Welcome to Kansas Cyclist!
Kansas Cyclist is the web's premier resource for cycling in the great state of Kansas.
Though not blessed with flashy features such as mountains or oceans, Kansas does offer subtle beauty to those
who can appreciate the surprising diversity of landscapes and terrain within its borders.
As well as great natural beauty, Kansas offers countless miles of roads and trails, for both on-road and off-road cycling.
And contrary to popular opinion, Kansas is not entirely flat, with its share of hills, rivers, and valleys.
To learn more, explore our comprehensive collection of Kansas cycling resources, and be sure to check out the calendar of coming events.
Kansas Cycling News Headlines
Wheeling in Winter
With winter now in full force, and temperatures regularly in the sub-freezing or single-digit ranges, it's a good time to revisit the topic of bicycling through winter.
Opportunity Lost: Fort Scott Bikeway
In 1981, leaders in Fort Scott, Kansas turned down $129,000 from the Federal Bicycle Grant Program, which would have created a 2.3-mile bikeway on a former railroad line.
2014 National Bike Challenge: Wrap-Up
Kansans logged over 380,000 miles in the 2014 National Bike Challenge, ranking #9 in the nation, along with the #1 rider, #1 small team, #9 small city, and #3 local challenge. A good year!
2014-2015 Kansas Bicycle Map
The 2014-2015 Kansas Bicycle Map is available for free from the Kansas Department of Transportation. It shows cross-state bicycle routes, highway shoulder and traffic information, and detailed bike maps for major …
A ride report and photos from the 2014 edition of the Kandango bicycle tour through the Smoky Hills and Flint Hills regions of central Kansas.
Upcoming Kansas Bike Rides
|01-31-2015||Cancer-Thon - Santa Fe Trails Bicycle Shop presents the annual Cancer-Thon relay race at Abele's Field in Leavenworth, Kansas.|
|02-01-2015||Lake Dabinawa Grinder - Lawrence, KS - Part of the Guru's Gravel Grinders Series.|
|02-14-2015||Sweetlove Gravel Grinder - A gravel road bicycle event that takes place near Oskaloosa, Kansas, through the rolling hills of central Jefferson County.|
|02-28-2015||Manka Chonka Bonka - A gravel grinder set in the Chautauqua and Osage Hills of Chautauqua County, Kansas, starting and ending at the Red Buffalo Ranch at a place called Butcher Falls. Part of the Boneshaker Gravel Series.|
|03-01-2015||ALS Road Race #1 - Race #1 in the ALS Road Race Series at Lake Perry, Kansas.|
|03-08-2015||ALS Road Race #2 - Race #2 in the ALS Road Race Series at Lake Perry, Kansas.|
|03-15-2015||ALS Road Race #3 - Race #3 in the ALS Road Race Series at Lake Perry, Kansas.|
|03-21-2015||Renegades of Gravel - A Wichita area gravel grinder, part of the Rage Against the Chainring series.|
|03-28-2015||KCUC Brevet Series: 200K - This is the 200km Princeton Roundabout route, starting and ending in Shawnee, KS - Part of the KCUC Brevet Series.|
|03-28-2015||Bulls on Parade - A Wichita area gravel grinder, part of the Rage Against the Chainring series.|
|04-18-2015||Red Hills Roller - A gravel grinder set in the Red Hills, aka Gyp or Gypsum Hills, in Barber County, Kansas. Part of the Boneshaker Gravel Series.|
|04-25-2015||Bruce Michael Edwards Memorial Time Trial - Lanterne Rouge Kansas presents a 10 Kilometer Time Trial on the Round Prairie Road Course in Easton, Kansas.|
|04-25-2015||Rage of Oz - A Wichita area gravel grinder, part of the Rage Against the Chainring series.|
|04-26-2015||Midwest Bicycle Swapmeet - An annual event that takes place in Haysville, Kansas. Buy, sell, and swap bicycles, parts, and gear.|
|05-02-2015||Chisholm Trail Bike Ride - An annual bicycle ride in Newton, Kansas. 3, 32, and 46 mile options.|
|05-02-2015||Roll Right - A Wichita area gravel grinder, part of the Rage Against the Chainring series.|
|05-03-2015||Tour de Cyclone Country - A cycling event that takes place across historic and picturesque Wyandotte County, Kansas, with 7, 22 and 40-mile route options.|
|05-09-2015||Tour de Cure: Wichita - A one-day fundraising cycling event to benefit the American Diabetes Association, starting and ending at Spirit AeroSystems Employment Center in Wichita, Kansas.|
|05-09-2015||Gravel Ride for Maisie's Pride - A fund raiser for the community pool in Eskridge, KS (Maisie's Pool), with about many scenic and challenging miles of Flint Hills gravel to enjoy.|
|05-16-2015||Elrod's Cirque - A gravel grinder set in the southern Flint Hills of Kansas, starting and ending in downtown Winfield, with 16, 61, and 121 mile route options. Part of the Boneshaker Gravel Series.|
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