Three months into the 2016 Prairie Spirit Trail Challenge, our communities have ridden over 10,500 miles. The standings at the end of July:
- Iola: 93 riders, 8049 miles (+3173)
- Garnett: 4 riders, 1529 miles (+517)
- Humboldt: 27 riders, 634 miles (+116)
- Ottawa: 16 riders, 335 miles (+8)
- Colony: 0 riders
- Princeton: 0 riders
- Richmond: 0 riders
- Welda: 0 riders
With three months in the books, and just two months left, the standings are pretty firm. Iola at #1, Garnett at #2, neither Humboldt or Ottawa doing much to move forward, and the rest still stuck at the starting line.
For comparison, the communities along the other long-distance rail-trail in Kansas, the Flint Hills Nature Trail, have ridden only about 390 miles (Osawatomie 32, Ottawa 335, Osage City 24).