Cindy Bracker is a biking enthusiast! Not only is she race director for the “Tour de Lawrence,” she also races and rides regularly herself, making time between stage performances at Lawrence community theaters and running her business, Bracker’s Good Earth Clays, Inc.

Cindy reminded Rotarians that Lawrence is ranked #7 in the nation as a “bike-friendly” city.  The City of Lawrence has earned this distinction by giving ongoing attention to creating “Complete Streets” and to developing the Lawrence Loop, a walking and bike trail around the city  limits that will be 22 miles long when it is completed. 

Lawrence Central Rotary’s sustained initiatives on behalf of biking also contributed to the recognition.  In addition to running an annual Community Bike Ride each July, the Club maintains information about bicycling clubs, rides, and special events at RideLawrence.com. 

Bicycle clubs in Lawrence conduct regular weekly rides of varying lengths and difficulties on various terrains. In addition, there are races and special rides taking place all year long. A number of local businesses serve bicyclists.