King of the Summit bike ride slated for July 12

July 2, 2014 

The Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit has announced details of its signature fundraising bike ride, creating new routes, and presenting a challenge for cyclists of all abilities.

The King of the Summit will challenge riders of all skill levels with a combination of hills and rolling terrain in and around Lee’s Summit. The ride will start and end at Unity Village, and include routes of 52, 40 and 20 miles. The 52-mile course will include nine challenging hills with plenty of “bite,” while the other routes will include fewer hills and more rolling terrain.

“The course will be very well marked and we’ll have volunteers and roving support vehicles on course, as well as fully stocked rest stops,” ride chair Dan Gabbert said in a statement. “We’ll also provide continental breakfast before the ride, lunch afterwards, and a t-shirt and goody bag.”

Post-ride massages will also be available.

The event, formerly known as Rotary Ride, is presented by The Rotary Club of Lee’s Summit and presenting sponsor, Pinnacle Bank. Proceeds raised through sponsorship and registration fees will fund scholarships that the club presents to seven graduating high school seniors each year.

For additional details, including registration and ride information please visit

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