Archive for September, 2006
The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) recently approved over $2 million in grants for metro bicycle facilities in 2007-2008. This particular set of grants is part of MARC's program for congestion mitigation and air quality (CMAQ). A big chunk of the money will go towards filling in some key gaps in the Riverfront Heritage Trail, and [...]
While not as big or combative as other cities, KC does have a monthly Critical Mass ride. It happens the last Friday of every month at Marsh's Sunfresh grocery in Westport, Mill Street at Southwest Trafficway. Meet at 6:00 p.m. and ride at 6:30 p.m. KC Critical Mass mailing list
The Examiner reports that the suburb of Blue Springs, MO is installing bike lockers at its commuter parking lots. The 18 lockers will be split evenly between the city's three commuter lots, and are geared towards folks catching one of the commuter express buses into Kansas City or Johnson County. Lockers are managed by the [...]
The Kansas City and Johnson County Bicycle clubs have both put on some awesome rides this year, and now they invite you to celebrate a great year with a social ride, picnic, and rally. The ride is 20 miles and the lunch is free, but pre-registration is required by October 4. Sunday October 8 Ride [...]
October is the beginning of trail building and maintenance season for the EarthRiders Trails Association and EarthRiders Mountain Bike Club. KC is blessed with some of the best mountain bike trails in the country, thanks to the hard work of dozens of local volunteers. If you enjoy our local singletrack, please help keep it in [...]
The fine folks of Boonville are organizing a second annual festival to raise money and awareness of the Blunt administration's attempts give away the historic Katy Railroad Bridge. This would not only remove a piece of Boonville's history, but potentially jeopardize the very existence of the nationally-beloved Katy Trail State Park. So head out to [...]
Localcycling.com has a recap and pictures of the season's first cyclocross race. More info on cyclocross in KC at www.kccrossnationals.com.
The Trek Store blog has an account of a local cyclist taking Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on a tour of the burbs.
The Star has printed yet another letter to the editor from a motorist telling bicyclists to get off the road. It's currently on the Star's editorial page blog, Unfettered Letters. If you're so inclined you can go there and post your own response to this motorist. Update! Today the Star prints three letters to the [...]