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3.67 out of 5 Rider Rating 3.67
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"Pick Your Kansas" on Hwy K4

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on Jul 01, 2003

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skutertrash
82 McR Points
July 4, 2012
This is the best ride in Kansas hands down. Great…
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October 3, 2009
This route is beautiful. Two highlights to see…
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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.

Drive Enjoyment

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.

Tourism Opportunities

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!

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skutertrash
July 4, 2012
82 McR Points
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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Guest
October 3, 2009
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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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August 15, 2009
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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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