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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. We're excited to announce that the 18th Annual Cruise the Blues will return in an in-person format Saturday, August 28, 2021. Click Here For Live Results

Join us for bike racing, camping, and more! We will also have the Amarugia Ridge Runners, a group of young and adventurous musicians raised in the deep history and folklore surrounding the highlands, who perform a mix of folk, blues, old country, and bluegrass.

For more information, visit the Rules page. Registration is now open, and more information can be found on the Registration page.

To ensure you register in the correct division, see the categories below:


JOY DIVISION

The Joy Division is for those who are riding for fun and good sport. The course consists of 4 miles of trail winding primarily through the timber, pasture, and cropland of the farm. Its design is open and gently flowing, making it enjoyable for riders of any skill level. One 4 mile lap takes between 25 and 40 minutes to complete, depending on ability.
Solo Men Solo Women Men's Teams Women's Teams Co-Ed Teams
5-14 years 5-14 years 30 years and under 30 years and under 30 years and under
15-18 years 15-18 years 31-60 years 31-60 years 31-60 years
19-30 years 19-30 years 61-90 years 61-90 years 61-90 years
31-50 years 31-50 years 91+ years 91+ years 91+ years
51+ years 51+ years      

 


GLORY DIVISION (Student Athletes)

The Glory Division (Student Athletes) appeals to our younger competitive riders seeking a more challenging, longer race course. The 9-mile Glory Course includes 4 miles of the Joy Course trail and adds on additional miles of timber, pasture, and cropland. Teams consist of two people with no age breakdown.
Solo Men Solo Women Men's Teams Women's Teams Co-Ed Teams
Student Athlete < 19 years Student Athlete < 19 years Student Athlete < 19 years Student Athlete < 19 years Student Athlete < 19 years

 


GLORY DIVISION (Cash Payout)

The Glory Division (Eligible for Cash Payout) appeals to competitive riders seeking to go against other contenders for a chance to win a cash prize. The 9-mile Glory Course includes 4 miles of the Joy Course trail and adds on additional miles of timber, pasture, and cropland. Teams consist of two people with no age breakdown.
Solo Men Solo Women Men's Teams Women's Teams Co-Ed Teams
Open - for payout Open - for payout Open - for payout Open - for payout Open - for payout

 


GLORY DIVISION PRIZES

  Solo Men and Women Men, Women, and Co-Ed Teams
First Place $300 $300
Second Place $200 $200
Third Place $100 $100

 

Please note: race promoters have the right to limit cash payouts in each category to a level that doesn’t exceed the total registration fees collected for that category.

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