An endurance test for cyclists on some gritty gravel roads around McPherson County is being planned for Sunday, March 24; the Fair Weather Adventures on Gravel is for all ages. This video from last year’s event is a peek at some of the action.
Ivan Cabezas with Coronado Racing says the course will be a fully supported training ride for those gearing up for the Dirty Kanza race in June. “We'll have food and water available at various spots and ask for freewill donations to help cover some of the costs; otherwise the ride is free,” he said.
Riders will depart at noon on the 24th from the McPherson Water Park and head north of Lindsborg, then pedal through Little Sweden on the way back to Mac.
Cabezas knows the event will draw seasoned riders but he hopes that more families and children will also take part in portions of the race.
“We held a Cyclocross race in September in McPherson, which was one of my checkpoints to see how well we are getting the word out about getting kids riding. We had around 30 kids participate in the kids’ race, which was great,” he said. “I hope to continue our growth this year by holding one or two weekly events at the new bike park we are building in McPherson.”