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Old 08-14-09, 01:40 PM   #1
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Moving to KC

Will be moving to Kansas City for job transfer and would appreciate any advice on the the better areas to locate to that would put me close to good road biking!

Any other good advice for out of towner would be great!!

moving from Ohio-thanks
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Old 08-19-09, 03:09 PM   #2
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Far western KC is still being developed, and there are a lot of great areas with new, wide roads and little traffic (Western Shawnee, Lenexa, etc.) Avoid De Soto since they don't allow riding within city boundaries.
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Old 08-20-09, 04:31 PM   #3
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What about north of the city? platte county,clay county? what is the topo like up north?
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I've never lived in North Kansas City but I am curious what you exactly mean by good "good biking"?
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Just areas that are condusive to good road biking- wide roads, scenery, supportive community(events), bike shops etc. etc. I was just trying to get a read on what people thought was "good"in their minds!
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I live in Clay County, just Northeast of Liberty, and we have some great roads out here for cycling. Very little traffic, rolling hills with flats and descent climbing, with the country scenery. Nothing like riding through the rolling hills with open fields surrounding you with the a beautiful sunset.
Let me know if you have anymore questions. I posted some of our weekly rides on mapmyride.com, with the starting location of Excelsior Springs, MO.

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sounds great dustin! looks like i'll be around the 435/291 exchange, any good ideas on rides in the area would be great! john
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I don't think 435 and 291 ever touch do they? 291 and 35 do in Liberty and 291 and 470 do in Lee's Summit?

I assume you mean Lee's Summit

http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...mmit/176823897
this is the most popular ride in that area
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I believe 291 at it's northern most ends at 435 up towards the airport.
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I believe 291 at it's northern most ends at 435 up towards the airport.
you are correct - never knew that but it appears they intertwine three times?

I've never lived up there but I've got to think you will have tons of open space and roads to explore
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Yes, you will be right near cycle city in Liberty. They have group rides on Wed. nights and Sat. mornings. I've never ridden with them as I live a little north east of there, but they are cool guys. I'm sure they can point you in the right direction for best routes in the area. When I ride into liberty, it's usually on the south side coming up Hwy 291 or H Hwy on the north east side. Either way, you will have some good country roads to explore, or city roads if that is your preference.

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