2018 was a year of not-enough-rides by Bicycling Olathe and Beyond…BOB for short. There were personal reasons for that. 2019 will be different. We now have darned near 500 members, most of which I’ve never met. Here is what I am asking from you…
I’m looking to add one additional organizer who will be in charge of the more recreational rides. Rides like 5-10 miles on the Indian Creek or Tomahawk Creek Trails, or just tooling around Shawnee Mission or Heritage Parks. These rides are strictly for the fun of it. No drop. No requirements other than to have a good time. Social rides, if you will. Definitely family friendly rides.
I’m looking for someone that will organize 2-3 Meetups for bicycle riders around southern JoCo. Not a ride, but a gathering. Maybe we reserve the back area of The Other Place in Olathe, or space at the new Peanut in Olathe? Anyone willing to take this on?
Mountain Bike Organizer
Frankly, I gave mountain biking up. I don’t like rock gardens. Yet, we have quite a few people that inquire about mountain bike meetups. So if you’d like to take charge of this, let me know. We’d love to help you facilitate those.
Over the last couple years I have really gotten in to gravel riding. And as luck would have it, I have a small place out in the Flint Hills about halfway between Emporia and Council Grove, Kansas. As such, I will be hosting gravel bike rides out there on some Saturdays throughout the warmer months. So look for those gravel bike rides to come.
Road Bike Rides
And, of course, we’ll re-launch road bike rides. We have plenty of road riders of all abilities at this site. Be sure to read our What We’re About link on our home page to get a good feel for our rides and where you would fit in. Some are no-drop, some are all-out-get-after-it.
And most of all, remember. This is about fun and exercise and making some good friends. BOB is not about getting you ready to win a gold medal. It’s about enjoying life. If that’s you, we’d love for you to join us in 2019.