Race it. Ride it. Learn it. Enjoy a few hours playing bikes around Americus, KS. You can expect a brief view of The Flint Hills. Roads may include some dirt but only if dry and completely rideable. Most roads will be a mix of Flint Hills gravel and hard pack hero gravel. Hero gravel around here is wide open easy to ride primarily Ag roads.
April can be a mix of any kind of weather. Cold, warm, sunny, dreary, rainy and most definitely windy. The Journey will feature rideable roads no matter the weather. Keep in mind though the Kansas Spring wind can slow you down and add time on the bike. A big part of gravel is learning to Prep and Pack for success. Be ready.
Thanks to the generosity of our local sponsor, Longbine Autoplaza, you can expect a PItStop about midway. I can only say we are fortunate enough to have some of the best volunteers in gravel. They've got you. Hydration will be provided. Supplementary nutrition will be available. Never depend on someone to know what you want though. Pack your favorites. Prep and Pack. Be ready.