KCMBC Ride the Fountains Tour™
Roll with a Family Tradition!
Don't miss Ride the Fountains on Sunday, June 14, 2015! It's one of the best ways to see Kansas City's beautiful fountains and have fun with your friends. After the ride, celebrate with a party at Liberty Memorial!
Ride the Fountains is a family-friendly bicycle tour now starting and finishing at the beautiful grounds of the World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial (north terrace, behind the museum, look for our tents). You'll see many of Kansas City's historic fountains and other landmarks such as the classic Kansas City Museum, Country Club Plaza, Liberty Memorial, and scenic Cliff Drive to name a few.
Kansas City has more than 200 fountains — only Rome, Italy has more!
Whether beginner or expert, one of these tours will fit your riding style: 46 miles, 24 miles and a relaxed 10-mile guided tour. The KCMBC Ride Marshals will also be on hand with tips and help for new cyclists.
PLEASE NOTE VITAL INFO:
Please do not park in the Liberty Memorial/WWI Museum parking lot, they need that space for their visitors. We've arranged parking at Blue Cross Blue Shield Parking Lot which is East of Union Station between Main and Grand, off Pershing...(enter on Grand, North of Pershing Road)...from that parking lot, just ride your bike on up Kessler and go around to the back (North lawn) of the WWI Museum/Liberty Memorial grounds.
You can also park up and down Kessler (the street that leads up to Liberty Memorial/WWI Museum) or on other nearby street parking.
Please be considerate of pedestrians and yield to them. We are all ambassadors for safe cycling.
Check-in and walk-up registration are behind the museum on the North terrace. Look for our tents behind the museum where you'll enjoy a great view of KC landmarks. This is the Start/Finish so lunch is served here as well.
• Registration opens at 7am for the 46-mile course riders; 8am for the 24-milers; 8:30 for the 10-mile Guided Tour
• Plan to arrive about 45 minutes to 1 hour before your chosen route begins
• Ride support ends at 1pm, so plan to be finished by then
• Enjoy a great lunch from Sprouts from 11am-2pm, plus live music from the Good Sam Club Band and refreshment from KC Bier Company!
Be wary of railroad and streetcar tracks. Cross them with your wheels perpendicular to the tracks; otherwise they can grab a wheel and pull you down, plus they're slippery when wet. Obey all laws and ride single file on busier streets and no more than two abreast on others, and only where it's safe and lawful to do so. Be sure to scan and signal before changing lanes or making a turn.
There are 2 construction detours near the River Market. Follow the painted FT markings on the street to get back on the map course. Very easy. We'll also have printouts for you at check-in.
There will be a FREE Mini New Rider Clinic for the 10-mile Guided Tour riders to answer your questions and familiarize you with safe riding practices.
10-mile guided tour starts at 9:30 a.m.
Along the way, you'll be refreshed by those always-great KCMBC volunteers with plenty of cold water, fresh fruit, and goodies to make this the bicycle ride of the year! And to make sure your ride is trouble-free, we'll have roving support.
After the ride, join the party at Liberty Memorial North Terrace and North Lawn
with a gorgeous view of the city! There will be food, music and more from 11am to 1pm!
Take advantage of KCMBC 5-PACK Pricing!
Get 5 great rides for the price of 4!
Not a member? Consider joining KCMBC
Kids under 18 ride for $7 (including lunch) if
accompanied by paid parent or guardian.
All paid riders receive lunch;
lunch for non-riders may be purchased for $8.
Registration rates go up after June 9th.
Register now and save.
Online registration closes June 11th.
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All roads are regularly used by motorists, with no special accommodation for bicycles. Riders participate at their own risk and are expected to obey all traffic laws and practice safe riding etiquette. ANSI approved helmets are required for all riders. The ride will go on rain or shine but may be cancelled in the event of extremely severe weather.
Refunds for ride registrations are not given.