Tuesday, May 13, 2008

2008 Bike Week events

Bike Week 2008 is off to a great start with nearly 1000 participants registered for the Car Free Challenge--close to double last year's participation--and over 60 events planned.
The Car-Free Challenge also includes walking, running, carpooling, and transit.
And for those of you who can only commute by car, The Car-Free Challenge includes any trip where you substitute biking, walking, carpooling or transit for a single person car trip such as going to church, running errands, going to the movies, etc.
Prizes are given away every day.
We'd still like to break 1000 participants for 2008--and you can still sign up here:http://kcbike.info/bikeweek/challenge.php

Bike Week and the Commuter Convoy got some great coverage Monday on KSHB-41:

There are some great photos of the events so far, the Friz(bee) game in
Mill Creek Park, and some of our participating bicycle commuters at:

Saturday was a Group Breakfast Ride from Biscari Brothers in Liberty,
a ride with the Blue River Bicycle Club in Johnson County, and Urban
Bike Safety Clinic organized by the Sierra Club and a Bike Rodeo at
Spirit of Mission Days. Saturday and Sunday were "Bike to your place
of worship or to do your errands" days.

Monday had more great events, with the Family Bikes Rest Stop on the
Trolley Track Trail, a class at Epic Bike, group rides in
Leavenworth, the Wheel Cyclery in the Northland, the Trek Store in
Shawnee, and Overland Park (sponsored by localcycling.com), Urban
Rides from Midwest Cyclery and River Market Cyclery, and a red-hot
game of FRIZ (ultimate frisbee on bicycles) at Mill Creek Park on the Plaza.

Up Tuesday are:
- Leavenworth Bike to Work Day
- Family Bike's Rest Stop on the Trolley Track Trail for bike commuters,
- Group Ride at Epic Bike in Platte County
- Rendezvous at McCoy's Public House in Midtown
- Tuesday Crits Training Race in Lenexa
- Bike to the Movies - Triplets of Belleville - at the Downtown Library.

Wednesday, Mayor Mark Funkhauser will announce KCMO's vision to to
become a "Platinum" designated Bicycle Friendly Community. Press
Conference at Ilus Davis Park, 10AM.
You can find time, location, and other details about all 60+ Bike
Week events at
It's not too late to register for the Car Free Challenge.
Go to www.kcbike.info and start logging those non-car trips.
Remember you get credit for trips to the library, dinner, bank, post office,
movies, etc.
Leave the car parked!
Ride more!
Walk more!
Take the bus!
Safe commutes!

Bike Week 2008 is sponsored by Kansas City, Missouri, the Mid-America
Regional Council, the Missouri Bicycle Federation, and a legion of
local businesses, clubs, and organizations.
The Missouri Bicycle Federation is a coalition of bicycling, walking,
running, and trails organizations representing over 15,000
Missourians and speaking for the 2 million Missourians who bicycle
regularly and the 5.8 million who walk.
The Missouri Bicycle Federation is working to realize its vision of
active transportation in Missouri by creating a world-class bicycle
and pedestrian network in Missouri, building a movement around
walking and bicycling, encouraging more walking and bicycling, and
increasing safety for all road users.
Dr. Brent Hugh, LCI #1335 Director@MoBikeFed.org
Executive Director --- Missouri Bicycle Federation
www.MoBikeFed.org 816-695-6736

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