Lawrence’s Community Bike Ride to return for 10th anniversary

Kids can get free helmets and fittings, too

The Lawrence Central Rotary is looking forward to celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Community Bike Ride in person this year.

Last year’s ride was “in your bubble,” so there were rides individuals could do on their own, member Tobin Neis said via email Monday.

This year, the group is allowing riders to “‘choose your ride and leave time’ to boost flexibility and reduce large groups” at the free, family-friendly ride, according to the Facebook event page.


“We’ll be set up at the new shelter at the Rotary Arboretum fitting helmets and passing out vests with our sponsors so you can come and go as you please,” the page says.

There will also be free safety vests and bike helmets available for kids, while supplies last.

The event is set for 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday, July 17, with a rain date of Sunday, July 18, at the Lawrence Arboretum, 5100 W. 27th St. There are three routes to choose from.

Find route maps and more information about the Community Bike Ride at this link. For more resources on bicycling in Lawrence, visit

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