Put away your road bike, get down the mountain bike and join the Autumn Wonders Mountain Bike Tour for 30 miles of beautiful prairie in the Flint Hills around Alta Vista, Kansas. This is an opportunity to enjoy the wonderfully scenic area known only to locals and the more adventurous cyclists. Riders can slam through the hills and rocks with eyes on the road only, or keep your head up and enjoy the wonderful views, old stone fences, and old historical buildings surrounded by lots of trees with the foliage just beginning to change. The "Little Egypt" area is an old Indian camping ground with old bridges, bluffs, caves, and some of the toughest hills anywhere. A fun off-road section near the end of the ride is a labyrinth called "Margaret's Maze".
Early registration is $25, or $30 on the day of the ride. The registration fee includes coffee, juice and doughnuts before the 8am start, as well as an all-you-can-eat meal served at the end of the ride by the members of the parish, who love to visit and tell you anything you would like to know about the area. Maps and ride info are provided at check-in, and SAG stops and support are provided along the route.
Proceeds from the ride are used to fund youth and adult mission trips/camps and scholarships for the Santa Fe Trail Parish and the UMC.
|10-16-2010||Autumn Wonders Mountain Bike Tour - Put away your road bike, get down the mountain bike and join the Autumn Wonders Mountain Bike Tour for 30 miles of beautiful prairie in the Flint Hills around Alta Vista, Kansas.|