Tuesday, May 11, 2010

2010 Car Free Challenge

Looks like Bike Week is here again. So far this year I have done a very poor job of commuting. Mainly because I am a creature of habits (bad habits mostly). The other is Carolynn does not like me riding on the road at night. I have to leave around 0515 in the morning to get to work by 0700. That means riding in the dark with lights on busy streets. Taking mostly residential roads really helps, but adds to the commute time.

The 2010 Car Free Challenge is almost here! Saturday is the first day to log trips, so make sure you get registered now. Just go to http://www.bikekc.org/bikeweek/challenge.php to sign in with your email address and last year's password.

Then come to the Old Northeast on Sunday for a great family-friendly car free activity. The third year of Car Free Cliff Drive is expanding onto Gladstone Boulevard for Sunday Parkways, Kansas City's first installment of the Ciclovia movement that is growing around the world. Streets will be closed to cars and open to people with bike rides, yoga lessons, face painting, history walks, free music, food, dog shows, and much more.

This year we also have some great additions to the prize list, including a bike giveaway at the Challenge wrap-up party. Be sure to check to Bike Week calendar for a wide array of car free activities all over the KC metro area.

Good luck!

Eric Rogers
Car Free Challenge organizer

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