Wednesday , 23 July 2014

Six-Pack Summer Cycling Series

This year we have teamed up with 5 other rides to bring you the Six-Pack Summer Cycling Series. Each year we will have cool series swag that you can only get your hands on by riding each of the six rides. For 2013 riders will be able to earn a complete set of Six-Pack Cycling Series Pint Glasses. Each glass will have the series logo on one side and the ride logo on the other. Collect all six by registering for each ride.  Mark your calendars for each of the great rides and have a great summer cycling season.

BikeMO

BikeMO is an annual fundraiser for the Missouri Bicycle Federation and the Missouri Bicycle Foundation. Proceeds from BikeMO are use to help us in our activities of promoting bicycling and advocating for better bicycling conditions in Missouri.

The BikeMO ride starts and ends at Les Bourgeois Winery and Vineyards in Rocheport, Missouri. Rocheport is centrally located with easy access from all areas of the state. The winery is only minutes away from Columbia, a vibrant city which will provide participants with more lodging, restaurant, and entertainment choices for a great weekend trip.

The road route will pass through several historic towns along the way including Rocheport, Boonville, and Arrow Rock. There is also an additional ride option along the Katy Trail for those riders who would prefer a trail ride.

Celebrate the joy of bicycling and the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation’s many successes on our annual fundraising ride, as we enjoy the beautiful scenery Mid-Missouri has to offer. The new route offers varying ride lengths including a full 100 mile century route through the beautiful rural countryside of the Missouri River Valley.

Crank Out Hunger

Crank Out Hunger was started to raise funds and awareness for the Coldwater Food Pantry. The food pantry feeds an average of 350 families a Month in Lee’s Summit and is continuously growing.  The funds raised on our ride go directly to funding the food pantry to give food and hope back to the citizens in Lee’s Summit, MO.

This ride is a little different from most charity rides in the area. Our ride has 3 loops that all stem from Lee’s Summit Subaru. Each loop starts and ends from the parking lot. There will be support available on each of the loops as well as one rest stop in the middle of each loop. The Subaru parking lot and rest stops will have snacks and water available for the riders. The Subaru lot will also have bike support sponsored by Bike America. Each of the loops are different lengths. We Suggest riders to go in order of the loops. Riders  can ride a total of 100 miles or cut the ride shorter if they choose.
After the ride there will be a BBQ lunch for all the riders to enjoy. Feel free to invite your family to enjoy the lunch for a small donation. We will have Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Veggie Burgers, Water, Soda and Sides. The lunch will start at around 11:30am.

Tour de Hope

In the summer of 2011, several local-area cyclists who had participated in large, organized fundraising century rides for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society began to explore the possibility of staging a similar cycling event in Kansas City, to benefit local, under-served charities.  Over the course of a few weeks, this idea gathered some traction and momentum, and eventually was named ‘Tour de Hope’, with a mission statement of, Bringing hope to deserving local charities through an uncommonly fun cycling event”. The first Tour de Hope was held on Sunday, May 6th, 2012 and featured 15, 40, and 62 mile route options, including a ‘King of the Mountain’ component of 6 ‘leg-burning’ climbs on the metric century route. Attracting almost 300 cyclists in our first year, the inaugural Tour de Hope was a great success – raising over $10,000 for three local charities, while surviving one of the most colossal spring thunderstorms in recent memory!

Sunflowers to Roses

The Sunflowers to Roses organization was created by a group of professional peers and friends who wanted to honor the memory of Chris Anthony and Jack Lockton – both lost their battles to cancer. During their battle, both men were inspired to Live Strong by Lance Armstrong’s triumph over cancer and his subsequent Tour de France victories. Sunflowers to Roses raises money and awareness to fight cancer and promotes cycling as a safe recreational family activity. The objective of the event is to promote awareness of and participation in the Sunflowers to Roses Organization’s events that appeal to a broad spectrum of people, and to raise thousands of dollars in the fight against cancer. Sunflowers to Roses kicks off the 10th Annual Sunflowers to Roses Bike Tour on August 4, 2013.

Jack and Coke Ride

The Jack & Coke Bike Ride, in memory of Jack Polson, is a benefit bike ride for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Team Strong Liver. For the last 3 years, Team Strong Liver has been the largest contributing team to Relay for Life in Johnson County thanks to you and your contributions. The THIRD ANNUAL Jack & Coke Bike Ride was a great success! BIG THANK YOUs to all REGISTRANTS, RIDERS, VOLUNTEERS, CONTRIBUTORS, and SPONSORS!  Over 200 riders participated in the event in 2012! 

THE RIDE - This is a loop ride with several options, 18 to  73 miles.  The route is fairly flat for most loops.  The 57, 65 and 73 mile loops have hilly sections.  Loops go through Kansas City, North Kansas City, Kerrville, Camden Point, Dearborn, Faucett, Edgerton, Ridgely, and Ferrelview, MO. The ride starts from the parking lot of Park Hill High School.

 

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