It’s a Family Affair for this Cycling Family

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Most families eat dinner together, maybe watch a little TV, go see a movie……..we ride our bikes. It’s what we’ve done for the past 5 years and I can’t imagine it any other way.

It wasn’t always like this though…..Before we started cycling, my dad was VERY overweight and never wanted to do anything – well, besides eat. My mom was always meeting up with her running group. And I was trying to find my way in different sports. Basically, we were all going in different directions and there wasn’t one activity that we all enjoyed doing together.

In 2011, that changed – all because of a bicycle. It started when my mom began begging us to go on a just a “10 minute ride” after dinner. Next thing you know, it was a 30 minute ride, then an hour. My dad started dropping weight like crazy which motivated him to ride more. He set a goal that if he lost 50 lbs. he would buy a new bike. It only took a few months and my mom and dad both had new carbon bikes, and I got my mom’s old bike. Instead of sitting around wondering what we were going to do on the weekends, we were planning our next adventure on our bikes. We got involved in the local track scene and joined a cycling club.

It was history from then on and we’ve spent (almost) everyday on our bikes. We travel together, train together, race together, we even climb mountains together – some slower than others. People think it’s crazy how much our lives revolve around cycling, but I’m so thankful for this crazy life and can’t imagine it being any other way!!!
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6 Responses to “ It’s a Family Affair for this Cycling Family ”

  1. bleui on June 28, 2015 at 7:08 am

    Awesome family

  2. Guido on June 21, 2015 at 5:38 am

    Totally agree with everybody, it’s true then, cycling really is addictive. Well done.
    Just got my son his first mtb and he loves it.

  3. Meghan on June 20, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Great story. You guys rock!

  4. Paul Kirby on June 20, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Good for y’all! I’m trying to get my kids interested in cycling – two of them have 24″ mountain bikes now and I’m itching to get them out on some easy trails to see if I can get that cycling bug to bite.

  5. Katy on June 19, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Love this post! Such great inspiration.

  6. Eric Hutchins on June 19, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Great story and wonderful post. Such a cool thing that has happened for you family.

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