Registration is now at capacity for the 37th year of the largest bicycling event in Kansas history – a 475-mile ride across the State, which begins on Saturday, June 4, 2011.
BIKING ACROSS KANSAS (BAK) is an eight-day tour originating at the Kansas-
Colorado line with a route of over 800 bicyclists and support staff for the weeklong
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 10. The following
morning they will cycle to the Missouri border east of LaCygne, where they will finish and then enjoy a celebration picnic at Linn County Park.
Many of the riders are from Kansas, but entries have been received from 29 other
states, including some as far away as Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois,
Indiana, Louisiana, Vancouver Foreign, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey,
New Mexico, New York, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
Participants will enjoy the state’s favorable, early June cycling conditions. The main
goals of Biking Across Kansas are to promote fitness, the history and beauty of the
Kansas landscape, and the warm hospitality of the Kansas 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.