ride that covered 4300 miles and took us just 52 days o... read more

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Dan Whaley Impressive!
Pamela Strunk Wow! That averaged over 82 miles a day! That is great!!!

I recently did a metric century with a friend of mine. It was the longest ride (mileage wise) either of us had ever done and we were pretty burnt out. When we got home I dropped him off and immedia... read more

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Jim Black Good friends always bring out the best in you.. and your ride!
Thomas Stokell That's classic! I once made the mistake of casually challenging a friend to 1000m race on a pair of rowing machines when we... read more

the range of the boy's explorations vastly expanded when he acquired his first bicycle

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About 10 years ago I bought a Boardman Hybrid to commute to work. I've never looked back. Saved a fortune in petrol , parking fees. Been environmentally friendly. I've kept for any kept on riding t... read more

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Christian Lampe Orh, that's so generous to pass on your previous bike! Hope it has found a nice new home :)

My ride to our village shop, supporting local businesses, comes with 2 rewards, a lovely downhill freewheel there and knowing I am not using the car #NoCarbon But then the steep Devon hills, tha... read more

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I regularly commute to work, combining fitness in to my daily routine, getting to work the quickest way possible and enjoying the fresh air is a win, win, win for me. I recently returned to work fr... read more

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Where are you based and what do you do? I live in Derby, I work at Rolls-Royce in Sinfin and I cycle to work every day. I am an aeronautical engineer and I am the Assistant Chief Design Engineer... read more

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William Porth GO GIRL!!!!

International Women's Day 2020 For International Women's Day 2020, I decided to set up a campaign to encourage more girls and women to cycle after the Love to Ride Cycle September statistics showe... read more

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My 3 year old had so much fun riding on my bike during the ABC this year, for her 4th birthday last week she got her first pedal bike (thanks for the discount Torpedo7!). I've never seen her so exc... read more

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Well here I go again, though I've told My better half this will be the last one! My 50th this March, I'd thought for some years about doing the Lakesman this particular year. An Iron Man distance ... read more

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Andy Green Please donate to: [address removed] .
Andy Green Wont let me leave link! Find me on Facebook :(

The thing is, I live and work in a small town,so I don't really need a car. The main reason I have one is to get my cat to the vet. What to do? Find a bike-compatible, cat-friendly pet carrier of c... read more

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Sam Stockwell Cats don't seem to mind going on the back of a bike, must be because they have a good view.

We had a lovely day out on Sunday with workmates and friends and even dragged my partner's son Matthew along, who at 21 years old had never rode a mountain bike, he loved it! We had a delicious lu... read more

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For the second year, GHD Christchurch arranged a lunchtime picnic ride to encourage staff to ride a bike. Today we had a beautiful day warm day to go for the relaxed 3.5km ride off road. We had ano... read more

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Sharon Lea What a great idea.

My mum mostly grew up in Christchurch and biked as a kid, but hasn't since she was in her twenties for a few different reasons. She saw how awesome I found riding around once I got my e-bike, and g... read more

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Helen Wenley I call my E-bike my freedom machine. I have joined E-bike Social Riders Hawkes Bay group and we have not only clocked up he... read more

A nice early morning jaunt wiht my colleagues to the Williams Cafe in the Wynyard Quarter before work.

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We started this adventure when our whanau of four kids left no time for me to exercise or do anything much for myself. As a survivor of an aggressive cancer that messed with my body as much as my h... read more

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This weekend we spend a couple of days on the Hauraki rail trail....cycling has become a great way to spend time together away from screens creating new and varied experiences. There was laughter a... read more

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Oliver May Funniest cafe for a family visit :D

just heads up that there is a bicycle clearance store on Lunn Ave , they have helmets from $20 and huge bins of assorted bike accessories including lights, gloves, saddles etc at very affordable pr... read more

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Hey hey, It's almost the end of #MoveitMonday week 2 My story is about sharing that I now find that I am excited about biking to or from work as part of this challenge as I am not really very co... read more

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John Fridd Well put, Simone. Re butterflies, I reckon that when there are lots around, keep the mouth closed. It's weird swallowi... read more

On the 22 November I had an accident and ended up falling off my bike and seriously dislocating my Shoulder, I was amazed at how many people stopped to help me, cyclist, car drivers and pedestrians... read more

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