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19 reasons to get out and ride!

May is bike month, and you can celebrate by hopping on your nearest two-wheeler and rolling.  Bike rides in warm weather can lead to some of the happiest feelings, get inspired by all of these people (some you know, some you don't), who make it clear you should skip the gas station and try out that pedal power. 

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“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” - John F. Kennedy

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"Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world.” - Grant Petersen

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"A few years ago, I bought an old red bicycle with the words Free Spirit written across its side - which is exactly what I felt like when I rode it down the street in a tie-dyed dress." - Drew Barrymore

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"Education is a continual process, it's like a bicycle...If you don't pedal you don't go forward." - George Weah

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"Learn to ride a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live." - Mark Twain

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“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.” - Susan B. Anthony

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"If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on." - Lance Armstrong

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"Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There’s something wrong with a society that drives a car to work out in a gym." - Bill Nye

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"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race." - H.G. Wells

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"The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. We know that if he stops moving and does not get off he will fall off." - William Golding

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"To these ideals which were instilled in me when I was a youth, I attribute in a large degree the success that was mine on the bicycle tracks of the world." - Major Taylor

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"I find buying a bicycle is a great way to stay in touch with people." - Jan Chipchase

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"I really don't like the gym.  I like experiences, so I take any chance I get to go on a bicycle." - Blake Lively

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"Next to a leisurely walk I enjoy a spin on my tandem bicycle. It is splendid to feel the wind blowing in my face and the springy motion of my iron steed. The rapid rush through the air gives me a delicious sense of strength and buoyancy, and the exercise makes my pulse dance and my heart sing." - Helen Keller

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"Bike lanes are the coolest.  My favorite past time is flipping off cars from my bicycle.  Just kidding - I'm more of a silent resentment kind of girl." - Mary Lambert

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"A bicycle ride around the world begins with a single pedal stroke." - Scott Stoll

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"The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets." - Christopher Morley

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"The city needs a car like a fish needs a bicycle." - Dean Kamen

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“Life may not be about your bike, but it sure can help you get through it.” - Hallman