2015 Fall Community Bike Ride Set for September 19th!

Posted on: Sep 04, 2015

Fall-Bike-RideMark 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.”

Participants should wear a bicycle helmet and they are encouraged to bring water and wear sunscreen. This is the third year for the Community Bike Ride. The first event in 2011 drew 50 participants, followed by 125 in 2012. Last year’s event was rained out.

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.

September CBR Flyer 2015

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Lawrence Pedestrian-Bicycle Task Force Meeting is tonight 8/31

Posted on: Aug 31, 2015

Larry-Bike-PedThe City of Lawrence Pedestrian-Bicycle Task Force will meet on Monday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Pedestrian-Bicycle Issues Task Force

Meeting #5

Monday, August 31, 2015 6:30p-8:30p

City Commission Room, City Hall

AGENDA

1.  Approval of the August 19 Minutes

2.  Discussion Item: Professional Facilitation and Schedule

3.  Presentation: Sidewalk Maintenance (Dave Cronin)

4.  Presentation: Sidewalk condition audit and approaches from different cities on needs and funding (Michael Eglinski)

5.  Presentation: Bike Plan (Jessica Mortinger)

6.  Brainstorming session: Major Workplan Issues

7.  Adjourn

 

 

 

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It’s That Time of Year – Manual Count Volunteers Needed

Posted on: Aug 12, 2015

mpoLogoLongThe Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization and the City of Lawrence are seeking volunteers to manually count bicycles and pedestrians in the area in September.

Volunteers will be asked to work two-hour shifts counting bicycles and pedestrians across Lawrence, Eudora and Baldwin City. Volunteers will be trained in the National Bicycle and Pedestrian Documentation Project method and will be required to watch a four-minute training video.

CountingCollected data will “assist city and regional leaders in estimating usage and demand for bicycle and pedestrian facilities,” the news release said, and help track regional progress on “increasing the use of nonmotorized transportation” and “strengthen grant applications to leverage additional federal funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects.”

Volunteers may choose one or more of the following shifts: noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to noon or 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to noon or 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 and noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 12.

In case of rain, volunteer shifts will be rescheduled for 10 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 16 and noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 19.

To sign up for a shift, visit www.lawrenceks.org/mpo/volunteer. For more information, contact transportation planner Jessica Mortinger at 832-3165 or jmortinger@lawrenceks.org

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It’s Your Turn to Tell The City of Lawrence What You Think About Biking & Walking

Posted on: Jul 24, 2015

webbanner-parkThe City of Lawrence’s Pedestrian-Bicycle Issues Task Force began meeting in late June. As part of their program of work, the committee is seeking community input on many aspects related to accessibility and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians in Lawrence. The task force is using the city’s new online engagement tool, /Lawrence Listens/, to ask an open-ended question to the community about these issues. The question is:

What would you like to see the City of Lawrence do to encourage and support safe and accessible walking and bicycling for people of all ages and abilities?

The task force will receive the comments from the Lawrence Listens http://www.lawrenceks.org/lawrence-listens
forum at an upcoming meeting for review and consideration.

This question will be available for comment until September 1, 2015 at www.lawrenceks.org/lawrence-listens

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Lawrence’s Summer Community Bike Ride Is This Morning!!

Posted on: Jul 06, 2015

Ride Status: 30 Min delay

Community Ride Status: 30 min Delay –> According to Radar the rain should have moved through by an 8:30 AM start.

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!
Everyone on the ride needs to have a helmet (we’ll be fitting kids who need them onsite while supplies last!) and you’ll need to sign a waiver.  We’ll have them onsite, you can also download one by clicking here and bring it to the event.
See you the 18Th!
July CBR Flyer 2015
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