Upcoming Charity Rides Events
'14 Osage Prarie Tour – Apr 26, 2014
The Osage Prairie Bicycle Tour is sponsored by the Parsons Police Officers Association, with the assistance of local volunteers, as a charity event to raise funds for local youth organizations.
Experience the sights and sounds of spring in farming country where the Prairie meets the Ozarks. You will witness the land coming to life with spring in full bloom. Deer and wild turkey are not uncommon sights along any of these routes, and new baby calves have been seen in the green pastures. You will not only ride along pasture and farm land and over rolling hills, but also along paved back roads and highways.
The 70 mile course will take you from Parsons through the towns of Altamont, Bartlett, Edna, Mound Valley, Dennis and back to Parsons. Riders on this course should be sure they can negotiate several hills as well as the distance.
The 40 mile course will take you from the city of Parsons to the towns of Altamont, Mound Valley, and Dennis before returning to Parsons.
The 15 mile course will travel around and through Parsons.
More information can be found on the PPOA Osage Prarie Tour’s Facebook page .
'14 Tour de Cyclone Country – May 3, 2014
Tour de Cyclone Country is a cycling event that takes place across historic and picturesque Wyandotte County, Kansas. The ride begins and ends at Bishop Ward High School in Kansas City, KS. There is a 10-mile route, a 22-mile route and a 40-mile Advanced Route throughout the historic neighborhoods and parishes in Wyandotte County.
All proceeds will benefit the Bishop Ward High School Student Scholarship Fund.
More information can be found at cyclonecountry.org
'14 Gravel Ride for Maisie's Pride – May 10, 2014
Gravel Ride for Maisie’s Pride is a fund raiser for the community pool in Eskridge, KS (Maisie’s Pool). Maisie Devore saved aluminum cans for 30 years to get the pool built, so it means a lot to the community.
There will be at least 3 loops. The short loop will be roughly 20 miles of scenic Flint Hills gravel. The medium loop will be closer to 35 miles of challenging Fllint Hills stuff. For those insane folks training for the Dirty Kanza 200, 70ish miles of the rough tough stuff. This loop is the perfect “Pre DK” experience, utilizing some of the nastiness of past Dirty Kanza 200′s, mixed with terrain most have not ridden yet.
The ride will start at Masie’s pool approximately 8:00am. Then out onto the gravel roads around Eskridge, KS. The ride will be scenic, challenging and most of all, it will be a blast! The entry fee is $35.00 and includes lunch!
Visit maisieride.blogspot.com for more information.