Tag Archive: 'tourism'


  • Trails Open House 2015

    Trails Open House on April 25th, 2015

    The annual Trails Open House event will be held this year in Ottawa, Kansas, and will highlight the Prairie Spirit Trail and the Flint Hills Nature Trail, which meet in Ottawa.

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  • Checking In On BikeTown USA

    Checking In On BikeTown USA

    A few years ago, Steamboat Springs, Colorado set an ambitious goal: to become 'BikeTown USA'. Here's an in-depth look at their progress, and continuing challenges, towards reaching that goal.

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  • Bicycling Route 66

    Bicycling the Route 66 Historic Byway

    Kansas is moving forward on creating it's first official segment of the U.S. Bicycle Route System, on the Route 66 Historic Byway in southeastern Kansas. Here is a photo tour of the route as it stands today.

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  • The Economic Benefits of Mountain Biking

    The Economic Benefits of Mountain Biking

    A study reports that more than 20% of adults mountain bike, and that adventure tourism is the fastest growing sector in the tourism industry. Mountain biking is big business. Yes, even in Kansas.

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  • Building Trails To Support Kansas Tourism

    Building Trails To Support Kansas Tourism

    The Travel Industry Association of Kansas has issued a report that challenges the Governor to add biking trails to every scenic and historic byway, and each historic trail through the state, which could have an huge impact on Kansas tourism.

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  • Emporia To Focus On Bicycle Tourism

    Emporia To Focus On Bicycle Tourism

    The Flint Hills, that vast expanse of native tallgrass prairie in east-central Kansas, is a growing mecca for cyclists, and Emporia, which bills itself as the 'Front Porch to the Flint Hills', is planning to focus on cyclo-tourism in the coming year.

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