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Kandango Gravel Bicycle Tour

Kandango Gravel Bicycle Tour

May 31 - June 03 2018
Manhattan, Kansas, USA

This year’s Kandango features two rides - a road and a gravel. The gravel ride takes riders on some of the most beautiful back roads in the Flint Hills.

Both rides come together each day at stops along the way. 

The G2

Our gravel grinder ride covers the same ground the K2r travels, only on gravel (147 miles). Riders experience the same meeting towns and fun with the K2r riders. Parallel play in the prairie.

Gravel Grinder Testimonial: "Over the past decade I've enjoyed numerous organized road rides like Kandango throughout the Midwest.  This past year my brother and I decided to take on Marshal Taco's challenge of riding Kandango's first gravel grinder. It was amazing!  The roads that we rode were surprisingly smooth which allowed us to make good time each day despite the usual "in your face" Kansas winds. There was a surreal sense of being much closer to the outdoors throughout the ride which made the ride much more relaxing and enjoyable.  Our encounters with vehicles were very few and when cars did approach us it was with caution and a friendly wave. Getting "dusted" was a non-issue.  We covered about 110 miles over two days and took advantage of a local farmer's advice to get further off the beaten path riding down the service path alongside the railroad tracks into White City. Definitely an added plus to the ride as we got further connected to the outdoors.  We're definitely looking forward to another great ride next year and look to be in the company of many others as they join us on Marshal Taco's grinder!"

Kandango Gravel Bicycle Tour

 
Routes: 40-55 miles per day
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Time Zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

May 31, 2018 1:00PM to 8:00PM

June 1, 2018 6:00AM to 5:00PM 

June 2, 2018 6:00AM to 5:00PM

June 3, 2018 6:00AM to 4:00PM

Costs

$115 includes 3 days of supported bike rides, t-shirt & ticket to the 5th Annual BBQ Extravaganza.

Extra: $25 camping, discounted hotel rates, $20 ticket to the BBQ for non-riders, transport to or from Omaha / Council Bluffs area or from Des Moines, Iowa to Manhattan, KS is $55.

What's Included?

$115 includes 3 days of supported bike rides, t-shirt & ticket to the 5th Annual BBQ Extravaganza.

Extra: $25 camping, discounted hotel rates, $20 ticket to the BBQ for non-riders, transport to or from Omaha / Council Bluffs area or from Des Moines, Iowa to Manhattan, KS is $55.

Packet Pickups

May 31st @ Blue Earth Plaza   315 S. 3rd Street  Manhattan, KS

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
 
Nutrition
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: Blue Earth Plaza 315 S. 3rd St. Manhattan, KS 66502
 
 
 
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May 31 2018 - EVENT: Kandango Gravel Bicycle Tour
May 31 2018 - EVENT: Kandango Bicycle Tour