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Bike MS: Kansas City

September 21 - September 22


Garmin Headquarters
1200 E 15st Street
Olathe, KS 66062 United States
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Saturday 9/21- Garmin Headquarters

Parking Info

  • Check the Garmin Site Map on our website bikems.org to find parking information or drop off site for the morning of the ride. Parking will open at 5AM.
  • Make sure you remove your bike from your roof rack prior to entering the garage!

Packet Pick-Up at Start Line
Will begin at 5:30 AM at Garmin Headquarters.


  • Light continental breakfast will be provided, and MAPS Coffee & Chocolate will be available.
  • Hot breakfast option available for VIP’s! VIP’s include our Top 100 Treadsetters of 2023!

Route Take-Offs

  • Short Route (37): Will begin 7:15AM – 7:30 AM
  • Traditional Route (74): Will begin at 7 AM
  • Century Route (106): Will begin at 7 AM and will split off from the traditional route after Eudora.  You must be at the century turn after Eudora by 1:30 PM to take this route!

Start Chutes

  1. Treadsetters, I Ride with MS & Passport Cyclists
  2. Royal Blue Riders (2023 Top Fundraising Team)
  3. 2024 Largest Team: To be determined.
  4. Sponsor Teams

*Remaining chute positions will be determined based on team size, followed by general rider queue.

Lunch Stop
When you reach DeSoto Rest Stop, refuel at the Sam’s Club Lunch Stop, where their team of volunteers will prepare burgers, veggie burgers, chips and fruit.

Route Support

  • Rest Stops are approximately every 8 to 13 miles.
  • Bike Mechanics are stationed throughout the event at rest stops, start and overnight venues,
  • and roaming the route. Repairs are free of charge. Riders are responsible for the cost of any parts. Be prepared to handle your own minor repairs.
  • Radio Communication is available at all rest stops. Medics are available at all rest stops and emergency vehicles. Bike medics will also be roaming the route.
  • SAG vehicles give a lift to riders in need and can be identified by their brightly colored placards.
    • How to signal a SAG vehicle:
  1. Move off the road and out of the path of other riders
  2. Dismount and stand near your bike
  3. Call number located on your wristband for SAG pick up
  4. Remove your helmet and give a “thumbs down” to the SAG vehicle.
  5. At peak hours, SAG vehicles may be full, so please be patient until the next SAG vehicle arrives.
  • Ride Marshalls will be traveling among riders to ensure that all rules of the road are being obeyed and that cyclists are riding in a safe manner.
Saturday 9/21- Fairgrounds

Info Tent (All Day)
Food tokens, shuttle schedules, tossed & found and more! This is your hub for any and all questions–plus, we’ll have Vintage Jerseys for sale for $20!

Sunday 9/22 is Wear your Favorite Past Event Jersey!

Open Pavilion (All Day)
Rider lounge for individuals and designated Team Spaces. Enjoy shade, snacks, drinks, and music! Cookies for Rookies, VIP Treat, Mission Tent, massage and more are all located here!

Rub-A-Dub Dub (All Day)
Private, warm showers will be available free for all cyclists at the Fairgrounds through our shower truck! *Make sure you pack a towel and toiletries!

Bike Lock-Up (10 AM – 6 PM)
Keep your bike safe and out of your way. Bike Lock-Up is located inside the Community Indoor Arena and will be locked and monitored by security staff overnight.

Food Trucks (11 AM – 6 PM)
Each rider will be given 1 token that may be redeemed for a meal at the vendor of your choice. Make sure to stop by the Info tent and show your bib number to pick up your token when you arrive at the finish.

Luggage (11 AM – 6 PM)
Transported from the start line and available throughout the day in Lawrence, luggage is sorted by bib number and located within the Community Indoor Arena.

Vendors (12 – 6 PM)
To be announced

Route Closes (5:00 PM)
Route closes, remaining cyclists will be transported in SAG vehicles to the finish

One Day Bus (12 PM, 3 PM, & 6 PM)
Want to only ride one day? Purchase a spot on our one-day bus for $10 in advance on our website. Seats may be available on a first-come, first-serve basis and you may join a waiting list at the Information tent. One-day Bus departs from Shuttle/Bus Stop located at the circle drive just past the finish line and will deliver you, your bike, and your luggage back to Garmin Headquarters in Olathe.

Free Hotel/Downtown Shuttle (1 PM – 9 PM)
Located at the circle drive just past the finish line. Hotel shuttles and Downtown shuttles will run approximately every 30 minutes on Saturday.

Lights Out (9 PM)
The Open Pavilion will close and lights will be shut off.

Sunday 9/22 – Fairgrounds

Vintage Jersey Day
Prepare to wow with your best throwback style—let’s see some spirit!

Bike Checkout (5 AM – 8 AM)
Get your bike out of Bike Lock-Up and ready for the return back to Garmin Headquarters in Olathe. You MUST have your rider bib number to check out your bike—no exceptions!

Luggage Loading (5 AM – 8 AM)
Please return your bags to the Community Indoor Arena Sunday morning with luggage tags still attached. Your luggage will be waiting for you back at Garmin Headquarters.

Breakfast (5:30 AM – 7:30 AM)
Breakfast on Sunday is free to all cyclists. Join us for Chris Cakes pancakes, sausage, and juice before heading out on Day Two.

Shuttle Pickups from Hotels (5:30 AM – 7:30 AM)
Shuttles will be rolling throughout hotel pickup routes beginning from 5:30AM-7:30AM. Checkout of your hotel and don’t forget your luggage!

Route Open (7 AM* – 8 AM)
*Start time pending appropriate cycling conditions

Good luck on the final day of your journey! No scheduled chutes. Routes from 37 or 69 miles. All riders must be on course by 8AM.

Sunday 9/22 – Garmin Headquarters

Route Closes (2 PM)
Route closes, remaining cyclists will be transported in SAG vehicles to the finish.

Finish Line (10 AM – 2 PM)
Enjoy Meat Mitch BBQ* and a cold one from Touring Taps and live music from the Tim Amey Trio at Garmin Headquarters when you return!
*Vegetarian option will be available.