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Image for story Riding the French Riviera (1975)

Riding the French Riviera (1975)

One of our first ports-of-call in the spring of 1975 was Toulon on the French Riviera between Marseilles and Cannes. USS William H. Standley (CG-32), a guided missile cruiser homeported in Charlest... read more

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Well.....partially remembered!

I had an old road bike that I hadn't used in years and one day I decided to take it out for a spin. I got to the top of a big steep downhill and dropped down at a pretty good speed. I grabbed the r... read more

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Tour de Fat

Happy part was heading to Golden Hill Park for the Tour de Fat sponsored by New Belgium Brewing. A fun parade route with a large group of cool ppl dressed up in costumes riding awesome bikes. Back... read more

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Cherry Blossom Row

#FamilyRide My best riding memories continue to be to find little areas where you can ride along and smell the flowers, literally. The smell of flowers and Spring blossoms are unparalleled with a ... read more

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Image for story What a difference a bike makes... <3

What a difference a bike makes... <3

The weather has been beautiful so we make it a point to bike around the island at least once a day. When we first moved here, we didn't own bikes because none of the kids knew how to ride. Now, #fa... read more

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Image for story TV weather girl said no chance of rain...

TV weather girl said no chance of rain...

So of course it rained! It was still fin to ride and climb some hills. Can't complain.

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Bicycle built for Two

My first time on a Bicycle built for two was different. My husband was in the front and there were times I closed my eyes cause I just don't want to look at how he was going to avoid something. Jus... read more

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Image for story Friends figure it out

Friends figure it out

I am the only one out of my group of friends that does not know how to write a actually bike. That doesn't stop me nor my friends from supporting me and me using alternative modes of transportatio... read more

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Fresh Morning Air in My Face

I use to live on the second floor of a huge apartment complex. For a short time period, I would lug a huge mountain bike up and down the stairs just to bike at dawn. I loved the quiet of the neighb... read more

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Image for story Ridi g with my peeps

Ridi g with my peeps

I'm reflecting bCk to bei g stuck inside for months due to the pandemic. I finally got put with few ladies a road. It felt so good to be outside on my bike back as it my peeps.

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Baby’s first bike ride

The day that I strapped my two year old into her bike seat for the first time will never be forgotten. The joy on her face and excitement of cruising down the road. Hearing her behind me saying “We... read more

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ironman

I came out of the swim and hopped into the saddle of my bike and rode the ironman distance. Over the course of 112 miles of hills, muscle cramps, dry sweat and peanut butter sandwiches. There were... read more

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Image for story The Schwinn Bicycle Company in Chicago, IL

The Schwinn Bicycle Company in Chicago, IL

I worked at The Schwinn Bicycle Company when it was in Chicago, IL. I used to ride daily on my Schwinn Paramount bicycle. I was also the International Purchasing Agent for Schwinn and traveled the ... read more

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Garden to Garden ride

A fun recent riding memory is an early morning (before work) ride from Mead Gardens to Kraft Azalea Garden in Winter Park. I live next door to Mead Gardens, and Kraft Azalea Garden is a beautiful ... read more

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Image for story Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves

When I rode on November 14th the sun was shining brightly and the temperature was a brisk 58 with some wind. My riding buddy and I did a 13 mile loop around Columbia and enjoyed the beautiful Autu... read more

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Image for story Three Generations of Biking #MobilityWeekFL

Three Generations of Biking #MobilityWeekFL

Growing up in India, my bicycle was my primary mode of transportation. Despite the independence it offered me, I never thought of bicycling as a pleasurable activity. It was really just a means of ... read more

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Riding with my children

I have participated in 11 MS150 charity rides over the years. My favorite memories are those of the MS rides that my children rode with me. At 85 years old now I cant do 75 a day two days in a row ... read more

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Image for story I was reborn

I was reborn

The bike made me get out of bed after cancer, and now I can't live without riding a bike

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Image for story We Ain't in Florida Anymore

We Ain't in Florida Anymore

In 2018, in celebration of my 40th birthday, I decided to circumnavigate the Gaspé Peninsula in Canada. Nearly 500 miles in 13 days! Even though we started in early June, it was in the 30's at nigh... read more

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Imperial Beach Ride the Sunset

Team ricrice are enjoying the IB scavenger Hunt and getting exercise same time. Finding new and great places in a friendly beach community. #IBactive

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Bike like you are nine again

One of my favorite rides right now is to pedal about a mile uphill to a local school. Then I do donuts and fast loops in the parking lots until I notice the neighbors staring at me. Last—I coast do... read more

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Rosarito ensenada

Every year I ride the rosarito ensenada bike rides. At first it was something I never thought I could do. Now that I’ve done the route so many times I notice all the little things. Cactus clinging ... read more

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Riding with my children

When I was younger and could do the mileage, I rode the MS150 11 years in a row. My greatest joy were the times when either my son or my daughter, or both, where able to join with me for the 150 mi... read more

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Image for story Thinking Back!

Thinking Back!

When I was a kid, I used to ride around on a bicycle and put models together. Now that I am an Old Dude [threescore and seven] soon to be eight. I ride around on a bicycle and put models together! ... read more

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Image for story Discovering bike-muting as an adult

Discovering bike-muting as an adult

Like many of us, I rode recreationally as a young-un. I sometimes commuted all the way across Madison Wisconsin as a working college student, and bicycled to work in Green Bay as a young working ad... read more

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Image for story Picnicking with Peonies

Picnicking with Peonies

As the weather warms we venture further across the wide open spaces of Central Illinois. Hidden treasures await those who search, such as Allerton Park & Retreat Center outside of Monticello, I... read more

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Riding on Sliver Comet Trail

Truly enjoy riding on the Atlanta, Georgia Sliver Comet Bike Trail seeing cyclists on all different types of bikes sharing the love of cycling outdoors.

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Cherry Blossom Row

#FamilyRide My best riding memories continue to be to find little areas where you can ride along and smell the flowers, literally. The smell of flowers and Spring blossoms are unparalleled with a ... read more

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Image for story Reminiscing an epic adventure

Reminiscing an epic adventure

This #familyride was a 350 mile self-supported bike tour from Washington DC to Pittsburgh with my mom, a friend, and my 2 kids, ages 5 and 8 at the time. Kids pedaled every mile under their own pow... read more

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Mothers Day

My son, husband and I decided to spend Mother's Day biking the Coastal Trail from Pacific Grove just past Marina. My husband and I have new electric bikes and we rented a bike in Pacific Grove for... read more

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La Mesa scavenger hunt!

Doing the Hunt in La Mesa has been lots of fun! I did it with my childhood friend. It brought back so many memories of growing up in La Mesa and there was even a few new things I learned, especial... read more

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#lamesa dellaqueen

We rode throughout the neighborhood and my grandaughter took her bunny for a ride in her basket. She had a harness on her and jumped out of it and my hubby caught it as fast as it hit the ground.

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Image for story Safe Ride with a View

Safe Ride with a View

My hubby and I tried out the Old Pacific Highway trail. Most of the ride has no cars and has a beautiful view! Next time we will ride further on to San Clemente or Dana Point.

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Riding with Kids

A bike ride with my kids is almost always a way to improve our mood. Check out this smile!

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Image for story Moonlight Ramble 2010

Moonlight Ramble 2010

I will always cherish my granddaughters first Moonlight Ramble ride with me. She was 7 at the time. Tried to get her to take a nap all day before the ride that starts at midnight but she refused. ... read more

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Adult Tricycles can be contagious

My friends in the neighborhood... Encouraging fun and EXERCISE.. LAUGH A LOT!

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Transportation at 15 yo

The area where I was a teenager consisted of suburban areas all interconnected. To be able to visit with friends in the summer, we rode our bikes to one another’s homes or met at local parks. Wonde... read more

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Road treasures

While leading a group ride from Seattle to San Francisco, I was towards the back of the riders helping a rider with a mechanical problem. A mother and son were riding an hour or so ahead of... read more

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C&O canal bike camping

My first time bike camping, I was dropped off by friends at Brunswick, and met up with my new group MVD. I packed based on instinct, ready for rain. we biked to Williamsport in the pouring rain, ... read more

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Family Sunday-Funday Ride

Fall has arrived and we are out and about! #MobilityWeekFL

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Zoning out in the National Forest

Here in Tallahassee we have many options to choose from when it comes to trails. There are some out in the local national forest that are fast, flowey, and fun. Imagine you are in the middle of t... read more

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Riding the Capital Crescent Trail

My wife and I lived just outside of Washington DC for years and as soon as the leaves started coming out we would make our weekly bicycle trip up and down the capitol crescent trail. Taking our bik... read more

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Image for story Bike Duval Black History Tour Pride Bicycle Ride

Bike Duval Black History Tour Pride Bicycle Ride

This is both a happy memory & biking during COVID-19 era. Bike Duval in Jacksonville, FL hosted a Black History Tour and Pride Ride for LGBTQ+ Pride Month. It was one of the first times since C... read more

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Laughter

I ride daily around the UCSC campus. Today while riding down the bike path from the Recital Hall I decided to laugh loudly. I didn't start off feeling like I wanted to laugh but by the time I arriv... read more

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Learning IB

I haven’t been to IB in years, so this IB Scavenger Hunt 2.0 brought me back to the area. On Saturday 9/12, I met a few friends at Two Wheels and off we went to start our scavenging. The weather wa... read more

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Image for story IB Scavenger Hunt 2.0

IB Scavenger Hunt 2.0

Team (of one) rwhipple - I'd better get some momentum this weekend; slipped a few spots on the leader board. 🤔 Looking forward to making up some ground this weekend! Thanks again for putting this... read more

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Biking at a college campus

When I was in college, I eventually had to get a bike because the distance between my classes was too far for a 15 minute speedwalk... especially if I wanted a seat! I had a bike growing up, but... read more

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Adventure on Pelican Island

This month I went off-road through the jungles and mud pits of Pelican Island. Luckily I didn’t encounter any rattlesnakes! #DistrictCruise

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Image for story A short ride with my son

A short ride with my son

I spend a lot of hours a week on my bike, my son has been asking me to ride on the trails with him recently. I got a hold of a used bike donated by a local bike shop in Tampa (Outspokin Bicycles) t... read more

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Image for story Ride the Plaza

Ride the Plaza

There is a district in Oklahoma City that is know as the Plaza District. It's an eclectic collection of shops and restaurants in an older part of town that has seen a revitalization in the last 10 ... read more

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