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Open Road  - On Two Wheels

Summer 2017 | Vol. 73 Issue 2

On the Cover

 A group of bicyclist ride on N. Whiteside Road, west of Hutchinson as they pass a silo on 4th Street.
Photograph by Deborah Walker


 This Season

   By Lou Ann Thomas
   Food with a View

   By Cecilia Harris
   Outdoor Theatre

   By Megan Saunders
   Four wheels, One Love

   By Patsy Terrell
   Gear & Gathering

   By Dave Zumbaugh
   Zipping over Kansas

   Behind the lens. 
   By David Mayes
   A conversation with KANSAS! photographers about their lives in photography.


 Wide Open Spaces

    Emporia's Dirty Kanza Weekend
    By Christine Steinkuehler
    Photography by Dave Leiker

    Host to one the world's leading gravel grinding road races, this town offers a full weekend of excitement. 

    Emporia State University, National Teachers Hall of Fame, Radius Brewing Company, Mulready's Pub, Gufler Mansion, Granada Theater, Amanda's Bakery & Cafe, Ellen Plumb's Books, Red Rocks State Historic SiteDavid Traylor Zoo & Do-B's.

    Total Eclipse
    Text and Photography by Bill Stephens
   A photographer shares advice for capturing this summer's total eclipse of the sun in northeast Kansas.


 Taste of Kansas

   Bikers and Breakfast
   By Lou Ann Thomas, photography by Pitts Photography
   Buckle your helmet and come hungry to one of several Kansas motorcycle meet-ups

   Cassoday Cafe, Beaumont Hotel



  Cyclist and Bikers
  Story by Kim Gronniger, Photography by Deborah Walker
  There are few better ways to explore the state during the summer than a two-wheel journey - with or without a motor - on a route chosen to match your interest.

Gypsum Hills Scenic Byway, Flint Hills National Scenic Byway, Wilson State Park's Switchgrass Mountain Bike Trail, Kanopolis State Park and more. 

   All-terrain Kansas
   Story by Chelsey Crawford, Photography by Bill Stephens
   From sand dunes to river bottoms, parks across the state offer ATV enthusiasts unique trails and thrills. 

Syracuse Sand Dunes, School Creek ORV Area at Milford Lake & Venango ATV Area at Kanopolis Lake. 

   Let's Ride Again
   By Amber Fraley
   Kansas accelerates its motorcycle love affair at bike-themed museums across the state.

Evel Knievel Museum, Yesterday's Motorcycle Museum, Kansas Motorcycle Museum, St. Francis Motorcycle Museum & Twisted Oz Motorcycle Museum