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Archive for September, 2007

Charges filed in Gaunt wreck

The Missouri Bicycle Federation reports that Jackson County Prosecutor Jim Kanatzar has charged William Johnson of Grandview with involuntary manslaughter for hitting and killing Larry and Sierra Gaunt last month. This is a felony charge that carries a maximum prison sentence of seven years for each count. No word on when the case might go [...]

Olathe Update

About 15 cyclists together rode to Thursday’s public meeting, and several more rode on their own.  I think about half of the crowd there were cyclists. At the moment, bike lanes are still in the plan for 127th Street.  The city has done quite a bit of work to squeeze this road project into the [...]

This week’s Pitch has a piece on a Leawood strip mall turning away a loyal customer who happened to arrive on her bike one day.

EarthRiders Fund Raising Run

7 mile trail run to benefit the EarthRiders Trail Association, the volunteer group that builds and maintains mountain trails in the KC metro area. More info

The city of Olathe, KS is planning to put bike lanes on 127th Street, but some serious NIMBY opposition from residents near this street is threatening to kill the bike lanes. There have already been shady back-room dealings concerning this project, so it’s critical that bicyclists make a show of force Thursday night in support [...]

  Many of you know Laurie Chipman as the leader of KCBC’s Thursday Brookside ride. Or as KCBC’s Advocacy Chair. Or as a founder and former Vice-President of the Missouri Bicycle Federation. Now we all know her as the winner of an Environmental Excellence Award from Bridging the Gap. Laurie was nominated by more than [...]

Traffic Safety Enforcement Today

Today KC’s Share the Road Safety Task Force is organizing a traffic safety enforcement operation at 39th Street and State Line Road.  Law enforcement will be targeting all road users alike – motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.  So make sure to pay extra attention to those stop signs and your hand signals, and keep your bike [...]

Positive press in the Northland

The Tour of Missouri has come and gone, but hopefully its after effects will continue to generate positive press like this. Bill Graham, The Star’s Northland columnist, has a great column imploring motorists to slow and for everyone to be a little more accommodating. The column also garnered a mention by Paul Dorn, national bike [...]

Critical Mass

Meet up at 6:00 p.m. and ride at 6:30 p.m.Location: The parking lot at Marsh’s Sunfresh grocery store in Westport, 4001 Mill Street 64111. KC’s Critical Mass is now drawing over a hundred cyclists on the last Friday of every month. Come join your fellow riders on this fun and easy-going ride through the city

Commuter Mocktail Hour

Location: Westport Road and Broadway Boulevard, KCMO 64111 The KC Bike Fed provides free snacks, pop, and bike repairs for commuters on the third Friday of every month.   More info.

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