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Archive for August, 2006

Yesterday Liberty experienced two separate but serious bicycle crashes, something that I think is probably unprecedented for a suburb of this size. Today's actions by the Liberty city government are very ironic. Instead of responding to the bike crashes with a commitment to improve the cycling environment in the community, the city is granting amnesty [...]

Today was a bad day for cyclists in the Northland suburb of Liberty, MO, where two separate but very serious crashes sent cyclists to the hospital. This morning a pre-school teacher and regular bike commuter was struck from behind on Main Street at Hwy 291. She is currently in critical condition and not expected to [...]

Registration is now open for the 2006 MetroGreen City-to-City Ride. This new ride showcases parts of MetroGreen, the network of trails and greenways being built across our region. This year's ride takes a southerly course through SKC and Leawood, including parts of the Trolley Track and Indian Creek trails.  City-to-City is a friendly, laid back [...]

Paseo Bridge update

The Star's Brad Cooper has another article on MoDOT's resistance to bicycle and pedestrian accommodations on the new Paseo Bridge. In it, MoDOT tosses out their usual red herrings of cost, safety, and connectivity. Meanwhile, two developements have occurred this summer. First, MoDOT has announced a study of all bike/ped bridge options near Downtown – [...]

St. Joe Rides

A couple of cool St. Joseph rides have just been added to our recent list of upcoming area rides. Our neighbors to the north have some good times, so go check them out. Sept. 23 – St. Joe Hill Climb Climb the hills of St. Joseph and raise money for the St. Joe Bike Club's [...]

Clearing the Air reports that the suburb of Overland Park, KS has adopted a new master plan that includes the doubling of trails and bike routes in the older northern half of that city.

Cyclist killed in Lone Jack

KSHB-TV 41 reports that a 44 year-old man died on Saturday at Route F and US 50 just east of Lone Jack in southeastern Jackson County. News reports indicate that the cyclist ran a stop sign and collided with a tow truck, thus the truck driver will not be ticketed.

Upcoming Rides

Several great rides are coming up this fall… Sept 9-10 – MS 150 Two-day MS fundraiser tours the scenic rolling hills of Western Missouri from KC to Sedalia. Sept 16 – Tour of the Ozarks Check out beautiful Mid-Missouri in this Rolla fundraiser for diabetes. Sept 22 – Alley Cat Race Explore the back alleys [...]

Stolen/Lost Bicycle Registry

The Greater KC Bicycle Federation has launched some new services to help reunite folks with stolen or lost bikes. The first is a stolen bike registry where you can report your missing bike and hopefully a bike shop owner or other vigilant soul will spot your ride. The second is a found bike registry. If [...]

The Bicycle in Japan, a photo essay

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