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i travel from bathgate to craigshill everyday and find the roads in a poor state full of dangerous pot holes they get full up when it rains and damages your bike the cycle path along starlaw road... read more

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I started commuting by bike this September- and because I have no parking space at my new job I knew I had no choice but to get on with it! I have fallen in love with it... Treating myself to a new... read more

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Commuting in Grantham is a mind numbing experience. I had to travel 3 miles across town to reach work and it could take as long as 45 minutes some days. So, I decided to break out the old trusty ... read more

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Last week I clocked over 43 years working at the same job at Murdoch University Library. For most of those years it has been a 16 Km round trip by car, mostly on my own. When younger I had riden a ... read more

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I took up cycling again during lockdown and dusted the cobwebs off my bike in the shed. After a gentle start I have been riding 3 x a week. I am working from home during the pandemic but returned t... read more

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I like to cycle and in the past I used to cycle a lot. After the knee surgery I was unable to cycle all the way to my workplace and than cycle to carry out inspections around Manchester. Cycle Se... read more

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E dal 2018 per andare a lavorare e per gli spostamenti quotidiani uso solo bici circa un 50 km al giorno 1200 al mese .piove o non piove si pedala, la bici per me e libertà...e ricerca di sé stessi... read more

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Sara de Marco Grande!!! Io lo faccio da 7 anni e lo adoro. Al momento studio modi per continuare a farlo nonostante lavori da casa e prim... read more

There are lots of scenic routes around Baltimore. I chose one from Patterson Park to Towson that a former colleague recommended. A beautiful ride on a beautiful day!

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Sheldon Korpet Hey Jan 👋🏼 Would love to know more about your bottle top mirror!

Lexy loves to ride to and from home to work at RPA campus "..it saves me time and I don't have to sit in crowded transport or a car - it works for me. Also great for the environment and I get my h... read more

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TeamStuud can’t wait to get out on our bikes today to finish the #IBactive scavenger hunt. Such a great way to have some fun.

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!

Stopped at Black Saddle Bike shop on my ride home from work and dropped off some donations for the #bikefooddrive. Grabbed a new tire while I was there, great shop and people! #pedalforgood

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Zia Brucaya Thanks for donating, Luke!

When I joined SVBC a year ago, it rained in September! Sure would be nice to get a good rain right now to cool things down and put out fires. If you would like to reduce future fires, get out and B... read more

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I'm trying to be car free and I ride everywhere on my bike in any weather at any time and hauling just about anything. Today I moved 11 bikes for Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition from their storage... read more

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I started riding to work about four years ago. I live near the MoPac trail and can take it to Antelope Valley, then hop on the N Street cycle track and be within a couple blocks of where I work. I’... read more

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Then I hauled about 300 pounds of canopies, water, boxes, and other supplies to Sunnyvale Sports Basement from downtown San Jose. It was hot but thankfully not too smokey from all the fires nearby.

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Today I was able to be a part of something amazing on my commute from the Near Southside of Fort Worth to the North Greenbriar community. As I rode through Fairmount, Ryan Place, South Hemphill He... read more

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I really enjoy riding to work. Seeing the sunrise in the morning is Awesome. Tim Cowling CNA OHSU

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I am thankful for the new bike lanes on Harbor Drive, allowing me to social distance and bike fast on my commute to the pottery studio in Liberty Station!

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When riding to work, some days the wind is at your back...and other days you squish your banana :( #RideFitWorth

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Nicholas Reyes Aww, darn! Sorry about the banana tragedy! :( I had to ban bananas and pears...
Gina Morimoto Maybe stick with oranges and apples

Another Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes employee trades in her keys for a helmet and commutes to work. Our kitchen Manager, Maria is dedicated to preparing healthy lunches and feeding anyone who n... read more

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Matt Miller This is so great, way to go Maria!

I used to work in an office with other people. Even before Covid they closed that office and sent us all to work from home. I was finding the transition VERY difficult as it was hard to motivate my... read more

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The weather in Austin has cooperated and I have been able to commute to work every day so far in May. I am the only one in the office, so I am able to continue to work there. I have also done som... read more

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The most beautiful bike and pedestrian bridge in Silicon Valley spans the Junipero Serra Fwy (Interstate 280) between Sunnyvale and Cupertino. I crossed it today on my way to get to a socially dist... read more

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Jeff Rossel It's awesome at night too.

Nope, They must be mad. Getting on a slow packed sweaty bus or sitting in their car stuck in traffic for an hour every morning and evening. Start the day with a breath of fresh air and an easy but ... read more

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I bumped into so peeps I had not seen for years at a Birthday party who told me they were mountain bikers and I started to ride with them, at this point I was super unfit. After riding with them fo... read more

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About 7 years ago after too many miles run on the roads my knees finally told me enough... as did the physio. I'd always enjoyed cycling for fun but decided to combine cycling as my main form of fi... read more

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During my first year working in Derby I thought I had no choice but to use my car to commute. Was constantly stressed about rush hours and finding new ways to beat the traffic. Inspired by a friend... read more

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After having my first child and a few rainy mornings I told myself that my car commute wasn't so bad and that others were doing far more damage to th environment. I was inspired by the cycle Septem... read more

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I use my bike to commute to and from work. I leave work between 9pm and 10:30pm depending on my shift and travel through the local country park. It's amazing to hear the owls and see the bats and o... read more

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I've started back at work delivering face to face rather than online for the new academic year. My place of work has changed too, and a little closer to home than before, so I have changing to cyc... read more

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First thing in the morning I'm not the most motivated of people so, starting to cycle to work was a big ask for my zombie like self to get in to. I managed it one morning and amazingly after a fe... read more

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This last week of September 2020 marks 10 years of riding to work. I remember the first day vividly. I thought shorts and a t-shirt would be sufficient as I would be riding hard and probably be wor... read more

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What is great about biking is what you see from those two wheels. Today, I saw a Heron alongside a brook in Loughton. Great spot! We had a face off! :) Was so great to pause and enjoy nature!

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When truck drivers make a massive effort by losing their momentum on a hill, by dropping into a low gear and crawl up behind you to keep you safe, make a big show of how hard you are trying to get ... read more

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Having not rode a bike in years I bought a bike and cycled to and from work. Found it in Invigorating, fresh, although a little tiring. Will continue to ride, ride, ride.

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Sustrans Manchester This is great to hear...I definitely feel more creative if I ride my bike

Instead of driving to the pet store (Padres K'd 9 so Petco gives out treats) I biked it 3mi each way. It was nice. By beaglebike #IBactive

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Nadia and Ana from the Health Promotion Unit SLHD enjoy their commute to work by bike. They cycle together to and from Coogee and work at RPA campus. They make the time by organising their busy y... read more

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I just wanted to grab breakfast at a local eatery with a friend and run a few errands. What happened was I spent the day talking to myself while pedaling. The stuff I say to myself sometimes is jus... read more

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I hauled a couple hundred pounds of postcards and posters to Sunnyvale Sports Basement in preparation for Bike to Wherever Days. (Take 2 - attempting to ride right side up this time)

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Been riding my hand built Joe Waugh 531c bike for 32 years. Not got a clue what to purchase

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Tom Darville If your bike is still perfectly ok for you don't upgrade after 32yrs your bike has earnt it's place as a really cool Retro ... read more

Biker buddies, look at this truck. Do you see the driver? If you don't see the driver, then he probably doesn't see you on your bike. This is the truck that almost hit me at a Sun Prairie, Wis. ... read more

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Bristol to Bath cycle path. As far as you want to cycle without the car traffic. A must in Bristol.

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Working less hours as my bank is open for less time. Keeping safe whilst commuting by cycling more regularly and taking the slow route through the marshes. Bonus of seeing the ducklings and cygne... read more

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Last year in May, I decided that I did not not want to ride to work anymore and bought an electric bike. In that time I have gone down to a one-car family. I just hit 2000 miles on my bike. That is... read more

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Leah Schaperow That's awesome! I also ride a rad power bike! I love watching the miles add up!
Julie Munnerlyn YOU are AMAZING Christa. E-Bike inspiration. Power On!

Despite the forecast, my daughter and I rode to camp this morning! I'm proud of her for not allowing the rain to scare us off. #FamilyRideFitWorth

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When you finally take a pebble out of your shoe, you think, "why did I wait so long?" I kept saying for years I would ride my bike to work, and now that Love To Ride, Bike Month, and San Diego Bike... read more

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Sylvie Froncek What a great story!!!
Nicholas Reyes I feel the same way!

When we started working from home, I didn't want to stop commuting... so I would get up and ride a few miles before starting work... and then at the end of the day. Well, somehow jogging has s... read more

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andrea silver I can totally relate! I take my bike for a morning spin and I try to get out after remote work as well. My real to-the-offi... read more

I feel so lucky that my bike commute to my pottery studio is on beautiful many San Diego paths including the Spanish Trail and along Liberty Station.

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Sylvie Froncek What a nice looking ride!
Leah Schaperow Thanks! It's a lovely ride! <3

I started commuting to work by bike back in August 2019 using my old "vintage" mountain bike. I've now completed a total of 1550 miles in 220 trips and only missed one day commuting - that was my ... read more

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As a Key worker in NHS I am still work and have to say am happy to be part of a marvelous family NHS I have always ridden in to work daily along the same beautiful route in Bedfordshire Rain snow h... read more

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Andrew Mathers God bless you one our NHS angles(all NHS are ANGLES )