Group ride suspension continued

The Lawrence Bicycle Club is extending the suspension of all group rides until further notice. We will follow the guidelines set forth by the Douglas County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health. We appreciate their guidance and everyone’s understanding and patience. We will give notice when group rides will resume.  Please stay safe.  When cycling alone, make sure you cycle carefully to avoid injury.  Have the supplies you need that include food and water, along with tire repair materials, your phone, and cash or a credit card for emergencies.  Please feel free to post to Chainrings any Zwift or other indoor group ride opportunities that you wish to share.  

Weekly rides suspended

With guidance from the Douglas County Health Department surrounding COVID-19, the Lawrence Bicycle Club is suspending all regular weekly group rides through Sunday, March 29, 2020. The Board of Directors will evaluate resuming group rides at that time. The safety, health, and wellness of our community is our top priority.

Chicken Creek 2019

Time for some gravel!!

Save the date Sunday, Nov. 3, for LBC’s fall gravel ride, Tour de Chicken Creek. This year’s ride will return to Chicken Creek, starting and ending at the community building at Lone Star Lake, with 22- and 40-mile routes. Registration ($5, day-of, cash or check only) opens at 8 a.m., and riders can start any time between 8-9 a.m. No late starts, please, and riders should plan to complete the course by 2 p.m. We’ll have snacks and beverages at the community building post-ride.

Come ride some gravel with us on Tour de Chicken Creek!

New LBC board members elected

Five LBC members have been elected to serve on the Board of Directors beginning in 2019.

  • Rich Cornell
  • Jim MacMurray
  • Maribeth Orr
  • Kathryn Schartz
  • Craig Weinaug

For 2019, officers will be selected from the elected board so that all officers will be voting board members.

Congratulations to our new board members, and thank you to everyone who was willing to run.

Congratulations also go to Susan Twombly, recipient of the 2018 Lone Star Award. Susan’s numerous contributions include serving on the board for three terms, directing Lizard Under the Skillet, and leading the LBC beginners ride for several years.

Finally, special thanks to Andrew Shoemaker, who is stepping down after three years as LBC president.

Information about past board members and officers is available in the Resources section of the LBC website

Come ride with LBC in 2019!

Tour de Chicken Creek 2018

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Tour de Chicken Creek gravel grinder on Sunday, November 4, leaving from Lawrence Riverfront Park. This will be a 40-mile fully supported gravel ride with a 20-mile option. We like to call this the “gravel ride for the rest of us.” If you aren’t up to a 100-mile gravel grinder or a 200-mile DK, this is your ride. There will be food, water and toilet facilities on route. Cost is $5 at the time of registration. Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. with the ride start at 8:30 a.m. This is the first day of Central Standard Time so don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour. If you ever wanted to see what dirt road riding is all about, this is your ride!

Ride with GPS routes available for the full route or the short route.

Primal LBC kit available

The Primal team store for new LBC kit is now open!

Men’s and women’s sport jerseys $55

Women’s racer back tank $65

Men’s bibs $85 and women’s shorts $80

The store will open on July 12th, and close on July 26th. You purchase directly from Primal using your credit card, and items will be bulk shipped to LBC for distribution (in approximately 9 weeks), which will save you shipping costs.

Go to and create an account or log in to an existing one to order.

LBC is offering several opportunities for members try on Primal kit before they order. A color sample on Primal jersey material will also be available for you to see.

  • Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sunflower Outdoor and Bike Shop (during Lizard check-in / on-site registration)
  • Wednesday, July 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 1122 West Campus Rd (use the east entrance off of 11th)
  • Sunday, July 22 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Holcomb Park Rec Center, 2700 W 27th St.

Questions?  Contact Susan at