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