Biking Across Kansas (BAK) is an annual, eight-day, bicycle tour across the state of Kansas. BAK promotes health and wellness through bicycling, the history and beauty of the Kansas, and the warm hospitality of the Kansas towns and people.
The very first Biking Across Kansas was launched in June of 1975. Inspired by the "bike boom" of the early Seventies, Larry and Norma Christie of Wichita decided that a ride across their home state would be fun. It would also serve as a pre-test for the Kansas section of the official Bikecentennial '76 cross-country route. (Bikecentennial, now called Adventure Cycling Association, sanctioned a bike route across America as part of the nation's Bicentennial celebration of 1976.) Less than 100 riders participated in 1975, but the numbers quickly grew into several hundred within the first five years.
Each year, BAK releases the route across Kansas. Unfortunately, In 2024 the route does not go through Pawnee County, Kansas, however we are always in support of the bikers wherever their adventures take them.