Author Topic: TransAm Fairplay, CO to Ness City, KS  (Read 2794 times)

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Offline rlovisa

TransAm Fairplay, CO to Ness City, KS
« on: August 12, 2008, 08:21:42 pm »
Just found out that I'll be able to do part of the TransAm, EB from Fairplay, CO to Ness City.  Free drop off and pick up.  So, I am soliciting any suggestions about places to see, eat, rest and so on.  Will only be able to get in 6 days of riding between 8/27 and 9/5. Any suggestions would help.

Thanks in advance, and Lets Keep it Safe Out There...


Offline staehpj1

TransAm Fairplay, CO to Ness City, KS
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2008, 06:53:40 am »
This wasn't our favorite section for terrain or attractions.  There just isn't all that much there.  That said the local folks were warm and friendly and made it worthwhile.

I don't remember the names of the places in Canon City, but I would avoid the campground just past Jellystone on the right.  He tried to charge us more than if we had arrived by car and kept saying he had a bikers discount and implied we had to stay there be cause he was "on our map".  We told him to shove it and went a mile or a bit more to the next one on the right (the place with all of the carved wooden bears out front.  They were very nice and offered us a very good discount.

The city pool (free to cyclists) in Pueblo was nice and we stayed in the locked area the city provides for camping (call ahead to arrange for a key).

In Ordway, if it is hot take a cooling shower in the fountain in front of town.  Step on the blue circle to activate it.  I am not sure how things are going with Gillian Hogard and her rebuilding since the fire, but if she is accepting cyclists look her up.

We camped in the little city park in Eads.  It was nice.

I don't remember much about Leoti or Ness City, but I think we stayed in city parks.

Offline rlovisa

TransAm Fairplay, CO to Ness City, KS
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2008, 10:29:11 am »
Thanks for the information and appreciate the time and effort.  You pointed out a few things that I will want to look into before I hit the road, especially about Gillian Hogard.