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Mayor Hindman was an avid cyclist--and bicycle and trails supporter
Former Columbia Mayor and champion of bicycling, walking, and trails Darwin Hindman passed away Monday at age 86.A memorial bicycle ride and funeral service will be held Saturday, June 22nd, 2019, in Columbia: Mayor Hindman was an avid cyclist--and bicycle and trails supporterThe mile-long ride will begin at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the Darwin and... (read more)
Katy Trail Flooding at Good Woman Creek (MO State Parks)
According to the Missouri State Parks Current Flooding Conditions page, over 100 miles of the Katy Trail is currently closed due to flooding along the Missouri River. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently reported on the devastating impact the loss of business is having on the Katy Trail businesses and communities. Katy Trail Flooding at Good Woman... (read more)
Rock the Trail ribbon-cutting 10am on Saturday, June 1st, 2019
In 2016, Jackson County and the KCATA announced a deal to acquire 17.7 miles of the Rock Island Corridor. Now, three years later, they are ready to cut the ribbon on the first 6 miles of the completed trail, through portions of Lee's Summit and Kansas City--and they are inviting everyone to join them: Rock the Trail ribbon-cutting 10am on Saturday... (read more)
Jefferson City cyclist can ride across the Missouri River to enjoy the city park
Today is Missouri Bike-to-Work Day--one of the high points of National Bike Month and Bike Week--and this year we really have something to celebrate: After years of work, Jefferson City has been awarded a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community award, and Kirkwood has received Honorable Mention in the Bicycle Friendly Community awards. Jefferson... (read more)
The Rock Island Trail State Park Endowment Fund was one of the top priorities at
Friday is the last day of the 2019 Missouri legislative session--and we have a LOT to celebrate this session with the passage of SB 196, which will create the Rock Island Trail State Park Endowment Fund. The Rock Island Trail State Park Endowment Fund was one of the top priorities at Capitol Day 2019SB 196, which now awaits Governor Parson's... (read more)
The Butterfield Stage Experience connects Missouri's three longest trails--the Katy, Rock Island, and Frisco HighlineThe Butterfield Stage Experience is a new mostly gravel bicycle touring route consisting of county gravel roads and multi-use trails using/paralleling the historic Butterfield Stage Route in Missouri.    ... (read more)
Huge congratulations is in order to our friends at the Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc, as SB 196, creating the Rock Island Trail State Park Endowment Fund, has finally passed both the Missouri House and Senate. The bill is "Truly Agreed To and Finally Passed"--meaning that the Missouri General Assembly is finished and done with it, and next stop... (read more)
May is Bike Month
Time to get out your bike and go for a ride! May is National Bike Month. Bike to School Day is May 8th, 2019. National Bike to Work Week is May 13–19. Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 17.  May is Bike Month Thanks to amazing support from our Missouri State legislators back in 2011, all of those days are officially recognized in the Missouri... (read more)
The Rock Island/Katy Connector is now open (blue). Orange opening soon!
With the first six miles of Jackson County's portion of the Rock Island Trail opening in June 2019--and a further 8-10 miles following in the next year or two--many people are asking how to connect Jackson County's Katy Trail in Lee's Summit and Kansas City to Missouri State Parks Rock  Island Trail and Katy Trail, which starts at Pleasant... (read more)
Join us for the 13th Annual Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails Day at the Capitol, Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019. Jefferson City, MO. Make a difference in Missouri! Join us for Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails Day at the Capitol Tuesday, April 23rd Register now - it's free! We need volunteers to help make Capitol Day great - register to volunteer here... (read more)
Passing by Washington and Lincoln Memorials on the way to a National Bike Summit
The Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation is in Washington DC this week, along with several other Missouri bicycle & pedestrian advocacy groups, at the National Bike Summit. After three days of conference sessions and meetings, we'll spend Tuesday and Wednesday on Capitol Hill, meeting with every Missouri House and Senate office.... (read more)
2019 Active Transportation Summit
The 2019 Missouri Active Transportation Summit is Friday, August 9th, 2019 in Columbia. 2019 Active Transportation Summit Would you like to tell the story of your bicycle, pedestrian, or trails program, project, or success? Or present on any topic related to bicycling, walking, or trails in Missouri? The Summit is soliciting session proposals... (read more)
Working to create and protect sources of funding is one of our top goals
Your community has some amazing bicycle, pedestrian, and trails projects it wants to build--perhaps even a local or regional bicycle, pedestrian, or trails plan.  But now you need the funding to actually build. Working to create and protect sources of funding for walking, bicycling, and trails in Missouri is one of the primary goals of the... (read more)
When those of us who bicycle and walk in Missouri speak up to our state legislat
A bill prohibiting all Missouri drivers from texting while driving and requiring hands-free use of electronic devices while driving has been introduced by Senator Wayne Wallingford (R-Cape Girardeau). When those of us who bicycle and walk in Missouri speak up to our state legislators, it really makes a difference The bill, SB 15, was heard in... (read more)
Detecting people who walk and bicycle has been one of the greatest challenges
This year, the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation has helped lead the national charge for better regulation of self-driving vehicles--self driving systems that far too often do not provide nearly enough safety for people who walk and bicycle. Detecting people who walk and bicycle has been one of the greatest challenges of self-driving... (read more)