Recap of the Sunflower 2 Roses (S2R) Training Ride on June 20th
Sunflowers to Roses Training Ride – June 20, 2020 – Mercedes Benz of Kansas City
On Saturday, June 20, 2020 approximately 125 cyclists gathered at the Mercedes Benz of Kansas City dealership near Martin City, MO to participate in the first Sunflowers to Roses Training Ride of 2020. Sunflowers to Roses (S2R) is fortunate to be able to conduct its annual charity ride again this year, benefiting Cancer Action, despite the huge number of ride/race cancellations that have taken place thru the spring and early summer due to the COVID crisis.
The training ride(s) happen each year in the 30 to 45 days leading up to the annual ride at the dealerships of the Soave Automotive Group. A second training ride is scheduled to take place at Aristocrat Motors on July 18, 2020. Other than a great opportunity for cyclists to take part in a nice (free) group ride, these training rides offer cyclists the opportunity to ride with a group and to experience similar terrain as to what is in store during the Sunflowers to Roses Bike Tour (this year is the 18th annual version) on Sunday, August 2, 2020. Plus, it gives S2R an opportunity to do early registrations for the annual ride, usually with a discount for riders that sign-up that day. S2R had 17 people register on Saturday. You can find more information regarding S2R and register at www.sunflowerstoroses.org
Another feature of these rides is a great opportunity for cyclists to view the variety of vehicles the Soave Automotive Group has to offer at its dealerships. Soave Automotive group generously provides great free food and refreshments after the ride for all who participated. This most recent ride featured food from the Moose Truck (the Blue Moose Restaurants’ food truck), that everyone seemed to enjoy. The Moose Truck and another truck will be the featured post ride food offerings at S2R this year for riders to purchase their meal after the ride. (Registration fee has been lowered since S2R will NOT provide food this year due to COVID restrictions)
S2R and the Soave Automotive Group thanks all who attended this most recent ride and also a big thank you goes out to the 3 Feet Cycling team for its support and guide efforts with the training ride. We all look forward to seeing you at the next S2R Training ride on July 18th from Aristocrat Motors in Merriam, KS.
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What just happened? You are on the ground, you are hurting, not sure if you are okay or not, and wonder what just happened. Well, you have been hit by a car. You may have a concussion, you are scared, and you may have very serious injuries.
I have put together a list of to-do’s should you find yourself in this position:
• Get to safety! Move out of way of traffic.
• Call 911. Insist that a report is made.
• Use cell phone to record to preserve evidence.
• Get name of driver, insurance info, license plate, driver’s license number, and names, phone numbers and addresses of witnesses.
• Get name of police officer, badge number, report number and business card.
• Do not claim any fault
• Preserve evidence and do not discard or alter bike, helmet, or clothes
I would be happy to send you a top tube sticker with this information.
Challenge yourself on our . There is not a lot of elevation change so should be a nice fast course for everyone to enjoy. Park at either Price Chopper or at the empty lots by Minsky’s off 159th & Mur-Len in South Olathe.
Your entry into the prizes is a $20 donation to the Kansas NICA league. Here is the link to donation page. In the referral please note 3 feet challenge. Once you have donated please take a screen shot of the confirmation page and email to McCool@3feetcycling.com.
The challenge will run thru the end of July 2020 to allow everyone the opportunity to get out and enjoy challenging themselves, multiple times if you wish. We will use Strava ranking for tracking.
We will recognize the top 3 men in 3 different categories - A, B & C. We will divide the total contestants into 3rds based on times and take the top 3 times in each group to recognize their efforts. (For example if there is 30 contestants the top 10 would be considered “A’s”, 11-20 would be considered “B’s” and 21-30 would be considered “C’s”.)
For the Women we will recognize the top 3 in 2 different categories - A & B. We will divide the contestants into 2 groups same as we do the men.
We have some nice prizes from our sponsors coming. Keep an eye out for the announcement of the prizes. We will also update this page with the information.
This is about challenging yourself while helping to get more kids on bikes as the Kansas NICA program gets started. We want to be good stewards of cycling and helping the next generation learn to enjoy cycling the way you do is important. Remember who got you into cycling......be the one who gives that same love of the bike to someone else.
The Kansas Interscholastic Cycling League was founded in 2019 as a non-profit (501(c)3) Emergent League of the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). We facilitate the development of high school and middle school teams/clubs for grades 6-12 and provide the education, training, licensing, and insurance for coaches and volunteers. We also produce high-quality mountain bike events and races that emphasize the value of participation, camaraderie, positive sporting behavior, and well-being over competition.
The focus for 2019 is on spreading the word, dialing in venues, and making sure this thing is supported. Come 2020, we look to expand our programming to include a ‘try it out’ tour, and get our Spring race series underway!