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The 213-mile Rock Island Trail would interlink with the 240-mile Katy Trail
Word on Missouri's proposed new cross-state Trail, the 213 mile Rock Island Trail, may come early in October. The 213-mile Rock Island Trail would interlink with the 240-mile Katy Trail That is the last information from Ameren, which owns the 145-mile section of Rock Island railroad corridor currently under discussion.  Ameren's decision... (read more)
Road rage . . .
Legislation protecting bicyclists and pedestrians from harassment has been identified by MoBikeFed members as among their highest priorities.  It's easy to understand why--being harassed verbally, physically, or by having objects thrown, is frightening and discouraging for people who walk and bicycle. Road rage . . . Columbia (2009... (read more)
Missouri LIfe Cover: The Fate of the Rock Island Line, Jan/Feb 1982
Most of the Rock Island Railroad through Missouri hasn't seen railroad traffic since 1979. This summer there is the opportunity to turn the unused line into a rail trail that could be over 200 miles in length, rivaling the Katy Trail and connecting with the Katy in two places. The end of active railroad service meant economic hardship for the... (read more)
MoBikeFed & MoRIT representatives present the messages of support
Last week, representatives of the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation and the Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc. (MoRIT) met with officials from Ameren to present over 11,000 messages of support for the creation of the cross-state Rock Island Trail. MoBikeFed and MoRIT representatives present the messages of support for the Rock Island... (read more)
BikeMO 2013 review
Just a reminder that BikeMO 2014 is coming up this Saturday, August 23rd.  The ride features: 30, 65, and 90 mile on-road route options A family-friendly Katy Trail route option Tour the beautiful low-traffic, historic roads of mid-Missouri, including visits to Rocheport, Boonville, Arrow Rock, and Blackwater Fun King/Queen of the... (read more)
Potential Cross-State Rock Island Trail
The Rock Island railroad corridor from Kansas City to Beaufort (near Washington, MO) has been unused for decades.  Now the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has stepped in with an offer that could result in a 211 mile cross state trail. The new Rock Island State Park is happening on 46 of that 211 miles. Communities on the western end of the trail... (read more)
Cyclist Randy Murdick (KMOX News)
The St Louis cycling community is in an uproar after a motorist shouted at and threatened a cyclist, ran into and injured the cyclist, and then drove off. Cyclist Randy Murdick (KMOX News) The driver turned out to be Mayor of Sunset Hills, Missouri. We are working with the local cycling community urge the Mayor and Sunset Hills to do the... (read more)
I bicycle and I vote!
Missouri's primary elections are being held across the state on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014. "I bicycle/I walk/I run and I vote" is one of the most powerful statement we can make to any elected leader, in our work to make Missouri a better, safer place to walk and bicycle.I bicycle and I vote! So whatever your party, whoever your candidates,... (read more)
Amendment 7 will send MoDOT in a fundamentally new direction
Today the Board of the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation voted to endorse Amendment 7, the Missouri transportation funding plan that will be put before Missouri voters on August 5th. Amendment 7 will send MoDOT in a fundamentally new direction In endorsing Amendment 7, our Board and staff looked at our Vision for Bicycling and... (read more)