The Lawrence Summer Community Bike Ride 1 Month Away!

Posted on: Jun 18, 2015
Ride Lawrence Welcomes you to our 5th annual summer community bike ride.
Details
Date: Saturday July 18th, 8:00 A.M. for the longer ride and 8:30 A.M. for the shorter ride. Both rides will conclude by 10:30 (or earlier). There are three total ride options this morning – accessible to all ages and abilities.
Location: YSC Soccer Fields (Rotary Arboretum)
The event is full of free fun for everyone. Please see the flyer attached for more specifics and please share this with those who might be interested!
See you in a month!
July CBR Flyer 2015
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It’s Time of Year: The Tour of Lawrence Needs You!

Posted on: Jun 05, 2015

Uncle-SamWe got this email from our pal Bob Sanner at the tour to make a shout out for help.. Please sign up – it’s a great time and pretty amazing to see these racers in action!

“It’s hard to  believe that the Tour of Lawrence is entering its seventh year. This year’s ToL will include the same format with one change: the campus race will be held on the campus of Haskell Indian Nations University. Haskell has graciously agreed to close its campus for the Tour of Lawrence.

The popularity and success of the Tour results in large part from the volunteers who make it all possible. Would you consider being part of the year’s ToL? The dates are June 26-28. I can promise you a cool T-shirt, plenty of food (thanks to Free State and Ingredient) and drink. The safety vest and whistle aren’t bad either. Please follow the link and consider being part of the tour again.”

http://touroflawrence.com/volunteers.php

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May is National Bike Month!

Posted on: May 04, 2015

Welcome to National Bike Month.. Below is a repost from the League of National Bicyclists about Bike Month.. We couldn’t’ have put it any better!

Welcome to National Bike Month 2015!

National Bike Month
by Liz Murphy

Welcome to National Bike Month 2015!

Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, National Bike Month is a 31-day celebration of travel by two wheels. Communities big and small are hosting bike-centered events, teaching bike education classes, voting on resolutions to deem May Bike Month in their towns and much more.

“National Bike Month is the time of year that we celebrate the bicycle as the answer to many complex questions,” said Andy Clarke, League President. “Whether it be for fitness, the environment, finances, or community resolve, we’ve seen the bicycle unite people and help them accomplish their many varied goals.”

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Help Your Kids Get Around Lawrence Easier This Summer

Posted on: Apr 28, 2015

Lawrence Kansas T Summer Student Bus PassThe summer season is quickly creeping up and a lot of parents are strategizing getting kids to the pools, library, recreation centers, and shopping?  In some cases your kids might not be able to ride there bikes there, but the good news is that wherever kids need to go in Lawrence, the T can get them there!

The city announced that for only $10, a student summer bus pass is good for unlimited rides in June, July and August. The pass is for students in grades K-12. This year, there are even more locations to purchase the pass:

Starting May 1, passes are available at: City Hall, Community Building, East Lawrence Rec Center, Holcom Rec Center, Rock Chalk Park.  Starting May 18 you can get them at the Indoor Aquatic Center and starting May 23 they will be available at the Outdoor Aquatic Center.

Trip planning assistance is available online or over the phone. Bus drivers are also there to help whenever a passenger needs assistance. In addition, kids and parents can send a text message to find when the next bus will arrive at a particular bus stop. They can also download the new app “MV Transit Where’s my Bus?” available on iTunes and Google Play.

“Learning to ride the bus and navigate the system can be extremely beneficial for kids,” said Robert Nugent, transit administrator. “Their parents also appreciate it because they know their children are getting to their destination safely.”

For more information, visit www.lawrencetransit.org or call (785) 864-4644.

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Bike to School Day is Wednesday, May 6th Nationally and in Lawrence

Posted on: Apr 23, 2015

Bike to SchoolLawrence 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.

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