The Kansas Department of Transportation released the 2010-2011 Kansas Bicycle Guide* and you can get a free copy at the library. You’ll find them in the community information wall cases near the Media/New Books room.
More than just a map, this guide features safety tips, Kansas bicycle statutes, state recreation areas, and a distance map showing miles between places and physiographic regions. For those who prefer the less populated paths, daily traffic volume (high, moderate and low) for various roads is given. Scenic byways, the TransAmerica Trail and the American Discovery Trail (the two transcontinental trails that venture across Kansas) are shown, as well as our two National Scenic Byways–the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway from Council Grove to Cassoday, and the Wetlands and Wildlife National Scenic Byway near Great Bend. Pick up a free copy of the latest publication of Scenic Byways of Kansas at the library or visit ksbyways.org for details about these routes and related points of interest.
Choose a beginning point from this guide, do a little research, and get ready for an adventurous summer escape!
*Staff member Deb discovered these at this year’s Kansas Sampler Festival and called to make sure the library received copies to share with our community. Thanks Deb!