Welcome Cyclists

Cyclists at Sterling CafeWelcome!

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.

Family Rides

Ride NameDistanceTrafficMap
Sterling Lake Loop0.73 milesLowSterling Lake Loop Map (PDF)
Sterling / Wellman Ranch14.76 milesLowWellman Ranch Out and Back Map (PDF)

Training Rides

Ride NameDistanceTrafficMap
Sterling / Alden Loop19.43 milesLowSterling Alden Loop Map (PDF)
Nickerson Loop23.10 milesModerateNickerson Loop Map (PDF)
Quivira National Wildlife Refuge Tour64.10 milesLowQuivira National Wildlife Refuge Tour Map (PDF)

Kansas Bicycling Rides/Routes

Upcoming Rides in Kansas
Kansas Bicycling Map (PDF)

TransAmerica LogoSterling, 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.

Bike 4th Uncle SamEvents

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.

Entry forms are available online, at Harley's Bicycles, the Sterling Dillons store or at the Sterling Chamber of Commerce website.