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2017 Flint Hills Stampede
« on: July 19, 2017, 07:41:58 PM »
--->>> Stampede Info <<<---

The votes are in, and the riders have spoken!

2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Eureka, KS

September 15th-16th (perhaps some folks will also ride the 17th!)

Event Coordinator: Darek Smith

If you would like to lead a ride, please PM Darek or post in this thread.
« Last Edit: August 20, 2017, 11:50:21 AM by Nick Bright »

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Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2017, 09:01:48 AM »
I can be a ride leader, just need to see if Roger can help a route or two ?

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Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2017, 12:22:12 PM »
 :-[2017 BACKROADS TOURING KANSAS FLINT HILLS STAMPEDE
Get excited!  It's time for another Stampede! This year we have FREE breakfast, thanks to the CMA! We also will have an extensive raffle, thanks to Cycle Gear, Mid America Powersports, and Bogies Adventures!!

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THIS YEARS SPONSORS!! PLEASE CONSIDER GIVING THEM YOUR BUSINESS NEXT TIME YOU ARE NEEDING A PART OR A NEW RIDING LOCATION!

Cycle Gear of Wichita
http://stores.cyclegear.com/locations/cycle-gear-wichita-ks/
http://stores.cyclegear.com/

Mid America Powersports
http://www.mapowersports.com/

Bogies Adventures
Facebook Link - https://www.facebook.com/Bogies-Adventures-374524318233/
RidePlanet Link  - https://www.riderplanet-usa.com/atv/trails/info/kansas_15168/ride_675d.htm

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Lodging info:
- Blue Stem Hotel
Special Stampede rate of $49.99 single!!
Call the Blue Stem at (620) 583-5531 and be sure and tell them you want the Stampede rate!  [Thanks Ron!]

- Eureka Lake Campground-
Our designated camping area is Southeast of Phillips Cabin, near the public docks area. There are restrooms and a public shelter there as well.
Look for the Stampede Signage!!
Cost is $7 for regular camping / $12 for camping with electric

Self pay is located at the lake shop. Beige building immediately north of the dam.

Camping and Lake Shop locations here- https://goo.gl/maps/Btbt5SkYLUQ2
I've attached a pic of the entrance to the camping area below

I estimated around 20 campers, so post up on the attendance poll if you're planning on camping or otherwise, so we can give Willie[ Lake Superintendant] accurate numbers.

Attendance poll thread - http://www.backroads.bike/board/index.php/topic,181.0.html

PLEASE BE SURE TO KEEP YOUR REVS DOWN IN TOWN- WE DONT WANT TO WAKE EVERYONE UP UNNECESSARILY :)


Ride Info: 
Saturday, 9/16/17
RIDE HQ is at Eureka City Park
Eureka City park is also referred to as Riverside Park, and is located at the South end of Main Street three blocks south of the stop light.
http://www.eurekaks.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/Park

Google Maps Link to Park Location:
https://goo.gl/i6EfNG

RIDE ITINERARY- All activities below are at RIDE HQ

MAKE SURE YOUR BIKE IS GASSED UP PRIOR TO BREAKOUTS INTO GROUPS
 
7AM through 8AM FREE Breakfast served
[Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, coffee and Gatorade-  THANK YOU, CMA!]
8-830 AM Raffle of Door Prizes from Cycle Gear and Mid America Powersports!
8:30-9A Riders Meeting
Riders meeting will include:

-Basic group riding etiquette
-Breakouts into groups

ALL RIDERS MUST HAVE SIGNED/COMPLETE WAIVERS. TURN THEM IN TO YOUR RIDE LEADER PRIOR TO DEPARTURE
Waivers- http://backroadstouring.org/downloads/waiver.pdf

KICKSTANDS UP AT 9:15!

Rides will be "impromptu", that is you will join a group that best meets your riding style on Saturday
morning and go. IE- 'scenic',, 'intermediate', 'advanced'.
These breakdowns generally refer to the cruising speed your comfortable with.  There will likely be a few mildly tricky things, but nothing difficult.

Ride Leaders:
- Roger Baugh (Scenic)
- Marc Browning (Scenic)
- Phil Denk (Intermediate/Long North) 200 miles
- Ron Grundy (Advanced)
- Will_kc (Intermediate/Advanced)
- David Woodward (Intermediate/Long South) 225 miles
- Derek Smith (Standby) (Intermediate/ SE, ~180 miles, Lunch in Chanute)



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Stampede Frequently Asked Questions-

What should you bring?

Every rider should have, and know how to use:
1.) Completed Ride Waiver given to your Ride Leader
2.) Tire repair tools: tire pump, tire irons, patches, and tubes.
3.) Cellular phone
4.) First Aid kit
5.) Extra water, particularly during the hotter times of the year.
6.) Fastening devices such as bungee cords, duct tape, baling wire, zip ties, and/or extra fasteners and washers.
7.) Know your fuel range.
8.) A GPS unit is nice to have, but not required.

Note:
Most of the folks we'll ride with are very helpful and willing to help if something breaks/you get a flat, etc... but .. don't be 'that guy' who doesn't come prepared, and has to mooch a tube :)

What gear should i wear?

Bare Minimum:
Full face Helmet and Eye Protection
Heavy Boots

Recommended Gear:
Full fingered gloves
Full Face Helmet and Eye Protection
Heavy canvas or ballistic synthetic pants.
Heavy / Reinforced Boots
Knee / Shin Guards
Chest Protector
Forearm / Elbow Guards
Hip / Kidney Pads
Hearing Protection

How do the group rides work?

You Are Responsible For The Rider Behind You. Normally, we do not ride close formation on unpaved sections. When we encounter dusty road conditions, distances between riders will stretch even further. Even on large rides, there may be times when you may not be able to see the rider ahead of or behind you.

Use your turn signals / hand signals to alert the rider behind you of direction changes. At intersections and route direction changes, you must always ensure that the rider behind you knows where the group is heading. Don't assume that the person behind you sees your every move ..... make sure they know.

If at any point you cannot see the rider behind you .... slow down. If you still don't see the rider behind you, STOP and WAIT for them. If you wait for the rider behind you, you may lose visual contact with the rider ahead. There is no need to hurry, because he or she should be waiting for you at the next direction change, or when they no longer see you following them. Once the ride leader sees that the "string is broken", he will back-track to the missing rider, picking up other waiting riders along the way. This procedure helps ensure that no one is accidentally left behind and stranded from the main group.
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Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 12:51:19 PM »
Derek, did you check with Ron Grundy at the Blue Stem, he will usually lead an advanced group ride!

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Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2017, 01:01:47 PM »
Derek, did you check with Ron Grundy at the Blue Stem, he will usually lead an advanced group ride!

Yeah, expecting a return call from him, actually :).  We'll go over room specifics and i'll bring up the idea of leading a group, too. 

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Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2017, 01:45:40 PM »
Derek, did you check with Ron Grundy at the Blue Stem, he will usually lead an advanced group ride!

Yeah, expecting a return call from him, actually :).  We'll go over room specifics and i'll bring up the idea of leading a group, too.

Sounds good!

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Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 08:19:12 PM »
I'm hoping to be camping.

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Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2017, 04:30:47 PM »
We will be camping . been waiting all year for this..
 Will there be advanced, intermediate and scenic rides this year?  Also is ride wavers still in effect?
Thanks
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Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2017, 04:54:49 PM »
We will be camping . been wait all year for this..
 Will there be advanced, intermediate and scenic rides this year?  Also is ride wavers still in effect?
Thanks

We're still waiting to see who all we have volunteering as ride leaders but we hope to have all bases covered!

The ride waivers should continue to be used until we come up with something else, they provide ride leaders with vital emergency contact information should something happen to you while out on the rides. That has always been their primary function.

Good questions Sir!

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Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2017, 07:01:27 PM »
Thanks woody
 Last year was my first. had such a great time, Thought id ask about that stuff .Didn't want to show up unpreped.

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Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2017, 11:45:19 AM »
I'm in will lead anyone willing to follow.........................

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Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2017, 11:58:02 AM »
I'm in will lead anyone willing to follow.........................
Awesome Phil!! Thanks for throwing your proverbial hat in the ring! There you go former ride leaders, Mr.Denk has thrown down the gauntlet, please feel free to do the same! LOL

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Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2017, 01:26:55 AM »
I not only want to make this ride, I NEED to...so barring unforeseen I intend to attend.
I have a tent still not removed from the carry bag  :o so I need to fix that.
This will be new territory for me and I am GPS challenged. I would have no worries exploring on my own but I don't feel comfortable leading a group that may not appreciate my "seat of the pants" exploring.

I see Marc and Phil offering to lead, can you gents give some details on what you are riding, (since you both have the luxury of multiple rides :P) and maybe some routes you have in mind...?

I am up for some more technical riding but prefer the moderate speeds to soak it up...

Also an idea I had maybe thought of or mentioned...Memorabilia: T-Shirts, hats, patches....etc. Not for profit or funding, simply to have. Maybe some of you in Wichita could check with some sports shops that do this for local sports teams and such...offer pre-orders? see if there is enough interest. This might be another thread in it's self.

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Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2017, 10:21:34 AM »
I got a message from Phil Denk this morning that Ron Grundy at Blue Stem Lodge in Eureka Ks has once again given us a great Stampede rate of $49.99 single!! I called and made my reservations this morning and talked to him about leading an Advanced group ride, he is going to get back with me after he checks his own calendar and I will let everyone know when I hear back from him... You can call the Blue Stem at (620) 583-5531 and be sure and tell them you want the Stampede rate... Thanks Phil for giving me the heads up...

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Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2017, 10:31:18 AM »
Thanks Woody and Phil! I'll add that snippet to my post up above.