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"Pick Your Kansas" on Hwy K4 + ADD NEW ROUTE


8   in Kansas Kansas100-120 Miles

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By Anonymous
on July 1, 2003

3.7out of 5

6 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start at Lindsborg, Kansas and "Pick Your Kansas."

- For a view of the plains, head west from Lindsborg on K4 till
La Crosse (about 100 miles)
- For the hills, head east on K4 till about Topeka (120 miles)

Scenery

Pick your Kansas! This road gives the traveler the real rural flavor of Kansas. Hwy K4 will lead you on a nice and relaxed tour of rural Kansas. If you want to see the relatively flat vast pasture lands, head west from Lindsborg on Hwy K4. If you want to see Kansas' hillier side, head east from Lindsborg on Hwy K4 and you'll find mild hills, twists and turns. Going this way and you can be in Topeka after about 100 miles of Hwy K4 driving.

Road Quality

Good 2 lane paved highway adequately maintained by KDOT. Expect hills, mild twists and turns from Lindsborg east. West of Lindsborg mostly flat pasture land.

Roadside Amenities

Not too much to do along the way accept take in the scenery ... make sure you keep fill your tank when you get a chance!

Additional Info

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What Riders Say About this Route Add Review & Rating

By skutertrash
on July 4, 2012 2 out of 2 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2001

Motorcycle Make Harley Sportster

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This is the best ride in Kansas hands down. Great curves and rolling hills keep your attention and make it a great ride. There is usually not a lot of traffic other than bikes! I ride this route every year out to the Thunder on the Smokey rally a fund raiser for the Kansas Motorcycle Museum in Marquette KS. Gas and snacks are available in several of the small towns along the route but they do close early as most small town stores do.

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By Guest
on October 2, 2009 1 out of 2 members found this review useful.

3.5out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2004

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

This route is beautiful. Two highlights to see are the Maquette Motorcycle Museum in Marquette just west of Lindsborg, and then Coronado Heights just northeast of Lindsborg. Marquette Motorcycle Museum is totally fabulous with vintage bikes in pristine condition, and Coronado Heights shows off a view for miles and miles. There is plenty to do on this trip!

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By Guest
on August 15, 2009 1 out of 1 members found this review useful.

No Rating Provided

Motorcycle Year 2003

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Touring

The total ride from LaCrosse to Topeka can take up to 5 hours. Remarkable changes in landscape. The road from LaCrosse to Lindsborg is flat and straight, plenty of farmground, pasture and few trees allow you to see 15 to 20 miles in all directions. Services (food & fuel) are sometimes 30 miles apart. East of Lindsborg, you will encounter more small communities but services remain limited, especially after dark. Keep your tank "topped off" because the ride is worth every mile. The Flint Hills offer fantastic views. Between Highways 177 and 99 and again in Shawnee county, Highway 4 changes into mostly long, gradual curves on the narrow, two-lane road; portions are tree-lined as you approach Topeka. Lake Wabaunsee, located just west of Eskridge, is a great area to take a break with its shaded campgrounds and two restaurants.

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By WindexSCRC
on June 11, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

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An excellent ride for anyone looking for a small change of pace from the normally straight Kansas roads. Highly recommended.

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By GJRonK
on February 10, 2013 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2000

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I chose this route because I was visiting the wonderful barbed wire museum in La Cross and was going to K.C next. There are also exhibits on the unique sandstone fenceposts from that part of the plains.

The route itself is unremarkable unless you can enjoy watching the waving of grain fields, the silhouettes of old farm buildings and windmills and wonder of the families that first put so much of their lives into taming the ground and making a life. It is a peaceful ride.

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By Cat Man
on September 17, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2012

Motorcycle Make Harley Davidson

Motorcycle Type Touring

Great road. A great get away from the Interstate. Plan on 4 to 5 hours. But make it more, and take in the stops along the way.

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