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Archive for October, 2006

City riding tips

Here are some tips for the urban cyclist, adapted to KC's situation from a similar list in NYC. Metal Plates It's the scourge of KC, even more so for bicyclits than motorists. First, watch out for the bolts or other fasteners that often stick up above the plates. Second, slow down or go around wet [...]

KCMO to get Bike/Ped Coordinator

Great news on the advocacy front. The city of Kansas City, Missouri has finally moved forward with hiring a full-time bicycle and pedestrian coordinator. This is a huge step forward in improving bicycling in this region, as we will finally have a person whose sole job is focused on bike/ped issues. This is exactly what [...]

Tour of Missouri is on

www.TourOfMissouri.com It's official. The Tour of Missouri pro cycling race was announced today and set for September 11-17, 2007. It will join the Tour of California and the Tour de Georgia as the big three US cycling races and is expected to draw several elite teams from the US and Europe. In fact, the state [...]

Let’s Build the Paseo Bridge

Last week the regional Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee reviewed the various options for a Missouri River crossing and chose to recommend that MoDOT proceed with the Paseo Bridge option. The recommendation includes a bike/ped path from Front Street on the south bank to 16th Street in NKC. It also asks local and state government to work [...]

River Crossing Options

This week MoDOT unveiled there study of possible bicycle/pedestrian crossings over the Missouri River. There is a very short timeline for providing feedback, so please review the options below and let MoDOT know what you think by October 20. River crossing options Email lee.kell and I29I35EIS

Missouri Trail Summit

KC is host for the 2006 Missouri Trail Summit.  This conference brings in folks from all over the state and beyond, for three days of workshops on all things trail related.  Topics covered will include mountain biking, hiking, urban trails, equestrian trails, ATVs, etc. You'll also have opportunities to visit of the area's trails, get [...]

Tour of Missouri gets a date

Missouri has been working to establish a professional stage race, and while it's not completely official yet, the Tour of Missouri has been added to the international calendar for September 11-16, 2007, right after the Tour de France. The eight stage race will likely start in KC, dip down into the Ozarks, and finish up [...]

After many, many protests from cyclists like you, the Missouri Department of Transportation has finally conducted a study of possible bicycle/pedestrian crossings over the Missouri River. The options include retrofitting the Heart of America or A.S.B. Bridges, or constructing a new dedicated bike/ped bridge. MoDOT has committed to funding one bridge as part of the [...]

Plans are being made to greatly expand the mountain bike trails at Shawnee Mission Park in Johnson County, KS. Local mountain bikers are proposing to triple the current five miles of trails.  This would be a huge development for mountain biking in the western suburbs and beyond. Park planners are now considering the idea, and [...]

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