National Interscholastic Bike Race This Weekend at Gunn Park

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The Kansas League of National Interscholastic Bike Race (NICA) is returning to Gunn Park on April 22 and 23.

“We will need volunteers for 2 – 4-hour shifts during the weekend, mostly on Sunday the 23rd,” Frank Halsey, event host said..

“If you missed this event last year, it is worth the effort to check it out,” he said. “These people do an amazing production for these kids and we at Gunn Park Trails are proud to be hosting their return.”

Halsey is founder of Gunn Park Trails, a volunteer organization that maintains the bike trails in the park.

Gunn Park will be closed for use during the event, but spectators are welcome.

“We still need volunteers for the upcoming NICA Race next weekend, April 22nd & 23rd,” Halsey said. “Please check out the following link for times and duties.”

About NICA

“We get kids on bikes, “according to NICA’s website “We are outside going places. We are stoking a life-long passion for riding. Founded in 2009, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) develops interscholastic mountain biking programs for student-athletes across the United States.

The Kansas NICA was formed in 2019

NICA is  having adventures with teammates while tackling both small and grand challenges, according to the website.

Its mission is to build strong minds, bodies, character, and communities through cycling. Its values are fun, ,inclusivity equity, respect, and community.

About Gunn Park

Gunn Park entrance.

Gunn Park is located on the west side of Fort Scott, KS and is a 155-acre park with beautiful landscape and stone features, with the Marmaton River flowing through.

There is camping, playgrounds, eight miles of trails for biking/hiking,18-hole frisbee/disc-golf course, two lakes for fishing, seven shelter houses, 14 camping slots with electric hookups and restrooms.


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