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!

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 https://www.primalcustompro.com/NewTeamMemberCreate.aspx?TeamCode=LAWR81668 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 stwombly@ku.edu.

 

Bicycle Friendly Driving Course

The next Bicycle Friendly Driver course will be held on Wednesday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library.   The course is useful for cyclists as well as motorists.
 
The Bicycle Friendly Driver course is a one-hour interactive class aimed at educating drivers on the best and safest ways to share the road with people on bicycles. Developed by FC Bikes in collaboration with Bike Fort Collins, the program has been adapted for Lawrence audiences by LBC secretary Kirsten Yunuba Stephens.
 
This course answers questions like:
–How do most crashes involving motor vehicles and bicyclists occur?
–What is the safest way to make a right-hand turn when bike lanes
and/or bicyclists are present?
–Why do bicyclists ride in the middle of the road?
 
Additional topics include:
Common crashes and how to avoid them
What’s legal and what’s not legal, for both motorists and bicyclists
Why bicyclists “take the lane” and what motorists should do in response
Why sharing the road is the safest alternative for both motorists and bicyclists.
 
Attendance is open to everyone, no need to RSVP.

 

 

Tour de Chicken Creek 2017

Join the Lawrence Bicycle Club on Sunday, November 5, for our annual Tour de Chicken Creek gravel grinder.

Route maps:

Start time:  8:30 a.m.  Please note that daylight savings ends on that day.

Start Location:  Lawrence Riverfront Park, west of the Tee Pee junction, which is the intersection of 59 and 24/40 highways (E1450 and N1800) in North Lawrence.  To get to the park, go west over the levee and down toward the river.  (Note:  Google maps for ‘Riverfront Park’ will NOT get you to the right place.)

Length:  21 and 40 mile options

Registration:  $5 cash or check day-of registration only

The route will be similar to the 2016 route.  The ride no longer follows the Chicken Creek south of town but we’ve kept the name in honor of some past epic rides.

There will be one SAG with snacks and water. The roads are hard-packed, with rolling hills and limited motor traffic.

Come ride with us on November 5!

 

Great day for Octoginta 2017

What a day!  Great weather, good roads, tasty food, and friends to ride with.

Check out the day’s activities in photos at Mike Yoder’s website.  Thanks to Mike for the excellent photos.

Come ride with us again next year!

Bicycle Friendly Driver Program

The Lawrence Bicycle Club invites you to attend a Bicycle Friendly Driver program on Tuesday Sept. 12 from noon – 1 p.m. in the Jay Room on the first floor of the Kansas Union, on KU’s main campus.  Developed by the city of Fort Collins but shared freely with clubs and organizations across the nation, the program has been adapted for Lawrence audiences by LBC secretary Kirsten Yunuba Stephens.  The information is useful for drivers and cyclists, suggesting ways both can make roads safer for everyone who uses them.

The event is part of KU’s Lunch ‘n’ Learn series but is free and open to the public.  KU employees who attend can get HealthQuest points for participating.