Quick Hits

A compendium of bicycling news from Kansas and elsewhere:

Kansas:

Arkansas:

Colorado:

  • Ride the Rockies bike tour launched from Durango, Colorado on June 15th.
  • 1,800 riders head for town in Ouray as the 14th Annual Bicycle Tour of Colorado kicks off on Sunday, June 22.
  • On June 12th, cyclists from all over the nation gathered in Denver, Colorado for the 9th annual Rocky Mountain Omnium hosted by the U.S. Handcycling Federation.

Iowa:

  • Due to flooding, Iowa City continues discouraged all non-essential travel and encouraged motorists to stay off city streets and to walk/bicycle when possible.
  • The offices of the Iowa Bicycle Coalition are underwater.

Missouri:

  • Coverage of the Blue Springs Night Bike Ride from The Examiner in Blue Springs, Missouri: “More than 130 cyclists turned out for the event, some sporting spandex and top-of-the-line bicycles, others wearing T-shirts and riding Wal-Mart-bought bikes. This is such a unique experience that you get people of every description who come out. A lot of people look forward to this every year.”
  • A driver in Boonvile, Missouri has hung up his keys and now 20 miles to work.
  • In Kansas City, the city council has created a citizens bike/ped committee that will work with staff and elected officials in the city to move bicycle and pedestrian issues and policy forward.
  • St Joseph, Missouri is preparing to host the opening stage of this year’s Tour of Missouri in September.

Nebraska:

  • The week-long Bicycle Ride Across Nebraska (BRAN) took place June 8-14, meandering across the Sandhills region of Nebraska. Coverage from Omaha Newsstand, Fremont Tribune, Nebraska.tv, KETV.
  • The Omaha World-Herald profiles cyclists Matthew Case and Eric Brewer, who are riding across the country, including Nebraska. Said the two: “We love Nebraska and its people. We think it would be swell to live in a place like this, it’s so simple, peaceful and calm.”

Oklahoma:

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By Randy Rasa, editor/webmaster at Kansas Cyclist, the web’s premier Kansas cycling information site, featuring authoritative guides to Kansas cycling clubs, bike shops, organized bike rides, touring, trails, and much more. [learn more]

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