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  • What is “Bicycle Friendly”?

    What is “Bicycle Friendly”?

    How does the concept of bicycle friendliness work in rural small towns? Is it more a matter of infrastructure, or attitude?

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  • Using Twitter Hashtags to Follow Cycling News

    Using Twitter Hashtags to Follow Cycling News

    Hashtags provide a way to group Twitter posts on particular subjects. This is a list of the hashtags used by Kansas Cyclist for cycling news in Kansas and neighboring states.

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  • Twittering Cyclists of the Midwest

    Twittering Cyclists of the Midwest

    Kansas Cyclist has been offering a Twitter Feed for some time now, and with a growing number of Twitter users from Kansas and our neighboring states, I thought it would be interesting to try to list as many as I could. Kansas Tweeters @kansascyclist – Kansas Cyclist @1musher – Wichita @1RonWade1 – Ron Wade @9toesmtb …

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  • Log Your Miles in 2009

    Log Your Miles in 2009

    Setting a yearly mileage goal, and then keeping track of the miles you’ve ridden is a great way to keep yourself motivated, and can lead to a great sense of accomplishment when you hit your target. You can keep track of your mileage in a number of ways: Clear your cyclocomputer’s odometer …

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  • Looking Back and Looking Forward

    Looking Back and Looking Forward

    The end of one year and the beginning of the next is traditionally a time for taking stock and making plans — looking back on last years successes and failures, and looking forward to the coming year’s opportunities and possibilities. Kansas Cyclist officially launched on January 1st 2008, so this is …

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  • Cold Weather Doesn't Stop Midwest Bike Commuters

    Cold Weather Doesn't Stop Midwest Bike Commuters

    Now that we’ve made it through our first hard freeze, first sleet, first snow, and (for some folks in our region) first ice of the winter, I thought it would be interesting to check in with some of our bicycle commuters, and see if they’re still riding. Encouragingly, most still are, …

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  • Cranksgiving Reports

    Cranksgiving Reports

    Cranksgiving is the annual event where cyclists take to the streets to give thanks and to give back to the communities in which they live. Most events are races of sorts, where each rider is given a list of items that must be purchased, each from a different store. The …

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  • Ride to Vote, Vote to Ride

    Ride to Vote, Vote to Ride

    Election Day is here, finally, and many cyclists are taking this opportunity to ride to the polls to cast their votes for the political candidates of their choice. And perhaps, in a small way, they’re casting their votes for cycling itself, showing that bicycles can be used in every aspect of …

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  • Regional News Recap

    Regional News Recap

    Bicycling-related news from Kansas and neighboring states: Kansas Lawrence Memorial Hospital is offering incentives to employees to use alternative modes of transportation, like walking, taking the bus or riding a bike. In Topeka, former city attorney Brenden Long was injured while riding his bicycle when he was struck by a driver who failed …

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  • Bikes Belong Awards Grants to Regional Projects

    Bikes Belong Awards Grants to Regional Projects

    Bikes Belong is a national coalition of bicycle suppliers and retailers working together to put more people on bicycles more often. Bikes Belong works to maximize federal bike funding, awards grants to support innovative bike projects, promotes bicycling and its benefits, and sponsors key national initiatives such as the National …

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