40th anniversary of Kansas bicycle tour starts Saturday

BAK 40th

The 40th ride of the largest bicycling event in Kansas history—a 550-mile ride across the State—begins on Saturday, June 7, 2014. BIKING ACROSS KANSAS (BAK) is an eight-day tour originating at the Kansas-Colorado line with a route of over 900 bicyclists and support staff.

 

The bicyclists will start at the Kansas-Colorado line west of Elkhart. Their overnight stops will be Satanta, Spearville, Ellinwood, Salina, Wamego, Oskaloosa, and Hiawatha. BAK will celebrate its 40th anniversary by including current and former BAK cyclists and supporters in an evening event on Tuesday, June 10, at Salina Central High School. The cyclists’ final night together will be in Hiawatha on Friday, June 13. The following morning they will cycle to the Missouri border, dip their wheels in the Missouri River at White Cloud, and proceed to Highland to enjoy a celebration picnic at Highland Community College on Saturday.

 

BAK is also routed through Hugoton, Dodge City, Kinsley, Larned, Great Bend, Ellsworth, Abilene, Junction City, Manhattan, Silver Lake, Horton, and many more Kansas towns.

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