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Missouri Delegation with members of Congress at the National Bike Summit
Each year, MoBikeFed works with its allies across the state to develop a legislative platform. We discuss it extensively in our Legislative Committee, Advisory Commission, and Board. Because we are a member-driven organization, we also ask our members and supporters--what do you think? Missouri Delegation with members of Congress at the National... (read more)
Missouri delegation at the National Bike Summit in Washington, DC
This year, two groups of generous donors have challenged MoBikeFed members and supporters to raise $30,000. That means that your membership/donation between now & March 31st will be matched TWICE.We're making good progress--as of January 22nd, we are $3431 towards our goal of $30,000.  But we need YOU to help us get the rest of the way... (read more)
This is the second article in a ten article series on Traffic Skills 101, the League of American Bicyclist's premier vehicular cycling course.  For more information, please contact the author, visit MoBikeFed's Bicycling Safety and Skills Page, or visit the Bike League's website. When it comes time to buy a bicycle, the number of choices... (read more)
Meeting with Rep. Nate Walker, Kirksville
I spent the day in the Capitol with our Executive Director, Brent Hugh, and our lobbyist, Jim Farrell. Brent and Jim spend a lot of time in this building on behalf of Missouri bicyclists and pedestrians. From 163 Representatives and 34 Senators, we had time to visit half a dozen and we left information with a few others. Among those we spoke to in... (read more)
Car and bike
With the issue of insurance requirements for bicyclists being bandied about the Missouri General Assembly this year, people have been asking the question--how to other countries handle issues of cyclist and pedestrian insurance?Europe has some interesting answers to that question.  With so many countries and many different approaches and... (read more)
The 2015 Missouri State legislative session is just getting warmed up
UPDATE: We received news from our contact in Lewis County, Rep. Redmon's constituent Jake DeCoster, who talked with Rep. Redmon again and confirmed that Rep. Redmon has filed an amendment to HB 115 that will completely remove the bicycle insurance requirement.  It is still helpful to continue to contact YOUR OWN Missouri legislators and ask... (read more)
Riding in traffic
This is the first article in a ten article series on Traffic Skills 101, the League of American Bicyclist's premier vehicular cycling course.  For more information, please contact the author, visit MoBikeFed's Bicycling Safety and Skills Page, or visit the Bike League's website.When it comes to feeling good, there... (read more)
Bicycle and pedestrian supporters gather in Jefferson City for Capitol Day
If you look at the (long) list of MoBikeFed's legislative platform planks that have passed over the years, you'll notice there is some significant legislative activity pretty much every year. Bicycle and pedestrian supporters gather in Jefferson City for Capitol DayBut it seems like about every ten years Missouri's bicycle law needs a major update... (read more)
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)