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Title: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on July 19, 2017, 07:41:58 PM
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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 (http://www.backroads.bike/board/index.php?action=profile;u=11)

If you would like to lead a ride, please PM Darek or post in this thread.
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis 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 ?
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek 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 (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.
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 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!
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek 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. 
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 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!
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on July 25, 2017, 08:19:12 PM
I'm hoping to be camping.
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Mjones 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
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 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!
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Mjones 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.
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Phil Denk on July 28, 2017, 11:45:19 AM
I'm in will lead anyone willing to follow.........................
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 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
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: asis 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.
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 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...
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek on August 01, 2017, 10:31:18 AM
Thanks Woody and Phil! I'll add that snippet to my post up above.
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Kingrider on August 02, 2017, 09:41:24 AM
With the cabin off the table where is "Rally HQ" going to be located? Will there be a riders meeting Saturday morning? Will that be at the motel or at the lake somewhere?

Thanks for sorting out all the details.
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on August 03, 2017, 10:03:54 AM
I'm planning on camping too.
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek on August 03, 2017, 02:11:58 PM
With the cabin off the table where is "Rally HQ" going to be located? Will there be a riders meeting Saturday morning? Will that be at the motel or at the lake somewhere?

Thanks for sorting out all the details.

Good questions!  I'll answer them up in the earlier post. :)
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: jerome valdez on August 09, 2017, 09:44:01 PM
This is Jerry Valdez from Hoyt, Ks. & Nolan Fisher from Holyrood, Ks. we both would like to attend the 2017 Flint Hills Stampede in Eureka, what info do you need from us? We will be in a tent. We are both advanced riders, been here before but has been sometime ago.
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Roger Nixon on August 10, 2017, 11:58:51 AM
Welcome, Jerry & Noland.  I'm just south of you in Topeka.  I won't be going to the stampede this year but hope to see you on a ride some other time.
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: jerome valdez on August 10, 2017, 10:16:31 PM
thanks Roger yes i'm sure we will, who do we need to contact to get on the list to ride at Eureka?
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek on August 11, 2017, 11:33:23 AM
Just show up and have fun :)  Hit up the attendance poll if you havent already, and bring a waiver with you for emergency contact info.. thats about it!
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: jerome valdez on August 13, 2017, 12:37:54 PM
ok thanks for info
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: hbadventure on August 14, 2017, 11:28:51 AM
With the cabin off the table where is "Rally HQ" going to be located? Will there be a riders meeting Saturday morning? Will that be at the motel or at the lake somewhere?

Thanks for sorting out all the details.

Good questions!  I'll answer them up in the earlier post. :)

So Where do we meet time of departure etc. Sorry guys Im just not seeing that information on here... I am signed up and have booked a hotel room for my son and another guy, but don't see the particulars. We are a ways away and would like to know what to plan... Thanks! Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 on August 14, 2017, 01:18:32 PM
"So Where do we meet time of departure etc. Sorry guys Im just not seeing that information on here... I am signed up and have booked a hotel room for my son and another guy, but don't see the particulars. We are a ways away and would like to know what to plan... Thanks! Looking forward to it."



Derek is still working on some of these details so please be patient, Roger has set an incredibly high bar in the past and we are just trying to get by this year being the first without his guidance.... He will continue to update the info as it becomes available.... If your at Bluestem you'll have plenty of guidance and help from the rest of us staying there, no worries!  ;)
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek on August 14, 2017, 01:57:03 PM
Thanks Woody!

I posted a big update to my initial post. Most of the requested info is nailed down.  More updates as i get them :)
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 on August 14, 2017, 02:10:44 PM
Great update Derek!! Looks like it's coming together my friend, thanks for all your efforts!!  :D
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek on August 14, 2017, 03:07:13 PM
Another update posted- whew! i'm done for today!
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 on August 15, 2017, 08:56:54 AM
Another update posted- whew! i'm done for today!
Just to be clear, Derek is updating the information in the 3rd post in this thread, so please refer back to that post for the latest information regarding the Stampede, not at the end of the thread....

Also, if you haven't already done so, please use the attendance poll thread to help us try to keep a valid headcount for the event.... Thanks....
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek on August 15, 2017, 10:19:32 AM
Thanks Woody!

Updates are being posted here-

http://www.backroads.bike/board/index.php/topic,178.msg1368.html#msg1368
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek on August 18, 2017, 07:53:12 AM
Another round of updates posted here!

Free breakfast and door prizes added!

http://www.backroads.bike/board/index.php/topic,178.msg1368.html#msg1368

Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 on August 18, 2017, 11:30:00 AM
RIGHT ON!!! Thank you CMA for coming through on such short notice! CMA provided breakfast for us at the 2014 and 2015 Stampedes also, much appreciated! I know at least two of our regulars will be riding the CMA event the weekend before Stampede too..

Cycle Gear and MAP onboard for raffle sponsorship is a nice extra of the unexpected variety!! Yay... I like free gear!!

Derek, thanks again for all your efforts and planning, for a guy who never even attended one of the pre 2016 Stampedes your really doing an incredible job capturing that vibe...Hats off to you buddy.....
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on August 20, 2017, 11:47:37 AM
Is anybody planning on riding Friday or Friday Afternoon?
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 on August 20, 2017, 07:08:26 PM
Bare Minimum:
Full face Helmet and Eye Protection

I guess I am in trouble because I have never owned a full face helmet and never will. I am still stuck in the 70's with my retro helmet and big Magoo bill.

It's all a personal preference issue for sure! At least your wearing a lid!! Personally I'm all about the full face helmet myself, life has taught me many lessons... Lol
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 on August 20, 2017, 07:09:52 PM
Is anybody planning on riding Friday or Friday Afternoon?
I'm sure there'll be some riding going on Friday! Always is...
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek on August 21, 2017, 07:57:22 AM
Bare Minimum:
Full face Helmet and Eye Protection

I guess I am in trouble because I have never owned a full face helmet and never will. I am still stuck in the 70's with my retro helmet and big Magoo bill.

Whatever works for ya man :)  I've torn up plenty of helmets in my day, and I'd be significantly uglier without full face lids, lol. :)
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek on August 21, 2017, 07:58:29 AM
Is anybody planning on riding Friday or Friday Afternoon?

Nothing officia, but i'm sure there will be a couple groups out and about. I'm planning on being in town by noon, to set some things up and eyeball some stuff. I'd be up for a jam for certain.
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 on August 22, 2017, 07:32:20 PM
Harold, what gear SHOULD I wear was the header, no one is going to make a full face helmet a requirement for you or anyone else around here! I never even noticed your helmet!! Lol
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek on August 24, 2017, 06:24:24 AM

It did not sound like a personal preference, it was labeled as a bare minimum which I will not be able to comply. Being my 47th year of riding, I really don't plan to change now.

Its in the FAQ section Harold, aimed towards newer folks who aren't really sure how all this stuff works.  If you wanna wear an open face helmet- cool man, wear it. :)

While we're chatting- how about leading a group for us this year man?  :)  8) :D
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Ghost on August 29, 2017, 11:27:13 AM
Hi! I'll be there Friday sometime. Plan to camp Fri and Sat. Thanks!
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Mc-styl on August 29, 2017, 11:53:22 AM
Be there Friday evening, camping Friday and Saturday. Ready to ride!!!
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 on August 29, 2017, 05:00:42 PM
Great to see the numbers rising and the new members jumping in also!!

Just heard from Roger Baugh and added his name to the list of ride leaders!! Thanks Roger for making it work!! Shaping up nicely....
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek on August 31, 2017, 04:35:35 PM
Be there Friday evening, camping Friday and Saturday. Ready to ride!!!
Hi! I'll be there Friday sometime. Plan to camp Fri and Sat. Thanks!


Welcome guys! Great to hear and I look forward to seeing you on friday/saturday!
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Sherlock on September 01, 2017, 10:39:57 AM
Count me in for camping
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: KAG on September 01, 2017, 06:41:27 PM
Looking forward to it, probably going to show up Friday to see if anyone is interested in wandering


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Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek on September 02, 2017, 08:31:30 PM
Heck yeah, the more the merrier!  My wife and I drove out to Eureka Lake today to get a sitrep of the campign area. Willie has us set up NICE. Check the main post for camping area specifics and pictures as to where to go, soon.

Personally I'll be in town early friday.. around 8 ish, and will be ready to play around once i put up signage, etc.
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on September 03, 2017, 05:06:15 PM
I have my routes finished. Friday afternoon ride will be about 85 miles. Going from Eureka to Howard for dinner at either the local pizza place or Toot's burger place. It will be 54 miles there and about 2 hours and the ride home is 31 miles of mostly gravel, or we can come back via 99 if it starts to get dark.
The ride out is more of an advance ride with lots of two track/ low maintenance roads, and a few stops for a few pictures.  I think we should leave at 2pm to make dinner in time and then make it back.

My Saturday ride for the scenic route will be north for about 120 miles. stopping at Madison for gas and lunch. Hoping for a group photo at Rock Ford and a few small water crossing, then back to Eureka.
Marc
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Roger Baugh on September 04, 2017, 09:04:05 PM
Getting ready .... to ride into some beautiful country, with friends old and new.

Best .... R 8) ger
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: bigo on September 04, 2017, 09:44:07 PM
I am planning on making it this year. My wife and I are planning on arriving Friday afternoon.  We will be driving our Motorhome and will stay at the lake if we can find a spot.  Looking forward to riding with Phil Denk if he will have me.
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 on September 05, 2017, 11:44:51 AM
I am planning on making it this year. My wife and I are planning on arriving Friday afternoon.  We will be driving our Motorhome and will stay at the lake if we can find a spot.  Looking forward to riding with Phil Denk if he will have me.

Excellent!!! Glad you two are making it this year! I'm betting Phil would love to have you in his group....
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek on September 06, 2017, 07:48:42 AM
Bump!

Made a few small timeline tweaks- be sure to check the main post for specifics!
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede - FRIDAY RIDE
Post by: Nick Bright on September 06, 2017, 11:34:38 AM
Those of us around Friday for a ride, let's get this put together. Since many of us will be coming to the area on Friday, I'm thinking an afternoon ride. Maybe kickstands up at 12:00 or 1:00?

If anybody wants to pony up to lead, that'd be great - I don't have a GPS to follow a route with, or I'd do it. If nobody ponies up, I'll lead us but we'll basically be random/lost! :D
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede - FRIDAY RIDE
Post by: Woody469 on September 06, 2017, 05:26:20 PM
Those of us around Friday for a ride, let's get this put together. Since many of us will be coming to the area on Friday, I'm thinking an afternoon ride. Maybe kickstands up at 12:00 or 1:00?

If anybody wants to pony up to lead, that'd be great - I don't have a GPS to follow a route with, or I'd do it. If nobody ponies up, I'll lead us but we'll basically be random/lost! :D
I think Marc Browning has a Friday route laid out if I'm not mistaken!
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 on September 06, 2017, 05:34:37 PM
I know Derek mentioned it in the opening information statement of this thread but I just wanna express that everyone PLEASE be fueled up and ready to roll prior to breakfast and riders meeting and raffle etc... There will be a lot happening Saturday morning thanks to Derek's hard work and the sponsors and CMA and when we wrap up all that business we'll need to be ready to go!! Don't be "THAT" guy that has a whole group waiting on him to fuel before they can ride.....

Thanks everyone and I'm SO looking forward to this years event!!
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek on September 07, 2017, 08:51:17 AM
I know Derek mentioned it in the opening information statement of this thread but I just wanna express that everyone PLEASE be fueled up and ready to roll prior to breakfast and riders meeting and raffle etc... There will be a lot happening Saturday morning thanks to Derek's hard work and the sponsors and CMA and when we wrap up all that business we'll need to be ready to go!! Don't be "THAT" guy that has a whole group waiting on him to fuel before they can ride.....

Thanks everyone and I'm SO looking forward to this years event!!

Thanks for reiterating that point, Woody- there's a lot of moving pieces Saturday morning! I'm starting to get pretty excited! I've picked up a few of the raffle goodies, and they're pretty nice!
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede - FRIDAY RIDE
Post by: hbadventure on September 07, 2017, 09:11:44 AM
Those of us around Friday for a ride, let's get this put together. Since many of us will be coming to the area on Friday, I'm thinking an afternoon ride. Maybe kickstands up at 12:00 or 1:00?

If anybody wants to pony up to lead, that'd be great - I don't have a GPS to follow a route with, or I'd do it. If nobody ponies up, I'll lead us but we'll basically be random/lost! :D
I think Marc Browning has a Friday route laid out if I'm not mistaken!

My son and I are coming down Friday, would love to join you Friday afternoon but I am trying to get him the "1/2 day that counts as a full day of school" (Mom's orders)  :-\before we haul down... Is there a late afternoon ride we could join??? :D
I will be trailering bikes down from Garnett, KS I am bringing a friends bike also who is joining us on Saturday.
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede - FRIDAY RIDE
Post by: Woody469 on September 07, 2017, 09:28:08 AM
Those of us around Friday for a ride, let's get this put together. Since many of us will be coming to the area on Friday, I'm thinking an afternoon ride. Maybe kickstands up at 12:00 or 1:00?

If anybody wants to pony up to lead, that'd be great - I don't have a GPS to follow a route with, or I'd do it. If nobody ponies up, I'll lead us but we'll basically be random/lost! :D
I think Marc Browning has a Friday route laid out if I'm not mistaken!

My son and I are coming down Friday, would love to join you Friday afternoon but I am trying to get him the "1/2 day that counts as a full day of school" (Mom's orders)  :-\before we haul down... Is there a late afternoon ride we could join??? :D
I will be trailering bikes down from Garnett, KS I am bringing a friends bike also who is joining us on Saturday.

It's really hard to say but I imagine people will be showing up at all hours and very well may want to get in a ride Friday afternoon so there's always that chance! If not you can always just pick a direction to explore and head out when you do get there! Safe travels! See you there.....
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede - FRIDAY RIDE
Post by: Nick Bright on September 07, 2017, 02:27:10 PM
My son and I are coming down Friday, would love to join you Friday afternoon but I am trying to get him the "1/2 day that counts as a full day of school" (Mom's orders)  :-\before we haul down... Is there a late afternoon ride we could join??? :D

If nothing else, just head north west out of Eureka, there's good stuff within 5-10 miles.

Maybe some of the people coming in later in the day might want to put together a 2-3pm kickstands up for a short ride?
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Nick Bright on September 07, 2017, 02:43:12 PM
Quote
- 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

Who/where do we pay for camping?
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: bigo on September 07, 2017, 10:35:59 PM
This is Jerry Valdez from Hoyt, Ks. & Nolan Fisher from Holyrood, Ks. we both would like to attend the 2017 Flint Hills Stampede in Eureka, what info do you need from us? We will be in a tent. We are both advanced riders, been here before but has been sometime ago.

Looking forward to seeing you again.
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: asis on September 09, 2017, 07:50:38 PM
I thought there was a link to a flyer to print out...??? I can't find it if so. I would print some out and get them around town here in Emporia if available.

I intend on being there Friday noonish. Willing to help with any thing needed and or ride some. I will be camping.

Nice to see Marc again and meet Derek, Nick, my wingmen (shorttimers....KLR in front of me and Honda on my six)

Looking forward to another great rides next weekend.
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 on September 09, 2017, 09:43:20 PM
I thought there was a link to a flyer to print out...??? I can't find it if so. I would print some out and get them around town here in Emporia if available.

I intend on being there Friday noonish. Willing to help with any thing needed and or ride some. I will be camping.

Nice to see Marc again and meet Derek, Nick, my wingmen (shorttimers....KLR in front of me and Honda on my six)

Looking forward to another great rides next weekend.

The only flyer I recall was just a general BTK promotional flyer for the website and not event specific and I believe it is in the "How to help (?)" section?
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Roger Baugh on September 10, 2017, 06:27:52 AM
This is Jerry Valdez from Hoyt, Ks. & Nolan Fisher from Holyrood, Ks. we both would like to attend the 2017 Flint Hills Stampede in Eureka, what info do you need from us? We will be in a tent. We are both advanced riders, been here before but has been sometime ago.

Looking forward to seeing you again.
Great news .... looking forward to seeing Jerry again!
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek on September 11, 2017, 12:26:42 PM
Bump for another update!

We've picked up a new sponsor- Bogies Adventures!

Bogies is giving all riders a free day pass, just for coming to the Stampede!

Thanks Bogies!!!
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 on September 11, 2017, 02:17:28 PM
Excellent pick up Derek!! Thanks!
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Pixturethis on September 11, 2017, 04:00:21 PM
I was asked to  post my routes for others to see.

Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek on September 12, 2017, 11:38:19 AM
Quote
- 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

Who/where do we pay for camping?

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 added this to the main post as well.
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 on September 13, 2017, 10:49:19 AM
I also added a couple more options to the poll for headcount to include people with a +1 or +2....
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek on September 13, 2017, 11:49:20 AM
Just as a reminder - be sure to check post #3  frequently for any last minute changes!


https://www.backroads.bike/board/index.php/topic,178.msg1368.html#msg1368
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: BigK on September 13, 2017, 01:06:28 PM
I know it all comes down to who has the best lying lawyer and the Ride Waiver is probably only worth the paper it's printed on but does the waivers need up dated to 2017.
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 on September 13, 2017, 01:19:18 PM
I know it all comes down to who has the best lying lawyer and the Ride Waiver is probably only worth the paper it's printed on but does the waivers need up dated to 2017.

Possibly, but honestly the only reason we require it it to have emergency contact information for every rider! Just in case something should happen to you, we know who to contact on your behalf! Each rider will give their waiver to their ride leader so he has that information on hand... We hold no liability for individual riders, that's between you and your insurance company and we stay on public roads... 
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: BigK on September 13, 2017, 02:13:11 PM
I know it all comes down to who has the best lying lawyer and the Ride Waiver is probably only worth the paper it's printed on but does the waivers need up dated to 2017.

Possibly, but honestly the only reason we require it it to have emergency contact information for every rider! Just in case something should happen to you, we know who to contact on your behalf! Each rider will give their waiver to their ride leader so he has that information on hand... We hold no liability for individual riders, that's between you and your insurance company and we stay on public roads...

Understand just didn't want it to hold things up Saturday morning. If the question wasn't asked until then.
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 on September 13, 2017, 02:23:57 PM
No worries BigK, as long as we have the important information the date means nothing... It's always a good thing to make folks aware of anyway so thanks for bringing it up...😉
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Roger Baugh on September 13, 2017, 07:17:30 PM
Coming in from Emporia Friday after lunch ... where I'm having a reunion with friends in Emporia who I rode thousands of miles with back in the 80s.

Another Stampede .... SO looking forward to it!

BTW ... will have some free past Stampede T-Shirts to hand out Friday evening @ The Blue Stem Motel pool from 7:30 pm onward until they're gone. Mainly XL and XXL sizes, one to a rider, please.

Best ... R 8) ger
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 on September 13, 2017, 07:53:33 PM
Excellent, everyone like free stuff!!!  8)
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: asis on September 13, 2017, 09:18:05 PM
Coming in from Emporia Friday after lunch ... where I'm having a reunion with friends in Emporia who I rode thousands of miles with back in the 80s.

Another Stampede .... SO looking forward to it!

BTW ... will have some free past Stampede T-Shirts to hand out Friday evening @ The Blue Stem Motel pool from 7:30 pm onward until they're gone. Mainly XL and XXL sizes, one to a rider, please.

Best ... R 8) ger

Gregg? Glenn?
Please don't come to Emporia and not include me...?
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: asis on September 13, 2017, 09:38:22 PM
Also meant to ask if any one will have blank ride waivers? My printer is down and I can't find the stash I had............... :-\
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 on September 13, 2017, 09:59:29 PM
Also meant to ask if any one will have blank ride waivers? My printer is down and I can't find the stash I had............... :-\
I will try to get some extra printed out and I'm sure there'll be some floating around since there's 2 on every printout..
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Alex E. on September 13, 2017, 10:58:09 PM
I'll be coming down Friday afternoon/evening and camping. I'm fairly green so I'll want to avoid riding anything too gnarly, but I'm definitely interested in something more interesting than the well-maintained gravel farm roads we seem to have everywhere around KC :D

I have an intro here: http://www.backroads.bike/board/index.php/topic,198.0.html

Looking forward to this weekend!
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek on September 14, 2017, 06:11:17 AM
Also meant to ask if any one will have blank ride waivers? My printer is down and I can't find the stash I had............... :-\

I'll have some printed off just in case :)
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Woody469 on September 14, 2017, 06:46:48 AM
I also managed to get some printed too..
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: asis on September 14, 2017, 10:10:24 PM
Cool on the waivers guys, thanks!
Title: Re: 2017 Flint Hills Stampede
Post by: Derek on September 15, 2017, 12:16:59 PM
Signage is up! Look for the blaze green signs.