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R.I.P. Ken Cobb

Ken CobbKen Cobb, president of the Johnson County Bicycle Club and a passionate and tireless advocate for cycling, passed away in his sleep Wednesday night. His death leaves a big hole in the Kansas bicycling community.

Here is Ken’s bio from the JCBC web site:

Ken is an attorney by occupation, but is a cyclist by vocation. He has ridden bikes all of his life, starting as a paper boy and then later on road bikes. For the past few years Ken has been both a recreational cyclist and a regular bicycle commuter. Ken rides most of the JCBC and KCBC organized rides each year. He rides the annual MS Bike Ride as a member of the Cutters team, and serves on the MS Bike Ride Planning committee. Ken’s primary regular riding group is the Prairie Village Yacht Club.

And an announcement from previous JCBC president, Maggi Hacker, via the JCBC email list:

Ken was a great friend of and passionate about cycling, current President of JCBC, he stood up for what he believed, his focus was on service, he was a brilliant lawyer and lived life fearlessly. He was a great teacher and one of my most valued friends.

Ken will be missed by many. This is a huge loss to us all. I don’t have any details of services yet.


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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]

2 responses to “R.I.P. Ken Cobb”

  1. Randy Rasa says:

    Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 2, at The Church of the Resurrection, Wesley Chapel, 13720 Roe Ave., Leawood, KS 66224. Burial will be 3:30 p.m., at Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery in Omaha, NE. Visitation for friends and family from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, at the Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Assn., 6800 W. 93rd, Overland Park, Kansas 66212. Obituary

  2. BRUCE PINKERTON says:

    KEN AND I WERE GOOD FRIENDS AND DEBATE ADVERSARIES IN HIGH SCHOOL. WE WERE ALSO GOOD FRIENDS IN COLLEGE AND KEPT IN TOUCH FOR 43 YEARS! I AM GREATLY SADDENED BY THIS LOSS BOTH FOR HIS FAMILY, WHO LOVED HIM, AND FOR THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE. KEN, I WILL MISS YOU, BUD, AND HOPE WE CAN RESUME OUR PASSIONATE DISCUSSIONS SOME DAY………