Mark Your Calendars, Tell Your friends and Neighbors, the Lawrence Central Rotary Club is hosting the fall 2015 Lawrence Community Bike Ride on Saturday, September 19th, 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 1 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 19th, the ride will be rescheduled for on Sunday, September 20, 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 Safe Routes to School is wrapping up the the school year with National Bike to School Day on May 6th.
Join Langston Hughes Elementary, Pinckney Elementary, and students all over Lawrence as they celebrate the day by getting fresh air and exercise on the way to school.
Please help spread the word to drivers and remind them to slow down and look for student pedestrians and cyclists. And keep your eye out for Pinckney students joining in their first Bike Train!
Throughout the month of May, try biking to work or school so that you don’t miss out on the fun! Contact Rebecca Garza at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department for more information.
The Fire Medical Department will hold their annual Helmet Fair on Saturday, April 25th on the University of Kansas campus alongside the annual Spring Football Scrimmage. The event will be the parking lot just West of Memorial Stadium in Lot 58. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 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 bicycle safety tips, bike trail etiquette, booster seat safety and swimming safety.
The Hyvee Hawk Zone will be offered from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. featuring family-friendly inflatables, face painting, music and appearances by Big Jay and Baby Jay.
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, Sunflower Outdoor and Bike Shop, Douglas County Medical Society, Lawrence Mountain Bike Club, Dillons, Ranjbar Orthodontics and Lawrence Pilot Club.
Contact the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department at (785)
830-7000 for more information.
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and City of Lawrence are bringing the League of American Bicyclists to Lawrence, KS, to offer their national League Certified Instructor training course.
Get certified, insured and equipped to teach:
- – Basic to college level bicycle skills and safety
- – Motorist education courses
- – Group riding skills
- – Commuting skills to work and school
League Certified Instructors (LCIs) are experts in bicycle education and safety. LCIs teach independently (freelance) and offer classes through schools, parks, bike shops and clubs. Along with certification to teach classes, you’ll receive access to a network of resources including videos, training models, and listserves exclusive to LCIs.
Cost for the training is $300. The Health Department has funding to pay the fees for eight individuals. These individuals will be required to provide 30 hours of bicycle skills and safety lessons in the community. The deadline to apply is April 1 and can be done at https://lawrence.wufoo.com/forms/league-certifiedinstructor-application/. For more information, contact Lawrence Recreation Center Programmer Stephen Mason at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-832-7950.
Combining biking and transit can get you farther in Lawrence. There are just a few things to be aware of when taking your bike on the bus.
- All buses in Lawrence are equipped with bike racks that can hold up to two bikes. Racks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- If there are no bikes in the rack, you should place your bike in the slot closest to the bus.
- To lower the rack, squeeze the handle and pull it down.
- After placing your bike in the rack, raise the support arm over the front tire to secure it.
- Remember to remind the driver that you will be removing your bike when you get off the bus.
Be safe, and have a great ride!
There’s even a handy video they’ve created showing you how to do it!