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Offline aggie

Trans Alternative route Section 8
« on: October 10, 2015, 02:32:49 pm »
When traveling the Trans Am through central Kansas you may want to consider a slightly different route.  I rode this alternative this summer and I found it to be a good alternative especially since there is very little in Cassoday, KS (Map 95).  Traveling east (Map 93) leave Newton on the mapped route.  After turning on east on E. 1st St. continue about 12 miles to NW. Butler Rd.  Right Turn (South) for about 6 miles to Hwy 198.  Follow Hwy 198 east until your reach SW 10th St (W. Towanda Ave) and continue east into El Dorado.  If you head north 2 blocks you will run into Hwy 54 and this will rejoin the route at Rosalia. 

El Dorado State park is just outside the city with good facilities and there are plenty of other places to stay, eat, and resupply.  This route is low to moderate traffic, it is good road in most places with a wide shoulder and provides more services than the published route.

Offline John Nelson

Re: Trans Alternative route Section 8
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2015, 02:41:48 pm »
there is very little in Cassoday, KS
What!?!?!? Cassoday is the prairie chicken capital of the world!! And if you happen to be there on the first Sunday of the month, it's a very exciting place with the Cassoday Bike Run.

Offline staehpj1

Re: Trans Alternative route Section 8
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2015, 05:08:59 pm »
We actually really enjoyed our stay in Cassoday.  We met a number of really nice local folks one of whom shared produce from their garden, we hung out with them in the little gas station/store a while, and then camped in the little Gazebo in the town park since torrential rains were predicted.  One of the locals offered to put us up but we had already set up housekeeping in the Gazebo.