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 Pasta 58 – Apr 26, 2014
Join us this year for another Pasta 58! This ride, hosted by Junction City Parks and Recreation, is a great spring benefit ride. Choose from either a 58 mile road route or a 58 mile gravel route.
A raffle will be held with prizes provided by Big Poppi Bicycle Co.
Additionally, a post-ride pasta meal will be provided by Pizza Hut.
Registration is $35.00. Register online at BikeReg.com.
Ride departs at 8:10 from the 12th Street Community Center in Junction City.
'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 Bull Creek Bike Bash – May 3, 2014
The Bull Creek Bike Bash is an annual family pleasure bike ride in Spring Hill, Kansas. Participants can enjoy the scenery of northern Miami County, and can choose between 20-, 30-, 50- or 60-mile rides. All four routes start and end at the Spring Hill elementary school parking lot.
The Spring Hill High School jazz band will provide entertainment as participants return to the parking lot at the end of their rides. Lunch and T-Shirts will be distributed to all registered riders.
The ride is sponsored by the Spring Hill Ruritan Club, with proceeds going to the Spring Hill High School band.
Check in time:
7 AM, Saturday MAY 3rd., 2013
8 AM – 9 AM
Riders beginning after 9 AM will start from the first SAG stop.
SAGS CLOSE at 2 PM
Starts and ends at the Spring Hill Elementary School.
$25 before April 15th. $30 After April 15th.
Fee includes T-Shirt, lunch route map, mobile & fixed SAG support units
Four loops. Choose between 20, 30, 50 or 60 miles.
Helmets are required for all riders
Adults must accompany riders under the age of 16.
Bring a water bottle, some tools, and a patch kit.
We recommend riders be able to ride at least 10 miles.
'14 Chisholm Trail Bike Ride – May 3, 2014
Family includes 3 T-Shirts
'14 Cycle Casa – May 10, 2014
Please join us on May 10, 2014 for a day of cycling in the scenic Flint Hills to support the Sunflower CASA Project. Cycle CASA 2013 includes two supported rides – a metric century touring through the Flint Hills and a fun ride to either the Ashland Community Center (12 miles round trip) or to the McDowell Creek Community Center (30 miles).
Funds raised support Sunflower CASA, a nonprofit organization that trains and supervises volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in the court system. In 2013, 78 volunteers advocated for 134 children in Riley, Clay, and Pottawatomie Counties.
Event will start at Manhattan’s City Park near the Poyntz shelter.
For more information visit http://sunflowercasa.org/cycle-c-a-s-a/
'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.
'14 BAM FAM – May 17, 2014
BAM FAM is an annual fundraiser that benefits the programs of McPherson Family Life Center.
To participate, you may pre-register in person at McPherson Family Life Center, mail in your registration form with payment or register online here. Same day registrations will be taken, but are not recommended. Same day registrations may not receive a shirt.
Click here to access online registration.
Ride routes include a 2, 10, 20, 40 and 62 mile rides.
Event schedule and times
7:00-7:45 am – Check In / Same Day Registration
8:00 am – Rides Begin
9:00 am – Bike Rodeo Begins Outside
Includes free youth helmets, basic bike maintenance, t-shirts & pizza!
11:00 am – Lunch Is Served for BAM FAM Participants
12:00 pm – Grand Prize Drawing
for Opportunity to Win Tickets for 2014 Sedona DX Bike
Click here for more information about this year’s ride.
In addition to the ride, you can support McPherson Family Life Center by purchasing tickets for an opportunity to win drawing featuring 3 new bikes.
Suggested donations for tickets are $5 for one; $20 for five.
All proceeds benefit MFLC. Tickets may be purchased in the office, from a board member or through the online ride registration website.
Drawing will be held at BAM FAM on 5/17/14 at 11:45 am. Winner does not need to be present to win.
2014 Giant Sedona DX in Black
Youth Boy’s Bike
Youth Girl’s Bike