Saturday’s gravel riders will be treated to 12 miles inside the Zink Ranch before exiting the ranch. From that point, you will be on public roads. This probably goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway . . . bring your smartphone because you will want to take some snapshots of the Osage County vistas. And if we’re lucky again, we will get to see the monarch butterfly migration.

There will not be any SAG support. The Osage County gravel roads are a crushed white chat that is highly rideable even in the rain. These roads are not like the Flint Hills and we have not generally experienced a high number of flat tires in previous rides in this area. That said, this is gravel, so be prepared because anything can happen out there!