Sunday, January 10, 2010

Paola Gravel 'n' Hills 'n' Trail

What: Paola Gravel 'n' Hills 'n' Trail
When: Sunday , January 17, 2010 - 10:00 am start time
Where: Wallace Park, Paola, Kansas
Who: Any and all are welcome
Why: Because there is way too much pavement in the world.

Our next Gravel Grinder heads to Paola, Kansas for a nice 45 mile route. Below is the route in detail which features a lot of gravel and yea some climbing. Just the way we like em.

The starting point is Wallace Park in Paola, KS. The route heads west to Peoria, then onto the Flint Hills Nature Trail thru Rantoul and on to Osawatomie. From there we ride to John Brown Lookout (which should give us a great view of the surrounding countryside) and back to Paola. It's about 45 miles with lots of short but steep little hills. No services until Osawatomie at about mile 35.

Directions: From KC, head south on I-35 to US-169, then south on US-169 to the Paola exit. Turn right onto Baptiste Dr, left on Hospital Dr, right on Osage St, left into Wallace Park. Meet in the parking lot in front of the swimming pool.

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