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July 23, 2007

Bicycle convoy

I’d like to applaud local bicycle commuter and Internet blogger Noah, author of kc-bike.blogspot.com, for setting up an experimental “bicycle convoy” that takes Johnson County bicycle commuters to downtown Kansas City every Monday morning.

Noah is a very enthusiastic man who started the bicycle convoy so that he could help enable others to experience the joys of this healthy and environmentally conscious lifestyle, which he recently discovered for himself. From my own experience of commuting, riding with a group is perfect for those new to cycling because more experienced riders will always offer their encouragement and knowledge.

Riding with others is great fun and there is always someone to help out in times of mechanical difficulties (and someone to ride behind if there’s a headwind).

The bicycle convoy meets bright and early on Monday mornings at Skate World on Shawnee Mission Parkway and travels at an easy pace down Merriam Lane and Southwest Boulevard, a longtime favorite route of bicycle commuters.

Anyone who is interested can learn more from Noah’s Web site.

Philip Schapker



Cars, bikes and pedestrians should always obey the rules of the road. The world would be a happier place if they all did.


just make sure that you don't ride more than two wide, and there shouldn't be a problem. But when you cyclists get ignorant of the street laws regarding bicycles and start taking up multiple lanes and impeding traffic, don't be surprised when people start getting mad at you, and possibly retaliate, and if cops start to pull you over and ticket you (which, amazingly enough, they CAN do)

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