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Great Local Educational Opportunity: Bicycle Friendly Driver Course 3/27 & 3/30

The Bicycle Friendly Driver program is an hour interactive class, aimed at educating all drivers on the best and safest ways to share the road with people on bicycles. Developed by FC Bikes in collaboration with Bike Fort Collins. This course answers questions like:

  • How do most crashes involving motor vehicles and bicyclists occur? 
  • What is the safest way to make a right-hand turn when bike lanes and/or bicyclists are present? 
  • Why do bicyclists ride in the middle of the road? 
  • Attendance is open to everyone, no need to RSVP.  

Please make plans to attend one of the two sessions offered by KU Sustainability. 

The class will be presented twice.

MARCH 27th 2018 11:30-12:30 in Ritchie Hall Room 268, located in the new Earth, Energy & Environment Center, 1414 Naismith Drive. 

MARCH 30th 2018 1:30-2:30 ​presented in Chalmers Hall room 421, 1467 Jayhawk Blvd. 

Topics being covered include:

  • What’s legal and what’s not legal, for both motorists and bicyclists 
  • Why bicyclists “take the lane” and what motorists should do in response 
  • Why sharing the road is the safest alternative for both motorists 

Questions? Contact Kirsten Yunuba Stephens at 785-764-1857 or email Bikefriendlylawrence@gmail.com

Lawrence Helmet Fair 2017 — Saturday 4/15

The Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department will hold their annual Helmet Fair on Saturday, April 15 on the University of Kansas campus alongside the annual Spring Football scrimmage.  The event will be in Lot 58―the parking lot just West of Memorial Stadium.  The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to Noon and is free to attend. Immediately following the Helmet Fair, the KU Spring Football Scrimmage will take place at 1:00 p.m. in Memorial Stadium. 

At the event, public safety staff will be on hand to provide and custom-fit bike helmets for children age 15 and younger (with an adult, while supplies last).  Participants can have their bicycle inspected and take a ride on the Safe Ride Course. Staff will provide information on the rules of the road, bicycle safety tips, bike trail etiquette, booster seat safety and pool safety. 

The Hy-Vee Hawk Zone will be offered from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. featuring family-friendly activities.

The city’s Police and Fire-Medical Departments and Kansas University Public Safety are joining efforts to provide this event, along with several private and non-profit business partners including Kansas Athletics, Laird Noller, Safe Kids Douglas County, McDonalds, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, Douglas County Medical Society, Lawrence Mountain Bike Club, Dillons, Ranjbar Orthodontics, Jack Ellena Honda, State Farm Insurance, and Lawrence Pilot Club.

Lawrence’s Summer 2016 Community Bike Ride is THIS Saturday (7/16)

Lawrence Community Bike Ride Summer 2016Plans 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!

LCBR-Summer-2016-info

Mark Your Calendars for the 2016 Summer Lawrence Community Bike Ride

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.

Lawrence Communtiy Bike Ride Summer 2016

Lawrence Parks and Rec to Offer Youth Cycling Camps

Lawrence Parks and Rec Summer Bike CampLawrence Parks and Recreation Department is offering youth the opportunity to be physically active throughout the afternoon, as well as learn bicycle safety through its new summer camp offering Youth Cycling Camp.

This week-long camp will provide participants with the opportunity to explore some of Lawrence’s parks through bike rides. Camp will be headquartered in Hobbs Park, 702 E. 11th St., and travel will be done on sidewalks and there will be a focus on safe riding and street crossing to other community parks where children will participate in games and craft activities.

Youth Cycling Camp is open to children eight years-old to 12 years-old and is being offered noon – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 6-10 and June 20-24. Cost is $90 per child, per week.

All participants must provide their own bike and helmet. In the event of inclement weather, camp will be held at East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St.

To register online, please visit: http://lprd.org/activity?n=3257000 or visit any Parks and Recreation facility, including: Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane; the Community Building, 115 West 11th St.; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive, Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St. or the Administrative Offices, 1141 Massachusetts St.

For more information on the camp, please contact Stephen Mason, recreation center programmer, at (785) 832-7950.

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