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Live Well Lawrence Celebrates 5 Years!

LiveWell_flyer2You are cordially invited to the fifth anniversary celebration of LiveWell Lawrence. The celebration will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St., in downtown Lawrence.

LiveWell Lawrence is a coalition of more than 100 community members who are working together to make it easier for Douglas County residents to eat healthy foods, be physically active and live tobacco free.

The celebration’s program begins at 5:15 p.m. and will include:

  • Welcome — Hank Booth
  • Bringing the vision of LiveWell to life — Marilyn Hull, of Douglas County Community Foundation
  • LiveWell, today and tomorrow — Cindy Johnson, chair of LiveWell Lawrence
  • LiveWell, a state leader — Jeff Usher, of Kansas Health Foundation, and Robert Moser, MD, secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • Community impact — Douglas County Commissioner Mike Gaughan and Lawrence Mayor Michael Dever
  • Special recognition of Marilyn Hull

We hope you can attend the event and celebrate our community’s successes, which include passage of a Complete Streets Policy in Lawrence, adoption of school marathon clubs and school gardens, and establishment of WorkWell Lawrence, a network of employers who are working together to create a culture of health in the workplace.

There will be free food and beverages along with information booths about community activities ranging from school gardens and bicycling to workplace wellness and transportation planning. It’s a great opportunity to network and learn about LiveWell!

Lawrence Central Rotary and Ride Lawrence will be set up with information about local biking and other exciting giveaways!

RSVP on Facebook here.

Help us promote the celebration. Download and share the event flyer here.

Take a Kid Moutain Biking Day is October 5th!

mountainbikeposterEnjoy a day of learning mountain bike skills while experiencing the great outdoors!

Three Groups led by Instructors:

  • Advanced – 10 a.m. and noon
  • Beginner – 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
  • Intermediate – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

All Participants must wear a helmet and fill out the waiver form prior to participating and bring own bike to ride.


Baldwin City’s 2013 Bicycle Swapmeet Set for Saturday 7/13

bike-swap-meetThe Baldwin City Bicycle Swapmeet is an annual event that takes place in Baldwin City, Kansas, at the Antiques On the Prairie parking lot, 520 High Street. Buy, sell, and swap bicycles, parts, and gear.

The Baldwin City Bicycle Swapmeet is open from 8am to 5pm. Vendor spaces are free, up to two parking spot sizes. A fee of 10 percent will be collected on sales. Bring your old, new, antique, or collector bikes. and parts too. Buyers shop for free.

For more information contact Stan at 785-418-3881.

Not a Pro Racer? Still Lots To Do at This Year’s Tour of Lawrence

ToL13_Poster03_PRINTThe weekend of June 28th you can enjoy bicycle racing at its best in beautiful and historic Lawrence. The Tour of Lawrence is a set of three separate USA Cycling Pro-AM competitive bicycle racing events.

The TOL actually consists of three competitive bicycle racing events and the weekend’s cash prize list totals over $20,000!

— on Friday night downtown are the Street Sprints sponsored this year by Laird Noller Automotive

— on Saturday, the challenging the KU Campus Circuit Race sponsored by Meadowbrook Apartments goes up and down the hills of Mt. Oread with over 400ft of climbing per lap and is this year’s KCA’s Kansas State Category Road Race Championships

— on Sunday, the Downtown Criterium sponsored by Free State Brewery is using the former two-time Collegiate National Championships course and this year’s KCA’s Kansas State Category Criterium Championships

If you’re not a competitive bike rider there’s lots of other opportunities.. You can volunteer to help at the TOL’s site

Lawrence Central Rotary and one of our initiative’s Ride Lawrence is sponsoring the free Kid’s Zone on Friday night and Sunday. The fine folks from Lawrence’s Jump for Joy will have inflatables set up for the kids and it’s free! There’s also a host of other kids events that weekend. Click on the image below for more info, times & places!

On Sunday there’s a FREE Kids Bike Race at 11am and at 12:30 is the Mass Street Mile run down Mass Street.

It’s going to be a great weekend in Lawrence so come check it out!



Ride of Silence Scheduled for May 15

RideofsilenceJust a reminder that the 2013 edition of the Ride of Silence will be held on 15 May (always the 3rd Wednesday of May) starting at 7:00 PM (local time).  For the second year in a row, Lawrence, KS is on the official list!

For those of you not familiar with the Ride of Silence, more info may be found at, and info about the Lawrence, KS edition may be found at

Plan on joining me on 15 May starting at South Park for a quiet ride through Downtown Lawrence (etc.?) to remember all of our fellow cyclists who did not make it home from their rides.
Fine print – this is a totally “assumed risk” ride not associated with any cycling club/team/whatever, without any outside traffic control, etc., etc., so…ride at your own risk (just like every time you climb on your bike).

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