Johnson County Bicycle Club season opener, the Spring Classic Ride, May 1

Johnson County Bicycle ClubTime to train for the Tour de Brew KC with the Spring Classic Ride! A scenic, rural route leaving at 8:00 a.m. at the south­west corner of the Loiret and 95th St. parking lot in Lenexa, the Spring Classic cruises through Bonner Springs, DeSoto, Gardner and Edgerton, KS. For members of JCBC and Kansas City Bicycle Club the ride costs an inex­pen­sive $25.00. And, for non-members only $5.00 more! For this great price you get a map, roving SAGs and friendly folks with yummy snacks to keep those muscles stoked. You also get to know that part of your fee will go to support bicy­cling advo­cacy such as BikeWalkKC, KanBikeWalk or Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation.

If you’re not quite ready to ride but still would like to meet some friendly cyclists and help out, Johnson County Bike Club would be happy to have you as a vol­un­teer. To find out oppor­tu­ni­ties, contact Maury Brown here.

Next up for JCBC is the ever-popular Cider Mill Century ride in early August.

Here’s a little more infor­ma­tion about the club.

The Johnson County Bicycle Club began as an off­shoot of the Johnson County Outdoor Society in the late 1960s to promote safe recre­ational and social cycling. The club orig­i­nally was a part of the Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department.  Seeking inde­pen­dence, the club became a sep­a­rate entity in 1973.

Today, the JCBC is strictly a recre­ational cycling club whose purpose is to promote bicy­cling safety, advo­cacy, and fel­low­ship.  Although its roots and club name are cen­tered about Johnson County, JCBC’s inter­ests cover the greater Kansas City Metro and beyond.

At the end of each year, the board donates a sig­nif­i­cant potion of the club’s funds to select local and national orga­ni­za­tions in appre­ci­a­tion and support of their efforts to promote cycling in our area.