Doug and Tracey Palen own and operate Palen Family Farms located east of Tipton in North Central Kansas. Doug is a mountain bike enthusiast and has established 13 miles of trails winding through the creeks, pastures, native grass, and croplands on the farm. Each August, the Palens host the annual Cruise the Blues mountain bike festival.
Cruise the Blues is an event in which riders of any age or ability can participate. The day starts at noon with a 6-hour ride and race. All riders start at noon and can continue to ride laps until 6pm. Participants complete as many or as few laps as they like. You simply check in at the end of each completed lap.
The day will continue with concessions and raffle drawings for cool stuff donated by our generous sponsors. The day's festivities conclude with an awards ceremony including trophies and cash prizes and top everything off with barn-burnin' live music.
Cruise the Blues also includes the Cruiz'n Kids race for the younger riders, starting at 10am. Come join them for a day the entire family can enjoy!
|08-27-2016||Cruise the Blues - Cruise the Blues is a mountain bike festival taking place at Palen Family Farms located east of Tipton in North Central Kansas, and featuring 13 miles of trails winding through the creeks, pastures, native grass, and croplands on the farm.|