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Team GP VeloTek’s 1st Annual Great Bicycle Barnstorm Sat 2/5

Join Douglas County 4-H, Boy Scouts Venturing Crew #2159, and Team GP VeloTek Bicycle Racing Team for an afternoon of fun Saturday February 2nd, 2013 from 12pm to 2pm at the Douglas County Indoor Fairgrounds Arena.This is the 1st year for the Great Bicycle Barnstorm!You can almost smell spring but winter is still well entrenched and this is a great excuse to get out your bicycle out of the corner and shake off the cobwebs.

  • Learn how to work on your bike – learn basic bicycle maintenance.
  • Learn basic bicycle handling drills
  • Ride our obstacle course
  • Scouting Merit Badge – work on various requirements of the Bicycle Merit Badge.
  • Ride our Track – ride our oval bicycle track indoors!

More info @ GP’s Website

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2013 Community Bike Ride Set for July 20, 2013

Lawrence Central Rotary, LiveWell Lawrence, Ride Lawrence and a host of others present a FREE community bike ride Saturday, July 20th 2013 to promote cycling as a part of a healthy lifestyle at the The Rotary Arboretum at Clinton Park (by the YSC Soccer fields)

We’re firming up plans, but be sure to mark your calendar!

More info soon!


Bike tour to explore East Lawrence

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The Watkins Community Museum is hosting a bike tour of East Lawrence from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20.

The tour will explore the history of the city’s oldest established neighborhood and the architecture and culture of the area. Stops will be made at historic buildings, including a visit to the Free State Brewery bottling plant.

Participants must be at least 15 years old and have a bike capable of traveling on brick streets. The tour is a recreational ride, and pre-tour tire and brake checks will be provided by Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop. The cost is $20 per participant or $10 for Douglas County Historical Society members.

To register or for more information, contact the Watkins Museum at 785-841-4109 or email [email protected].

LBC – Octoginta

Come to Lawrence, Kansas October 13-14 and join the Lawrence Bicycle Club and hundreds of other cyclists for the traditional wind-up event of the year. Sign up early; entrance is limited to the first 1,000 riders. In its 43rd year, the Octoginta is truly a fall classic. So come join the festivities this fall. It’s never been better!

Known as one of the best rides in the Midwest, the 2012 Octoginta promises to be another great end-of-season ride. The Lawrence Bicycle Club prides itself in going the extra mile to give you the best SAGs and support along with the gorgeous fall foliage that combine for a ride you’ll never forget.

The Sunflower Bike Shop and all of the Sunflower employees will again be providing a full breakfast with all of the trimmings at their expense as a part of their sponsorship of Octoginta. You won’t want to skip this SAG unless you were hoping to lose weight on the ride.

Early Registration Deadline is September 30, 2012
For more information
Contact: Justin Graham

Saturday, October 13

7-8:15 a.m. – Time Trial

Registration is between 7-8:15 a.m. Start of the Octoginta Weekend by testing yourself in “the race of truth” – an individual time trial! Classes available for all ages and skills.

Riders start at one minute intervals and race over the flat out and back 10 km. (6.2 mi.) course. This event will also serve as a fund raiser for the Free State Racing Team.

Location: Parking and registration at the KDOT materials lot located at the intersection of E 1750 and N 1400 Roads 2 miles east of Lawrence.

Entry Fee: $20 except age 10-18 FREE! Pre-registration information is available at Event held under USA Cycling (USAC) permit. All USAC rules apply. All participants must have USAC annual license or purchase one-day license for $10.

Contact: Curtis Martell

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Pre-registration

Come down to South Park on Massachusetts Street, between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. to register and pick up your packets. Beat the Sunday morning rush and register on Saturday!

9:30 a.m. – Tour de County

Enjoy this 30-mile round-trip ride through pastoral Douglas County. Return for brunch at downtown Lawrence. The ride departs from the South Park, with a SAG at the halfway point. Helmets are required. Fee: $5

2 p.m. SWAP Meet

Looking for something? Want to get rid of something but can’t quite bring yourself to throw it away? Come to the SWAP meet at South Park and go home happy.

Sunday, October 14

7 a.m. Ride-day Registration & Check-in

Late registration & check-in begins at 7 a.m. at South Park on Massachusetts street.

8:30 a.m. – Ride Start

The mass start begins at 8:30 a.m. at South Park on Massachusetts street. Please be registered and checked in before this time.

Another beautiful route has been chosen for this year’s 80-mile tour through northeast Kansas. In addition to the 80-mile ride, there will be a shorter route around 50-miles. View the fall colors as you bicycle scenic country roads.

The route will be patrolled by County Deputy Sheriffs.

Sunflower Bike Shop’s SAG has become famous for its breakfast fare of bacon, sausage, eggs, french toast and extras sure to fuel up the hungriest cyclist.

The Lawrence Bicycle Club will be serving the traditional minestrone soup and sandwich lunch acclaimed as the best of any ride in the Midwest. Lunch will be served at Broken Arrow Park at the end of the ride.

Cycle Works will be performing emergency repairs.

Long Sleeve T-shirt

Cost: $20 each.

Lawrence Mountain Bike Club – New Year’s Day Ride

This annual ride takes place every year at 12:00 noon on New Year’s Day. The ride was started in 1996, and now draws over 50 riders. The ride goes regardless of the weather, and is appropriate for riders of all abilities.

The ride happens on the Lawrence River Trails, and riders can do as much of the trail as they like, then meet afterwards for burgers and refreshments at Johnny’s Tavern.

The New Year’s Day Ride is sponsored by the Lawrence Mountain Bike Club.

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