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New Bike Store Announcement

I am very excited to announce that my wife, Leigh Ann, and I are opening Ottawa Bike and Trail on Main Street in Ottawa, Kansas! The shop will be …

Ottawa

New studies show cycling is the healthiest way to get around and makes you thinner

<b>There are so many reasons to give up the car and get on a bike; here are two more.</b><p>Two new studies from Europe come up with some shocking conclusions …

Climate Change

The Fastest Way To Build Cycling Endurance

You can have your day job and your fitness base, too. Here’s how. – By Selene Yeager<p>For many years, we were told that if we wanted to properly build …

Cycling

Cycling offers greater health benefits than other forms of urban transport, study finds

Susan PerryCompared to other forms of urban transport, cycling may offer city dwellers greater mental and physical health benefits, according to a …

Psychology

How to Fix the Most Common Causes of Cycling Knee Pain

Cycling is gentle on the joints—until it’s not. Here's how to identify and alleviate your pain.<p>If you’re a cyclist who’s ever felt the sharp twinge in one or both of your knees, you’re not alone. Knee pain is the most common lower-body problem among us pedal pushers, with as many as 65 percent of …

Pain

This System of “Superhighways” Creates a More Bicycle-Friendly Berlin

Amongst many things, Europe is known for some of the world’s most bicycle-friendly cities, offering safe and convenient travel routes for its …

Commuting

Bike-Friendly Apartments' Popularity Riding High With Cyclists

In the executive offices of the multifamily industry, wheels are ever turning on ways to convince renters to choose one apartment building over another. Little wonder why many companies are looking to design and develop rental properties that make it easy for residents to own, store, service and …

Real Estate

Topeka Community Foundation presents grant for Landon Trail at Overbrook | Osage County Online | Osage County News

<i>A trailhead near Overbrook serves as the gateway to a section of the Landon Nature Trail developed in that area.</i><p>TOPEKA, Kan. – Kanza Rail-Trails …

Armour Boulevard Becomes Kansas City's First Parking-Protected Bike Lane

Armour Boulevard in midtown Kansas City went from four lanes to two lanes Friday as the city opened its first parking-protected bike lane from …

Kansas City

Growing pains: More people sharing the road means more rules to follow

<i>KANSAS CITY, Mo.</i> — As Kansas City grows, so too are the modes of transportation: the KC Streetcar has been operating for the past two years, more …

Bike Lanes

New style of bike lane opens in KC

Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>><p>UPDATE<p>Updated:Saturday, August 4 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-08-05 01:23:44 GMT<p>Scharron Renea Dingledine, 26, …

Crime

Input Needed on Bike/Ped Paths for Liberal

Seward County was one of eight counties to win the second round of Pathways to a Healthy Kansas grant, funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas …

Blue Cross

Riding an electric bicycle is just as healthy as pedalling a normal bike, researchers say

Riding an electric bicycle is just as healthy as pedalling on a normal bike, a study has claimed.<p>Researchers looked at exercise intensity on …

Electric Bikes

Regular bicycling holds off aging process

- If you're hunting for ways to age gracefully, you might want to dust off your bicycle. Recent research suggests regular cycling may slow the aging …

Cycling

Here’s Why You Should Ride for 10 Hours Every Week

This magic number can set you up for some seriously optimal aging<p>Want to double your odds of aging disease-free and fully functional? Get out and ride for 10 hours a week.<p>That’s the take-home message of a new study from the University of Sydney, which found that adults who got the most exercise—the …

World Health Organization

Don’t drive? You can still enjoy an epic trip along the famous Route 66

If you’re a cyclist, you may be interested to learn that a new bike route is planned for the entire length of the historic 2400-mile highway, Route 66. The first stretch was recently officially inaugurated between Missouri and Kansas, and has been designated USBR 66.<p>The original interstate highway …

Adventure Cycling

Public bike sharing program launched in Lakin, Deerfield

By SCOTT AUST, FCEDC Director of Communications<p>Fifteen white and baby blue bicycles are available for public use in Lakin and Deerfield as part of …

Blue Cross

Armour Bike Lanes: What are those Bike Boxes?

You may have spied something new in the green paint going down on Armour Boulevard in KCMO: a green box at some intersections, adjacent to the bike …

Bike Lanes

Can you really get fit on an electric bike?

It's that time of year when, spurred on by watching the world's top cyclists conquer French mountains, we all fancy heading out on a leisurely cycle. But here's a question that will leave Mamils (middle-aged men in Lycra) choking on their energy gels: can you get fit on a bike with a battery? As …

Electric Vehicles

I Tried Mountain Bike Therapy—and It's Awesome

How riding with a therapist helped me unpack my issues—and learn to love mountain bikes<p>“You need therapy.” This was a popular dis in the ’90s, among other now-outdated and somewhat offensive colloquialisms. Now, therapy has become more mainstream and less stigmatized. I know people who see two or …

Wheels of health! Cycling reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases, slows down ageing

<i>Cycling can not only improve your physical health but also benefit your social life and the mind.</i><br>If you’re looking for ways to change your exercise …

Little Rock aims to make streets friendly; program to stress car-bike goodwill

Little Rock plans to implement a driver education program that leaders hope will promote safety as well as empathy for bicyclists and pedestrians.<p>The …

Ocean City Seeks Designation of "Bicycle Friendly Community"

he Town of Ocean City is seeking designation as a "Bicycle Friendly Community" by the League of American Bicyclists. It's a designation Engineering …

Is a bike lane backlash brewing over St. Pete's MLK Jr. Street N?

ST. PETERSBURG — In the next month, the city is poised to launch one of the most ambitious bike lane projects in the Tampa Bay area.<p>But some local …

Get Your Kicks Biking Route 66

Cyclists are now rolling on U.S. Bike Route 66 in Missouri and Kansas, the first stretch of a route planned for the whole length of the historic 2,400-mile highway.<p>Decades after the interstate highway system wiped it off the map, Route 66 still conjures up images of the golden age of the …

RVs

National Parks promote bicycling to expand transportation options

<i>National parks around the country are promoting biking to address congestion and provide new ways to travel to and experience parks.</i><p>MISSOULA, MONT, …

friendly? The city is about to roll out a plan

Eric Bunch was waiting at a downtown Kansas City bus stop on a hot June afternoon when he saw a sight that warmed his heart: A long line of cyclists …

Lawrence City Commission to consider agreement for citywide bike-share service

In this file photo from Wednesday, April 18, 2018, a row of new KU-themed VeoRide bike-share bicycles await riders outside Stauffer-Flint Hall on …

Topeka Metro Bike rolls out 200 new bikes

Topeka Metro Bikes' fleet just got a whole lot bigger.<p>The bike-share service now has 300 bikes spread across the city, thanks to a partnership with …

Ride a bike? These helmets protect your head better than others

Commuting on two wheels has lots of health benefits, including a lowered risk of heart disease and cancer. But sharing the road with cars, trucks and …