Pick up an early packet at Bicycle Specialist, 1202 S. Range Line Rd., Joplin on the 16th. Registration on the day of the ride is at 6:30 a.m., the ride starts at 7:30 a.m. Rest stops close and SAG support ends at 4 p.m. Severe weather cancels.
Registration fees of $20 for the 15-mile ride and $35 for all others made before April 30, 2014, are a donation to the Joplin Trails Coalition and are not subject to refund. The fee increases $5 after that date. To pre-register go here. Early registration guarantees a t-shirt.
Upcoming ride announced
The Route 66 Mother Road Bicycle Tour, the only century ride in America to go through three states on Historic Route 66, will take place beginning at 8 a.m. on October 11, 2014, at the Joplin Athletic Complex, 3301 West First St. in Joplin. The pre-registration entrance fee until September 30, 2014, for this 12-mile run, is $20 USD. To register via PayPal go here. Proceeds will be used to build a trail system in the Southwest Missouri area
Enjoy the local trails
Information about bike rides, making donations or membership for the Joplin Trails Coalition may be obtained by sending an e-mail here.
For a ride down the Ruby Jack Trail, from Oronogo to Carl Junction, a video by Bud Anderson with music by Steve Forbert, click below: