LMBC was founded in 1996 which makes us 25 years old! To commemorate this occasion, we have been working to create some apparel. Watch for t-shirts, hats, socks and jerseys around town. In addition, we will host a race on the first weekend of October (Oct. 2), called the River Trail Riot. You can find more information here: https://www.lawrencemountainbikeclub.org/river-trail-riot/
The foundation story as I understand it is that some people were getting together to ride the Lawrence River Trail and riding pub crawls when they got the idea to form an official group to ride and maintain the river trail and the Lawrence Mountain Bike Club was born. We talk about the first official ride was a New Years day ride, which is why we make a big deal out of that ride.
These original members were: Curtis Martell Chad Lamer Mike fine Greg Schrader Neil Taylor
The club membership has grown over the years and the records I have go back to 2007 where we have generally had 80-180 members. Over the past 25 years, our club has been lead by a team of elected officials and board members.
Past Presidents: Dan Brobst Greg Schroeder Lee Merrill Gerard Arantowicz Neil Taylor Jeff Arnaud Justin Eddings Michael Mathews Rod Hernandez Sam Jones
The Lawrence Mountain Bike Club exists because of all of the great members who have come together to ride, laugh, take care of the trails and build this great community of mountain bikers here in North East Kansas where most folks think mountain biking doesn’t exist.
Hot Summer Nights – Trails ‘N Tacos June2nd at 6:30PM Clinton Lake State Park – Campground #1 (alt parking at Corp of Engineers HQ) Ride Points: 1
For our fist ride, we’ll meet by the state park cabins in Campground #1. Those without a park pass (boo) can park at the Corp of Engineers HQ and ride pavement into CG1. Ride leaves promptly at 6:30PM. We wouldn’t feel complete without a post-ride, hump day taco feed at Acapulco Mexican Restaurant – 1520 Wakarusa Dr #2255, Lawrence, KS 66047. Join us for a fun trail ride followed by food and bev with friends. And don’t forget, each night you sign-in and ride with us you’ll earn one point. All riders with 11+ (17 total available) points at the end of the series will receive a Hot Summer Nights Trail Shirt!
More ways to get points
Show up and sign in for one of the three scheduled LRT trail workdays between June and August and receive 1 Hot Summer Nights ride point for each day of work. Those of you who were so kind to volunteer for Danny’s mowing crew get two HSN bonuses: each of you get your ride points doubled and an automatic invite to the HSN Hot Damn Bikepacking Trip where Fireball might or might not be consumed. Need I say more? I have the mowing roster so no need to sign up or in, just make sure you actually mow the trail.
Remember, everyone who accumulates 11+ ride points over the course of the series will get a FREE Hot Summer Nights trail shirt.
Join us for some trail work, trail rides and post-ride tacos as many times as you can.