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Dinner and Bikes Tour stops in KC with unique twist

Lots of touring cyclists come through the crossroads that is Kansas City. This week a tour with unique twist is stopping here for an evening of dinner, film, and conversation. The Dinner Bikes Tour is traveling the US with a … Continue reading

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43rd and Main bike artist profiled

The Pitch’s Carolyn Szczepanski has a great profile of Matt Urlaub, the KCAI student responsible for the bike art at 43rd and Main and elsewhere around Midtown. I had the pleasure of meeting Matt a couple months ago.  He’s a … Continue reading

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Family Bicycles’ Film Festival Returns

Family Bicycles in Waldo is bringing back their winter film festival with many more movies.  Every other Monday through March will feature a great bike-themed movie like The Bicycle Thief; The Triplets of Belleville; Blood, Sweat, and Gears; and more.  … Continue reading

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KC Urban Cyclist Project featured in Urban Velo magazine

The most recent edition of Urban Velo features Chris Thomas’ Kansas City Urban Cyclist Project, an ongoing project to photograph the city’s cyclists and their bikes. If you don’t subscribe to Urban Velo you can read it online or purchase … Continue reading

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Bike Week and Car-Free Challenge coming up

It’s that time of year again to celebrate all things bicycle related.  May 10-18 Bike Week will be the biggest ever. A large group of volunteers has put together a record setting 60-plus events that include virtually every aspect of … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – Critical Mass videos

The phofo of the week is actually a bunch of moving phots.  Local cyclist Gabe has a bunch of videos of Critical Mass over the last year.  The KC Mass has blossomed into 150 or more riders every month.

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Bike Week Bus

enlarge To promote Bike Week and the Car-Free Challenge, the city of Kansas City, MO has wrapped a KCATA Metro bus with a Bike There, Walk There ad. The message is that any trip under two miles can be on … Continue reading

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Family Bicycles’ in the Wednesday Sun

Family Bicycles is featured in the Wednesday Sun, the local newspaper for southern KCMO.  It’s a good interview and shop owner Theresa Van Ackeren makes some great points about bicycling for transportation. “A lot of people think a bike is … Continue reading

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Westport, wow!

This evening I spent a few hours in Westport having seem beer at McCoy’s Public House and the new Blanc beer bar and burger joint.  I think we must have seen 50 bikes tonight!  I counted at least 20 parked … Continue reading

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2007: The Year in Cycling

2007 was a huge year for bicycling in the Kansas City metro area. Here are some of the highlights… Tour of Missouri The largest sporting even in the history of Missouri kicked off here in KC on the Country Club … Continue reading

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