Wednesday, May 07, 2008


I just got a reminder from Deb Ridgway, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for KC, that Bike Week is nearly upon us. Click the logo or links below to learn more.

Dust off your bike and walking shoes and start recruiting your friends, family and co-workers for Bike Week 2008! With more than
60 events to choose from, there's sure to be something for everyone. For a full list of events go to
  • Car Free Challenge - enter your trips starting May 10 through 16.
  • News conference with Mayor Funkhouser on May 14th.
  • Car Free Weekends on Cliff Drive start May 16th.
  • Bike Buddy Commuter Convoys start on Monday, May 10 for first time bike commuters to pair up with experienced commuters.
  • Refreshments every morning and afternoon on the Trolley Track Trail.
  • Ride of Silence, May 14th.
  • Overland Park - three days of events.
  • Lee's Summit Bike to Work Day - May 13th.
  • Discounts for cyclists at ice cream and coffee shops.

Help us triple the number of registered Car Free Challenge participants! Register
individually or join a team! To join the City's Team choose, "City of Kansas City" in the team list. Go to

We'll track your:

      • carbon emissions savings,
      • gas savings,
      • the number of trips you take, and
      • reward you with great prizes!

This year Bike Week organizers have partnered with local bike shops and to bring you some outstanding rewards for your efforts. Spread the word, choose to be Car Free and see how many trips you can replace with a biking, walking, bus or carpool trip. The Car Free Challenge runs from May 10 - 16th.

Bike Week is brought to you by the City of Kansas City, Missouri, Mid-America Regional Council and Missouri Bicycle Federation along with numerous community partners.

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