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Title: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 19-21
Post by: Roger Baugh on June 03, 2019, 12:33:02 PM
I've retired (again), and would like to coordinate next year's Stampede now that I have SO much time available to coordinate an event of this stature. First things first .... would like to get the location pinned down.

We've never had an event of out Cottonwood Falls, and yet there are venues to accommodate us ... such as Camp Wood YMCA, Swope Park, Mill Stream Motel, and Chase County State Lake (primitive). Do a little research ....

Once the votes are in, will visit with the selected city Chamber of Commerce, potential sponsors, etc. Early prep helps pin things down.

Next will come the volunteer side of things .... ride leaders, support crews, etc.

Whaddya think?

Best .... Roger

Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14
Post by: Nick Bright on June 03, 2019, 03:26:34 PM
Roger,

I'm glad to hear it! I will be happy to help in any way that I can - sending out to the member list, organization, setup, etc.

Cottonwood Falls sounds good to me. I'd be interested in camping as well, but I'd prefer to see flush toilets and showers at my camp ground :)

Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14
Post by: Woody469 on June 05, 2019, 05:33:04 PM
Roger, huge thank you for stepping back in for next year my friend!!! Iím sure Iíll find a way to assist you as the plan develops....
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14
Post by: Pixturethis on June 05, 2019, 07:28:59 PM
Let me know if you need any help Roger. Iíd more than happy to help you.
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14
Post by: Roger Baugh on June 06, 2019, 07:57:03 AM
Thanks for the early responses! Will let the polling run for a couple of months, then lock down the location based on the popular vote. After that comes the fun part ....

Past Stampedes would have never been as successful as they were without the participation of volunteers who helped plan, coordinate, promote, and lead. We, as a team, have had a knack for putting together memorable events ... and it will be a hoot to do it again!

Thanks, Roger
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14
Post by: asis on June 06, 2019, 09:31:45 PM
Look forward to it,..... have boots will ride!
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14
Post by: Chris on July 02, 2019, 11:14:16 PM
Hi Roger, I prefer Cottonwood Falls or Eureka. Thank you for coordinating. Count me in to help and possibly ride lead.

Regards,
Chris
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14
Post by: drjack on August 20, 2019, 01:57:14 PM
I voted for Cottonwood Falls, but be aware as far as I can tell from researching on the net RV sites with utilities are slim in that area. For example Swope Park has 5 and Camp Wood YMCA has 3.
Jack
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14 / Poll
Post by: Roger Baugh on September 03, 2019, 04:54:27 PM
Looking good for CF! I'll close the poll shortly, then get to work coordinating things/info.

Appreciate the participation!
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14
Post by: Nick Bright on September 03, 2019, 07:27:32 PM
I'd be happy to put together a route and lead a ride for you next year, if you need me to.

Information about Camping for anybody interested: https://ksoutdoors.com/content/download/1014/4928/file/CHASE%20SFL.pdf (https://ksoutdoors.com/content/download/1014/4928/file/CHASE%20SFL.pdf)
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14 / Cottonwood Falls
Post by: Roger Baugh on October 05, 2019, 08:42:02 PM
Have locked the poll after plenty of time to vote since it went up. Let's keep all discussions on this thread to keep everything in one place. I'll start gathering info and placing here ...

Best, Roger
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14
Post by: backroad-smitty on October 06, 2019, 12:56:35 PM
Now that I am back in the dirt, I will put this on my calendar to make sure I have that weekend open. Been a while since I have led a ride but would be willing to throw my hat in if needed.
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14
Post by: newadventures on October 16, 2019, 01:47:01 PM
Roger,
I live in the area (White City) and would like to help out any way I can. I've ridden dirt and street all my life (54yrs) and recently purchased a crf250l rally for off-road cruising. I'm currently scouting backroads in the flint hills and can't wait for spring for some weekend trips!
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14
Post by: Roger Baugh on October 28, 2019, 05:37:30 PM
We're looking good! Thanks for all the offers to support. I'll be traveling up to CF to meet with city officials and the Chamber in the months ahead to get more details pinned down. Will also see if there's a church or caterer who can accommodate us for a Sat. night dinner.

There will be no registration fee, but confirmations will be appreciated in order to plan meals.

Have updated the Stampede 2020 waiver, and will post the link info on this thread.

Granted, there's limited camping/lodging locally, but there's always El Dorado State Park and Council Grove Res. ... both 20-25 miles from the rendezvous point should the local areas fill up.

For those who have or have not traveled Chase, Marion, Morris, Greenwood, Lyons, and Waubaunsee  Counties ... you're in for a real treat!
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14
Post by: asis on November 08, 2019, 02:55:26 AM
We're looking good! Thanks for all the offers to support. I'll be traveling up to CF to meet with city officials and the Chamber in the months ahead to get more details pinned down. Will also see if there's a church or caterer who can accommodate us for a Sat. night dinner.

There will be no registration fee, but confirmations will be appreciated in order to plan meals.

Have updated the Stampede 2020 waiver, and will post the link info on this thread.

Granted, there's limited camping/lodging locally, but there's always El Dorado State Park and Council Grove Res. ... both 20-25 miles from the rendezvous point should the local areas fill up.

For those who have or have not traveled Chase, Marion, Morris, Greenwood, Lyons, and Waubaunsee  Counties ... you're in for a real treat!

I am up for this. Just one note change....there is no "Lyons" countie...it is Lyon county ;)

Depending on how the next May5 ride plays out I have routes in S Lyon, N Greenwood, Touching on Chase Co.

I have a secondary burial plot for my ashes in this region :)
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14
Post by: Roger Baugh on January 02, 2020, 04:51:11 PM
For those thinking of attending, here's a good reference site: https://chasecountychamber.org/lodging/

On a sidenote: The Symphony On The Prairie is the same weekend. Even though the event is being held near Alta Vista, KS ... 35 miles away from Cottonwood Falls, lodging reservations are already starting to fill (made mine today).
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14
Post by: ste610ve on January 03, 2020, 12:15:14 PM
Nice looking shelter house with room for camping at the Lake,  I wonder how camping is handled there, if there is a camp host and fee or if it is just open to first come first serve?There must be a way to reserve the shelter house I'm sure.

the link below is google street view of the shelter house and you can spin it around too.

https://goo.gl/maps/tg7YrX7GPLxYazm26 (https://goo.gl/maps/tg7YrX7GPLxYazm26)
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14
Post by: Roger Baugh on January 03, 2020, 03:31:36 PM
Nice looking shelter house with room for camping at the Lake,  I wonder how camping is handled there, if there is a camp host and fee or if it is just open to first come first serve?There must be a way to reserve the shelter house I'm sure.

the link below is google street view of the shelter house and you can spin it around too.

https://goo.gl/maps/tg7YrX7GPLxYazm26 (https://goo.gl/maps/tg7YrX7GPLxYazm26)

If I recall the last time I was @ Chase County State Lake and read the regs ... first come first serve.
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14
Post by: Roger Baugh on January 03, 2020, 03:34:27 PM
On a sidenote .... there will be live Bluegrass music performed at the Cottonwood Falls courthouse on Friday evening, June 12. 
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14
Post by: ste610ve on January 03, 2020, 07:20:49 PM
Nice looking shelter house with room for camping at the Lake,  I wonder how camping is handled there, if there is a camp host and fee or if it is just open to first come first serve?There must be a way to reserve the shelter house I'm sure.

the link below is google street view of the shelter house and you can spin it around too.

https://goo.gl/maps/tg7YrX7GPLxYazm26 (https://goo.gl/maps/tg7YrX7GPLxYazm26)

If I recall the last time I was @ Chase County State Lake and read the regs ... first come first serve.

Did a bit of looking and it looks like that camping may be first come first serve, but it does say that the Shelter is resevrable here:   https://ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Locations/State-Fishing-Lakes/South-Central-Region/Chase (https://ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Locations/State-Fishing-Lakes/South-Central-Region/Chase)

It looks like there would be plenty of camping (without hookups) around thePicnic Shelter, looks like a nice spot.

Type of Facility: Shelter
Location of Facility: N38 21 57.0 W096 35 36.6
This Facility is Reservable.
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14
Post by: Roger Baugh on January 04, 2020, 07:08:39 PM
Nice looking shelter house with room for camping at the Lake,  I wonder how camping is handled there, if there is a camp host and fee or if it is just open to first come first serve?There must be a way to reserve the shelter house I'm sure.

the link below is google street view of the shelter house and you can spin it around too.

https://goo.gl/maps/tg7YrX7GPLxYazm26 (https://goo.gl/maps/tg7YrX7GPLxYazm26)

If I recall the last time I was @ Chase County State Lake and read the regs ... first come first serve.

Did a bit of looking and it looks like that camping may be first come first serve, but it does say that the Shelter is resevrable here:   https://ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Locations/State-Fishing-Lakes/South-Central-Region/Chase (https://ksoutdoors.com/KDWPT-Info/Locations/State-Fishing-Lakes/South-Central-Region/Chase)

It looks like there would be plenty of camping (without hookups) around thePicnic Shelter, looks like a nice spot.

Type of Facility: Shelter
Location of Facility: N38 21 57.0 W096 35 36.6
This Facility is Reservable.

Thanks for the leg work, Steve! Looked at the link, where's the reservation info? Excuse me, my eyes are old and I can't see it .... ;-)
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14
Post by: ste610ve on January 05, 2020, 12:23:10 PM

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Type of Facility: Shelter
Location of Facility: N38 21 57.0 W096 35 36.6
This Facility is Reservable.
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Thanks for the leg work, Steve! Looked at the link, where's the reservation info? Excuse me, my eyes are old and I can't see it .... ;-)
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No problem Roger, It's not real obvious. Under the General Information Icon its give this phone number and name, under the facilities icon it says that the shelter is reservable

Phone:
(620) 767-5900
Address:
1130 Lake Road
 
Council Grove, KS    66846
County/Counties:
Chase

Manager: Brent Konen
Phone: (620) 767-5900
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14? - Lodging Scarcity
Post by: Roger Baugh on January 06, 2020, 09:41:34 AM
Have had feedback that finding lodging is becoming near impossible due to the Symphony on the Prairie being held the same weekend in Wabaunsee County. Am sorry to have not foreseen that last year when setting the Stampede date.

Anyone opposed to moving the dates to 6/19 to 6/21? Keep in mind that Sunday, 6/21 is Father's Day. 
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 12-14? - Lodging Scarcity
Post by: ste610ve on January 06, 2020, 01:17:22 PM
Have had feedback that finding lodging is becoming near impossible due to the Symphony on the Prairie being held the same weekend in Wabaunsee County. Am sorry to have not foreseen that last year when setting the Stampede date.

Anyone opposed to moving the dates to 6/19 to 6/21? Keep in mind that Sunday, 6/21 is Father's Day.

6/19-6/21 works for me fwiw
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 19-21
Post by: Roger Baugh on January 08, 2020, 11:11:08 AM
Heads up ....

Lodging was impossible to find June 12-14, so have moved the dates to June 19-21. The Symphony On The Prairie attendees have reserved most of the north-central Flint Hills lodging.

Best, Roger
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 19-21
Post by: asis on January 09, 2020, 08:59:55 PM
Will be good to see you in the saddle again Roger and leading the brigade!

I could possibly secure a remote tent camping location 1 mile south of Strong City. It is an old Quarry, and has a rough entrance but lots of area for play and camping.

If any interest I can inquire.
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 19-21
Post by: Improvement54 on January 12, 2020, 10:08:18 PM
Going to keep my eye on this. I'm new, but I am keenly interested in riding the flint hills. This seems like a great opportunity to meet some great people and see some beautiful country. Is there some info around on how I should prepare specifically for this ride?
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - Saturday Eve Meal?
Post by: Roger Baugh on January 13, 2020, 09:42:20 AM
Was giving thoughts to a Saturday evening meal. Two open-ended questions:

Venue ... The State Lake outside of CF, Swope Park in town, The backyard of the Mill Stream Motel along the river.

Meal .... a.) Checked with Camp Wood's Dining facilities for meal and venue. No go during regular Summer Camp. b.) checked with a Cottonwood Falls caterer listed in the Chamber Directory, but they are retiring in a month or two.

Just a SITREP for now. Any thoughts on the topic, feel free to weigh-in.

Best, Roger 
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 19-21
Post by: Pixturethis on January 13, 2020, 07:24:48 PM
Rick at the gas station in Cassoday would love to have us. He and his wife are the new owners of the gas station. Great food and service.
Marc.
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - Saturday Eve Meal?
Post by: Nick Bright on January 14, 2020, 06:36:46 PM
Was giving thoughts to a Saturday evening meal. Two open-ended questions:

Venue ... The State Lake outside of CF, Swope Park in town, The backyard of the Mill Stream Motel along the river.

Meal .... a.) Checked with Camp Wood's Dining facilities for meal and venue. No go during regular Summer Camp. b.) checked with a Cottonwood Falls caterer listed in the Chamber Directory, but they are retiring in a month or two.

Just a SITREP for now. Any thoughts on the topic, feel free to weigh-in.

Best, Roger

There's no electricity or flush toilets out at the lake, so I'd suggest something in town unless the plan is to have a good ol' fashion cook-out.

Do you think the City would make an exception to the "no tents" rule at Swope park for something like this? They have RV spots, but apparently tents aren't allowed.
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 19-21
Post by: Roger Baugh on January 16, 2020, 09:41:16 AM
Is there a shelter house @ Swope? Steve has pointed out the small pavilion at the state lake. There is a two-holer located nearby. I will check with the owners at Mill Stream to see if their backyard on the river would be OK to use. This area is not sheltered, but is shaded.   

Unless we hire in porta pottie company, relief stations will be marginal.

If ... we secure a venue, here's one option for those wanting a Saturday evening meal together. A catered BBQ meal. Would enjoy hearing back with your thoughts .....

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On Wed, Jan 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM Roger Baugh wrote:

    Thank you for getting back to me so quickly, Candace!

    I will touch bases with our group and advise of costs so that we can determine a budget .... and confirm details.

    Best, Roger Baugh

    9631 Birch Lane
    Wichita, KS  67212
    316 721-5888
    On 1/15/2020 1:36 PM, Emporia BillySimsBBQ wrote:
>     Hi Roger
>
>       Iím Candace Wright, GM at Billy Sims BBQ.  I was just reaching out to give you more details about your cater request.  The Playmaker is an excellent choice.  The $12.49 per person includes choice of 2 meats and 2 sides.
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>     Meat choices:
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>     Pulled pork
>     Chopped/ sliced brisket
>     Turkey
>     Chicken
>     Bologna
>     Polish sausage
>     Hot Link
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>     Side choices:
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>     BBQ beans
>     Potato salad
>     Loaded potato salad
>     Coleslaw
>     MacíN Cheese
>     Green beans
>     Mini corn cob
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>     This will also include pickles, peppers and Onions, plates, plastic ware, napkins and serving utensils.  We have gallons of sweet and unsweetened tea and lemonade for $7 each. We have turtle brownies for dessert that are $34.99 a pan (16 brownies).  We can deliver to Cottonwood Falls for a $25 delivery fee.  We can also set up, serve and clean up for $15 a person per hour.  Let me know if you have any further questions.  I look forward to hearing from you.
>
>     Thanks
>     Candace
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Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 19-21
Post by: jerry valdez on January 17, 2020, 08:58:15 AM
Good to hear from you Roger & thanks so much, will be at CF for stampede with friends in June. Smiley :) 
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 19-21
Post by: Nick Bright on January 17, 2020, 02:45:35 PM
Is there a shelter house @ Swope?
Yes, they have a shelter in Swope Park, as well as a community building; but the community building costs $75/day with a $260 deposit - that feels kind of expensive.

The shelters are free, and as far as I can tell there are no reservations etc. I can't tell from the photos if they have electricity or not, but I do see a grill.

https://cwfks.org/parks-and-recreation/

If ... we secure a venue, here's one option for those wanting a Saturday evening meal together. A catered BBQ meal. Would enjoy hearing back with your thoughts .....

Looks like we'd be about $20 a head by my estimates for those numbers?
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 19-21
Post by: Kstarpro on January 22, 2020, 06:40:16 PM
New to the site and just getting my 17 ur old son into riding 2 wheelers with me! (He grew up riding in the dunes on 4) wanting to find out info on all rides coming up in 2020 within 3hours or so of Wichita!  thanks!
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 19-21
Post by: Roger Baugh on January 22, 2020, 06:43:47 PM
Is there a shelter house @ Swope?
Yes, they have a shelter in Swope Park, as well as a community building; but the community building costs $75/day with a $260 deposit - that feels kind of expensive.

The shelters are free, and as far as I can tell there are no reservations etc. I can't tell from the photos if they have electricity or not, but I do see a grill.

https://cwfks.org/parks-and-recreation/

If ... we secure a venue, here's one option for those wanting a Saturday evening meal together. A catered BBQ meal. Would enjoy hearing back with your thoughts .....

Looks like we'd be about $20 a head by my estimates for those numbers?

Yes, Nick ... that would be a close number. If we could confirm ahead, we could also look to reservations at Ad Astera up the road in Strong City ... http://kansastravel.org/adastra.htm?fbclid=IwAR1RCIlNnt3JAt42ExJILm48tYmaPGtZVmY_o97Lzuf1lMVfxy_CCtnsCr8

Or .... ?
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 19-21
Post by: hbadventure on January 23, 2020, 11:41:36 AM
New to the site and just getting my 17 ur old son into riding 2 wheelers with me! (He grew up riding in the dunes on 4) wanting to find out info on all rides coming up in 2020 within 3hours or so of Wichita!  thanks!
Several years back I brought my 15 year old son with only the Kansas learners permit and a brand new CRF250L showed up. Made MANY friends and so has my son! You will not regret exposing your kid to this group of Gentlemen! We have had MANY adventures since and it is something we both fondly look back at and look to the future for as he is going to K-State Architecture school in August. Daddy may have to visit on the ol DR! Regularly! Gear up and pin it! I find it a joy for families to share this hobby together.
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 19-21- Ride Waivers
Post by: Roger Baugh on January 30, 2020, 02:54:19 PM
Here's the download link: http://www.backroadstouring.net/downloads/stampedewaiver_20.pdf

The form is designed to be completed onscreen using Adobe Reader or comparable PDF reader. Web browser plug-ins only allow printing, not form completion.

As you complete the first form, the second is auto-completed and ready for printing. The printed form is required to participate.

Best, Roger
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 19-21 - Lodging
Post by: Roger Baugh on February 03, 2020, 06:47:21 PM
This might be helpful to attendees ...

https://chasecountychamber.org/lodging/

Let's Ride! .... Roger
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 19-21
Post by: Nick Bright on February 07, 2020, 01:45:44 PM
I'm having to really watch my costs this year because of the NMBDR. For me personally, I'd prefer to avoid the cost of a catered meal.
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 19-21
Post by: hodakaharold on February 07, 2020, 07:41:56 PM
I haven't posted in 21 months but I just wanted to say that I will not be attending, very disappointing that this was set up on the same weekend as the American Flat Track Oklahoma City Mile. Cottonwood Falls sounds like a great venue. We probably will come to the Flint Hills and ride on our own another time this year.
Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 19-21 - Volunteers
Post by: Roger Baugh on February 11, 2020, 03:31:34 PM
As we draw closer to the Stampede ....

Who is still up for being a ride leader? Please message me directly on this forum. What will help is the type of ride: scenic / moderate / advanced ride you wish to lead. Routes are not needed at this date. I'll work with the leaders and provide attendees with event updates.

Am set to lead a scenic ride, route GPS mapped, and have added a flyover video to our FB BTKS page. I can't wait to ride and see this area again in June ....

Am pumped and ready to see and ride together again! 

Title: Re: 2020 Flint Hills Stampede - June 19-21
Post by: dustyboots on February 13, 2020, 12:45:51 PM
new to the group and am hoping to make the stampede ride,i plan to set up a tent over night Friday and Saturday, is there  other doing the same if so  what area as i would like join the camping group