Biking Across Kansas Announces Overnight Stay in Concordia

By Payton Tholstrup

Biking Across Kansas is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. Holding the title of the state’s longest running annual bicycle tour, the route will begin on Friday, June 7th and end Saturday, June 15th. The tour promotes wellness and demonstrates the hospitality of towns in Kansas. Bicyclists also get to experience the history of Kansas as they travel. They will gather on the state’s border with Colorado to begin the journey.

At the end of each day, the cyclists stay overnight in small towns that are on the route. They will stay in high school gymnasiums where they can rest, eat, and shower. Trucks carry their gear from town to town. Some prefer to sleep in tents and camp out, while others will sleep in their sleeping bags inside the gymnasiums.

On Wednesday, June 12th, cyclists will leave Lincoln, Kansas, and travel to Concordia. They will stay overnight there until the following morning, when they will leave to go to Frankfort.

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