Biking Across Kansas starts this year in Goodland, KS, 18 miles east of the Colorado border on Old Highway 24, just north of I-70. There is an "official" early start on Friday afternoon at the border, with the regular start in Goodland on Saturday morning. Or, one could just ride to the border on Saturday, snap some pictures, and turn around and ride to the first overnight spot in Colby. Even doubling back would only make
the first day 72 miles.crmbt. Other than that, the towns were just markers that we were nearing Colorado. So now I'm going to get a chance to see more of Kansas up close, the right way: on a bike.
Pics of Goodland Van Gogh, Mt Sunflower, and Mt Elbert borrowed from Wikipedia.