The 2018-2019 edition of the Kansas Bicycle Map is now available. Whether you’re looking to ride a bicycle from one county to the next or across the entire state, this edition has a lot to offer for those planning a short trip or a long ride.
“This map is a great resource for those who are already familiar with cycling in Kansas and for those who are interested in trying it for the first time,” said KDOT’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, Matt Messina. “It’s full of resources and information that will help people plan ahead to find a route that suits their needs, make connections to our state byways system, and even discover bikeshare programs.”
Some of the newest features to this year’s map include existing Kansas bikeshare programs; the 2016 and 2018 routes for the annual Biking Across Kansas (BAK) events; the East-Central Kansas Gravel Routes inset, where riders can learn about and explore some of the state’s off-road cycling routes in the Flint Hills and Osage Cuestas regions; and information on navigating roundabouts appropriately.
All state and local roadways where bicycles are permitted are color-coded by traffic volume and indicate where paved shoulders exist. No traffic volumes are shown on the map on Interstate routes as cycling on Interstates in Kansas is against the law.
Maps are available free of charge and can be requested by emailing email@example.com or by calling (785) 296-7448. For more information on cycling in Kansas, please visit www.ksdot.org/bikeped.