Bikers are headed to Edgerton, but residents won’t hear the roar of engines and the smell of grease. The MS 150 Bike Race will pass through Edgerton on Sept. 13.
The race is a two-day fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Approximately 300 bicyclists are expected to speed through Edgerton on Saturday morning in an effort to raise thousands of dollars for the cause.
Organizers anticipate the majority of riders will cycle through town between 6:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
They’ll ride north on Sunflower Road, which becomes Nelson Street. From there, the cyclists will proceed to an Edgerton rest stop at Edgerton Elementary School before heading north Nelson to Edgerton Road. They’ll continue north on Edgerton Road past the highway heading to Lawrence.
Members of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department will provide support for the event. They do not anticipate closing any roads. However, some intersections may be intermittently closed as large numbers of cyclists pass through Edgerton.
There are two different starting lines for the annual race. One line begins at Garmin Headquarters in Olathe. A second starting line will be in Topeka. Both routes have options to travel 38, 73 or 101 miles on day one, finishing in Lawrence, Kan. On Sunday, the ride ends in Olathe.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is dedicated to ending the devastating effects of MS. Your participation will support programs, services, and research sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society that makes a huge difference to the people who must fight MS every day of their lives.