Biking Across Kansas 2024 Rider Support Team
Ottawa Bike and Trail is proud to partner with a great organization like Biking Across Kansas as the official rider support team for 2024. This is our 3rd year as the official support team and we're really excited to see all of our BAK friends again this year. It will be a special year to be part of Biking Across Kansas for its 50th anniversary.
Our mission as the Official Support Team is to help each and every rider have the best possible Biking Across Kansas experience. We'll be on location throughout the event week to provide you with mechanical support and advice. But, our support starts well before the big event. We believe that planning and preparation are the keys to success for an endurance event like Bike Across Kansas. We want to help get you and your big ready for the big event.
Here's some of the services that we'll be offering:
Biking Across Kansas Tune-Up Specials
Of course, a big part of getting ready for Biking Across Kansas is making sure your bike is in tip-top condition. At a minimum, we recommend a tune-up at your local bike shop prior to the event. We also recommend that you don't wait until the last minute as bike shops book heavily during the spring. You want to make sure you have time to get in a few rides post tune-up to make sure your bike is dialed in.
If you don't have a local bike shop that you are comfortable working with we would love to help you out. We're offering several Biking Across Kansas tune-up packages that you can take advantage of.
One of the benefits to working with us is that it gives us the opportunity to get to know you and your bike. This will make it easier for us to help you make adjustments or improvements to your ride during the week.
Biking Across Kansas Training Group Rides
Ottawa Bike and Trail hosts two group rides each week. We host the Thursday evening "Not Lost Brewing" Ride and Saturday morning "Gravel Group Ride". Both of these group rides follow gravel and rail-trail routes. However, we host three special group rides especially for Biking Across Kansas riders. These rides are designed to help you gradually build up milage for the big event. These rides are also a great way to meet other Biking Across Kansas participants.
Who can Participate: Everyone - no Biking Across Kansas registration required.
Where: Ottawa Bike and Trail
When: 9:00 am
Support?: Sag support will be provided at points on each route.
Training Ride #1
April 6th - 30 miles
Route may change before the event.
May 4th - 45 miles
May 25th - 60 miles
Biking Across Kansas Bicycle and Rider Preparation Sessions
We'll be hosting several on-line rider Q&A sessions with the Biking Across Kansas Crew. In these sessions we'll be providing some of our favorite tips and tricks to help you get prepared. We'll also be sharing advice to help make sure you are as comfortable on your bike as possible for the entire week. Most importantly, we'll open it up for Questions and Answers so you can ask us anything you want. We believe there are no stupid questions and we hope we can provide you with some information to help you get mentally prepared.
Our first session is February 25th at 3:00 pm. You'll find all of the details below.