Thursday, September 22, 2011

Gunn City Gravelrie

We have an exciting new gravel grinder that will start off our fall series. Kevin Nierman will host our first gravel grinder out of Lee's Summit. Look for a very fun ride. Poster, map and cue sheets will be up shortly. Save the date!

What: Gunn City Gravelrie
When: 10/23/11, 9:00 am
Where: James A Reed Wildlife Center
What: 50 to 60 miles of gravel grinding fun

The Route is up

Cue Sheet us now available

Please join us on a southeast-side Autumn gravel ride departing from Lee's Summit at 9:00am Sunday, Oct 23rd.

60 miles (4:1 gravel ratio) planned (route map & cue sheet to come); fast-ish pace but not blistering. Will stop a couple times at designated regroup/refuel spots along route. Enjoy a couple mile segments of what will eventually be the Katy Trail KC connection, some cows and a few friendly dogs.

Rain or shine. 9:00am departure from Missouri Dept of Conservation regional HQ at James A Reed park (Lee's Summit, MO), 1/2mi south of 50hwy on Ranson Road - entry drive on east side.

2405 S.E. Ranson Road
Lees Summit MO


  1. What is considered "fast-tish"?

  2. Just a moderate fun gravel grinding pace. Will will not be going Cole's Pain Train pace for sure :-)

    Per Kevin, we'll likely average 17-18+ when rolling since it's fairly flat, but he does not plan on dropping anyone Kevin is also working on a bailout (40mi) rte on the maps as well.

  3. Since we are going to Gunn City, it would be a shame not to go by Old Drum's Marker.

    btw..Gunn city was a town built around a train stop back in the day. The city was named after a train's engineer.

  4. Hey Curb:

    If you're along for this ride, let's take a small detour over to see the grave. I wasn't sure if it was at the intersection you mention or located in the GC cemetery. I've got an old photo of Drum's statue from my college days at the 'Burg.

    Also, Brian Lasswell has pics of some giant bison sculptures from down in that area but can't recall which road. Being more familiar with the area, would you happen to know? I haven't stumbled on them yet, but they'd be worth a small reroute if we're close.


    *delete if this is double post - I didn't see my first go through...

  5. It's not far off your route. It's just south of the bridge on old drumm road. RIght about the intersection of 239 & Old Drumm. It's not in the cemetery, that's where I thought to look first. Spent about 20 minutes looking around for nothing. It's off by itself, and if your not looking for it, or are aware of it you might miss it. I hope to be there.