Obsessive Cyclist Pops Marriage Proposal Via GPS-Mapped Bike Route

It took Steven Hill of Apex, N.C., about 40 minutes and 7.1 miles of riding to pop the question. Look close, this GPS-mapped route above spells out “Will You Marry Me?” in messy, street-following swoops.

Hill titled the ride, which was mapped and documented on the popular fitness and tracking app Strava, as “A question for Caroline.”

He burned 354 calories in the effort, the Strava app informed. We heard that Caroline said yes.

—Stephen Regenold

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.