BIKING ACROSS KANSAS WILL END THEIR 2018 RIDE IN DOWNTOWN FORT SCOTT
The 44th year of the longest-running bicycling event in Kansas history – a 559-mile ride across the Sunflower State – begins Saturday, June 9th. Biking Across Kansas is an eight-day affair beginning at the Kansas-Colorado line with a route of approximately 850 cyclists and support staff.
The event will begin at the Kansas-Colorado line west of Johnson City and make overnight stops in Montezuma, Ashland, Pratt, Clearwater, Burden, Fredonia, and Arma.
On Saturday, June 16th, the cyclists will arrive in Fort Scott. The route riders will follow is west on Jayhawk Road to Richards Road, which turns into Margrave. West on East National Ave. to Main, riding on Main, North to Skubitz Plaza where a welcome celebration is being planned.
On that celebration morning, residents are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, signs, and noisemakers to North Main Street, between Wall and Skubitz Plaza. There, the Fort Scott community will welcome the expected 850 cyclists as they complete their route across the state of Kansas. Beginning at 8:00 am that morning, the first 150 people to arrive to cheer on the cyclists will be given a free cowbell to ring as riders pass by!
After the finish, riders participating in the Biking Across Kansas event will complete the day with a picnic on the parade grounds at Fort Scott National Historic Site.
For more information log on to bak.org, visitfortscott.com, or call the Fort Scott Convention and Visitors Bureau at 620.223.3566.