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“Streets Designed for Everyone” community discussion schedule announced

October 24, 2013

The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department invites you to participate in a community discussion about how streets can be designed for everyone, no matter who they are or how they travel – walking, biking, taking transit or driving.

Two sessions are available on Thursday, October 24, 2013.

Session 1: 2-3:30 p.m. at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St., Lawrence
Session 2: 7-8:30 p.m. at the Douglas County Senior Center, 745 Vermont St., Lawrence

Questions? Contact Charlie Bryan at 785-856-7357 or cbryan@ldchealth.org.

Please share this event with othersinterested in building a healthy, active environment for Douglas County residents, especially retirees and older residents. Invite your friends, share the events and RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/LDCHealth/events.LDCHDEventPC

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Live Well Lawrence Celebrates 5 Years!

October 15, 2013
4:30 pmto6:30 pm

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.

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Take a Kid Moutain Biking Day is October 5th!

October 5, 2013
10:00 amto2:00 pm

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.

 

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

July 13, 2013

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.

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

June 28, 2013toJune 30, 2013

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 http://www.touroflawrence.com/volunteers.php

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!

 

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