bikes http://kcur.org en Best Recreational Biking Trails And Routes In The Greater Kansas City Area http://kcur.org/post/best-recreational-biking-trails-and-routes-greater-kansas-city-area <p>Some bicyclists are all-purpose riders, using a mere two wheels to get to work, school, the grocery store and everywhere in between. But lots of people ride just for fun and relaxation.&nbsp;<em>Central Standard</em>&nbsp;invited expert panelists and listeners alike to share their favorite recreational biking trails in Kansas City and the surrounding suburbs. Below is a list of a few places where the weekend warrior can enjoy a leisurely ride.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 13:14:21 +0000 Gina Kaufmann 57142 at http://kcur.org Best Recreational Biking Trails And Routes In The Greater Kansas City Area A Check-In On The State Of Kansas City Metro Bike Infrastructure http://kcur.org/post/check-state-kansas-city-metro-bike-infrastructure <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you pull onto a street in a car, you have certain expectations. The road will be smoothly paved, with clearly marked lanes, and the network of streets will not end without warning, leaving you stranded before you’ve reached your destination. But, if you’re riding a bike in the Kansas City metro, finding a safe, continuous route can be challenging.</span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:03:18 +0000 Gina Kaufmann & Matthew Long-Middleton 57182 at http://kcur.org A Check-In On The State Of Kansas City Metro Bike Infrastructure Cycling Group Gets Women Pedaling East Of Troost http://kcur.org/post/cycling-group-gets-women-pedaling-east-troost <p></p><p>Denesha Snell remembers the first time her cycling club rode through Swope Park and down the Paseo.</p><p>"There was a guy in the park, and he said, 'Somebody told me there was a bunch of black women on bikes.' And he didn't believe it. We rode past him, and his mouth dropped to the floor because he could not believe it," says Snell. "The myth is that we don't work out and we don't exercise."</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 19:42:30 +0000 Elle Moxley 56189 at http://kcur.org Cycling Group Gets Women Pedaling East Of Troost Kansas City 'Tweed' Bicycle Ride Favors Style Over Speed http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-tweed-bicycle-ride-favors-style-over-speed <p>The fall air was crisp on Saturday morning as Steve Conard lifted his 1940s era Western Flyer from the back of his car.</p> Sun, 06 Oct 2013 16:01:53 +0000 Julie Denesha 44774 at http://kcur.org Kansas City 'Tweed' Bicycle Ride Favors Style Over Speed Is Kansas City Bike Friendly? http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-bike-friendly <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For most of us getting around Kansas City is a matter of finding the road with the least traffic and no construction. But for some of us, the problems are more elemental than that: Is there a bike lane or will I have to dodge traffic? Can I walk to get my groceries or go to the doctor? What do I do if I don’t have a car?&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 16:57:25 +0000 Brian Ellison, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sydney Llewellyn 43857 at http://kcur.org Is Kansas City Bike Friendly? Biking, Bamboo Style http://kcur.org/post/biking-bamboo-style <p>When you think of getting a bicycle, finding one made of bamboo isn't usually your first thought.</p><p>In the second part of Wednesday's<a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"> </a><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/uptodate"><em>Up to Dat</em></a><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/uptodate"><em>e</em></a>, we talk with University of Kansas design professor <strong>Lance Rake</strong> about how he took an underused Alabama crop and turned it into an economic stimulus&nbsp;for the town of Greensboro, Ala.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 43339 at http://kcur.org Biking, Bamboo Style Biking in KC http://kcur.org/post/biking-kc <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A recent <a href="http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-10-bicycle-infrastructure-injuries.html">study</a> from the University of British Columbia found that installing bike infrastructure greatly reduces the likely hood of cyclist injury. &nbsp;In fact,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">cycle tracks (bike lanes physically separated from motor vehicle traffic) alongside major streets had about 1/10 the typical risk to cyclists</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;Our guests,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Elizabeth Bejan,</strong>&nbsp;of Revolve KC,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Aaron Bartlett</strong>, Bicycle and Training coordinator at MARC and&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Deb Ridgeway</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator for Kansas City Public Works Department,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">explore these risks in Kansas City and how organizations and the city are working to address them.</span></p><p><br> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Stephen Steigman, Matthew Long-Middleton & Claire McInerny 31082 at http://kcur.org Biking in KC Top Of The Morning News: Friday, January 27, 2012 http://kcur.org/post/top-morning-news-friday-january-27-2012 <p>A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.<br /> • Streetcar Plan On Track<br /> • Bike Share Rolls Out<br /> • Trial Date Set For Bishop &amp; Catholic Diocese<br /> • Kansas Agriculture Secretary Blasts Bioscience Authority<br /> • Artists In Their Own Words: Year Of The Dragon</p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 13:38:09 +0000 Maria Carter 11592 at http://kcur.org Top Of The Morning News: Friday, January 27, 2012 Bike Rentals Wheel Into KC http://kcur.org/post/bike-rentals-wheel-kc <p>Residents will soon have new way to get around downtown Kansas City.&nbsp; The advocacy group BikeWalkKC, with help from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, <a href="http://bikesharekc.com/january26?1&amp;fb_source=message">has announced</a> its launching a bike share program.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 00:01:27 +0000 Elana Gordon 11567 at http://kcur.org Bike Way Builders Closing on Goal http://kcur.org/post/bike-way-builders-closing-goal <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d208bc8985d-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d208bc8985d-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d208bc8985d-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-920133.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Not counting evening rush hour, construction of a new bridge-borne bike and walking path is slowing drivers' progress on half the Heart of America span. The lane restrictions will continue until Friday, August 27.</p> Tue, 24 Aug 2010 22:10:23 +0000 Dan Verbeck 6991 at http://kcur.org Bike Way Builders Closing on Goal Transit Breakthrough: Retro Style http://kcur.org/post/transit-breakthrough-retro-style <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d208bc8803b-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d208bc8803b-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d208bc8803b-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-893807.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, Mo. – For first time in at least a hundred years, a Missouri River crossing in Kansas City will be foot and pedal traffic-friendly. Work is about to begin retrofitting the Heart of America Bridge for bicyclists and walkers. The $3.4 million job is scheduled to be completed by the Fall.</p> Wed, 31 Mar 2010 21:34:32 +0000 Dan Verbeck 6468 at http://kcur.org Transit Breakthrough: Retro Style