Archive for July, 2006
This week was the time for the Pitch's annual bicycle rant, the one where a columnist complains about KC's cycling environment and then fails to follow up with any more coverage for another year. This year Ben Paynter takes over the annual duty from the dearly departed Tony Ortega. Pitch Weekly: Wheels of Misfortune
A group of Seattle high school baseball players are cycling across the country as part of a cool project to research the movements of Negro League baseball players, and specifically Buck O'Neil of the Kansas City Monarchs. They have a goal of raising $100,000 towards a research center at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The [...]
There is a big swap meet Sunday at the El Torreon Ballroom, in Union Hill at 31st and Gillham. Lots of bikes, vintage stuff parts, accessories, etc. Sounds like it's worth checking out. The thing is supposed to start at 7 or 8:00 a.m. and go until early afternoon.
A road diet, that is. Clearing the Air reports that the city of Mission, KS is considering a proposal to increase the walkability of it's main drag by narrowing the road and widening sidewalks. The Main Street feel along Johnson Drive makes Mission one of the more tolerable suburbs in the metro area, and making [...]
Team Agony has a blog of their upcoming Ragbrai ride, anyone else doing? If you know of local a Ragbrai blog please tell us in the comments.
This venerable local institution was in danger of extinction earlier this year when the city decided to drop funding for the Cliff Drive Classic portion of the event. Fortunately a local marketing company and Team X Cycling and the Boulevard and SKC racing teams stepped up to take over. So the Tour of Kansas City [...]
The Ditty Bops is a band touring the country on their bicycles. They are blogging the trip, and will be performing in KC this Sunday. It's an all ages show at 8:00 p.m. at the Grand Emporium, 39th and Main in Midtown. Screw Ticketbastard. Show up on your bike and get in for $10. The [...]
Today is a Red Alert for air pollution, so even healthy adults are encouraged to limit their time outside. Hopefully things will improve for this stuff coming up this week. Earthriders monthly meeting/ride Catch up with the happenings in our local mountain bike club. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at Blue River Parkway, at the shelter house [...]
Last night's Lenexa Midnight Bike Ride is probably one of the bigger events in the area, with over a thousand riders. This year the Lenexa cops went crazy on some folks, harassing people, detaining them, issuing ticekts, etc. Some folks did have beer, but everyone was still very respectful and riding safe. It was actually [...]