The 2017 Freedom Ride begins in Independence, Missouri and offers options ranging from 35-71.5 miles of country roads in Eastern Jackson County. The road route takes cyclists through Independence, Sibley, Buckner, and Wellington. The Freedom Ride is known for its mostly flat route and wonderful Support and Gear (SAG) stops!
The ride begins in the general parking lot of GEHA, located at Interstate I-70 and Little Blue Parkway in Independence, Missouri. Registration fees are $30 and must be received by June 30. Registration is $35 the day of the ride. Additional donations are welcome. Any rider under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring a helmet, water bottles, ID and emergency cash.
Check-in begins at 6:30 AM and the ride starts at 7:30 AM.
Staffed rest stops will provide food, drinks and bathrooms or port-a-potties. Sibley Orchard and Tuscano's are a few of the most popular! July is typically hot, so stay well hydrated. If you have bike trouble or don’t feel like you can complete the ride for any reason, SAG vehicles are available to pick up riders and bikes.