Lawrence’s Fall Community Bike Ride Scheduled for Sept 17th

The 2016 Lawrence Community Bike Ride on Saturday, September 17th, at the Haskell University stadium parking area and using the Burroughs Creek, and recently refinished bike Trail south of Haskell.

The event is open to anyone and there is no cost to participate.

There will be a three-mile ride along the Burroughs Creek Trail.

Other activities from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. include:

  • A Training Wheel Takeoff. Experts will help children who are ready to take off their training wheels in a safe environment.
  • Bike Rodeo. Kids can practice and improve their riding skills
  • Bike Helmet Fitting and Giveaway. Safe Kids with LMH will help outfit kids with helmets, while supplies last, along with providing cycling safety tips for kids of all ages – and for adults too!
  • Inflatable Bounce House and Slides for the kids!

“One of our goals as a club is to get more and more people discover cycling and an active lifestyle as a fun and healthy activity,” said Steve Lane, a member of Central Rotary Club. “This event is a great opportunity for families and individuals to enjoy cycling in a safe and scenic area on Lawrence’s east side.”

If it is raining September 17th, the ride will be rescheduled for on Sunday, September 18th, at 1PM.

Registration for the event is required and can be done before the event.

Releases will be available at the event or you can download one HERE to fill out ahead of time.

Thanks to all our sponsors and partners who help to make these events happen in Lawrence.

Lawrence Fall Community Bike Ride 2016

Volunteers Needed for Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts

CountingVolunteers are needed to manually count bicycles and pedestrians at several locations across Lawrence, Eudora, and Baldwin City in September. The Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization, with the help of volunteers, will be conducting bicycle and pedestrian counts on:

Wednesday, September 7th          10am – 12pm

Thursday, September 8th             5pm – 7pm

Saturday, September 10th            12pm – 2pm

Wednesday, September 14th        10am – 12pm

Thursday, September 15th            5pm – 7pm

Saturday, September 17th            12pm – 2pm

Saturday, September 24th            12pm – 2pm

Rain Dates:

Wednesday, September 21st         10 am – 12 pm

Wednesday, September 21st         5 pm – 7 pm

Volunteers will be taught the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project method created by Alta Planning and Design and the Institute of Transportation Engineers by watching a 4 minute training video.

Data collected on bicycling and walking will assist city and regional leaders in estimating usage and demand for bicycle and pedestrian facilities. The counts will also be used to track the region’s progress on increasing the use of non-motorized transportation, strengthen grant applications to leverage additional federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects, evaluate existing projects, and help determine the location of future investments.

To sign up visit: www.lawrenceks.org/mpo/volunteer

Volunteers Needed 2016

Velas to host first annual Women’s Ride Day this weekend

31963The Lawrence-based “sisterhood of cyclists,” Velas will host its first annual Women’s Day Ride this Sunday at Broken Arrow Park, 2800 Louisiana St.

From their website:

We’re not a team or a collective of elite athletes.

We are a sisterhood of cyclists dedicated to sharing our love of riding with women of all ages and abilities.

We’re here to illuminate the joy of cycling and nurture participation through friendship, mutual support and simply being together—on and off the bike.

We’re celebrating these ideals with an organized ride this summer and invite you to join us!

There will be out-and-back 16, 30 and 50 mile routes along Old 59 HWY south of Lawrence, KS, with SAG stops at turn-arounds and support vehicles following.

Ride begins and ends at Broken Arrow Park with first riders off at 7:30am. 50 mile riders must be off by 8:30am. Ride will take place rain or shine. No refunds.

Ride proceeds will be going to the following charities in Lawrence: 100 Good Women, The Willow and The Care Center.

**MEN**

WE WANT YOU TOO! Just because this ride has “women” written all over it does not mean you cannot attend. Please ride with us and show your support!

 

Summer 2016 Community Bike Ride Recap

There were concerns the Wednesday before, but the weather worked out and it was a beautiful day for a bike ride.  Just under 200 people (with volunteers) came out to the Lawrence Rotary Arboretum to enjoy a beautiful July morning to ride bikes.

Thanks to Central Rotary member Lynn O’Neal and to local bike enthusiast and photographer Eddie Davalos for all the awesome pictures!

Thanks to all our sponsors and everyone who came out.  And be sure to save the date on your fall calendar for our fall Ride on the Burroghs Creek Trail September 17th. (More info Coming soon)

Let’s Celebrate

The Lawrence-Douglas County Bicycle Advisory Committee has invited local biking enthusiasts to celebrate the installation of five bike repair stands, two bike corrals, and twenty-two inverted U racks as a result of a LiveWell Lawrence Community Wellness Grant.

These facilities will provide accessible repair stands for bicyclists to make repairs or adjustments as well as additional secure bicycle parking downtown. Visit www.lawrenceks.org/lprd/bike to view the other new bike repair stand locations.

The celebration is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, in front of the parking garage at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont Street.

Lawrence-Douglas County Bicycle Advisory Committee

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