BAK: 8 days and 522 miles
Since 1975, cyclists have hit the roads of Kansas starting in Colorado and riding across the state in Biking Across Kansas. With a different route each year, it “promotes health and wellness through bicycling, the history and beauty of the Kansas, and the warm hospitality of the Kansas towns and people.”
I’m sure the around 800 cyclists and support staff will be quick to dispute the common misconception that Kansas is entirely flat. While not mountain filled, the route presents some hill challenges, particularly in the eastern section of the state. At nights, the cyclists will eat, shower, and sleep at local schools.
If you’re in and around the route, see the map above and the dates below, come out to show your support to the riders!
Friday, June 7 (early start) – Colorado Border to Johnson City : 16
Saturday, June 8 (regular start) – Johnson City to Sublette: 57
Sunday, June 9 – Sublette to Dodge City: 53
Monday, June 10 – Dodge City to Coldwater: 75
Tuesday, June 11 – Coldwater to Anthony: 80
Wednesday, June 12 – Anthony to Arkansas City: 67
Thursday, June 13 – Arkansas City to Sedan: 56
Friday, June 14 – Sedan to Oswego: 83
Saturday, June 15 – Oswego to Galena: 35