The 2019 Community Bike Ride is set for July 20th. We’ll again be at Lawrence’s Rotary Arboretum at 27th and Waukarusa.
This year we have 4 rides planned for folks of all ages and experience.
4 Miles – 9:30 am – Sanders Mound
6/8 Miles – 9:00 am- K-10 Trail
12 Miles – 8:30 am – I-70 Turnaround
22 Miles – 8:00 am – Lawrence Loop
We are excited to again to be sponsoring free helmets, safety vest, and other exciting goodies (while supplies last).
After a trial run last year, we will again be partnering with Lawrence’s bike share company VeoRide who will offer FREE bikes for use during the event if it is too difficult for you to get a bike to the Arboretum. You just need to register before 7/18 at http://bit.ly/cbr-bike-res
All of this is made possible by volunteers from Lawrence Central Rotary and some fine local sponsors who love supporting getting outdoors and being active.
You are also welcome to join the ride after-party at S&S Artisan Pub and Coffee House at 2228 Iowa Street between 12 and 2pm.
We will have releases on-site for attendees to sign when checking in, but you can also download one here to fill out and bring if you like.
See you on July 20th!
Updated Ride Maps!
We’ve had some requests for maps so we’ve put this together for you. If you’d like to download a pdf of one use this link.
On behalf of all of us at Lawrence Central Rotary, a big thank you!
On Saturday we hosted the 2nd ride of our “Community Bike Ride” initiative. In spite of warm weather, overlap with the KU football game, and a variety of other options, we were able to total 79 participants (by counting the waivers). We had another successful helmet giveaway – as well as providing neon safety vests and shirts.
For the year (both rides), we had 247 participants, we gave away 107 helmets, 98 vests, and 105 shirts (with shirt and vest totals only limited by our inventory). And, importantly, we had another successful year without injuries. We heard multiple people share that it was “…my first time on this trail!” and more than one family share that they were back with kids who had graduated from our training-wheel takeoff clinic (that Jane Huesemann leads).
Speaking for the group – each time we help fit a child (or adult) with a helmet – provide them with a bright (neon) vest or bright shirt – we know we are proactively promoting well being (safety). It means a lot to us – and we could not pull this off without your help.
Below is a gallery of pictures (thank you Lynn O’Neal, Tobin Neis, and the folks at Friends of Lawrence Area Trails). Our fall ride that started at the Haskell Stadium parking lot and went up along the Burroughs Creek trail and back.
We are looking forward to coming back in 2019 and we hope you choose to be along for the ride!
We’ve reserved the space, got the sponsors, now we need you to come out and enjoy our second 2018 Lawrence Community Bike Ride.
Here’s what we’ve got on tap for this year’s event from 10:00-12:00 at the Haskell Indian Nations Stadium parking lot:
Family Friendly Bike Ride With Safety
Kids Helmet fitting
Safety Vest Giveaway
Training Wheel Takeoff Area
Bike Checkup & Maintenance area
Healthy Snack Zone provided by The Merc
The always popular Lawrence Kids Calendar Kids Inflatable Zone!
The ride will be on Lawrence’s Burroughs Creek Trail which is a great, smooth concrete multi-use path that is wonderful for beginners as well as seasoned riders to have a safe place to ride and enjoy Lawrence’s Eastside.
Thanks to all our sponsors these annual events just get better and better.
All riders must fill out a release you can download one from this LINK.
(We’ll have them on hand too.)
Get this on your calendar! We look forward to seeing you!
Over 200+ riders and volunteers (a record attendance) came out Saturday morning, July 21st for the 8th annual Summer Larence Community Bike Ride at the Lawrence Rotary Arboretum.
Lawrence Central Rotary’s annual event aimed at getting people out to enjoy the outdoors, by sponsoring the leisurely bike rides of various lengths starting from the Rotary Arboretum.
Sponsors from around the community and region help make this event possible, and one of the highlights of the event is that people in need of a safety helmet can be fitted on site. T-shirts and high visibility safety vests are also handed out to attendees so after the event when they are biking around the community they can be more easily seen.
If you missed this summer’s event the good news is that it will be held again this fall on Lawrence’s Eastside. The Fall Community Bike Ride is scheduled for Saturday, Sept 15th starting from the Haskell Indian Nations Stadium Parking Lot. The ride will be along the Burrough’s Creek Trail. For more information check back or our social media outlets.
Here’s a gallery of pictures taken by Lynn O’Neal, Leilani Tuttle, and Tobin Neis.
Pictures from the 8th Annual Lawrence Community Bike Ride organized by the Lawrence Central Rotary Club. The ride began…