Really enjoyed this ride, especially the ride from Council Grove south.
We only went as far as Cottonwood Falls.
They have an open jam session for musicians on Fri evenings in downtown Cottonwood Falls (Different genre every week they have a website that covers that info).
We want to ride down and check it out sometime.
- Greg Nutsch (10/25/10)
We like the stretch between Cassoday and Council Grove, but it's good riding from 54 (the south end) to I 70 (the north end) of 177.
This biker get together in Cassoday as I understand it, started when some bikers got the word out to meet at a little Maw and Paw Diner in Cassoday the first Sunday of the month to help save this little diner from closing its doors.
If you do ride this the morning on the first Sunday of the month, be ready to meet hundreds of fellow biker along this stretch.
A very cool ride along a scenic byway.
- Earnie Ferguson (7/25/09)
Cassoday, KS has a swap meet the First Sunday of the month starting in April.
- Rider from Spring Hill, KS (1/25/09)
I have ridden this road several times.
It has mesas, hills, sweeping turns and it's as good as Kansas riding gets.
We take Rte. 177 up to Hwy. 99 and up to Wamego.
You should check it out.
Along this route you can also turn off on Hwy. 4 and go to the state capital in Topeka.
Either way is good riding.
- Danny Drungilas (11/1/08)
South Cassoday now has up to 10,000 people show up the first Sunday of each month.
At the first of July there were 3000 in the rain.
They stayed till late in the evening.
Need to update once in a while.
- Rider from El Dorado, KS (8/1/07)
This route is famous locally for the monthly run to Cassoday, Kansas.
Several thousand motorcycles go to Cassoday the first Sunday of each month depending on the weather.
There you will find about a dozen vendors including food, new and used leathers, pins, patches, T-shirts and at least one production motorcycle manufacturer.
You will also find dozens of personal bikes for sale.
It all happens in the morning.
If you show up at noon there will only be 50 or so bikes remaining, and most of the vendors will have packed it in.
Get there as early as possible, any time between 6:00 AM and 10:30 AM will put you in the thick of things.
- Johnny Allen