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2021 Fall/Winter Newsletter

2021 Fall/Winter Newsletter

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Prairie Sunset Trail

The Prairie Sunset Trail is a public trail for walking, jogging and bicycling borne out of the Rails to Trails initiative. The trail spans 15 miles from Garden Plain through Goddard and continues to S. Hoover, Rd in Wichita. Our goal is a recreational trail for all ages to enjoy and a platform for children to learn about the wonders of Kansas outdoors!

Learn more about the trail

How to get involved

The Prairie Sunset Trail is expanded and maintained by people just like you, working closely with local businesses, residents, scout troops, and many more. By becoming involved, you join the ranks of passionate trail enthusiasts that have a positive impact on their community.

Upcoming Events

2023 Walnut Valley Metric

September 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Walnut Valley Metric routes travel through scenic Cowley County on gently rolling hills and lightly traveled secondary roads. Registration includes SAGs and lunch at Liberty Township School House.

Proceeds from the ride benefit the Prairie Sunset Trail and Redbud Trail.

Register Now

NOTE: online t-shirt orders end 9/15/23. Limited t-shirts will be available for purchase day of, and orders will be taken at registration if your size is not available.

When: Sunday, September 24, 2023

  • 8:00 a.m.: Registration & Packet Pick-up
  • 9:00 a.m.: Ride begins


Winfield Recreation Center
624 College St. Winfield, Kansas

Want the route beforehand?

35 miles:   https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28634730

65 miles: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28634725

42 mile gravel:  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28694708

Or check out all three! https://ridewithgps.com/events/66226-walnut-valley-metric-2018 

Rest Stops and SAGS

Rest stops will be approximately 15-17 miles apart. Water, fruit, cookies and other snacks will be offered. Restrooms will be available at SAG stops. SAG vehicles with water and mechanical assistance will run the routes. Riders unable to finish will be transported back to Winfield Recreation Center. Lunch will be available for all riders, starting at 10:00 AM.

Thanks to Jimmy John’s for helping provide food for lunch and SAG stops.

Your Health & Safety

Be sure your bicycle is in good working order. Arrive early the day of the ride to check your bike and tires.

Other things to remember:

  • No headphones or ear buds: you need to hear and be aware of those around you.
  • Carry a tire pump and patch kit.
  • Fluid intake is very important: Remember to carry water bottles on your bike.
  • Eat before you are hungry and drink before you are thirsty.
  • Cyclists should ride not more than two abreast and should not impede the flow of traffic.
  • Stop for stop signs and red lights.
  • Cross railroad tracks at a right angle to prevent damage to your bike and possible injury to you. In wet weather, cyclists are encouraged to dismount and walk their bikes across the tracks.

All riders must observe traffic laws.


Help Support Our Local Rails to Trails:

Event organizers Prairie Travelers and the Andover Augusta Rail Trail Initiative are nonprofit, volunteer led organizations that develop, maintain and promote rail trails in the Wichita area. More Information online at:

Prairie Sunset Trail: www.prairiesunsettrail.org

Redbud Trail: https://www.facebook.com/AARTIRedbudTrailEast/


Register Now


Questions? Call 316-685-4545

Or email: prairietravelers@yahoo.com

Winfield Recreation Center 624 College St.
Winfield, KS 67156 United States

Meeting Schedule

Monthly Meeting

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meet in-person at Bike Walk Wichita at 325 N St Francis. We will also have zoom available for those wanting to participate but not in person. Email prairietravelers@yahoo.com for Zoom info to log on.

Bike Walk Wichita 325 N St Francis
Wichita, KS 67202 United States


2022 Fall/Winter Newsletter

| December 19, 2022

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