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Archive for May, 2007



New Thursday Ride for Beginners

Are you or someone know interested in learning how to ride on the street or with a group?  A new weekly ride may be just the thing for you.  The long-running Brookside Thursday ride is adding a second route for beginners or for folks that just want a shorter ride at a slower pace. The [...]

National Trails Day

June 2nd is National Trails Day, and the KC region has several events planned on local trails.  Check out the Mid-America Regional Council’s list of all trail events.

Chris Locke blog

I just added Commuter Challenge champion Chris Locke to the blogroll on the right… chrislocke.blogspot.com

Many folks might know Nan Borchardt from Olathe, KS. Monday night she was involved in a right-hook crash on her way home from her regular Monday group ride. Fortunately Nan and her bike survived mostly intact. Here is her story in her own words.

Louis Bailey ghost bike

Last night about 15 cyclists placed a ghost bike in honor of Louis Bailey at the intersection of 12th and Burlington in North Kansas City. We were joined by Louis’ stepsister, KCMO City Councilmember (and cyclist) Russ Johnson, and a few other well-wishers. The latest details indicate that Louis was on 12th Avenue crossing Burlington [...]

Critical Mass

Meet up at 6:00 p.m. and ride at 6:30 p.m. Location: Marsh’s SunFresh supermarket in Westport.  4001 Mill Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 (Southwest Trafficway and Mill Street)

National Trails Day

Events are planned in all parts of the metro area to mark National Trails Day.  MARC has a complete list of area events, times, locations, etc.

Bicyclist killed in NKC

Sarah Gibson at Acme Bicycle Company has more info on Louis Bailey, the bicyclist struck and killed overnight in NKC. KSHB-TV reports that he was riding without any lights or reflectors, but as a homeless man he probably didn’t have good access to those things. A vigil will be held there at 12th and Burlington [...]

Bike to Work Week a Success

The 2007 Bike to Work Week was a huge success in the KC metro area. Events all over the region promoted bike commuting and helped people get started. Over 100 people road the Tour de Cowtown, setting new record for local alleycat races. The Commuter Challenge had another record year – 395 people logged a [...]

Breakfast on the Trail video

The Star has a video report on this morning’s Bike to Work Week breakfast on the Trolley Track Trail.  Look close for a glimpse of 4th District City Councilmember Jan Marcason, who rode to City Hall with city planner Bruce Wiggins and a group of city employees.




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