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Kansas Cannonball 550

September 23 2022
Emporia, Kansas, USA
Status: The date for the event has not yet been confirmed.

This is the 5th annual Cannonball 550! There will be an all new route taking you through 550 miles of SE Kansas. This route is not flat. We’re taking you through the southern Flinthills right into the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Tour Divide rules will apply. This is a completely self-supported bikepacking drop-ride. There are no support stations, checkpoints, SAG stops, etc other than what is available on route.

The Cannonball 550 is a 550 mile gravel bikepacking event that starts and ends in Emporia Kansas. We’ll meet in front of the Granada Theater and take off at 7am. This goes through the heart of the Flinthills, so bring your climbing legs!
This is a ride, not a race…but if you happen to finish first…

There is no entry fee, there are no support stations, you’re on your own. Tour Divide rules apply; no outside support that isn’t available to all riders.

Kansas Cannonball 550 SEK - A bike ride in Emporia, KS (

Kansas Cannonball 550

Routes: 550 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: E - Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
Start Address: Emporia, KS 66801, USA
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