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Biking Across Kansas 2013 Route Announced

Biking Across Kansas, the annual week-long supported tour across the Sunflower State, has announced their 2013 route, across the southern tier of the state:

Biking Across Kansas 2013 Route. Image courtesy bak.org.

The tour leaves Johnson City, near the Colorado border, on Saturday, June 8th, and arrives in Galena, on the Missouri border, on June 15th.

The route covers about 507 miles, with overnights in Sublette, Dodge City, Coldwater, Anthony, Arkansas City, Sedan, and Oswego.

Prices for the Biking Across Kansas tour have gone up a bit this year, with the full adult tour now costing $185 for indoor lodging and $170 for tenting (up from $175/$155 last year), and other age groups going up by similar amounts. The single-day cost is now $35 (up from $32). Despite the increases, BAK is still one of the very best values in the nation.

Learn more at the Biking Across Kansas web site.

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By Randy Rasa, editor/webmaster at Kansas Cyclist, the web's premier Kansas cycling information site, featuring authoritative guides to Kansas cycling clubs, bike shops, organized bike rides, touring, trails, and much more. [learn more]

2 responses to “Biking Across Kansas 2013 Route Announced”

  1. darcy pembleton says:

    Is this a fairly flat route or does it have lots of hills?

  2. Randy Rasa says:

    There will be hills. Looking at the route map image, you can see that the western segments are pretty flat, as is the passage through the Arkansas River valley. The Gypsum Hills (Coldwater through Medicine Lodge, roughly) will features some nice climbs, as will the southern Flint Hills region (Sedan).

    I expect, at some point, BAK will release a more detailed map, with elevation profiles.