Tour de Plains

Summary

For the cyclist who cannot take 52 days off, but still wants to ride the Cross Country Challenge, try our Tour de Plains. The third section of the Cross Country Challenge travels 690 miles in 8 cycling days (9 total). Cross the high plains of Colorado and Kansas from Pueblo CO to Saint Joseph MO.

Details

The high plains are featured in the Tour de Plains. You will head out of Pueblo CO for two back-to-back century days that cross the border into Kansas. The rolling hills give way to the flat Kansas prairie. The name Kansas is derived from the Sioux word meaning “people of the south wind.” If all goes well, you will spend most of your time riding east to northeast with a wind primarily coming out of the south to southwest. The miles will fly and you combine the prevailing wind with the slight but persistent downhill moving across the state from west to east. We spend a night in Dodge City where you can take in a shootout and the Long Branch Variety Show featuring Miss Kitty and her Can-Can dancers. All across Kansas, distant silos mark the next town and if you imagine them painted green with a little glitter, you just might discover the inspiration for Emerald City. After riding by several stockyards, replete with all the livestock sites, sounds, and smells, you will cross the halfway point of the Cross Country Challenge. East of Topeka the ride travels through the Flint Hills. Hills in Kansas? Absolutely! You will spend a day riding through one of the last great swaths of tall grass prairie in the US. Crossing the Missouri River, we head north through a taste of Missouri hills and into Saint Joseph.

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Trip Details

START / FINISH
Pueblo, CO to Saint Joseph, MO

DAYS
9 days

DATES
2017
Saturday June 24 to Sunday July 2

2018
Saturday June 23 to Sunday July 1

ITINERARY / MILEAGE
Day 0
Pueblo, CO  0

Day 1
Lamar, CO  120

Day 2
Garden City, KS  104

Day 3
Dodge City, KS  53

Day 4
Great Bend, KS  85

Day 5
McPherson, KS  65

Day 6
Abilene, KS  65

Day 7
Topeka, KS  109

Day 8
St Joseph, MO  89

TOTAL MILEAGE
690

DAILY MILEAGE
86+ per day average

MEALS
Breakfast and dinner included for all days except Day 0. Lunch is not included.

2017 PRICES
$2350 (Triple)
$2800 (Double)
$3250 (Single)

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