Moonrise Bike Ride is Ottawa Bike and Trails annual Bikepacking and Music Festival on the Kansas Flint Hills Trail. Join us on August 20 as we load up our bicycles and ride the Flint Hills Trail to Pomona Lake State Park for an evening of good food, live music, and camping under the stars. You can choose to ride the traditional, 20-mile, route from Ottawa to Pomona State Park. Or, you can choose the 50-mile route from Council Grove to Pomona State Park. For the full experience you can ride end-to-end on both routes provided you have transportation back to your starting point.
This year we’re featuring three live bands on our mainstage at Pomona Lake State Park. We’ll also host a chuckwagon steak dinner and a full breakfast by local chefs. Our evening of entertainment will be capped of by a beautiful moonlit bicycle ride around the park. This is a self-supported bikepacking ride, but we offer FREE luggage transportation for those not wanting to carry the full load on their bicycle. We welcome EVERYONE to participate regardless of backpacking experience or background.