We would like to announce that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Cottonwood 200 is cancelled for 2021. We would rather keep our riders and the communities we visit safe than take the risk of increasing infections. We do plan on the ride returning in 2022.
We also hope to be able to hold a 50th Anniversary Ride this fall for Kaw Valley Bicycle Club instead, so please stay safe and stay tuned.


The Cottonwood 200 got its name in 1976 when a hearty group of cyclists from the Kaw Valley Bicycle Club were searching  for a way to celebrate the nation’s 200th birthday. Looking at their maps, they realized a round trip from Topeka to Cottonwood Falls, Kansas is 200 miles, and covers some of the best cycling in the state. The ride is held every May on Memorial Day weekend.