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One bike tour, two races affect traffic on Saturday

The City of Kansas City, Mo., is notifying motorists that one bicycle tour and two races will temporarily affect traffic on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Although the Tour de BBQ bicycle tour will only close Grand Boulevard and Walnut Street between 13th and 14th streets, it may cause delays along the rest of the route. Cyclists will begin their ride in the Kansas City Power and Light District at 7 a.m. leaving in waves of 100-150 riders every 10 minutes along the following race route: south on Grand Boulevard, which curves into Main Street, which becomes Brookside Boulevard; east on 62nd Street; south on Main Street; west on 85th Street; south on Wornall Road; west on 90th Street; north on Western Hills Drive; west on 89th Street; southeast on Ward Parkway; south on Summit Street; and west on Bannister Road across the state line. The route re-enters Kansas City, Mo., as the cyclists cross the state line heading east on 135th Street, north on Holmes Road; and west on Blue Ridge Boulevard, across the state line. Cyclists will re-enter Kansas City, Mo., heading northeast on Southwest Boulevard; east on 19th Street; and north on Walnut Street to finish at the Power and Light District. The course closes at 3 p.m.

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The Barstow School 5K will begin on the school grounds at 11511 State Line Road. Road closures take place beginning at 7:30 a.m. along the route: north on State Line Road, east on 114th Terrace, north on Madison Avenue, north on 113th Terrace, east on 112th Street and north on Summit Street. At that point the runners will turn around, and follow the same route back to Barstow School. The race will be over by 10:30 a.m.

For more information about the Barstow School 5k, please visit .

The Center School District Homecoming 5K will begin on the school grounds at 8715 Holmes Road. One lane of traffic will be closed from 8-10 a.m. on the following route: south on Holmes Road, east on 89th Street and north into the Center High School grounds. At that point the runners will turn around and follow the same route back, heading west on 89th Street and north on Holmes Street to finish at the school.

For more information about the Center School District Homecoming 5k, please visit

Please observe caution and obey all posted detours and barricades.


City News Releases - 2013

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