The 37th year of the largest bicycling event in Kansas history – a 475-mile ride across the State – begins on Saturday, June 4, 2011. BIKING ACROSS KANSAS is an eight-day tour originating at the Kansas-Colorado line with a route of over 800 bicyclists and support staff for the weeklong event.
The bicyclists will start at the Kansas-Colorado line west of Tribune. Their overnight stops will be Scott City, Ness City, Hoisington, McPherson, Cottonwood Falls, Burlington, and Garnett.
The cyclists’ final night together will be in Garnett on Friday, June 11. The following morning they will cycle to the Missouri border east of LaCygne where they will finish and then enjoy a celebration picnic near La Cygne.
Many of the riders will be from Kansas, but entries are expected to be received from many other states, including some as far away as New York, Maryland, Vermont, New Mexico, and California. Participants will enjoy the state’s favorable early-June cycling conditions. The main goals of Biking Across Kansas are to promote fitness, along with the history and beauty of the Kansas landscape and the warm hospitality of the towns and people.
BAK is also routed through: Leoti, Dighton, La Crosse, Geneseo, Marquette, Hillsboro, Marion, Strong City, Emporia, Olpe, Waverly, and many more Kansas towns.
For more information go to BAK’s website: www.bak.org.