Discover the Flint Hills Nature Trail Show and Go Ride

I’m planning to experience part of the Flint Hills Nature Trail for the first time on Saturday, July 14th and I’d love to have some company!  I’ll be riding 74.1 miles from Ottawa to Council Grove.   Feel free to ride all or part of the route with me.  If you are interested make sure to sign-up via my Facebook page here.

If you want to learn more about the Flint Hills Nature Trail before you decide, you can listen to my Podcast about it here.

The ride is a show-and-go format, so you’ll need to be self-supported and make your own arrangements for transportation.  We will meet between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. at the Old Depot Museum in Ottawa, Kansas.  We will start the route at 7:30 a.m. sharp. This is a social ride (no-drop) and the pace will be conversational.  We will make stops in the towns along the way for water, coffee, etc.

Here’s a link to the route on Ride with GPS.

Flint Hills Nature Trail Map from Ottawa to Council Grove, Kansas.

I’ll be riding the route one-way and will have a ride waiting for me in Council Grove.  I’ll be staying overnight near Council Grove and return to Kansas City on Sunday.

If you decide to also ride one-way you’ll need to arrange for a pickup in Council Grove or wherever you decide to stop.  If there is enough interest, we may be able to arrange for a van to take everyone back to the start in Ottawa.  Otherwise, if you want to make it an out and back you can ride as far as you want and then turn around and head back to Ottawa.

I think it’ll be a great way to experience the trail and meet some great people along the way.  Please let me know if you have any questions or ideas to make this event even better.  You can send me an email here.

 

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