Bike Week on the radio, in the KC Star, Springfield News-Leader

Bike Month activities and media coverage continues to roll in.

Three representatives from MoBikeFed were on Up to Date on KCUR FM this morning. Listen to the full show here--lots of good questions about bicycle safety, events around the region and the state, and a segment towards the end about the Tour of Missouri.

(By the way, MoBikeFed recently started a new contract with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, to organize and promote Bike Week activities, bicycle education clinics, and the Car Free Challenge across the region.  So the reason you hear Sarah & Eric talking so much about those events, is the main part of their job with MoBikeFed is promoting them.)

Springfield celebrated the recent announcement of its bicycle friendly city status:

Dozens of local bicycling enthusiasts filled City Council chambers Monday to celebrate Springfield's recent recognition as a Bicycle Friendly Community, while calling for further bicycling awareness and infrastructure.

Springfield recently was granted bronze-level status by the League of American Bicyclists, joining St. Louis (also bronze) and Columbia (silver) as the third such community in the state.

Editorial writer Matt Schonfeld wrote in the KCStar:

Bike Week Chronicles: Day Two. Feeling better

It's a great time of year to be outside. For most of us, most of the time, that's a shame. Stuck inside behind a dusk, maybe peering out a window at what could be, work keeps us from celebrating green nature.

A bike ride, to work, or even once home to the grocers, gets us back into it. I used to live in Berlin, a more congested city where the benefits of car were, for me, far outweighed by the hassles. So shopping was always on bike. even short trips reconnect us with the city and people around us, make us feel like participants, not passer-through.