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Kansas Bicycle Tour in 40th year

Published on -6/5/2014, 3:09 PM

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Special to The Hays Daily News

The 40th ride of the largest bicycling event in Kansas history, a 550-mile ride across the State, begins on Saturday. BIKING ACROSS KANSAS (BAK) is an eight-day tour originating at the Kansas-Colorado line with a route of more than 900 bicyclists and support staff.

The bicyclists will start at the Kansas, Colorado line west of Elkhart. Their overnight stops will be Satanta, Spearville, Ellinwood, Salina, Wamego, Oskaloosa, and Hiawatha. BAK will celebrate its 40th anniversary by including current and former BAK cyclists and supporters in an evening event on Tuesdayat Salina Central High School. The cyclists’ final night together will be in Hiawatha on Friday, June 13. The following morning they will cycle to the Missouri border, dip their wheels in the Missouri River at White Cloud, and proceed to Highland to enjoy a celebration picnic at Highland Community College on Saturday.

BAK is also routed through Hugoton, Dodge City, Kinsley, Larned, Great Bend, Ellsworth, Abilene, Junction City, Manhattan, Silver Lake, Horton, and many more Kansas towns.

“We are all excited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Biking Across Kansas by offering the highly requested “diagonal route” that crosses every other previous BAK route since 1975. With this route, cyclists will have the opportunity to experience an amazing cross section of Kansas geography. Starting with the wide-open Cimarron Grasslands in the southwest, riders will pass through the farmlands of Central Kansas, cross the scenic Flint Hills, and pedal right up to the banks of the Missouri River in the far northeast corner.” said David Rohr, Chairman of Biking Across Kansas, Inc.

Riders will range in age from 7 to 88. Families representing three generations are expected again this year. Many of the riders will be from Kansas, but entries are also expected from as many as 30 states, including some as far away as Massachusetts, Florida, New Mexico, California, and Oregon. In addition, participants are anticipated from as far away as the Australia, Ireland, Germany, and Canada. Participants will enjoy the state’s favorable early-June cycling conditions. The main goals of Biking Across Kansas are to promote wellness through bicycling, celebrate Kansas history and the beauty of its landscape, and enjoy the warm hospitality of its towns and people.

View BAK’s route in detail to share with local citizens and highway drivers at BAK 2014 Google Map. For additional information on Biking Across Kansas 2014, visit www.bak.org.

About Biking Across Kansas

Biking Across Kansas (BAK) is an annual, eight-day, bicycle tour across the state of Kansas. BAK promotes health and wellness through bicycling, the history and beauty of the Kansas landscape, and the warm hospitality of the Kansas towns and people. BAK started in 1975 with fewer than 100 hundred riders. Forty tours later BAK is now over 850 bicyclists annually.
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