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The premier mountain bike race of North Central Kansas

A friendly yet challenging 5-hour mountain biking event, Cruise the Blues is the perfect summer activity for all members of the family to enjoy our beautiful private trails in the Blue Hills of Kansas. Doug and Tracey Palen have hosted this event for 18 years now – and while the pandemic forced us to change up everything for 2020, we are hopeful that in 2021 we can return the same fun format that everyone enjoys!


Cruise the Blues is designed to challenge the best riders in the region and promote mountain biking for the entire family, therefore, participants regardless of age and ability are welcome and encouraged to participate in the race. We offer free camping, parking, hot showers, washing stations, changing areas, and bathroom facilities. Whether you're a seasoned rider or new to mountain biking, there's a place for you at Cruise the Blues!


Cruiz'n Kids Race

We encourage kids of all ages to participate in the fun at Cruise the Blues! The Cruiz'n Kid's Race is open to kids ages three to twelve. The top three racers in each category win a medal and each participant can enter his or her name in a drawing for a youth Sun Bike (donated by Blue Hills Bikes in Osborne) or a youth John Deer bike (donated by Carrico Implement). The race will start at 5 p.m., but please arrive early to get riders registered.


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