Republic County – Biking Across Kansas


BAK 2016 Route and Itinerary Total Mileage: 491

Friday, June 3 (early start)
Colorado Border to Saint Francis: 14

Saturday, June 4 (regular start)
Saint Francis to Oberlin: 69

Sunday, June 5
Oberlin to Phillipsburg: 66

Monday, June 6
Phillipsburg to Mankato: 60

Tuesday, June 7
Mankato to Belleville: 59

Wednesday, June 8
Belleville to Marysville: 70

Thursday, June 9
Marysville to Sabetha: 84
Nebraska Century Loop: 100 miles

Friday, June 10
Sabetha to Troy: 55

Saturday, June 11
Troy to Elwood: 14


Republic County Events


  • Water station on Main Street at the Mini-Park
  • WiFi available at NexTech Wireless on Main Street


  • Downtown: Water Station, WiFi / Restrooms at the Scandia Library, and Rural/City FireFirehouse will be open for restrooms also.


  • Concessions and information at Republic County High School
  • Transportation will be available at the High School for the cyclists
  • Free swimming at the new Pool in Belleville for BAK registrants only

For BAK and the Public:

  • Free Movie at the Blair Theater “Inspire to Ride” 3 PM
  • The First Tuesday Night Farmer’s Market. Normal Tuesday Night Market hours will be 5-7 but some vendors will be setting up as early as 2 PM on BAK day.
  • Steve Korthanke will serve homemade ice-cream starting at 2 PM out of his miniature covered wagon with antique engine to crank the ice-cream.
  • The First United Methodist Church will have their Famous Fair Foodstand Homemade Pie for sale
  • Local Massage Therapists and Chiropractors will be downtown to offer their services.
  • RC High School Marching Buffs fundraiser for Fiesta Bowl Parade trip at the High School. Choice of Homemade Chicken Noodle w/ mashed potatoes dinner or pasta bar, salad bar & dessert Bar

Also downtown Tuesday from 5-7:30 PM

  • Evening Entertainment Downtown 2.5 Men (Clint Tate & Tim Halfhide) performing live the best of Classic Rock and Classic Country
  • Belleville Chamber & Main Street – Deluxe Baked Potato Bar . Also serving sloppy taco burgers & nachos.
  • Belleville High Banks Museum – Build your own sub sandwich and also potato salad and coleslaw
  • Assembly of God Church at 17th & Q St will have brats, chips and pie.

Wednesday morning

  • RC High School Marching Buffs fundraiser – “The Waffleman” unlimited Belgian waffles w/ variety of toppings, sausage & bacon, fruit, milk, juice & coffee. Tickets are available at the door and the meal is open to the public from 7:30 – 10 AM


  • Water station on Baird Street
  • Breakfast
  • Cuba Cash Store – Groceries etc


  • Hope Floats – Ice cream parlor
  • Cedar Porch
  • Memory Bank
  • Shaded courtyard with water fountain

Republic County Map

US HWY 36 Guide Book