Tour de Florence

Event Date

Sun, Oct 5, 2014


Florence, KS

About This Activity

Join us on Sunday, October 5 at 8:00 am for a 40-mile mountain bike ride in the scenic Flint Hills. Enjoy biking in the Flint Hills as fall foliage begins to peak. Bikers will also be captured by the quiet repose of the landscape highlighted by a virtual sea of grasses highlighted by the many profusions of pale blue pitcher sage wildflowers.
During your journey, take note of the limestone rock Florence is known for. There are multiple quarries around the area (some now abandoned) where the limestone is harvested for gravel and large rocks for landscaping. There is a particular layer of limestone known by geologists nation wide as the “Florence” layer.
Florence is also known for its unique water tower that proclaims “99.96% Pure Spring Water” (located at the intersection of US Hwy 50 & 77). This is still true today as Florence receives its water from “Crystal Springs” which are the most prolific springs in the State of Kansas.
We welcome you to bring your bike, bring a friend; join us early in the morning and enjoy a relaxing mountain bike ride in the Scenic Flint Hills!

Event details and schedule

When: Sunday, October 5, 2014.  Late Registration and Check-In begin at 8:00am. The 40-mile ride starts at 8:30am.  Late Registration Fee is $45.  We accept cash or personal check (with ID) only.  No credit cards accepted.

Where: AMERICAN LEGION, 401 S Main Street for check-in and to receive your packet.

Food: Full SAG support will be available along the 40+ mile route. A sit-down meal will be provided following the end of the ride.

Shirts:  A souvenir shirt is included with registration fee.

Mountain Bikes are strongly encouraged for this ride.  Route is hilly, rough terrarin, rutty, very rockey and loose gravel.

Door prizes will be given away.

Bike checks will take place on site courtsey of Big Poppi Bike Shop of Manhattan, KS!

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Call  620-382-7722

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