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Kansas Trail News: October 10, 2011

Kansas Trail News for October 10, 2011 from Sunflower Rail-Trails Conservancy:

Kaw River State Park In Topeka

The Kaw River State Park in Topeka is now one year old. It is the only urban state park and though it is relatively small at 76 acres, it provides a near-wilderness experience. The park is located just west of Cedar Crest, the governor’s mansion. The Kansas Trails Council has built a wonderful trail network for hiking and mountain biking along side a steep oak-hickory forest hillside. A boat ramp allows boaters to access the Kaw River. For more information, check out the brochure.

“Pedal Power Tour” At Marquette This Weekend

The following is taken from a brochure:

The Marquette Chamber of Commerce and Harley’s Bicycles of Hutchinson is sponsoring:

“The Pedal Power Tour” in conjunction with “Autumn in the Valley”. Saturday October 15, 2011 at 2:00 PM.

Cost: $20 per person day of ride. $15 if pre-registered by October 8th. Family (3 or more) $15 per person.

To pre-register send entry fee to Dennis Swisher PO Box 172, Marquette, KS 67464. Make checks payable to the Marquette Chamber of Commerce.

Registration day of ride: starts at 1:00 PM in downtown Marquette, KS.

“The Pedal Power Tour” begins at 2:00 PM. Miles: 10 or 33 miles.

The Family ride “Out & Back” is a 10-mile flat ride. The “Full ride” is a 33-mile loop through mostly flat terrain with some rolling hills.

Safety: Helmets are advised but not required. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. SAG Stops will be provided. T-shirts: will be made onsite day of the ride.

Contacts: Dennis Swisher 785-546-2757 or email dgswisher@yahoo.com; Steve Piper 785-546-2271 or email piperfoods@ks-usa.net; Marquette City Office email Marquette@KS-usa.net

Kanza’s Fall 2011 Newsletter

Kanza Rail-Trails Conservancy’s Fall 2011 newsletter is available here.

Kansas Trail NewsKansas Trail News is published by Clark H. Coan, Public Information Specialist for Sunflower Rail-Trails Conservancy, Inc., P.O. Box 44-2043, Lawrence, KS 66044, 785-842-3458. Reprinted with permission. If you have any trail news you’d like to share, please contact us.

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