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f0s_man 07-05-07 09:15 PM

Hey all..
Wow...it got awfully silent for a while..

Does anybody know any good parks that have bike friendly paths (MUP types) in the KCK area? Pref over on the Kansas Side. Thanks!

deanp 07-06-07 06:43 AM

The Mill Creek Streamway Path runs from Olathe to just north of Johnson Drive, several miles. It also adjoins Shawnee Mission Park which has several miles of paved roads and many miles of MTB trails. I am not familiar with the trails. The Earthriders are a good source for off-road trails, if that suits your riding style. They have a nice website of the same name. The Mill Creek thing has nice facilities along the route, pininc areas, playgrounds, parking lots, bathrooms and water fountains.

mcoons 07-06-07 07:12 AM

The only paved trail in KCK runs for a mile or two along a creekbed where Parallel enters downtown KCK. For real MUPS you have to go into Johnson County...the greenway that runs through Shawnee Mission Park runs north all the way to the Kansas River and south to 119th and beyond.

Wyandotte County lake has HUGE hills that I don't think would be very bike friendly and there isn't a dedicated paved path, but it is pretty out there.

From Downtown KCK, you can take the bike bridge under I-70 and the West Bottoms are fun to ride around in...

DerekWP 07-09-07 06:14 AM

Anyone here doing the Lenexa Midnight Bike ride? I plan on coming in for it. http://www.midnightbikeride.org/

rob3rto 07-09-07 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by DerekWP
Anyone here doing the Lenexa Midnight Bike ride? I plan on coming in for it. http://www.midnightbikeride.org/

Wow, thanks for the link, that looks really cool! I'll do my best to be there.

mcoons 07-09-07 06:40 PM

The underground section of the course is really fun - 58 degrees year round - you swoop down this long hill then enter the caves - then just cruise in a big circle through the caves and come out again.

It is a fun ride to get a few people to do it with, just to hang out and ride.

DerekWP 07-09-07 07:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcoons
The underground section of the course is really fun - 58 degrees year round - you swoop down this long hill then enter the caves - then just cruise in a big circle through the caves and come out again.

It is a fun ride to get a few people to do it with, just to hang out and ride.

Good to hear it Mcoons. I've only heard positive things as well. Hopefully I'll be able to get some friends of mine rolling before it's too late.

BSource-Wacker 07-10-07 08:03 PM

I'll be there on my fixie.

DerekWP 07-11-07 06:13 AM

Are there any other events which are upcoming in the next few months around KC Metro area? I think I saw a ride done by JoCo Cycling club next month, can't recall though.

deanp 07-11-07 06:30 AM

Check out the Johnson county Bike club website and their ride calendar. Lots of events are upcoming, and you can find a group ride about everyday somewhere.

vertical bob 07-11-07 06:51 AM

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Originally Posted by cradduck
Glad to see all the posts from Kansas. Graduated high school in Lyons (about 30 miles NE of Hutchinson) and then went off to Lawrence for college.

Just came across this Kansas thread and saw the name of my home town,Hutchinson. There are a lot of displaced Kansan's here in So Cal. We can ride year long out here and there are plenty of mountains to train on. I do all of the mountainous rides arond here. The Planet Ultra KOM, A.C.100, etc, if there are any riders wanting to ride in the San Gabriel and the Santa Monica mountains you can usually find me on the Sol Cal Forum. This Saturday I'm doing Tour de Francis. Redlands at 700ft.to Onyck Summit in Big Bear at 8400 ft .
I love being from Kansas. Kansan's are the best. I have two Jerseys from Sunflower Bikes in Lawrence and usually get a few waves when wearing the one with the Jayhawks on it. :p

mcoons 07-11-07 07:11 AM

Kansas City Bikes & Trikes for Tykes must close its doors.
We're being evicted from our warehouse--it' s being razed next month.

JULY 14th 8 am to 5 pm....Total clearance!!!
1415 IRON Street North Kansas City Warehouse district. (go east off
Burlington approximately five blocks and north on Iron street about a
half a block).

We have more than 2,000 donated bikes in a variety of sizes and styles
to fit small children, adolescents, teens and adults. We have road
bikes, mountain bikes, cruisers, you name it.

Prices on all bikes are dirt low and are sold as is.

Our board members will be on hand to help folks find a bike that fits
their needs and size. Please feel free to ask anyone wearing a Bikes
and Trikes for Tykes nametag for assistance.

Please feel free to bring your friends and buy as many bikes as you
can fit in you vehicles.

rob3rto 07-11-07 11:20 AM

Huh, two others riding fixies -- perhaps a fixed team for one of the MS150 rides??

ax0n 07-11-07 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcoons
The underground section of the course is really fun - 58 degrees year round - you swoop down this long hill then enter the caves - then just cruise in a big circle through the caves and come out again.

It is a fun ride to get a few people to do it with, just to hang out and ride.

I'll be there, so will my blogger buddy, Warren.

I live a few miles from the start point, so I'll just ride there. Don't know which bike I'll have out there yet. I'm almost thinking of bringing the mountain bike, but I'll probably bring my nice, shiny trek instead.

DerekWP 07-15-07 04:10 PM

So who made it to the Lenexa ride? I ended up with a few other priorities I had to take care of out here and was unable to attend. Photos anyone? :)

DerekWP 07-21-07 04:53 PM

This post is a bit inactive!

Thought I'd post from my ride here in Manhattan from this morning.

Route to Tuttle Creek Dam.
http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/140...tuttle0eb1.jpg

http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/376...tuttle1eq3.jpg

http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/6...tuttle6ed5.jpg

http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/3...tuttle7sr0.jpg

From the previous few photos.
http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/4...tuttle5fo9.jpg

Kansas has hills!
http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/378...tuttle4ry6.jpg

You better believe this made me look twice. Displayed just before the drive over the dam.
http://img453.imageshack.us/img453/2...tuttle2or3.jpg

My beaut again.
http://img53.imageshack.us/img53/205...tuttle3pp1.jpg

Derek

ChiefCatchacold 07-21-07 10:40 PM

Cool pics.

I didn't get into road cycling until after my time in Manhattan, bet there are some nice rides around there.

ebr898 07-29-07 02:36 PM

I liked riding @ and around Manhattan. The that is where I got into riding off-road. I used a road bike for some longer rides with crew mates, but really enjoyed the trails. ( I left Manhattan about 1994)

ChiefCatchacold, What years were you at Manhattan?

JoeTown244GL 07-29-07 03:35 PM

I'm from Kansas. Check out the Avatar. Ive been stranded 4 miles into Missouri since 2001. I work in Kansas M-F

I kissed my wife for the first time a the spot this photo was taken from. I think those of you familiar with Manhattan know what I am talking about. ;)
http://img364.imageshack.us/img364/4...tuttle5fo9.jpg

ChiefCatchacold 08-01-07 09:55 AM

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Originally Posted by ebr898 (Post 4958001)
I liked riding @ and around Manhattan. The that is where I got into riding off-road. I used a road bike for some longer rides with crew mates, but really enjoyed the trails. ( I left Manhattan about 1994)

ChiefCatchacold, What years were you at Manhattan?

I was there from 97-2000. Saw some good football teams. :D

ebr898 08-01-07 01:29 PM

Chiefcatchacold,
I guess the roads into KSU changed quite abit between out times. I ask because I live in Gardner also. Maybe I will see you out on the road

DerekWP 08-20-07 07:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeTown244GL (Post 4958240)
I'm from Kansas. Check out the Avatar. Ive been stranded 4 miles into Missouri since 2001. I work in Kansas M-F

I kissed my wife for the first time a the spot this photo was taken from. I think those of you familiar with Manhattan know what I am talking about. ;)

Haha awesome. The hill, as you know, which leads to that point I consider my half-way point for my short ride. It's a fitting challenge for sure. Sure glad someone recognized it! Glad you have good memories of that place.

Derek

bmanpoo 09-18-07 12:41 PM

You guys ever use mapmyride.com to post your routes? Pretty cool site. Here's one of my recent long ones.
http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...park/202328774

rcm3 09-25-07 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sunnyd_72 (Post 3849785)
So how many people do we have here from the greatest state in the nation? :D I myself am from Newton, apx. 20 minutes north of wichita.

What about you guys?

Add me to the Kansas list! (But I don't know about the whole "greatest state in the nation" thing....)

I'm from STL originally, but have relocated to go to school in KC.

rob3rto 09-26-07 01:13 PM

Welcome rcm3! What are you riding?


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