Musical Bike Adventure

April 17, 2021

Registration begins at 9 AM Ride begins at 10 AM Cost: $20 (includes box lunch and SAG support)

Rain date: April 18

Counterpoint Home Base

Musical Bike Adventure is a one of a kind bicycling event through the beautiful countryside of rural Marion county Kansas. Riders have the choice of a 15 or 30-mile route. Surfaces include gravel, dirt and some pavement. There will be two SAG stops. Each SAG will feature a live musical intervention with water and fruit available.

The first SAG is located at the unique and interesting Copper Shed and Antique Shop. Many one of a kind pieces are displayed in room settings in two buildings. Rusty, salvage, primitive and collectible pieces. The Hett Nelson family’s Copper Shed has been in business for over 40 years. This is the turnaround point for the 15 milers. Local singer/songwriter Aaron Waddle will perform from 10:30-11:30.

The second SAG for the 30 milers is located at the historic Central/Booker Park in Marion, home to Chingawassa Days, Old Settlers Days, and Marion Art in the Park and Craft Show. Riders will have the option of turning around and returning to the start location or taking a dirt, gravel route back to the start/finish location. This option is weather dependent. Local musicians to perform from 11:30-12:30.

Please observe safe social distancing practices, stay masked and 6 feet away when possible.

The ride will start and finish at the country home of Susan & Nasir Mayo/Islam, 1660 90th, Peabody, KS. The finish will include a box lunch and the opportunity to stroll around Flint Hills Counterpoint’s home base conservation project. Pretend Friend a Wichita bluegrass roots band will play from 11:45-2:15.

This ride is part of Flint Hills Counterpoint, a Marion county ecology and arts program sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, Prairie Muses, Chamber Music at the Barn, the KS Forest Service, and the NRCS. Sponsoring tours and events throughout the county to raise appreciation of the wonder and beauty of Marion County.

Registration begins at 9am. You may register the day of the ride, but pre-registration preferred. Liability waiver to be signed at the beginning of the event.

GPS does not always work!

Directions:

Take HWY 50 east from Peabody 1 mile to Pawnee. Turn north or left on Pawnee, go 2 miles to 90th, turn west or left on 90th, go 1/4 mile, first and only house on north or right side.