807 Commercial St
Emporia, KS 66801
From the Promoter:
“Nowhere else does one feel so far off from mankind. The plains stretch out in depthless and measureless expanse, and as he journeys over them, they will for many miles be lacking in all signs of life. Black care rarely sits behind a rider whose pace is fast enough.” – Theodore Roosevelt
This will be the second annual bikepacking race in Kansas. This page will serve as your official registration, although you will need to sign up with Trackleaders in order to be tracked through them. Sign up is usually about 3 weeks prior to the race.
The Cannonball 550 is a 550-mile gravel bikepacking event that starts and ends in Emporia Kansas. We’ll meet in front of the Granada Theater and take off at 7am. This goes through the heart of the Flinthills, so bring your climbing legs!
This is a ride, not a race…but if you happen to finish first…
There is no entry fee, there are no support stations, you’re on your own. Tour Divide rules apply; no outside support that isn’t available to all riders.