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
Biking Across Kansas 2015 Route Announced
Biking Across Kansas, the annual week-long supported tour across the Sunflower State, has announced their 2015 route, which crosses the central tier of the state, June 6-13, 2015.
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 …
Upcoming Kansas Bike Rides
|03-28-2015||Spring Fling Criterium Series #5 - Criterium race at Clinton Lake near Lawrence, Kansas. Part of the annual Spring Fling Criterium 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.|
|04-11-2015||Cabin Fever Challenge - Tired of winter? Looking for an early spring ride? Then join like-minded riders for a day of bicycling in beautiful Pottawatomie County, Kansas.|
|04-11-2015||Sunflower State Games Team Time Trial - The Sunflower State Games Team Time Trial takes place at Lecompton High School in Lecompton, Kansas, as part of the Sunflower State Games.|
|04-12-2015||Bazaar Road Race - An annual event that takes place in the Flint Hills of east-central Kansas on a hilly out-and-back course on a scenic byway, and the famous Kansas wind often plays a factor.|
|04-12-2015||Gravelleurs Raid - A 100+ mile gravel road bicycle race starting at and finishing in Lawrence, KS.|
|04-18-2015||Operation Pedal Express - An annual Butler County, Kansas ride to raise funds to send packages to troops in combat zones. 7, 20, and 50-mile route options.|
|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.|
|04-19-2015||God's Country MTB Marathon - Fat tire fun on the Lawrence River Trails in Lawrence, Kansas. Off-road duathlon and mountain bike race.|
|04-25-2015||Osage Prairie Tour - The Osage Prairie Bicycle Tour is a charity event to raise funds for local youth organizations in Parsons, Kansas. 15, 40, and 70 mile options.|
|04-25-2015||Tour de Vino - An annual bicycle wine tour of wineries in Miami County, Kansas, with free wine tastings, and a commemorative shirt and wine glass for pre-registered riders. 13, 17, and 30-mile gravel route options.|
|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||Cool Hand Luke Gravel Grinder - An epic bicycle event through the countryside of Leavenworth County, Kansas. 50-mile and 100-mile route options.|
|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||Cycle CASA - Cycle CASA is an annual event that features a great day of bicycling in the scenic Flint Hills to support the Sunflower CASA Project. 12, 30, and 67-mile routes.|
|05-02-2015||Kansas Fat Tire Festival - The Kansas Fat Tire Festival is a two-day mountain bike event at Lake Wilson, on some of the most picturesque bike trails in Kansas.|
|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.|
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