With unfavorable laws against cyclists, extreme temperatures (and wind), budget shortfalls, and inhospitable attitudes in some places, Kansas presents challenges to cyclists. Yet with the growth of cycling in the higher density areas, probably the best gravel road riding in the country, and the vistas of the Flint Hills, Kansas is underrated for cycling and is getting better all the time.

Representation in Kansas bicycle injury cases

Six years ago, Vance Preman had his bike renaissance.  Inspired by the 2008 MS 150, Vance started riding again and hasn't looked back, completing every ride since.   Welcomed into the cycling community, he devoted his law practice (not to mention his social life) to representing cyclists and cycling causes.  Headquartered in Kansas City, Vance represents cyclists in Topeka, Lawrence, Dodge City, Salina, Coffeyville, and all places in between.

Vance brings his 37 years of legal experience to the Bike Law Network.  He is a practicing trial attorney since 1977, a well known mediator (having mediated over 2700 cases), AV-rated as a lawyer (the highest rating), and is licensed in both Kansas and Missouri.

Read Vance's explanation of Kansas Bicycle Laws.

Read Bob Mionske's interview of Vance.

To learn more about Vance check out his site.

Best of all, Vance is an avid cyclist and can be seen sponsoring and participating rides and events throughout the Heart of America, in his tricked-out Sprinter SAG van.

He is on the board of the KC Metro Bike Club and the KANDANGO Ride.  He sponsors the Tour de Brew/Bier and the Tour of Kansas City.  He regularly speaks to clubs and groups about better cycling and the legal aspects of riding.

Vance has chosen to join the Bike Law Network because of its focus on client and cause advocacy.  If you have been injured in a Kansas bike accident, by a defective bicycle product, or because of an unsafe road condition and would like to discuss your case with a Kansas bicycle accident attorney who gets cycling, Vance welcomes your call for a free consultation. He can be reached at vance@bikelaw.com and 844-531-7530.

If you would like Bike Law to come speak to your club or at your shop, please contact us.

Kansas Blog Posts

Aug 12, 2015

So a driver just cut you off, flipped you off, or otherwise harassed you. It’s happened to all of us. I have had a blaring horn scare me and nearly cause me to crash. I would have loved to pull the minivan driver from his seat and give him a piece of my mind or […]

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Aug 06, 2015

To horseshoes and hand grenades I would add bicycling in traffic to the list of activities in which close may be enough to do damage. While riding a bike, coming close to physical contact with a vehicle, i.e. a car door, may be enough to cause a crash and serious injury. In a video making […]

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Jul 30, 2015

This week, a Kansas Jury rendered a verdict in a criminal case that should give cyclists great reason for concern. The Johnson County District attorney charged and prosecuted Paul Hanley of Olathe, Kansas with Aggravated Battery, a felony, following a car bicycle collision last fall near Heritage Park. The cyclist (my client) was riding alone and lawfully using […]

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