Biking Across Kansas – B.A.K. rolls out for 507 miles through the southern part of the state in 2013. The west-to-east ride starts in Johnson City and ends in Galena. Overnights are planned in Sublette, Dodge City, Coldwater, Anthony, Arkansas City, Sedan and Oswego. Dates: June 8-15, 2013.
Border Raiders — An on-again off-again bicycle tour centered in Kansas but taking in three adjoining states. Check the website for possible resurrection in 2013. (Logo above)
Cottonwood 200 – A 3-day bicycle supported bicycle tour through the Flint Hills. Dates: Late May
See more Kansas road rides at Kansas Cyclist.
Ride the Fault — The inaugural 7-day bicycle tour loop visits areas of four states hit by the 1812 New Madrid earthquake. Starts in Sikeston near the “boot” of Missouri, followed by overnights in Malden, Mo., Paragould, Ark., Caruthersville, Mo., Reelfoot Lake State Park, Tenn., Hickman, Ky., and New Madrid, Mo. Flat route with options for cyclists seeking hills or more mileage. Dates: June 22-29 2013
GABRAKY (Governor’s Autumn Bicycle Ride Across Kentucky) is a north-south cross-state bike tour from General Butler State Park on the Ohio River to Dale Hollow Lake on the Tennessee state line. This is a fund-raiser to support the arts and reopen the Grand Theater in Frankfort. Dates: October 3-6, 2013.
Other Kentucky rides
Old Kentucky Home Bicycle Tour — Celebrating its 35th year in 2011, the ride leaves Louisville to Bardstown on 3 route options, including a century. Day 2 return to Louisville is 55 miles. Features the Cookie Stop Sag. Check website for updates. Dates: Sept. 7 & 8, 2013
Cycle Zydeco — After a one-year hiatus, the ride that features Creole cuisine and zydeco music returns for 2013. Transportation Recreational Alternatives in Louisiana is now partnering with 10-year sponsor Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission to present the ride. Check the website after Nov. 30 for registration and ride details. Dates: April 4-7, 2013.
See also Tour du Rouge in Texas listing