October 9th, 2021
In conjunction with the Carthage Maple Leaf Festival, we hold our annual fall fundraiser ride, beginning in Kellogg Lake Park, Carthage, off of Rte. 96 on the north east side of Carthage at 8 a.m. Register before September 23rd to be guaranteed a t-shirt.
New this year is a 20 mile gravel option, on routes 62 miles and longer!
Come see the beautiful autumn colors on the backroads of Jasper County,Missouri. It’s a flat course on mostly quiet, all -paved roads in pleasant temperatures (average high temp =70). 60 mile and longer routes include a section of US Bicycle Route 76. The 80 mile and century rides have a sag stop at the Keltoi winery. Register before Sept 23, 2021 for best rates and to be guaranteed a quality active T-shirt. Ride options include 40, 62, 80 or 100 mile loops, (with bailout options on the longer routes). Rides of 62 miles and longer have an optional gravel route between the Golden City and Jasper sag stops. There’s also a 15 mile out and back ride available. The ride starts and finishes at scenic Kellogg Lake Park which is located along MO Highway 96 on the east side of Carthage (map below) Friendly volunteers are at all sag stops. Stay for the OktoberFest in Central Park in Carthage which begins at 3 pm. Food, Beer and free music!
Approximate ascent: 100 mile=1730 ft, 80 mile=1352 ft, 62 mile=1034 ft, 40 mile=700 ft, 15 mile=272 ft.
- Online Registration Closes: October 7 midnight.
- In person registration Friday October 8 at Bicycle Specialists
- Packet pick up Friday at Bicycle Specialists 3 pm-6 pm
- In person registration ride start 6:30-8:00 am
- Packet pick up ride start 6:30-8:00 am
- T-shirt deadline September 22nd, midnight
- Price increase September 22nd, midnight
Proceeds for this event benefit the Joplin Trails Coalition, a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization. which builds rail trails, and improves cycling and walking infrastructure in Southwest Missouri.