Yellow Brick Road Ride

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Check-In Times & Ride Information

Registration and Check-In Times for 2013 (REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN).

Please join us Saturday, September 28, 2013 for a day of family fun in the Northern Flint Hills of Pottawatomie County, KS. The 9th Annual Yellow Brick Road Ride will begin/finish at Wamego Middle School, 1701 Kaw Valley Road, Wamego, KS. Registration begins at 630am. The YBRR is held in conjunction with OZtoberFest, an event with activities for all ages.

 

Net proceeds from the ride are deposited in the 501c3 WAM-SAG-MAN Trail account in the Wamego Community Foundation. You can donate on-line directly to the trail fund by accessing this page www.thewcf.org/Giving/donate.shtml. We need your help to bring this project to fruition.

 

Shipping your bike or renting a bike:

If you are flying into Manhattan for this event and want to ship your bicycle, contact The Pathfinder, 785-539-5639. Dave Colburn is the Manager and the mailing address is: 304 Poyntz Avenue,  Manhattan, KS 66502. Contact Dave to find out how much they charge to re-assemble your bicycle. Make sure your bike arrives before September 24.

 

If you are flying into Manhattan and want to rent a bicycle or need to ship your bicycle and have it re-assembled, contact Big Poppi's Bike Shop, 785-537-3737. Contact them ASAP to make sure they have a bicycle to fit your needs. Their mailing address is: 1126 Moro Street, Manhattan, KS 66502.

 

Three paved routes

52 Mile Route Map (Combination of rolling hills, some challenging hills & flat areas)

Check-in:  630 am until 745 am. 

Mass start:  Pre-ride announcements at 745am. All riders depart at 8 am.

 

29 mile Route:  Map (combination of rolling hills, a couple of challenging hills & flat areas)

Check-in:  630 am until 7:45 am. 

Mass start:  Pre-ride announcements at 745am. All riders depart at 8 am.

 

17 mile Route:  Map (combination of rolling hills & flat areas)

Check-in:  630am until 7:45 am. 

Mass Start:  Pre-ride announcements at 745am. All riders depart at 8 am.

Riders may turn around at any point during the 17-mile route to customize riding distance.

 

This event is open to all ages and abilities. Course closes for all routes at 1 pm.

 

Pre-Registration

Your pre-registration form must be received by September 21, 2013 if you plan to join us for breakfast.  Pre-registration is $35 for the 29 & 52 mile routes.  Pre-Registration is $25 for the 17 mile route. All entry fees are non-refundable.  An extra $5 will be added for all riders who do not pre-register by Sept 21, or who register the morning of the ride.

 

Breakfast is available for non-riding family/friends for $10 if the pre-registration form is received by Sept 21*.

 

Event tees will be available on September 28 for $15 each.

 

REGISTER (notice the deadline for breakfast):

Register Online registration ends at noon (CST), September 27.

Other ways to register:

  • You can also register by completing a registration form/waiver. Mailing address: Wamego Community Foundation/Trail Fund, Box 25, Wamego, KS 66547. Please bring a completed form with you if you register the morning of the event. Click here for the registration form/waiver (PDF). 

Pre-Registered Entry Fee Includes

- Breakfast before the ride (630 am – 7:45 am) (*for participants and non-riders if pre-registered by Sept 21)
- Fruit, homemade cookies and other snacks and water/Gatorade at rest stops.
- Bicycle mechanic available at start provided by The Pathfinder.

- Shower facilities at Wamego MS.  Please bring your own towel, soap, etc.

- Prizes

- Beautiful views of the NorthernFlint Hills..

- Awesome volunteers.

 

Rest Stops and Support Vehicles

Rest stops will be about every 8-13 miles. Beverages and snacks will be provided.   We will have support vehicles traveling the route if transportation is required.  Your bicycle should be in good working order and you should carry a repair kit that includes spare tube, patch kit, and frame pump, etc. Riders unable to finish will be transported back to Wamego.

 

Driving Directions

From Interstate 70, take exit 328 (Hwy 99). Go north on Hwy 99, 9.5 miles to Wamego. Turn left on US Hwy 24. Go to Kaw Valley Rd (next to Pizza Hut) and turn right. Coming on US Hwy 24--turn right on Kaw Valley Rd if you are coming from the east and turn left if coming from the west. The Wamego Middle School will be on the left side of the street at the top of the hill. Parking is available along the north & east sides of the school. 

 

Contact Us

Event Coordinator and WAM-SAG-MAN Trail Advocate:

Jay Clark, 785-456-9797, jay.clark@wtcks.com

 

Drawings

Some lucky entrants will win a prize.

 

Lodging & activities

Lodging fills up quickly for this event. Click here for lodging info, and other things to do before and after YBRR.

 

Please visit these area Web sites as well:

Wamego Convention & Visitors Bureau:  www.visitwamego.com
Wamego Chamber of Commerce: www.wamegochamber.com

Saint George:  www.stgeorgekansas.net
Westmoreland: www.cityofwestmorelandks.org

Manhattan: www.manhattancvb.org

 

Volunteers:

Every event is successful because we have such awesome volunteers. Contact Jay Clark (785-456-9797) to see what volunteer positions are available for this year's event.

 

Sponsors:

If you are interested in helping support this event, please complete this form: Yellow Brick Road Ride Sponsorship Form and return to the address on the form by September 5.

 

The Yellow Brick Road Ride Committee would like to take this opportunity to thank our Volunteers, Sponsors and Supporters.

Rest Area Supporters:

Big Poppi's Bicycle Company www.bigpoppibikes.com

The Pathfinder www.thepathfinder.net

 

In-kind Supporters:

GTM Sportswear www.gtmsportswear.com

Manhattan Area Amateur Radio Society www.ks0man.org

Wamego Telecom www.wamtelco.com

Heartland Foods

Wamego Athletic Club

The Spinsters of Wamego

First National Bank of Wamego

Caterpillar of Wamego