Walnut Valley Metric 2019

Walnut Valley Metric 2019 poster design


The Walnut Valley Metric routes travel through scenic Cowley County on gently rolling hills and lightly traveled secondary roads. Registration includes SAGs and lunch at Liberty Township School House.

Proceeds from the ride benefit Prairie Travelers for the Prairie Sunset Trail.

NOTE: online long sleeve t-shirt orders end 9/22/19. Limited t-shirts will be available for purchase day of, and orders will be taken at registration if your size is not available.

When: Sunday, September 29, 2019

  • 8:00 a.m.: Registration & Packet Pick-up
  • 9:00 a.m.: Ride begins


Winfield Recreation Center
624 College St. Winfield, Kansas

Want the route beforehand?

35 miles:   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28634730

65 miles: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28634725

42 mile gravel:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28694708

Or check out all three! https://ridewithgps.com/events/66226-walnut-valley-metric-2018 

Rest Stops and SAGS

Rest stops will be approximately 15-17 miles apart. Water, fruit, cookies and other snacks will be offered. Restrooms will be available at SAG stops. SAG vehicles with water and mechanical assistance will run the routes. Riders unable to finish will be transported back to Winfield Recreation Center. Lunch will be available for all riders, starting at 10:00 AM.

Your Health & Safety

Be sure your bicycle is in good working order. Arrive early the day of the ride to check your bike and tires.

Other things to remember:

  • No headphones or ear buds: you need to hear and be aware of those around you.
  • Carry a tire pump and patch kit.
  • Fluid intake is very important: Remember to carry water bottles on your bike.
  • Eat before you are hungry and drink before you are thirsty.
  • Cyclists should ride not more than two abreast and should not impede the flow of traffic.
  • Stop for stop signs and red lights.
  • Cross railroad tracks at a right angle to prevent damage to your bike and possible injury to you. In wet weather, cyclists are encouraged to dismount and walk their bikes across the tracks.

All riders must observe traffic laws.

Help Support Our Local Rails to Trails:

Prairie Travelers is a nonprofit, volunteer led organization that develops, maintains and promotes rail trails in the Wichita area. More Information online at:

Prairie Sunset Trail: www.prairiesunsettrail.org

Questions? Call 316-685-4545

Or email: prairietravelers@yahoo.com

Oz Wicked Wind 100K


25 mile and 62 mile (100K) road options available, and 42 mile gravel option is new this year. Each ride is a loop, finishing at the starting point. The family ride follows perimeter road in park.

Proceeds from the ride support the development of rail trails in the Wichita metropolitan area.

NEW THIS YEAR: All registered riders will receive a pair of custom Coolmax event socks in their registration packet. T-shirts can be ordered on Amazon, and will support the work of Prairie Travelers and AARTI: https://www.amazon.com/s?rh=n%3A7141123011%2Cp_4%3AThe+Wicked+Wind+100k+Tees&ref=mh_bl_sl_s_ap_mw_7141123011

When: Sunday, May 19, 2019

  • 7:30 a.m.: Registration & Packet Pick-up
  • 8:30 a.m.: 62 mile (100K) tour starts
  • 8:40 a.m.: 42 mile gravel ride starts
  • 8:50 a.m.: 25 mile tour starts
  • 9:00 a.m.: Family Ride starts

Where: Lake Afton shelter #1 on the west side of the lake. 

Tressel Paving & Maintenance

One of our latest projects was the paving and maintenance of the railroad tressel. We were able to complete the project in just two work days and are very grateful to our trail manager John Moore and the Geezers who worked non-stop until it was completed.