Location: Kansas

Kansas Cycling Headlines: January 2018

Here is a recap of recent bicycling news from the region, as well as a look ahead to upcoming bicycling events.

January Bicycling Headlines

  • Midland Railway explores trail-along-rail idea to connect Baldwin City to Prairie Spirit Trail
  • Group behind Wichita’s toilet plunger DIY protected bike lane disbands, after threats from city bureaucrats
  • Fire damages Flint Hills Nature Trail bridge near Ottawa
  • Topeka Metro voted one of nation’s most bike-friendly businesses
  • Oklahoma City Bike Rack Map Encourages Sustainable Transportation
  • Iowa City Bike Library seeks new home for third time in three years
  • Dirty Kanza adds 350-mile challenge to 2018 event
  • Gov Brownback, in his final State of the State address: “We opened the longest hiking and biking trail in the state, the Flint Hills Nature Trail, from Herington to Osawatomie, 117 miles of beautiful Kansas. Go try it.”
  • New mountain bike trail in the works at Dover Hill Park in Joplin MO
  • Overland Park considers a road diet on College Boulevard, with wider sidewalks and more bike lanes “to make it a more scenic boulevard instead of just a car-centric thoroughfare”
  • Biking Across Kansas 2018 Route: Johnson City, Montezuma, Ashland, Pratt, Clearwater, Burden, Fredonia, Arma and Fort Scott. 558 miles in eight days.
  • Kansas Senate Bill 331 would designate the Flint Hills Nature Trail as a Kansas state park
  • A 29-year-old man was shot while riding a bicycle in Coffeyville KS
  • Missouri delays decision on Rock Island Trail
  • Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Names Nebraska Trail Visionaries Ross Greathouse and Lynn Lightner as Rail-Trail Champions
  • New bike shop, Frisco Bicycle Rental, will be built out of shipping containers, and located at the Willard Trailhead on the Frisco Highline Trail, north of Springfield MO
  • Wyandotte County working on a new trail by Kansas River
  • Update on Overland Park Bicycle Master Plan
  • Another seven miles of Nebraska’s Cowboy Trail, from Clinton to Rushville, will soon be completed

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Photo of the Month

Enjoying 2018’s first snowfall

About The Author

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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