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Advocacy for cyclists at the Capitol in Jefferson City and in Washington DC is o
One of the goals in MoBikeFed's Legislative Platform is to update the basic bicycle law in Missouri and in Missouri municipalities. This is moving to the front burner as we're preparing to introduce a comprehensive bicycle bill in the 2015 legislative session in Jefferson City.Advocacy for cyclists at the Capitol in Jefferson City and in... (read more)
Amtrak station at Hermann (Photo courtesy Randy Niere)
In 1997, MoBikeFed worked with leaders in the Missouri General Assembly and Amtrak to allow roll-on bicycle access to Amtrak's Missouri River Runner route--which intersects with the Katy Trail at several stations. This service is used by hundreds of cyclists each year, many of whom combine Amtrak with a cycling trip on the Katy Trail. ... (read more)
Potential 213 mile cross-state Rock Island Trail
News outlets around Missouri have been covering the recent announcement by Ameren that they are moving to railbank 145 miles of the Rock Island Railroad corridor, creating a 210+ mile trail across Missouri, and interconnecting with the Katy Trail to create a 253 mile interconnected cross-state trail loop system across the state. Potential 213 mile... (read more)
I bicycle and I vote!
The Missouri general elections are being held across the state on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. I bicycle and I vote! We know that people like you who are interested in their communities because of their interest in bicycling and walking, vote at a higher rate than average. So whatever your party, whoever your candidates, whatever your issues, be... (read more)
Livable Streets Lee's Summit
Last week the Lee's Summit City Council passed a major update to the city's bicycle code.  The updates reflect many of the best-practice recommendations of MoBikeFed, BikeWalkKC, and other local and national bicycle groups. Livable Streets Lee's Summit The code update is one end result of years of work and coalition building by the... (read more)
Rock Island Railroad Corridor - 213 miles from Kansas City to Beaufort
It's official! Ameren has submitted a letter indicating its plans to railbank 145 miles of the Rock Island line stretching from Windsor almost to Washington, Missouri, where it will eventually connect with the Katy Trail. Rock Island Railroad Corridor - 213 miles from Kansas City to Beaufort (Click for full sized map) With existing Katy Trail... (read more)
Cyclists rally in support of Randy
Today Sunset Hills Mayor Mark Furrer was charged with assault and property damage--the result of a July 29th incident in Sunset Hills where Furrer first threatened Murdick, then struck him with his car, and then fled the scene. Please sign the petition in support of Murdick, asking for prosecution of Furrer and for the city to make positive... (read more)
US Bicycle Route 76 on Missouri's Official Highway Map
After more than two decades of work, U.S. Bicycle Route 76--also known as the TransAmerica Trail--is officially designated and signed through the state of Missouri.  Come out and celebrate with us, the Adventure Cycling Association, MoDOT, and the City of Farmington October 11th. Find out more about the Bicycle Route 76 signage project in... (read more)
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)