Getting StartedLocal Resources
- Resources for beginners - Some basic pointers for getting started with bike commuting or riding on the street for transportation.
- Regional Bike Map - Shows on-street bike routes, multi-use trails, bike shops, hospitals, etc. Look for it at local bike shops, order a free map online, or download the PDF version.
- RouteSlip - Browse dozens of routes mapped by local cyclists.
- Bikely - Another great bike mapping site with lots of local routes.
- KC Bike Commuters Mailing List - sign up for the local mailing list and ask other bike commuters for their advice.
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- MARC Ride Share - Register as a bike commuter with the Mid-America Regional Council and get a Gauranteed Ride Home in case of emergency.
- Metro bus/bike info - The KCATA offers bike racks on most Metro buses in KCMO, KCK, and the Missouri suburbs.
- JO bus/bike info - Johnson County Transit offers bike racks on most "JO" buses in the Kansas suburbs.
- Advice from local bike commuters Les Sire, CommuterDude, Noah, Warren, and Jeff
- The Heart of America Bridge (a.k.a. Burlington or North Oak) is doable, but intimidating for many.
- The Chouteau Bridge is a little out of the way, but much better than the H.O.A. However, Front Street between Chouteau and Downtown has a lot of truck traffic.
- Adding the bus to your bike commute is a good option, and three Northland bus routes do have bike racks: #142 North Oak, #133 Vivion/Antioch, and #129 I-29 Express.
- See Also: Bike-N-Bus info and Northland bus routes.
- How to Not Get Hit By Cars
- Urban Biker's Tips and Tricks
- Missouri Bicycle-related laws Helpful to have in case there is a dispute with a motorist or police officer.
- Kansas Bicycle-related laws
- Report a hostile motorist Missouri Bike Federation members can report a hostile or careless driver's license plate number and have a warning letter sent.