Bikes, Trains and Automobiles

It’s time for another bike-and-train expedition!

A few months ago, we told you about a fun excursion Peach put together with the Midland Railway—and several of our friends took us up on the offer. They carted their bikes to Baldwin City, where they caught the train for a ride on the historic Midland Railway, followed by a bike ride on the new Prairie Spirit Trail.

Well, now you have more opportunities to participate! There’s another ride this weekend, June 20.

Join the Midland Railroad at the Baldwin City Depot at 9 a.m. for a 22-mile round trip to Ottawa. Take your bike along, or not—you can hike if you prefer. The train will unload 1/2 mile north of the Prairie Spirit Trail and the Flint Hills Rail Trail. Ride as long as you want, just make sure you’re back at 3 p.m. to catch the train back to Baldwin City.

RSVP to either Peach at or to, or you can call 785.242.1411. The suggested donation is $10 to the Midland Railway Preservation Association.

And if you can’t make it this weekend, don’t worry. There will be opportunities again on July 18, August 15 and September 19, so mark your calendar!

Midland Rail

Bike the Prairie Spirit Trail

Calling all bikers!

Nope, not that kind—the ones of the cycling variety. Peach has a fun new opportunity this Saturday for our bicyclist friends. Looking at you, Bike Beer Wednesday folks.

Load your bike onto the historic Midland Railway at the Baldwin City Depot and take a train ride to Ottawa, where you’ll have the chance to ride to the Prairie Spirit Trail. Meet the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks trail managers and enjoy hot dogs and beer (again, looking at you, BBW’ers) at the Old Depot in Ottawa.

Then, ride your bike to the oldest operating cinema in America—established in 1905—and enjoy a complimentary tour of the Plaza’s Movie Memorabilia Museum.

Finally, you’ll return on the train and arrive in Baldwin City by 2:30 p.m.

This great opportunity is compliments of the Baldwin City EDC Inc.  Bring the whole family for a day of adventure! Email Peach at to reserve your spot.

Saturday, April 25
9 a.m.
Baldwin City Depot