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Biking Across Kansas

June 6 - June 13


Biking Across Kansas (BAK) is an annual, eight-day, bicycle tour across the state of Kansas. BAK promotes health and wellness through bicycling, the history and beauty of the Kansas landscape, and the warm hospitality of the Kansas towns and people.

BAK is more than a bike ride. It’s an experience filled with adventure, recreation, fun, and friends. BAK travels off the beaten path through scenic and historic rural Kansas—providing the opportunity for you to experience and accomplish something extraordinary.

The 2020 route will begin west of Syracuse and progress through varied and scenic Kansas landscapes—starting in the Arkansas River Lowlands of Western and Central, passing through the Wellington-McPherson Lowlands, and ending in the Osage Cuestas geographic region at the Kansas-Missouri border.

Highlights include Kansas’ largest sand dune park in Syracuse; Gray County Wind Farm in Spearville; Kansas’ only triangular courthouse in St. John; Cosmosphere, Stratica Underground Salt Museum, and Historic Fox Theatre in Hutchinson; Peter Paul Loewen House (NRHP) in Hillsboro; the Chicken House restaurant in Olpe; Prairie Spirit and Flint Hills Rails-to-Trails in Ottawa; and more. Overnight stops include Syracuse, Holcomb, Spearville, St. John, Hutchinson, Hillsboro, Olpe, and Ottawa. The ride ends in Louisburg at the Missouri border.

Cyclists will enjoy the favorable June cycling weather, the beauty of Kansas landscapes, the generous hospitality of Kansas towns, evening entertainment, activities for teens, and much more. Participants typically range in age from 10 to 80 and represent more than 30 states. Participants are both repeat and first-time riders.

We invite you to awed by the beauty and hospitality of Kansas and pedal with us June 6-13, 2020, on BAK’s 46th-anniversary tour.


June 6
June 13
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Biking Across Kansas