Kansas Cycling News

  • Cycling Through The Iowa Winter

    Cycling Through The Iowa Winter

    Michael Chamberlain, owner of The Broken Spoke in Iowa City, Iowa, who commutes to work year-round, was recently profiled in his local newspaper, The Gazette: Why would someone choose pedaling through the winter elements when they could drive? “Being part of the solution instead of part of the problem is probably the …

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  • New Mountain Bike Trails in Liberty

    New Mountain Bike Trails in Liberty

    The city council of Liberty, Missouri has approved construction of a mountain bike trail in the city’s Stocksdale Park and the neighboring Walnut Woods Conservation Area. The trails are being built with volunteer labor by the nonprofit Earth Riders Trails Association, and will be about three miles in length …

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  • Teenage Cyclist Injured in Hutchinson

    Teenage Cyclist Injured in Hutchinson

    From The Hutchinson News: The condition of a 15-year-old Hutchinson bicyclist seriously injured when he was hit by a car Thursday afternoon was upgraded Friday. Police had not completed an accident report by late Friday, so the names of those involved were not available. Officials at Via Christi Regional Medical Center, Wichita, where …

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  • Missouri Bicycle Day 2008

    Missouri Bicycle Day 2008

    February 26th was Missouri Bicycle Day in Jefferson City, organized by the Missouri Bicycle Federation. Dozens of Missouri bicyclists, walkers, runners, and trail users visited the capitol to talk with their legislators and express their support for legislation to make Missouri communities safer and more inviting for walking and bicycling. Citizens …

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  • Is Lawrence a Bicycle Friendly Community?

    Is Lawrence a Bicycle Friendly Community?

    According to the League of American Bicyclists, Lawrence, Kansas is a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community and “is a leader in encouraging cycling and educational efforts to improve the safety of the activity,” and “The city stands out among cities in Kansas and the Plains region for its high level …

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  • Promoting Bicycling on St. Louis Television

    Promoting Bicycling on St. Louis Television

    The St. Louis Regional Bicycle Federation is a bicycle advocacy group that serves the St. Louis area. They have produced a series of Public Service Announcements that are currently running on local stations. The spots aim to promote bicycling as a viable transportation alternative. Very nicely done!

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  • Cedar Falls, Iowa Considers Bike Plan

    Cedar Falls, Iowa Considers Bike Plan

    Cedar Falls, Iowa is looking at ways to enhance bicycling as transportation and to make the city more friendly to bicycle commuters. Bob Morgan, a member of the committee studying the proposal, said that use of bicycles as practical transportation could grow. “Bicycling can do more for the city. It can …

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  • MoBikeFed's Vision For Missouri

    MoBikeFed's Vision For Missouri

    The Missouri Bicycle Federation has released a document called A Vision for Active Transportation in Missouri (PDF). A post on their site describes the document and provides a summary: The vision encapsulates much of what MoBikeFed members have been telling us and what the MoBikeFed board has been working for over …

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  • Kansas Considers Making State Parks Free

    Kansas Considers Making State Parks Free

    Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius has proposed a plan to allow open admission to state parks. The current daily summer fee is $4.20 per motor vehicle ($3.70 during the remainder of the year, with an annual pass also available). That fee level is half of what it was two years …

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  • America Bikes – How About Kansas?

    America Bikes – How About Kansas?

    America Bikes is a national group that advocates for federal transportation funding for bicycling. They have some interesting bicycling statistics for all of the states in the nation. Here is their data for Kansas and neighboring states: State Number Funding Projects Arkansas 320,808 $70,542,583 300 Colorado 516,151 $64,468,181 274 Iowa 351,159 $88,622,049 305 Kansas 322,610 $35,018,036 71 Missouri 671,425 $121,853,527 325 Nebraska 205,352 $44,575,982 127 Oklahoma 414,078 $66,107,423 124 Where: Number = Estimated number of adults riding bicycles at least once a month in the …

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