Tag: Southwind Cycle and Outdoors

The weather’s getting warmer, the nights are getting longer and bicycle enthusiasts are ready to saddle up for some 2020 riding. Before they do, Ben Alexander offered up roadside repair tricks to help cyclists ensure…

Thirty hearty participants endured a muggy Saturday morning in the inaugural John Brown Duathlon. The event required participants to sandwich runs of 5 and 10 kilometers around a 40k bicycle ride. The route took the…

There’s no evidence John Brown ever used, or had even heard of the cave that bears his name south of Iola. The fiery abolitionist, whose armed insurrections were instrumental in Kansas’ entering the union as…

Southwind Cycle and Outdoor will introduce a burst of American folk music into downtown Iola on Friday when it hosts singer-songwriter and Shawnee-native David Burchfield. The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with opening act,…

Ask about his bike shop’s name, and Ben Alexander offers up a history lesson. Kansas, the state, was named after the Kansas River, which derived its name from the Kanza Indian tribe. Kanza translates to “people…