Author Archives: Eric

North Kansas City installing metro’s first sharrows today!

This morning North Kansas City started installing what are probably the KC region’s first sharrows or shared lane markings. NKC has broughten it!  Who will be next?  KCMO? Shawnee?  Lee’s Summit? Place your bets! Photos by Steve Rhoades. Sharrows, or … Continue reading

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Advocacy Alert: Speak up this week for bicycling in KCMO

This week there are two opportunities for KCMO residents to personally take an action that will have a direct impact on getting more bike lanes, trails, etc. in the city. One is to make sure bike/ped is included in the … Continue reading

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Civia Cycles has a very useful winter clothing guide for cyclists

Just in time for KC’s approaching winter, a very useful clothing guide from Civia Cycles.  It shows and tells you how to dress from -10° to 100°, in either dry or wet conditions. And since this is a Minnesota company, … Continue reading

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Car Free Happy Hour Friday at 75th Street Brewery

The Car Free Challenge invites all bike commuters, pedestrians, and transit users to join them for their monthly Car Free Happy Hour.  This month they are at 75th Street Brewery in Waldo, which has ample bike parking and is just … Continue reading

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Halloween rides

KC has a Halloween ride for all persuasions: roadie, fixie, singletrack, or ‘cross. Thursday: KCBC Brookside Ride The weekly ride will deviate from its normal route to check out some egregious decorated houses in Brookside, Prairie Village, and Mission Hills.  … Continue reading

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2011 Brevet calendar

KC Ultra-Cycling’s 2011 brevet calendar is now online, with the first ride coming up in March.   If you are into long distance cycling, be sure to check them out kcbrevets.blogspot.com and on Facebook.  2011 is a Paris-Brest-Paris year, so … Continue reading

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Update on the Trolley Track Trail Sinkhole

This giant sinkhole that closed the south end of the Trolley Track Trail might not be a sinkhole at all, but an old forgotten mine where the roof has caved in.  The KC Area Transportation Authority, owners of the trail, … Continue reading

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Town of Kansas Bridge Closure

The Town of Kansas Bridge that connects the River Market neighborhood with the Riverfront Heritage Trail will be closed for construction Monday, November 1st and Tuesday, November 2nd. Contact the Port Authority with questions or concerns.

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Chouteau Bridge sneak peak

The Chouteau Bridge bike/ped retrofit is nearing completion, with an official ribbon cutting scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on November 5th. Here’s a sneak peak of the two trails being built on either side of the bridge, along with some amazing … Continue reading

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Olathe completes west end of Indian Creek Trail

Kansas Cyclist has a great summary of a new extension at the western end of the Indian Creek Trail in Olathe. It connects Hampton Park and Southdowns Park with the residential area at 159th and Ridgeview Road. This new 1.5 … Continue reading

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