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On Saturday a 65 year-old cyclist was injured in a road rage hit-and-run incident at the Downtown Airport.  The road around the Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport is a popular spot for cyclists and runners – a flat, low-traffic loop in an otherwise hilly city.
KSHB-TV 41 reports that KCPD questioned a woman that the victim thinks [...]

Local cyclists are holding a rally and bike ride to raise money for a reward in the case of Joe Pace, who was recently harassed and hit by a motorist in North Kansas City. Money is needed for a reward for finding the perp who fled the scene.
Bike Safety Rally and Ride
Saturday, June 27th at [...]

A vote on the angle parking debate in Columbus Park has been delayed.  Councilmember Deb Hermann was not able to attend the hearing, so a vote has been put off for a week so that she can testify against safer parking on 5th Street in Columbus Park. However, the committee did debate the issue and [...]

The KC Bicycle Club sends this notice about a local cyclist who was recently involved in a serious crash and needs some help as he returns home from rehab…

Subject: Assistance for Doug Beisel
KCBC folks, Many, most, all of you may have heard about Doug Beisel’s recent serious bike riding accident.  There isn’t space here for [...]

Olathe teen hit on sidewalk

An Olathe teenager has injured yesterday when she was riding on a sidewalk and hit by a truck coming out of a drive way.
Remember folks, sidewalks are one of the most dangerous places to ride a bicycle.  While it might seem counterintuitive to some, statistics show that one of the most frequent crashes are bikes [...]

KCPD has identified yesterday’s fatality as 33 year-old Junior Christopher of Kansas City.  Junior was cycling to work when we was hit on I-35 just before the Paseo Bridge.
KMBC-TV 9’s Bev Chapman, who is a cyclist herself, has a big report on the river crossing situation. MoDOT still refuses to put a bike/ped path on [...]

Tragic news from early this morning, a bicyclist was hit and killed on I-35 northbound near the northeast corner of the Downtown Loop.    A trucker who may have hit the cyclist has returned to the scene after hearing about on the radio. The police investigation is ongoing, and they are not yet speculating why the [...]

Wednesday evening the world-wide Ride of Silence comes to Kansas City to honor bicyclists and pedestrians who have been killed or injured by  motorists. KCBike.Info maintains a database of fallen bicyclists in the KC region.
Wednesday, May 20th
Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. – Ride at 7:00 p.m.
Cosentino’s Brookside Market, 62nd and Main, KCMO
(North of 63rd just east [...]

East Plaza crash

KC Star is reporting a bicyclist hit last night on Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard at US 71 Hwy.  No details other than the person is being treated at a hospital.
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Wilfredo Pujols has been sentenced to 15 years in the hit-and-run death of teen bicyclist Chris Cooper in Independence in November 2007. Pujols had pleaded guilty to second degree murder in December of 2008, and was finally sentenced this week.
Meanwhile, the Cooper family is pursuing a civil case against the Independence Police Department with the [...]

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