Biking Across Kansas — B.A.K. rolls out for its 43rd annual cross-state bike ride in 2017. The ride follows prevailing winds, heading from west to east. Route announcement is Jan. 21, 2017; registration opens Jan. 28, 2017.. Dates: June 10-17, 2017.
Cottonwood 200 — A 3-day bicycle supported bicycle tour through the Flint Hills. Dates: May 27-29, 2017.
See more Kansas road rides at Kansas Cyclist.
Ride the Fault — The 7-day bicycle tour loop visits areas of four states hit by the 1812 New Madrid earthquake. Starts and ends at the epicenter in New Madrid, Mo., with overnights in Kennett, Missouri; Paragould, Arkansas; Caruthersville, Missouri; Reelfoot Lake State Park, Tennessee; Hickman, Kentucky; and Sikeston, Missouri, Mostly flat route with occasional hills on a couple of days to provide scenic variety. Dates: June 10-17, 2017.
Other Kentucky rides/events
Old Kentucky Home Bicycle Tour — For nearly 40 years, 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: Mid-September.
Cycle Zydeco — The ride features Creole cuisine and zydeco music. Presented in partnership between Transportation Recreational Alternatives in Louisiana and the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission. Check the website after Nov. 30 for registration and ride details. Dates: April 19-23, 2017
Tour du Rouge –– A multi-day bike tour from Houston to New Orleans. The fund-raiser for The ARC, which promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, covers 535 miles of back roads. Dates: May 7-12, 2017