Riders will experience amazing singletrack rides on the new Lehigh Portland Trails.
Kansas' 'King of Trails' welcomes you to try out the Southwind Rail Trail.
Lehigh Portland trails will treat you to views of Kansas' signature beauty.
Bring your friends and family to what's sure to be a super weekend!
Establishing a culture of health in a small community takes many ingredients. One of the most important is making active living normal—a regular part of daily routines for people in overalls or blue jeans as much as for people in spandex. When people see an adult male on a bicycle, we want the assumption to be that he’s riding by choice—not that his car is broken down or that he had his driver’s license revoked. Thrive Allen County created Portland Alley Pedalfest to re-establish the bicycle as part of everyday life for ALL our residents, much as it was when we were kids! A celebration of all things bicycle-related, Pedalfest aims to rekindle the love of the bicycle using a variety of rides combined with a healthy dose of music, movies and community.
Portland Alley Pedalfest details: Friday, Sept. 9 Camping (site with amenities) Sunset: Bike-in movie The Goonies Saturday, Sept. 10 7 a.m. Ride registration After the rides, BBQ Beer garden Live music 3 – 8 p.m. inflatable bounce houses for kids Sunday, Sept. 11 Self-guided bike tours of countryside and trails Visit Facebook for more event details or proceed directly to registration >>This year’s Pedalfest will showcase the 20 miles of new trails constructed in Allen County in the past half-decade, particularly including the new Lehigh Portland Trails system that opened in June to rave reviews from cyclists throughout the Midwest. Allen County, Kansas, has become Kansas’ “king of trails,” and there’s no better way to experience this than through Pedalfest. Here are the details: Portland Alley Pedalfest begins on Friday, Sept. 9 with camping and a bike-in, family-friendly outdoor movie under the stars, The Goonies, that will begin at sunset. On Saturday, September 10th, Pedalfest kicks into high gear with registration starting at 7:00 am and rides beginning at 8:00 am. There are five route options with each route beginning and ending at Riverside Park in Iola:
- 15 miles (Family Fun Ride)
- 20 miles
- 50 miles
- 75 miles
- 100-mile century route