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Monday Motivation: Blue Sky!

<Back to News Home | Monday Motivation: Blue Sky!- The ride day comes, you wake up and check the weather- clear skies and warm temperatures? Tell me that doesn’t motivate you! The ride is always a bit better when the weather cooperates. Not that there is anything wrong with toughing out some rain, snow, wind, or […]

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WARNING GRAVEL AHEAD, Audax KC Kansas City Gravel Series (100, 200 & 300K)

Audax KC is hosting a series of Gravel Rides. Riders will have 5 routes to select from over 3 weekends 3/24, 4/24 & 5/5. These are non-competitive enjoyable events. All routes start and finish in Olathe KS. This is a Gravel Series! If possible, all routes would be 100% Gravel and B Roads! Consider any pavement as an unavoidable Bonus. Riders completing the Full Series, 100, 200 & 300K routes will receive a Black & White Dirty Rando Sticker for your window.

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March 24, 2018 – 9:00AM

2998 Signal Oak Twin Horses Mixed Surface 103K – 65 Miles

The Signal Oak Twin Horses route is mixed surface route. It’s about 50/50 Gravel and Pavement with a short section of grass/trail to enjoy while riding across the Douglas Lake Dam.

Cities include; Olathe, Baldwin City & Gardner.

https://ridewithgps.com/ routes/11446707

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WARNING GRAVEL AHEAD, Audax KC Kansas City Gravel Series (100, 200 & 300K)

Audax KC is hosting a series of Gravel Rides. Riders will have 5 routes to select from over 3 weekends 3/24, 4/21 & 5/5. These are non-competitive enjoyable events. All routes start and finish in Olathe KS. This is a Gravel Series! If possible, all routes would be 100% Gravel and B Roads! Consider any pavement as an unavoidable Bonus. Riders completing the Full Series, 100, 200 & 300K routes will receive a Black & White Dirty Rando Sticker for your window.

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April 12, 2018 – 7:00AM

2901 Olathe to Mound City Gravel Run 201K – 125 Miles

Olathe to Mound City Gravel Run 200K is nice rolling Gravel course. The northern sections are straighter, longer, and gently rolling. The southern section is a bit more twisty-curvy. This is Kansas. There are NO mountains, but you will enjoy a steady diet of rollers. The more memorable ones will wake you up with grades in the 10-15% range or steeper. Overall, it’s a good gravel ride with great Casey’s pizza waiting for you at the controls!

Cities include; Olathe, Lacygne & Mound City.

https://ridewithgps.com/ routes/25403566

 

2993 Olathe to Lacygne Gravel Run 130K – 81 Miles

This route is the same as the Olathe to Mound City Gravel Run to the first Control in Lacygne KS and back.

Cities include; Olathe & Lacygne.

https://ridewithgps.com/ routes/11911470

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WARNING GRAVEL AHEAD, Audax KC Kansas City Gravel Series (100, 200 & 300K)

Audax KC is hosting a series of Gravel Rides. Riders will have 5 routes to select from over 3 weekends 3/24, 4/24 & 5/5. These are non-competitive enjoyable events. All routes start and finish in Olathe KS. This is a Gravel Series! If possible, all routes would be 100% Gravel and B Roads! Consider any pavement as an unavoidable Bonus. Riders completing the Full Series, 100, 200 & 300K routes will receive a Black & White Dirty Rando Sticker for your window.

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May 12th, 2018 – 6:30AM

CB Wet Crossing Gravel 300K – 187 Miles

This route is named for the Eightmile Creek Crossing around mile 40. This is the best Maintained B Road I’ve seen! This Could Be a Wet Crossing during wet weather! In addition to nice rural rolling Gravel this route includes a section on the Flint Hills Trail. Typical Long Gravel rides include limited options to resupply. This route includes an abundant C Stores and refueling options!

Cities include; Olathe, Baldwin City, Osage City, Ottawa, Osawatomie, Drexel & Louisburg.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26658728

 

NO Wet Crossing Gravel 212K – 133 Miles

This route is named after the CB Wet Crossing 300K. They share many miles! But not the Eightmile Creek Crossing on the best Maintained B Road I’ve seen! In addition to nice rural rolling Gravel both routes include a section on the Flint Hills Trail. Typical Long Gravel rides include limited options to resupply. This route includes an abundant C Stores and refueling options!

Cities include; Olathe, Baldwin City, Ottawa, Osawatomie, Drexel & Louisburg.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26661731

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To Cosmos and Beyond

Editor’s Note: We welcome in our contributor, John Ingham, again who explores how riding gravel promotes happiness despite the pain and suffering in his latest essay. To Cosmos and Beyond – by John Ingham   The efflux of the soul is happiness, here is happiness, I think it pervades the open air, waiting at all […]

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