Sunflower Events for the Self-Propelled
In-store and outdoor events celebrating life outdoors.
Take your adventure all the way by joining us at one of our upcoming events! Sunflower hosts a variety of events designed to give you a great experience in the great outdoors — or help your next one be even better. From educational events, like our bike repair clinics, to community events, like being the launching pad for weekly group bike rides, we have something fun for people of all ages and abilities. We look forward to being your host as you learn something new, find your community, and start living a better life outdoors.
Check out our event calendar below to see what’s coming up. We add to it regularly. (Click the plus sign at the bottom of the calendar to add our events calendar to yours so you never miss one.)
Sunday Chug: Gravel Ride — Check Instagram for Weekly Details
Group gravel ride typically starts at 8:30. The Chug often has an early or late start option depending on the season or weather. No riders left behind before the first pit stop — water, coffee, gels, and quick bike service (if needed) provided by Sunflower. Get a complimentary bike wash at the shop after the ride while you refuel in the Sunflower Cafe! Weekly ride info on Instagram: @thesundaychug; and Strava: The Sunday Chug.
The Mingle: Beginner's Ride
Join us for a weekly bike ride on Tuesday nights to teach you how to be comfortable and safe on your bike, basic bike maintenance, and the importance of taking care of yourself. The ride leaves from Sunflower Bike Shop, and make sure to bring a helmet, water bottle, and a red blink light on the back of your bike or helmet. This is a Lawrence Bicycle Club ride led by MK Thompson. You'll have to sign a waiver if it's your first time. Stay after for $10 burgers and fries at the Cafe!
Velas Ride: Women's Ride
OmTree Shala @ Sunflower Wellness Studio on the Second Floor
We’re here to fully support your love of the outdoors with more indoor activities, focusing on your flexibility, strength, mental well-being, and more. On the second floor, we have shaped a wellness space designed for yoga, meditation, Pilates, and other classes crafted for the self-propelled. Find class offerings, instructor bios, pricing, and more on our Sunflower Wellness page.
Featured Annual Events
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour
September; Liberty Hall
Each year, the Banff Mountain Film Festival presents the most creative and inspiring examples of outdoor adventure filmmaking from around the world. The Banff Mountain Film Festival, a presentation of The Banff Centre (of Banff, Canada) was originally started in 1976 and featured 10 films with just 450 people in attendance. The festival’s film selections are the award-winning selections from the screening and judging held at The Banff Centre. The annual Lawrence film festival screening has regularly been a sold-out event, attracting more than 1,200 attendees. Sunflower hosts the film festival in an action-packed weekend at Liberty Hall, with half of the films being screened on Friday and the other half on Saturday. Stay tuned for details for our 2023 event.
Annual Sidewalk Sale
Every year, downtown Lawrence businesses welcome the community on a Saturday morning for the annual Sidewalk Sale. Make Sunflower your stop for all things bikes, outdoor clothing, and accessories. Refuel at the Sunflower Cafe with our full-service coffee and bar menu and hearty breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings.