Mowbray Metric

By KBBE News
July 13, 2017

The Mowbry Metric Is being held this weekend.

Short Stack

Saturday at 8am

32 mile Road Ride – FREE

Start: Park School, 210 N. Elm, McPherson

Buy your own breakfast and self SAG

Storm the Castle

NEW TIME: Saturday at 8am start

50 mile Dirt/Gravel Ride

Hilly gravel route finishing with a climb of Coronado Heights

Start: Lindsborg, KS

Lunch served at the castle.

Mowbray Metric

Sunday at 7:30am start/ 7am check-in

20, 40 & 62 mile Road Rides 

Start: Park School, 210 N. Elm, McPherson

Parking available at Euclid & Elm (please do not use Church Parking lot)

Showers available at Park School

Full Lunch (including homemade ice cream) provided at the air conditioned

Senior Center, 112 E. Euclid, McPherson

Register online at

Clinton Mowbry was born on December 17, 1922 in McPherson.

 He graduated high school and went on to serve in the U S Army during world War II.

He rode around town on a bicycle that had no seat or seat post.

Ronn Peters

. Legend has it that he rode his motorcycle to the western Kansas beginning with his bicycle strapped to the back.

Other riders talk about the year he rode BAK with a 19 inch television strapped to his back to watch Saint Louis Cardinals baseball games anywhere he happened to be.

1979 the first Mowbray Metric was put together. a ride to leave form Hesston and go to McPherson and back to Hesston. It was also placed on what they deemed or hoped to be the hottest weekend of the year.

In the “old days” there were around 400 riders. I remember it starting in the McPherson High School parking lot and everyone standing around waiting patiently for Clinton to “arrive”.

Clinton died on July 30, 2006. The grave side service was attended by many local and area cyclists who also served as pallbearers.