A compendium of bicycling news from Kansas and elsewhere:
- For those getting ready to ride the Border Raiders starting June 21st, the organizers have put together a fantastic Get Ready Guide.
- In Lawrence, Grant for Rail Trail awarded to city to build the long-discussed Burroughs Creek Rail Trail through eastern Lawrence.
- In Pittsburg, City to look at hike-and-bike path.
- A simple invitation leads one Wichita woman to a love of long-distance cycling
- In Little Rock, Arkansas, Tour de Rock riding event honors cancer survivors
- Lake Leatherwood hosts biggest XTERRA race yet in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
- In Conway, Arkansas, Bicycling catching on for workers: “With gas prices soaring and environment issues making headlines, some local residents are beginning to ride their bicycles to work and other places.”
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”
- The Oklahoma FreeWheel crossed the state from south to north June 8-14. Coverage: FreeWheelers hit the road again, Barking through FreeWheel, FreeWheelers end scenic bike tour of Oklahoma, Tracy Wilkins, Jason Kearney, Pryor Area Cycling Enthusiasts
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