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Archive for June, 2006

Learn how to bike

Road I: July 15, 2006. This basic 9 hour course is perfect as a primer for those cyclists who wish to gain a full understanding of how to safely operate a bicycle in a variety of situations.

A bicyclist and blogger was assaulted last night in the Old Northeast area, around 10:30 p.m. She was traveling north on Van Brunt between 7th and 8th when she was knocked off her bike and struck with a computer keyboard by a group of teenagers. The incident was reported to police, so please give them [...]

Bike Tattoo Gallery

Bike Tattoo Gallery

Women’s Night Out

The Trek Store of Shawnee is hosting a women's night with speakers, bike fittings, maintenance clinics, drinks, etc. July 11, 2006 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Trek Store 10412 Shawnee Parkway Shawnee, KS 66203 913-631-6800

Clueless Cops

Yours truly just had a run-in with a rent-a-cop who tried to tell me I can't ride in the street, but he left the encounter with a much better understanding of the law. Here's my story…

The Northland Chamber of Commerce just came out with a position statement opposing a bicycle/pedestrian facility on the new Paseo Bridge replacement.  That group is very concerned about creating an iconic bridge, and is worried that a bike/ped path would jeopardize the project's budget.  They do support accommodation on the Heart of America Bridge, but [...]

The Examiner reports that a 7 year-old-boy was hit by a truck while biking in his Independence subdivision near 28th and Lee's Summit Road on Tuesday.

EarthRiders Mountain Bike Club's annual Family Day picnic and group ride is this weekend in Johnson County… When: Saturday, June 24th, 2pm – 5pm Where: Shawnee Mission Park – Shelter #6 * What to bring: Bikes, helmets (required), lawn chairs More information: http://www.earthriders.com Rainout information will be posted to the website as needed.

Fixing The Roads

Tired of all of those metal plates, dangerous drainage grates, and other nasty hazards on the city streets? Me too, and I want to do something about it. That's why I have created an online system for reporting these things to the city. Fill out a short form and I'll forward your tip to the [...]

Bike theft with a happy ending

More often than not a stolen bike is a gone bike. But sometimes there is a happy ending. The bike that has been the topic of much discussion on the local Internets has been recovered, thanks to a stupid criminal and an alert bike shop employee. Local cyclist Jeff blogs about the story at Greased [...]

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