The weather was beautiful and around 100 riders and volunteers came out September 17th for the Lawrence Fall Community Bike Ride organized by Lawrence Central Rotary. “We had everyone from novices and kids on training wheels to local professional riders come out,” said Central Rotary Club President Jim Peters, “our club rallies around these events and it’s great to be able to provide a safe and encouraging event for bike riding.”
Event chair Steve Lane coordinated volunteers and organized the sponsors from all over Lawrence. “Steve’s organization and prep for this function like a Swiss watch,” said club member Tobin Neis, “we wouldn’t be able to do it without him.”
Lawrence / Douglas Country Community Health Planner Charlie Bryan was on hand showing attendees the proposed “Lawrence Loop” bike / multi-use path. LiveWell Lawrence and partners continue to advocate for finishing this 22-mile loop trail around Lawrence everyone could enjoy.
Exciting for both local Rotarians as well as attendees to see was an assembled ShelterBox which Lawrence Central Rotarians have heavily supported over the years. A ShelterBox is a simple and effective solution to deliver the essentials people need to survive and begin to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of a disaster.
ShelterBoxes are tailored for the particular disaster being responded to, but typically includes a disaster relief tent for a family, thermal blankets and groundsheets, water storage and purification equipment, solar lamps, cooking utensils, a basic tool kit, mosquito nets and children’s activity pack.
Thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers who made this happen!
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)
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.
Plans have been made and volunteers have been scheduled so that this Saturday 7/16 anyone can come out to the Lawrence Rotary Arboretum and participate in this year’s summer Community Bike Ride.
The rides and activities start at 8:00 am to beat the summer heat. There’ll be rides and activities for everyone ranging from a 1-mile easy loop around the Arboretum and Training wheel take-off for kiddos who want to the three-mile family ride out to the Clinton Lake overlook and back. Lastly, there is the 10-mile ride up to I-70 and back.
During all of the rides in the parking lot of the Arboretum there will be:
- Helmets Fittings and Safety vests to participants (while supplies last).
- Kid’s Zone with inflatables to burn off that extra energy.
- Sunflower Bike will have a maintenance and bike check stand set up.
- The Merc will have a great array of healthy snacks.
What a great way to spend a Saturday morning! We hope to see everyone there!
We posted the save the date – and now here are all the details..
Be sure if you’re stopping in at any of the sponsors of this year’s rides to thank them for supporting a safe way for people to get into bicycling and an active lifestyle here in Lawrence, and Douglas County.