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Running hill repeats with the Velib bike share

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So I handed off the route to my coach with a bit of an idea: What if we combined the running of the hill repeats with taking the Velib back down again? The Velib is the Parisian bike-share system.

Getting the Christmas Tree Home via Velib: 2017 Edition

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Initially, I had hoped to put The Peanut in a bike seat on the back of the Velib for our transport journey, but some sort of shipping/procurement delay has occurred there…thus, we have no bike seat for her.

Riding Velibs on the famed cobbles of the Champs-Élysées

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Continuing along this week’s trend of cool summer Parisian events, Sunday was Velib’s big annual event on the Champs-Élysées.

Christmas Tree by Bike: 2015 Edition

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Here's this week's "5 Random Things I Did This Weekend" post, complete with our annual picking up of the Christmas tree via Velib.

Watching a high-speed bike-sharing police chase, and other weekend updates

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Just as we finished our Saturday night long runs (we met at a predetermined time/place for the final cool-down), we noticed up ahead a police car in the bike lane, and then a guy on a Velib (our bike share system here in Paris) coming at us full speed while on the sidewalk.

Cycling home with the Christmas Tree: 2016 Edition

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Of course, in true Parisian fashion I use the Velib, which is the city’s bike sharing system.

First Look at the New DCR Babymaker Product Tester

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Our first product tester in residence has now arrived! Heck, she even arrived via Velib bike with a polka-dot wrap.

The 3rd Annual DCR Cave Open House–December 10th, 2016!

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We’ll divide into two groups on a route that’s approximately 7.5 miles (12 kilometers), though folks can turn around early, or we’ll show folks how to take a Velib back from the half-way point if you’re saving yourself for the Santa Race (Velib’s are fun anyway!).

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

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Within that is a ‘boutique’ for the city, of which about half of the items are cycling related and dedicated to the Velib – the city’s bike sharing program.

Week in Review – May 6th, 2018

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2) Paris Velib hell: To any Parisian, this was merely an inevitable tidal wave.

Getting the Christmas Tree Home via Bike: 2019 Edition

www.dcrainmaker.com/2019/12/getting-the-christmas-tree-home-via-bike-2019-edition.html

It started when we lived in Paris, using a bike share Velib to make the trek from our favored Christmas Tree vendor at the flower markets in the shadow of Notre Dame, to just across the river to our apartment.

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

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So it wasn’t again till Saturday night that when coming home via Velib from a friend's house that we once again stumbled upon it.

The 4th Annual DCR Cave Open House–December 2nd, 2017

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We’ll divide into two groups on a route that’s approximately 7.5 miles (12 kilometers), though folks can turn around early, or use the Velib’s (bike share) near the Eiffel Tower along the route.

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

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This time though they did deliver it (to home on this day), and thus I ferried it back to the Studio with a Velib.

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

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Following the German-Dutch-French-but-not-English movie, we grabbed two Velib’s for the 2-3 mile ride home.

Paris Blog: An evening market cooking class

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We attempted to Velib home (bike), but none of the Velib stations had any functional bikes, so it was back via Metro instead.

Riding off French cheese and meat platters

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Saturday we went out for a run up to the Bois (big central-park like park) and looped around it a few times before eventually taking the Velib (bike-share) home.

A Decade of Getting the Christmas Tree Home via Bike: 2022 Edition

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In our case, we started in Paris with Velib bike share bikes in 2012, and have since graduated to Amsterdam with an Urban Arrow cargo bike.