Bicycling

Topeka offers state’s first public bike-sharing program
09:41 a.m., April 16, 2015 Updated 10:52 a.m.
The state’s first public bike-sharing program has begun rolling in Topeka. The Topeka Metro Bikes program kicked off Wednesday afternoon with a brief ceremony on the Washburn University campus. It offers 100 bicycles for anyone to use for short-term recreation or commuting in the state’s capital city.
Lawrence Central Rotary Club to host 3-mile bike ride
September 12, 2014
The Lawrence Central Rotary Club is gearing up for its first Fall Community Bike Ride.
Topeka ride will pay tribute to bicyclist killed outside Lawrence
August 25, 2014
Comrades of a bicyclist killed earlier this month outside Lawrence have planned a ride paying tribute to him in Topeka.
Bicyclist killed Wednesday known for steady wheel, safe riding
05:28 p.m., August 14, 2014 Updated 09:40 p.m.
The Lawrence bicycling community lost a man many called its “metronome” this week. Cal Melick, 66, who was killed Wednesday while cycling southwest of Lawrence, had been a fixture on area roads for more than 40 years. Fellow cyclists said Melick rode every day, racked up thousands of miles per year, and was known as the guy you wanted leading your pack. By Sara Shepherd
More bicycles on road means more caution, manners required of everyone
July 13, 2014
Summer, with its warm days and balmy nights, is a popular time for many Lawrencians to take their bike out for a ride. Unfortunately, it’s also the peak season for cycling-related accidents.
Lawrence Community Bike Ride coming July 19
July 7, 2014
The upcoming Lawrence Community Bike Ride aims to get people rolling and to showcase a beautiful place to do so. The free event is set for July 19 along the South Lawrence Trafficway bicycle path. There are three distances of rides to choose from, plus special activities for tykes on bikes. By Sara Shepherd
Our Town Sports for July 3
July 3, 2014
A weekly roundup of local sporting results, events and opportunities.
Smooth, ailing: Schmalz shrugs off illness, repeats as Tour of Lawrence champion
June 29, 2014
Typically, Joseph Schmalz lives for racing his bicycle in circles. That’s kind of your thing if you’re a professional rider. But Sunday at the Tour of Lawrence, the act of looping around the north end of downtown in the men’s criterium seemed more daunting than usual. By Benton Smith
Tour of Lawrence cyclists brave rain-soaked campus roads
June 29, 2014
Once the rain began falling Saturday afternoon at the Tour of Lawrence’s Kansas University campus circuit race, riders had two choices: let the slick conditions turn into a mental block or welcome the wet streets as they tore over them. By Benton Smith
Sprint races draw special brand of cyclist
June 27, 2014
It takes a specific kind of cyclist to win a street sprint. Friday night at the Tour of Lawrence’s opening races, Venasa Ray, Mike Rickey and Jarred Young proved the 200-meter scoot down Vermont Street suited their strengths. Ray topped the women’s field, Rickey triumphed in the masters (40-plus years old) category and Young outdid the rest of the men competing at the sixth annual event.
City cyclist Schmalz returns to Tour of Lawrence as pro team member
June 27, 2014
A bicycle has one seat, but a professional cyclist is not competing in an individual sport. Free State High graduate Joseph Schmalz, defending champion in the circuit stage of the Tour of Lawrence and defending runner-up in the criterium, does a nice job of explaining the team aspects of his profession. By Tom Keegan
Tour of Lawrence begins today with street sprints
June 27, 2014
Kelly Fisher-Goodwin didn’t know for sure whether she would be back for the Tour of Lawrence in 2014 after winning both the Kansas University campus race and the downtown criterium — making her the overall women’s champion — a year ago.
Bike Across Kansas opens registration
January 30, 2014
Registration for the 40th annual Biking Across Kansas bicycle tour is now open, event organizers announced.
Our Town Sports for Oct. 24
October 24, 2013
A weekly roundup of local events, opportunities and results.
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October 17, 2013
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