I now realize how little I knew when I first got started. One great example of that is Kansas. (the state, not the band) I hate to admit that I wouldn't have considered Kansas as a cycling state if not for recent forays into blogs and websites such as Kansas Cyclist, RecumBum, and DirtBum.
I couldn't have been more wrong. Kansas has awesome cycling opportunities and great websites to showcase those opportunities. I just had my head too close to my bicycle seat before.
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First of all, nearest to my heart, are the trails in Kansas. Two spectacular looking ones that I hope to do within the next year are the Prairie Spirit Trail and the Flint Hills Trail. Both of those trails are already top-notch, and it sounds like they'll continue to get better with future expansions in the works.
Although I'm not much of a road cyclist, it sounds like Kansas also has some nice options there, too.
Now that Kansas is on my trails/cycling radar, I hope to be able to give you first-hand accounts of their trail system and their cycling community. Who knows, maybe someday we'll be able to hop on a bike in Utah and ride all the way to eastern Missouri without ever getting off a trail of some kind. I promise you, if they build it, we will come.
Of course I welcome any and all comments and suggestions about Kansas Trails. I can't wait to learn more about the cycling opportunities in the Sunflower State.