Wichita Area Mountain Bike Trail Guide

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					About the Kansas Singletrack Society                                                                               Wichita Area Mountain Bike Trail Guide
The Kansas Singletrack Society (KSS) was formed         How to Join Kansas Singletrack Society                     Welcome to the world of           trails while making an effort
in 2003 for the purpose of bringing together the                                                                   Mountain Biking in South          to rehabilitate trails that have
mountain bike community in South Central Kansas         If you would like to be a part of making mountain          Central Kansas! We are            become unrideable.
to further our common goals.                            biking better in this part of the state, please consider   glad you are interested in
   Some of those goals are:                             joining us as we promote our sport. A membership           the area’s biking trails and      In this brochure you will find
   • to coordinate the maintenance and develop-         form is included with this brochure and is also avail-     activities.                       some of our pet projects
ment of trails in our area                              able at www.KSSingletrack.com .                                                              and, simply, our favorite local
   • to educate mountain bikers and trail users in                                                                 As a club, Kansas Singletrack     places to ride.
                                                                                                                   Society (KSS) is devoted to
responsible and environmentally sound use of trails     More Information                                           the development and main-         Please use this brochure as a
   • to educate the public about the availability of                                                               tenance of mountain biking        way to get to know the trails
trails and promote mountain bike riding through         A calendar of events, more information about the           trails in South Central Kansas.   available to you in the area.
group rides and trips, new rider workshops and train-   trails and much more information can be found at                                             We also hope to provide you
ing courses                                             kansassingletracksociety.com. Our club meetings            We are constantly maintain-       with an enjoyable mountain group rides, group trips, rider workshops and training
   • to provide enjoyable mountain bicycling experi-    are held the second Tuesday each month at 7:00 pm.         ing and developing existing       biking experience through     courses.
ences and social events for the mountain bicycling      During most months, a club ride is held on the Sat-
community, and at the same time using these events      urday following the monthly meeting. Information
as an opportunity to educate and encourage riders       about work days and other events can also be found         Miller’s Meadow
   • to participate in these same activities on a re-   at the web site. In addition, many of our members                                                     Directions
gional and national scope by affiliating and partner-   regularly communicate using a Yahoo! group called          Located within Wichita city limits         From: Kellogg/US54 & Rock Road
ing with like mind organizations such as the Kansas     BikeKansas. Join it as a way of getting the latest         near Pawnee and 143rd East. Local          To: E Pawnee St & S 143rd St E
Trails Council and the International Mountain Biking    information about what is happening in our area or         riders describe it as the “Crown           Wichita, KS
Association (IMBA).                                     the latest impromptu group ride.                           Jewel of the Wichita Mountain              1. Start out going EAST on US-54
                                                                                                                   Biking Scene.” Approximately 4.5           2. Turn RIGHT onto S GREENWICH
Since KSS has been organized, members have spent        The Kansas Singletrack Society is affiliated with the      miles of crazy tight wooded single-        RD/111TH ST E. 2.0 mi
many hours in maintaining and building mountain         International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA)           track, open fields, multiple creek         3. Turn LEFT on E PAWNEE ST. 2.0 mi
bike trails. New singletrack has been added at Camp     and the Kansas Trail Council.                              crossings, bridges, concrete slabs,
Horizon and at Miller’s Meadows. Adding additional                                                                 roots, elevated bridge, some jumps,        The gate is on the South side of the
trails in the Wichita area is a top priority of KSS.                                                               minimal elevation change, hedge-           road. If the gate is open, you may
                                                                                                                   apples, urban artifacts, and widlife.      park there. You may also access the
                                 Use this space for distribution information                                                                                  East side of the trail by entering the For more information, contact:
                                                                                                                   Watch for hunters during hunting
                                                                                                                   season.                                    field 1/8 of a mile East of that gate. Tim Miller: 316-519-4322

                                                                                                                   Camp Horizon                                were on an EPIC! Bottom line, you
                                                                                                                                                               won’t be able to wipe the grin off
                                                                                                                   Approximately 63 miles from Wichi-          your face.
                                                                                                                   ta. You won’t believe you are in Kan-
                                                                                                                   sas! The course loop is 9 miles long        Directions
                                                                                                                   with over 1000 feet of climbing and         From: E 47th St S & I 35 Wichita, KS
                                                                                                                   90% single track. The remaining 10%         To: 30811 Horizon Arkansas City, KS
                                                                                                                   is primitive double track. Horizon          1. Start out going WEST on E 47TH
                                                                                                                   is technical but has some beginner          ST S toward S HYDRAULIC (.86 mi)
                                                                                                                   and moderate trails as well. There          2. Merge onto I-135 S to I-35 (.42 mi)
                                                                                                                   are flat and fast open sections as          3. Merge onto I-35 S OK C (38.04 mi)
                                                                                                                   well as wooded trails and rocky,            4. Take US-166 EXIT 4- toward AR-
                                                                                                                   technical track. Roller coaster like        KANSAS CITY/SOUTH HAVEN. (.21
                                                                                                                   descents intermingled with short            mi)
                                                                                                                   ascents, drops and whoop-de-doos.           5. Keep LEFT at the fork in the ramp.
                                                                                                                   The energy sucking climb towards            6. Turn LEFT onto US-166. (20.47 mi) For more information call:
                                                                                                                   the end of each lap will slow even          7. Turn RIGHT onto CR-6. (2.34 mi)     Horizon Center: 800-486-4425
                                                                                                                   the strongest rider.                        8. Turn RIGHT onto HILLCREST
                                                                                                                   After a few laps you’d swear you
Winfield Lake
The trails are tucked back at the
                                           From: E 47th St S & I 35 Wichita, KS
southeast tip of the Winfield City         To: Us-77 & Ks-15 Winfield, KS
Lake. If you aren’t familiar with the                                                                                                                           Kansas Singletrack Society
county roads and a short cut, pre-         1. Start out going EAST on E 47TH ST S                                                                                    Membership Application
pare to drive on the bumpy gravel          toward S MADISON ST. (1.12 mi)
road on the south side of the lake         2. Turn RIGHT onto KS-15 S. Continue
for about 15 minutes from the lake         to follow KS-15 S. (24.75 mi)
office to the trail head. The trails are   3. From Us-77 & Ks-15 turn Right, 2 mi.                                     Name: ___________________________________________________________________ [ ] Adult [ ] Minor (under 18)
easy to moderate. Half of the trails       4. Turn Left on Cowley County 8, 6 mi.
are on mowed open prairie with             5. Turn Right , cross the Dam.                                              Address: _______________________________________ City: _____________________ State: ________ Zip: _____________
                                           6. After the Dam turn Left and check
small rolling hills. The other half are
                                           in at the Winfield City Lake Office /                                       Home Phone: (____) _________________ Work Phone: (____) _________________Other Phone: (____) ________________
on wooded singletrack that traces
                                           Ranger Station.
the edges of Timber Creek and              You need to buy a permit. They will                                         Email Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________________
follows a small wooded bluff. There        give you directions to the trails.
are approximately 4.5 miles of trails.                                               For more information, contact:
                                                                                                                       List Family Members (for Family Memberships): _______________________________________________________________
These trails are really peaceful, due                                                Bobby Smith: 316-229-1909
to the out-of-the-way location.                                                                                        How did you learn about KSS? _____________________________________________________________________________

Santa Fe Lake                                                                                                          FEES: [ ] Individual - $20.00 per year           [ ] Family - $25.00 per year
                                           1. Start going WEST on E 47TH ST S
Approximately 22 miles East of             toward S HYDRAULIC ST. (.86 mi)
Wichita. Beginner level course with        2. Merge on I-135 S toward I-35/                                                   [ ] New         [ ] Renewal
a few interesting rock walls and op-       KANSAS TURNPIKE. (.42 mi)
tional leaps through trees. There are      3. Merge on I-35 N via the exit on
                                           the LEFT to EL DORADO. (7.94 mi)                                            Membership spans:                      April 1 - March 31
a few knarly climbs and descents as
well as some double track.                 4. Merge on US-400 E/US-54 E via
                                                                                                                       Make checks payable to:                 Kansas Singletrack Society
                                           EXIT 50. (10.83 mi)
Directions                                 5. Turn LEFT on SW SANTA FE LAKE                                            Mail this application with your check to: Kansas Singletrack Society
From: E 47th St S & I 35 Wichita, KS       RD. (1.65 mi)                                                                                                     c/o Lonnie Cooper
To: 11367 Sw Shore Dr Augusta, KS          6. Turn LEFT - SW SHORE DR. (.78 mi) For more information call:                                                    .O.
                                                                                                                                                             P Box 728
                                                                                Jerry Bratt: 316-992-4050                                                    Wellington, KS 67152

                                                                                                                       WAIVER OF CLAIM:
Other Area Trails                                              with excellent views. Some challenging hills and
                                                                                                                       In consideration of membership in the Kansas Singletrack Society (hereinafter referred to as KSS), I, for myself and my
                                                               screaming descents.
                                                                                                                       minor child/children, heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, hereby agree to forever release and discharge any
Coronado Heights - 1 Hour North of Wichita in                  Greenway Trail - in Arkansas City. It’s flat and fast   and all injuries, including death and any property damage in any manner arising or resulting from my participation
Lindsborg, KS. This is a hill. Park at the bottom, ride        with some wooded sections. Great for beginners!         or my child/children's participation in any activity conducted by or in conjunction with KSS.
your bike up to the top for a great warm up, then              Kaw Lake - Directions: 15 miles east (HWY 60) of        I attest and verify that I have full knowledge of the risks involved in mountain bike riding and in all KSS activities, that
ride the 1.5 miles of traditional trail down. Several          Ponca City on Lake Road to Burbank. Landing on          I assume those risks, that I will, without limitation, assume and pay any and all medical and emergency expenses
fun technicals, lots of trees and a few switchbacks.           Kaw Lake. Lots of singletrack, with some doubletrack.   incurred on or by child/children's behalf in the event of an accident, injury illness, or other incapacity while
                                                               Short but difficult climbs and descents. Some tricky    participating in any KSS activity, regardless of whether I have authorized such expenses. I further agree that in the
Kanopolis Lake - 1 1/2 Hours North West of Wich-                                                                       event I require medical or surgical treatment while under the supervision of KSS or any of its representatives, such
ita (30 min directly West of Coronado). 7-10 miles             rocky sections, and some fast, forested singletrack.
                                                                                                                       KSS representative may authorize medical treatment for myself.
of trail. Best ridden in the winter or when the trail is       It’s a high maintenance trail that can get overgrown
damp. LOTS of sand at the beginning but once you               in the summer. Not much traffic at all.                 I have read and agree with all terms of this waiver. (Applicants under the age of 18 require the signature of a parent
are through the sand there is some fun stuff out               Lake McMurtry - 2 Hours South of Wichita near           or legal guardian.)
there. Also a great place for kids to explore. Several         Stillwater, OK. Four 7-mile long trails with about 10
caves and places to climb.                                     miles of dirt road you can choose to ride between.
                                                                                                                       Applicant Signature __________________________________________________________ Date _____________________
Lake Wilson - 2 1/2 Hours North West of Wichita.
14 miles of open singletrack. A rollercoaster of hills         For more information about various trails, visit:
                                                                                                                       Parent/Guardian Signature ___________________________________________________ Date ______________________

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