bike paths http://kmuw.org en Bike Month Profile: Brett Hogan http://kmuw.org/post/bike-month-profile-brett-hogan <p></p><p>Wichita cyclist Brett Hogan likes to ride in races, for long distances, and fast. He got into bicycling in high school, when his swim coach told him he could improve his performance by adding cycling to his fitness regime. He hopped on a bike and didn't look back.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Kate Clause 35189 at http://kmuw.org Bike Month Profile: Brett Hogan Bike Month Profile: Hoyt Hillman http://kmuw.org/post/bike-month-profile-hoyt-hillman <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hoyt Hillman is the President of the</span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/GreenWayAllianceOfWichita" style="line-height: 1.5;"> GreenWay Alliance of Wichita,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a non-profit group that works for a network of parks, trails and </span>greenways<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in the south-central Kansas area. Hillman has been working to create green spaces for decades.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Kate Clause 35090 at http://kmuw.org Bike Month Profile: Hoyt Hillman Bike Month Profile: Ruth Holliday http://kmuw.org/post/bike-month-profile-ruth-holliday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ruth Holliday owns the Bicycle </span>Pedaler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Wichita along with her husband, Bob. The two met when they were RNs and bonded over their love of biking--so much so that they biked for their honeymoon in California. Over the years, Ruth and Bob have biked in New Zealand's two islands and Pacific Highway 1.</span></p><p>She and Bob started Bicycle Pedaler to be a welcoming place for bicyclists, a bicycle store owned by two avid bikers. They're still at it, 34 years later.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 14:14:07 +0000 Kate Clause 34899 at http://kmuw.org Bike Month Profile: Ruth Holliday Bike Month Profile: Rhandalee Hinman http://kmuw.org/post/bike-month-profile-rhandalee-hinman <p></p><p>Wichita resident Rhandalee Hinman rode her bike as a kid, but like many people, gave up the habit once she reached adulthood. A little over a year ago, however, she decided to switch up her fitness routine and joined a local bicycling group. She fell down several times on her first ride, but she kept going. Within that first year, Rhandalee rode 100 miles as part of <a href="http://bikeksg.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/KSGBikeEvents?fr_id=22786&amp;pg=entry">Bike MS</a>.</p><p>She says anyone can get into bike riding. Just go slow and keep trying to get better.</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 11:44:58 +0000 Kate Clause 34638 at http://kmuw.org Bike Month Profile: Rhandalee Hinman Bike Month Profile: Christina Calhoun http://kmuw.org/post/bike-month-profile-christina-calhoun <p>25-year-old Christina Calhoun says she became a bike commuter by accident--by car accident, actually. Two years ago, a car accident left her with a broken car she couldn't afford to repair. She biked to work that day, and she's been biking everywhere she needs to go for about two years now.</p><p>Christina doesn't miss having a car; in fact, she says living life at bike pace has helped her focus her limited energy and time on the things most important to her.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 10:41:48 +0000 Kate Clause & Hugo Phan 34382 at http://kmuw.org Bike Month Profile: Christina Calhoun Grant For $18 M To Fund 35 Pedestrian, Bicycle, Historic Site, Highway Projects In Kansas http://kmuw.org/post/grant-18-m-fund-35-pedestrian-bicycle-historic-site-highway-projects-kansas <p>The Kansas Department of Transportation has awarded nearly $18 million to 35 projects around the state through its transportation enhancement program.</p><p><a href="http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ENVIRonment/transportation_enhancements/">Transportation Enhancement&nbsp;</a> is a federally funded program that provides cities, counties, and other groups with funding for transportation projects like bike paths, pedestrian traffic, bicycle safety education, historic restoration, scenic highway programs, and the conversion of abandoned railroad lines into trails, among other things.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:23:00 +0000 Kate Clause 18729 at http://kmuw.org Grant For $18 M To Fund 35 Pedestrian, Bicycle, Historic Site, Highway Projects In Kansas Wichita City Council To Hear Presentation On Bicycle Master Plan http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-city-council-hear-presentation-bicycle-master-plan <p>The Wichita City Council will hear recommendations Tuesday on a 10-year, <a href="http://www.wichita.gov/NR/rdonlyres/01FF1D4D-AE19-424F-8E4A-2BCC89E514F2/78460/WichitaBicycleMasterPlanSmalllinked.pdf">$12.5 million plan</a> to improve and connect city bike paths.</p><p>Bike shop owner Lee Engler&nbsp;says new riders like safe paths and seasoned riders prefer street improvements, and the steering committee is proposing both.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 12:20:56 +0000 Milt Radford 12215 at http://kmuw.org Wichita City Council To Hear Presentation On Bicycle Master Plan