Oct 3th, 2015

 Registration is closed for this event
You are invited to come see the sites, feel the autumn breezes, hear the wind in the trees as they sway, smell the fall fragrances and travel without the clutter of cars on the roadway. The Flint Hills Nature Trail is your pathway to a beautiful world which few people experience. Come join us the first Saturday in October, starting at 9:00am in Osawatomie from John Brown Park. We’ll ride approx. 12 miles to Rantoul, then return, for a picnic lunch in the park.

 

Flint Hills Trail Family Fun RideYou are invited to come see the sites, feel the autumn breezes, hear the wind in the trees as they sway, smell the fall fragrances and travel without the clutter of cars on the roadway. The Flint Hills Nature Trail is your pathway to a beautiful world which few people experience. Come join us the first Saturday in October, starting at 9:00am in Osawatomie from John Brown Park. We’ll ride approx. 12 miles to Rantoul, then return, for a picnic lunch in the park.

We are asking that you consider bringing a side dish or dessert for the picnic. MiCo Velo will provide hot dogs, buns and fruit. Members ride for free, Non-members can ride for $10. Either way please register so we have a head count. 

7:00 am start time for a longer, faster paced ride to Ottawa (22 Miles), and back with a rendezvous in Rantoul around 10:30-11:00am. Families welcome, helmets required. The surface is crushed limestone.

The Flint Hills Nature Trail is a nearly 120 mile rail-trail under development in northeast Kansas. It crosses 7 counties, and dozens of communities, along its east-west course.  As the name implies, it crosses the beautiful Flint Hills.  Recognized as one of the longest rail-trails in the United States, it is home to abundant prairie plant and wildlife species, spectacular views, national historic sites, and a diverse set of recreational areas.

This resource has its roots in 1886 when several railroads started developing the line, including the Council Grove, Osage City & Ottawa Railway (which serviced coal mining) and the Missouri Pacific. The route fell out of service in the 1980s.   Rails-to-Trails Conservancy acquired and railbanked the corridor in 1995 and then transferred it to KRTC to develop.

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October 3rd, 2015 9:00 AM   through   2:00 PM
10th & Main Street
John Brown Park
Osawatomie, KS 66064
United States

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Pot Luck
Yes - I will bring side or dessert
No
Ride Length
40 - To Ottawa and back
24 - To Rantoul and back

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