Whether you are passing through or live in Sterling all year long, this page will give you all the info about bicycling in Sterling.
While Sterling locals have always enjoyed cycling to work or school and greeting traveling cyclists from the Trans America and American Discovery Trail, in 2015 Sterling hosted a community meeting about how to become an even better home for bicycling and to promote bicycling as a tourist option.
Stay tuned as Sterling increases its biking/cycling infrastructure for locals and travelers alike!
Favorite Local Routes
Looking for a local route to ride? We have compiled a list of local ride routes that will fit everyone from a family ride to someone looking for more of a training ride.
|Sterling Lake Loop||0.73 miles||Low||Sterling Lake Loop Map (PDF)|
|Sterling / Wellman Ranch||14.76 miles||Low||Wellman Ranch Out and Back Map (PDF)|
|Sterling / Alden Loop||19.43 miles||Low||Sterling Alden Loop Map (PDF)|
|Nickerson Loop||23.10 miles||Moderate||Nickerson Loop Map (PDF)|
|Quivira National Wildlife Refuge Tour||64.10 miles||Low||Quivira National Wildlife Refuge Tour Map (PDF)|
Kansas Bicycling Rides/Routes
Sterling, Kansas and the TransAmerica Trail- An Overnight Stop
Sterling is the place to stop for those travelling across the country on the Trans America Trail.
We offer several items to help you along your way: Food, Groceries, Lodging, Camping, the Municipal Pool, Wi-fii at the Library. We are hoping to add more to this list including a bike repair station and tubes soon.
Sterling Old Fashioned 4th of July Bike Ride
For a great family outing, try this out! The Sterling Old Fashioned 4th of July Bike Ride takes place each year in Sterling, Kansas, as part of the community's annual Independence Day celebration.
The 20-mile ride starts and ends at the gazebo at the southwest corner of Sterling Lake, at 7am. The cost is $13 with a t-shirt, or $5 without. The entry fee includes water and snack stops.