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Image for story GAPC&O Ride -345 miles

GAPC&O Ride -345 miles

In June 2021, I rode my bike (345 miles) from Pittsburgh to DC in 4.5 days with camping all along the trail. It's a beautiful trail with no motor vehicles. Every mile of this trail is full of natur... read more

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Riverwalk Detroit

After not riding since December 17 2020 I was anxious to get back on my schedule (4-6 days per week). I had an incidence of basal cell carcinoma on my forehead in February and couldn't ride till it... read more

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OB

The ride to the beach is my favorite ride in San Diego. Sometimes I do it every weekend. This time, I did it mid week for a much needed break.

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Image for story Bike to the Beach!

Bike to the Beach!

After a long day working I was exhausted and in need of a break. My fiancé and I ended up biking along Silver Strand and took a moment of peace and solitude at the near empty beach before biking ho... read more

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Because I Can

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Image for story Laguna Meadow with the family

Laguna Meadow with the family

So many memories of biking with the kids here back when they lived with us! When we first started our youngest was on a 16" bike and the oldest on a 20". They kept graduating up sizes, (and schoo... read more

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Mother's Day Ride

I asked my wife what she wanted to do on mother's day. Her answer was to go on one of our favorite bike ride. (after breakfast in bed, of course) So we grabbed our bikes and bike trailer (for our 6... read more

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Image for story Osprey galore!

Osprey galore!

On the weekend we typically ride from our Little Italy home around SD Bay and Point Loma areas. This past weekend we enjoyed a incredible aerial exhibition by a couple osprey families teaching the... read more

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Image for story Save some $ and bike (don't drive) downtown

Save some $ and bike (don't drive) downtown

Started out with MoGo bike membership a couple of years ago when I started working at the RenCenter. Use the MoGo bikes in the morning and to go to meetings during the day. Don't need to drive or... read more

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Sanibel & Ding Darling

Sanibel has bike paths! Separate 8 ft wide bike paths all over the island, parallel to the roads. I always feel safe!

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Image for story I just wanted to share my beagle-mobile

I just wanted to share my beagle-mobile

They add almost 100 extra pounds and any hill becomes a mountain but it's worth it. Eventually I'll upgrade us. I use my junky yellow Raleigh cus it's sturdy. I bought it for 20 bucks because I was... read more

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Image for story The Legacy Trail

The Legacy Trail

I have 2 bikes, a commuter/tourer and a road bike. I love to ride the trail and can hardly wait to use it to ride to work when the rest of the trail, north east of my home. Right now I ride the tra... read more

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Image for story Riding the dikes @ Canyon Ferry Reservoir

Riding the dikes @ Canyon Ferry Reservoir

Canyon Ferry Reservoir is fed by the Missouri River and surrounded by the Elkhorn and Belt Mountains. I can ride from my house to the Wildlife Preserve where 3 dikes surround 3 ponds. My favorite t... read more

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Summer biking

My fav place to ride is the New River Trail starting on the NC/VA border going north.

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Image for story Wandering around

Wandering around

This is what #winterwonderland in San Diego looks like! Enjoying the (still) lovely colors of fall in around the canyons while on a chill, breezy ride around the neighborhood.

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Sunday Coastal Ride

Went on a Sunday Coastal Ride from Solana to Carlsbad with my adventure partner Theo! It was a beautiful day and as always the scenery was beautiful.

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Image for story Celebrating Orlando's Bike Network

Celebrating Orlando's Bike Network

Sadly it had been months since I had ridden my bike. But today to celebrate #MobilityWeekFL I decided to take a quick trip on one of my favorite routes to check out the construction progress to fil... read more

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Image for story Excellent Bike Trail

Excellent Bike Trail

My favorite trail (so far) is West Orange Trail in Central Florida. Usually We (My wife & I) park at Winter Garden Station and ride towards Apopka for 9-10 miles. This trail is a very good for ... read more

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Image for story Love to Ride Trails!

Love to Ride Trails!

I have discovered all these excellent bike trails here in Central Florida! My favorite is the Spring to Spring from Gemini Springs to Lake Monroe. The Rail Trail is also really good for a longer ri... read more

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Image for story Love mountain biking at Fremont Older

Love mountain biking at Fremont Older

I live in Cupertino and Fremont Older is a great place for mountain biking with a variety of trails and terrain. It's an easy ride from home to Foothill Blvd to Stevens Creek County Park. You will ... read more

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Image for story #BikeBenefitsBlitz

#BikeBenefitsBlitz

At Olbrich Gardens, the Bike Benefits sticker is good for free admission to the Conservatory. Right now the Conservatory is closed for the pandemic, but the outdoor gardens are open (with limited h... read more

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Coyote Lane

I've been riding this route for years, besides the other routes. Today I almost ran a coyote over, pretty scary. Think I may change this route for sure! They always come to the creek late in the ev... read more

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Image for story Discovering new parks: Magnolia Bluff County Park

Discovering new parks: Magnolia Bluff County Park

Discovering new city or county parks by bike is always fun. This one is a bit of a distance from Madison, but it's a great park and the riding in the area is beautiful: Magnolia Bluff County Park. ... read more

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Image for story #BikeBenefitsBlitz

#BikeBenefitsBlitz

It turned out I needed a smarter phone to order curbside -- but Colectivo is offering curbside pickup via a smartphone app, and they also have Bike Bennies in non-pandemic times, and special treats... read more

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#BikeBenefitsBlitz

I have never taken advantage of my Bicycle Benefits at Wingra Boats, and it's not available right now because it's free ice cream (yes, free ice cream!) and they don't have their concessions stand ... read more

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Image for story Mickleson Trail Deadwood

Mickleson Trail Deadwood

There is a trail in the Black Hills called the Mickleson Trail. It winds through densely wooded forests, through tunnels, and over numerous bridges. It challenges one to go beyond the everyday ri... read more

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Mt Laguna

Another beautiful weekend (5/21-24) with our RVs and bikes in Mt Laguna . . . .

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San Luis Rey Bike trail to the beach and harbor

My favorite ride is along the San Luis Rey bike trail from Guajome Park to the Oceanside harbor and beach! The stretch going under the freeway always provides a much needed cool breeze and coast do... read more

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Image for story A trip on new bike paths

A trip on new bike paths

Took a 37 mile ride from home in North Park to enjoy the new Rose Creek to Gilman Drive bike path — such a treat, we need more of these! Detoured up through UCSD (my BF had never been there!) and d... read more

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Image for story Me and Jackson Road

Me and Jackson Road

It's not particularly beautiful, a commercial/light industrial road west of Ann Arbor. I work just off Jackson Road, just about at the midpoint of a 4-mile+ stretch with a fairly generous bike lane... read more

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Downtown Rides

My fiancé and I love riding around our bikes from our home in Hillcrest to downtown. During this ride, we caught the sunset from the Broadway Pier. #familyride

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Image for story My happy place

My happy place

I ride to the beach two to three times a week after work. Regardless of the weather the site and smell of the ocean always relaxes me!

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NWA FTW!

Northwest Arkansas is one of the best places to bike in all of America. There are some great mountain biking trails, funded by the Walton Foundation, the creators of Walmart. I fell in love with mo... read more

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Image for story Morrison Pond - A Must Visit for San Diego Bikers!

Morrison Pond - A Must Visit for San Diego Bikers!

Morrison Pond, nestled along the Sweetwater River is hands down one of my favorite routes in San Diego! Although it is situated in Bonita, it is so close to Southeast San Diego, Spring Valley and s... read more

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My neighborhood

I love riding my bike around the neighborhood. I get to see all my neighbor's that have been in there homes since a year ago. I try to spread happiness.

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Image for story Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area (North Georgia)

Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area (North Georgia)

All the miles of dirt and gravel roads to ride to your heart's content through shady pine and oak forest, mostly to yourself on weekdays. No need to gravel grind here. Slow down a bit, smell the ... read more

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Image for story Sunset Cruise

Sunset Cruise

Wifey and I really enjoy riding the SLR Trail to the Oceanside Harbor for the best acai bowls in town! #bikelove

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Image for story Riding the Dikes by Canyon Ferry Reservoir

Riding the Dikes by Canyon Ferry Reservoir

From my house I can ride to the Wildlife preserve. It’s a beautiful peaceful ride around 3 dikes. I especially love Springtime when all the birds come back. There’s geese, pelicans, heron, ducks, &... read more

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Mickleson Trail Deadwood

Many people go to Deadwood, SD for the night life. I go there to ride the trail. The trail wanders through the Black Hills for 83miles. There are many quaint old whistle stops, old railroad bridge... read more

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Winter Wonderland Week Ride.

It was another beautiful San Diego morning to kick off #Winter Wonderland Week and get my first Ride in on my favorite route.

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Image for story The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled

My son and I tried something new! The woods are a very different place to ride a bike, so why not try it? There are lots of twist and turns with nature surrounding us. Try going off the ramps at fu... read more

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Perfect day for a ride

Sunday, Nov. 1st, was the absolute perfect day for a bike ride in Naples! Temps in the 70s, wind ENE at 5 mph, little traffic. Lots of other soldiers nd clubs took advantage for z great Sunday ri... read more

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Image for story Weekiwachee Preserve

Weekiwachee Preserve

#MobilityWeekFL. There are hidden gems everywhere in Florida, tucked away where cars can’t go. The Weekiwachee Preserve has a paved road and miles of easy gravel winding around sparkling lakes and ... read more

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Image for story Check Out My Wheels

Check Out My Wheels

We weren’t able to find bikes during this time, but we were lucky to get a pair of skates! We love skating outdoors on the shared used path! Stay hydrated and have fun outdoors everyone!!! #Mobilit... read more

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Image for story This has become my new favorite 200K+ ride!

This has become my new favorite 200K+ ride!

This is a grand loop around Metro Detroit, following the western/northerly portions of Outer Drive, to Belle Isle, down to Grosse Ile, and further on down to Lake Erie Metro Park, then back through... read more

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Image for story #BikeBenefitsBlitz

#BikeBenefitsBlitz

This is a story about cheesecake. I love cheesecake. When I get cheesecake at restaurants, I am always so disappointed that it isn't my mom's cheesecake. My mom makes the best cheesecake. Brasse... read more

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Image for story #BikeBenefitsBlitz

#BikeBenefitsBlitz

I wasn't sure where to take this photo at the Monroe Street Farmers Market, but settled on the bike parking area. The Monroe St. Market is held in a parking lot where there's not close-by parking, ... read more

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Image for story #BikeBenefitsBlitz

#BikeBenefitsBlitz

Bloom has an amazing biscuit sandwich with roasted sweet potatoes, caramelized onions, and greens -- alas, they have a limited menu for the pandemic, and I cannot get my favorite sandwich. Instead,... read more

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#BikeBenefitsBlitz

Another place I have never used my Bike Bennies -- and another one that involves ice cream. I've been missing out! Not free this time, but a nice discount on the concessions at the zoo. Unlike a... read more

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#BikeBenefitsBlitz

Orange Tree Imports is where I first learned about Bike Benefits and bought my first sticker. Lots of the Monroe St shops have Bike Bennies – it's a great neighborhood for shopping on a bike. Al... read more

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