The annual Mowbray Metric Weekend is this weekend.
Ronn Peters is organizing the ride. He says that the two-day, three-ride event used to draw around 500 people, but that has declined over the years as more and more rides have popped up. This year, Peters expects between 150 and 200 riders.
“And, of those 150, somewhere between 100 and 120 will come from out of town,” Peters said. “It's a growing thing for the community that gets a lot of exposure.”
Rides begin Saturday morning with the Short Stack, which is a free, 32-mile ride that starts from the Park School on North Elm in McPherson.
That's followed by an event that started just last year called Storm the Castle.
“Which is a ride that goes up the Meadowlark Trail and runs over to 13thAvenue and eventually ends up at Coronado Heights,” Peters said. “It's 44 miles in the heat of the day. It wanders around the countryside.”
Registration for Storm the Castle is Saturday at 4 p.m. and costs $25. The main Mowbray Metric ride is Sunday at 7:30 a.m., with registration at 7 a.m. at the Park School. There are 20, 40 and 60 mile road rides involved in the Mowbray Metric. The cost is $30.
You can find more information at Mowbray Metric dot com.