Experience the thrill of seeing the area’s best fall foliage from the unique vantage point of a bicycle. Register before Sept 25, 2017 for best rates and to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Choose from a 15 mile out and back ride or 40, 62, 80 or 100 mile loops.
Ride starts at Kellogg Lake Park. Kellogg Lake is located along MO Highway 96 on the east side of Carthage. The Park’s address is 1215 Esterly Dr, Carthage MO 64836.
Ride routes will be following lesser traveled paved roads in northern Jasper County. Staffed rest stops with food, drink and bathrooms are spaced along the route. Approximate assent: 100 mile=1730 ft, 80 mile=1352 ft, 62 mile=1034 ft, 40 mile=700 ft, 15mile=272 ft.
Register before September 27, 2017 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. $5 price increase after September 27th. T-shirts will be in men's sizes. Sign up via PayPal at joplintrailscoalition.com, Active.com, or print and mail a registration form. Day of ride registration will be available. Cash or check only for day of registrants. A limited number of T-shirts may be available for day of registrants.
Severe weather will cancel the ride. In the event of a cancellation all fees paid will be considered a donation to the Joplin Trails Coalition.
The Joplin Trails Coalition is a group dedicated to creating and maintaining walking and biking trails in and around Joplin, Webb City, Carthage, Oronogo and Carl Junction Missouri. We currently have two trail projects: the Frisco Greenway Trail that runs through Joplin and Webb City, and the Ruby Jack Trail that goes from Carthage, MO through Oronogo, Carl Junction, and on to the Kansas State Line. Both of these trails are "Rails To Trails" projects, meaning they are former railroads that have been converted to multi-use trails. The trails are created and maintained via the hard work of several volunteers and generous donations from individuals and businesses throughout the community. We invite you to come and explore the trails in person and to get involved with the trails by joining the Joplin Trails Coalition, volunteering on trail work days, and by supporting our annual Route 66 Mother Road Bicycle Tour and the Maple Leaf Tour.