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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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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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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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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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Zia Brucaya Looks beautiful - this is a new one to me!

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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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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Neuhauser Pharmacy does not have (a) a Bicycle Benefits sticker in the window, or (b) bike parking. But it /does/ have (c) friendly neighborhood pharmacists, (d) a post office inside that will s... read more

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Susan Hollingsworth Okay, we can't edit these -- but I swear that I can see a Bicycle Benefits sticker in the window in a blurry photograph tak... read more

I actually have two. One is to a place, about 20+ miles (one way) from my home near SDSU, up to Carmel Mountain, a place called Sesame. 20 miles is a straight shot, but I never do those. I d... read more

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Hi, we missed the virtual tour this morning because we were out on the Loop here in Tucson. Today Ron decided to increase his ride. He clocked 40.2 miles :) he usually rides 35 but he thought toda... read more

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John Kershaw Pretty nice indeed.

I have a story about a new route that will be open to everyone in just about 2 months. If you love the Rock Island Trail, but long for it to continue to the Jamaica North Trail or into Wilderness ... read more

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Tim Zach Way to go, Sara!! Thanks for making this happen!!

#ExploreByBike The Van Fleet trail is a paved rails to trails project that runs from Polk City 28 miles north to the Mabel Road trailhead near Webster, FL. The trail is heavily wooded on both side... read more

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I love the South Bay bike path, that is near my home and go a little out of the way to work every day to go on it. It is beautiful and mostly safe. The birds are wonderful to watch and hear. Lately... read more

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We've had some pretty windy days lately! Maybe it's part of our June gloom? It's funny how the wind is your friend when it's at your back, but also a cursedly strong force to reckon with! #Rediscov... read more

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Dave Nicolai In SD, I've seen, the wind blows in your face, no matter which direction you go in. :-/

About 60 miles to go to make my goal of 500 for the month, so I headed out for one of my favorites: the Night Rider's urban loop, with a few wrinkles. I love the view of the Capitol across Lake Mon... read more

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John Wente I and several of my friends were signed up to do a ride originating and ending in Madison, but of course it got cancelled. ... read more

My wife and I headed out to Lake Farm County Park and back. Due to squirrelly winds, we had headwinds both ways! We had to detour around Terravessa due to heavy construction activity on the new pat... read more

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We had to celebrate his birthday in years * 100' of elevation. So, I went along for the ride. We went up to a family run donut shop in Carmel Mountain area (Sesame Donuts-- own story, made the n... read more

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Laura Cisneros WOW! Just WOW!!

I love riding the Greenway from Bentonville to Springdale, but right now the number of people do not allow me to go as fast as I would like to so I find myself riding it sometimes, and riding the c... read more

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There is nothing like riding in the high desert in Nevada. There is untold beauty in the desert if one just looks. Sunrises and sunsets are unmatched.

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I've had plenty of strange encounters on my bike. I once ran into a opossum in the middle of the night, riding up a hill with insufficient lights. Don't worry. It wasn't harmed. I was riding really... read more

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Cool! http://roadcyclistsguide.com/create-circular-bike-route-google-maps/

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Christina Grijalva Thanks for sharing!

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I live on the edge of Bury St Edmunds and I work in Cambridge, my cycle commute is around 30 miles each way. I don't do this everyday as it takes about 4 hours in total, and that's a big part of t... read more

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The great thing about the Ribble Valley (30 miles north of Manchester) is that sooner of later you bump into a hill. Getting fit on a bike happens quicker when you're up against the force of an up... read more

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You will find me on bike rides along the Trans Pennine Trail from Altrincham to Warrington. It is a safe and long straight route for a pleasant ride. A shared path with walkers, horse riders and ... read more

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Sustrans Manchester It's so important to know where the tasty cafe stops are, sounds heavenly

I have 4 local rides I do at least one a week Two of the local rides have come from a leaflet I got from Garstang Tourist information office a long time ago . Both these rides have excellent ro... read more

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I love it up on this old moorland track, the Salter Fell Roman Road. It runs from near Lancaster to Slaidburn. Even on busy days when tourist spots are teeming with people, there's hardly ever anyo... read more

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Stuart Mercer Looks great! This has been on my hit list for years and I'm still to get round to it. Would you recommend MTB or CX Cross b... read more
Lisa Stout Hi Stuart. I'd say that a cyclocross bike is fine for the northern half of it, from Roeburndale to maybe Hard Hill Top. But... read more

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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Leon Shaner I was hoping to be able to add more photos. You can follow me here to see the photos from these many rides and more... [ad... read more
Leon Shaner Well now. It's Instagram dot com slash aetherscythe

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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Kristin Davis You can’t just throw a word like cheesecake out there and not say where it is!
Susan Hollingsworth Oh, my. My cheesecake story appears to have made it to the "stories from around the world" page. No wonder! This restaurant... read more

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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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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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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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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I don't do social media so I don't quite know how to do these #Curmudgeon #WhatIsThisHashtagBusiness, but I see that we're being invited to enter a drawing by sharing our love of Bike Bennies, and ... read more

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Zia Brucaya Susan, your post is perfect! (Successful #hashtag use :D) Thank you for posting and supporting these awesome local business... read more

With the temperature and weather being as hot and humid as it is recently, biking the Silver Strand Bikeway is a great way to get some miles in while staying cool. It has easily become my favorite ... read more

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John Kershaw Lucky you that looks Brill.

One of my favorite routes to ride is the Bayshore Bikeway trail from IB to Coronado. It's so relaxing and you can't ask for better scenery. I even got to see the pink flamingo on one of my rides. #... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Bonus points!!

It's so great to have access to a magnificent place to ride a bike. This reservoir is a treasure. Traffic is minimal and the hills are awesome (if you like hills and I do).

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My favorite place to ride is the less busy parts of the Trinity Trails in Fort Worth! No stop lights, traffic, or dodging people. You can actually notice the beautiful scenery without all those d... read more

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#RediscoverRiding I recently moved to NWA from IL and let me tell you - riding is so much better here! This super bike friendly community makes it easy to get around by bike. I love riding the Raz... read more

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Our family bike ride today confirms that there's no other place in the world that we'd rather bike!!! We've found so many cool hidden places. Love to Ride...San Diego...California...USA!!! <3 #WO... read more

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I love riding in the San Pasqual Valley. I always stop at the dairy to say hi to the girls. This week there were a lot of frolicking calves! #WTF2020

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Daniel Magos heck yeah that area is the best!

Just a quick loop around the Night Riders' urban loop, Lacy and Meadowview Rds version #GreaterMadisonBikeMonth #BikesUnite #BiketheBurg #FitchburgWI

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When I read that my favorite dining establishment, Michael's Frozen Custard, had reopened, there was no question about where I would ride today! #GreaterMadisonBikeMonth #BikesUnite #GoByBike

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I grew up in Germany, where turtles are either pets or live in a zoo. So I greatly enjoy the opportunity to see turtles in the wild. One good spot that's not too far from Madison and in a very bike... read more

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The Capitol City Trail (CCT) is an enjoyable result of conservation and recreation foresight, featuring a tour of the Nine Springs E-Way. This trail connects with the Southwest Path and other Madis... read more

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I have been taking the same route to work for the last 2 years. At first I HATED biking to work. I had to pump myself up every morning and I just hated it. Now it's my favorite time of the day. It'... read more

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The cycle from Pennington Warf > Old Trafford back is such a nice way to unwind after a tough working week. I always find the people on the route to be respectful and friendly. There are some great... read more

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My favourite place to ride would be Parramatta. I love riding there and that's where I hire my bike. Around the Parramatta river there is plenty of space to ride and also around Parramatta Park the... read more

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Jim Hanna I start at Parramatta and ride out from there - Liverpool, Windsor, Homebush bay, Centennial Park, Brighton Le-Sands...look... read more
Bernadette Warbrick Sounds great Jim!

Lovely place to visit is a secret garden with Ducks in the way of the cycle path passing chivenour

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2 years ago, when I was a lot fitter and 20kg lighter, my riding buddies and I completed a 3 day 160km+ ride from Yarraman to Wulkuraka. It was a funtastic 3 days, so when an opportunity recently c... read more

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I usually ride out on Dartmoor all year round in all weathers but I have never tried doing a ride with a bivi under the stars. I decided I would go for it last weekend and it did not disappoint. I... read more

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Bernhard Hofmann Living the dream! <3

Especially quiet during the Covid-19: Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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