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The draft Cape Girardeau regional bike/ped plan has been released and needs your
A few years ago, serious regional bicycle and pedestrian planning was the domain of a few of our largest cities--Columbia, St. Louis, Springfield, St Joseph, and (most recently) Kansas City. The draft Cape Girardeau regional bike/ped plan has been released and needs your feedbackBut no more--right now we have serious bicycle and pedestrian... (read more)
Ozark National Scenic Riverways
A new trails plan for Missouri's Ozark National Scenic Riverways has the potential to create a massive 280 mile mountain biking system.  But your feedback is needed to help build support for these important new trail links.Ozark National Scenic Riverways - Missouri's only national park area with the potential to allow extensive mountain... (read more)
Bicycle Mode Share in Missouri vs the U.S. vs World Cities, 2007 vs 2014
How much do people in Missouri bicycle?  Is the amount of bicycling in Missouri growing?  How to Missouri communities compare with other U.S. cities and with major cities of the world?Bicycle Mode Share in Missouri vs the U.S. vs World Cities, 2007 vs 2014 (animated gif)This is a graph we often use in presentations to give a quick birds-... (read more)
The (former) bi-directional bike/ped path on the Jefferson City Bridge
Back at the groundbreaking for the Pat Jones Bike/Ped Path over the Missouri River at Jefferson City in 2010, blogger Julianna Schroeder gave her impressions about why the new bike/ped connection across the river was so important--lessons that are still worth thinking about whenever we consider a major river bridge in Missouri:This morning was the... (read more)
Ties on the Gasconade River Bridge burned in a fire that started overnight
The 1776 foot long Gasconade River Bridge--the longest bridge in Missouri--is planned as the centerpiece of the Rock Island Trail. Ties across the bridge burned overnight and through the early morning Wednesday.Ties on the Gasconade River Bridge burned in a fire that started overnightCause of the fire is unknown at this time, but ABC17 reports on... (read more)
MoDOT's Long Range Plan creates a 25-year vision for Missouri transportation.
When MoBikeFed first approached MoDOT about including bicycling, walking, and trails in the statewide transportation plan in the early 1990s, MoDOT literally had no plans or guidelines for including bicycling or walking on its roads. MoDOT's Long Range Plan creates a 25-year vision for Missouri transportation. Our citizen feedback helps... (read more)
Missouri's Rock Island Trail: The RED portion needs your support today
Last week the Adventure Cycling Association--one of the world's largest cycling membership organizations--joined a cavalcade of groups from across Missouri and the nation who have written to Missouri State Parks in support of the Rock Island Trail.Have you completed the Missouri State Parks Public Survey asking for public input about whether or... (read more)
Rally for the Rock Island Trail at the Capitol in Jefferson City
At the rally for the Rock Island Trail held on the steps of the Missouri State Capitol, we saw powerful evidence of the importance of the trail to Rock Island Communities across the heart of Missouri. Rally for the Rock Island Trail at the Capitol in Jefferson CityMany thanks go to everyone who attended the rally--from all parts of Missouri--and... (read more)
Dan Mehan, President and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce
In a remarkable editorial by Dan Mehan, President and CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, published in Missouri Business Magazine this month, the Missouri Chamber gives a strong endorsement of the importance of outdoor recreation to Missouri's economy--emphasizing the impact of the recently opened 47-mile segment of the Rock Island Trail on... (read more)
The Trail Towns manual from GAPTrail.org is an excellent resource
Missouri is a leading trails state, with numerous statewide, regional, and local trails and trail systems.But many times, cities and towns along our trails do not reap the full potential economic benefits of their trails, because they have not yet fully developed into "trail towns".What is a trail town?The Trail Towns manual from GAPTrail.org is... (read more)
Speaking up for the Rock Island Trail at the Capitol South Steps will make a rea
Rock Island Trail Rally at the Capitol, 8:00am August 11thMoBikeFed, the Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc, and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy are planning a rally in support of the Rock Island Trail on Friday, August 11th, at 8:00am on the South Steps, Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City. Speaking up for the Rock Island Trail at the Capitol... (read more)
Liz Thorstensen, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Summit Plenary Speaker
Liz Thorstensen, Vice-President of Trail Development with the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in Washington, DC, and Trailnet CEO Ralph Pfremmer are the headline speakers for the second annual Missouri Active Transportation Summit in Jefferson City on Friday, August 11th, 2017. Liz Thorstensen, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Summit Plenary Speaker Find... (read more)
Casey Saunders at Big Shark
Beloved and tenacious Missouri bicyclist and racer Michael "Casey" Saunders, 29, passed away Sunday as the result of injuries suffered at the Tour of Kansas City Criterium that day. Casey Saunders at Big SharkWe are deeply saddened by the passing of Casey Saunders at Sunday's race. His life touched so many in Missouri's bicycling community. ... (read more)
Missouri's Rock Island Trail: The blue portion is now open; work on the orange p
[[VERY URGENT - PLEASE SHARE WIDELY THROUGH 30 AUGUST 2017]]  Ameren is set to donate 144 miles of Rock Island Trail corridor to Missouri State Parks by the end of this year, to become Missouri's SECOND cross-state trail.----> Click here to complete Missouri State Parks' Rock Island Trail survey ----> One simple message: "Please accept... (read more)
Missouri's Rock Island Trail: The blue portion is now open; work on the orange p
[ALERT: Please share this message and invite citizens to contact Gov Greitens in support of the Rock Island Trail throughout 2017 - this is a long-term issue that will require a long-term commitment of support.]Yesterday, the Gasconade County Republican published this important story about Missouri's Rock Island Trail State Park. The city of Belle... (read more)