On the morning of Saturday, June 21, 2014, 110 cyclists took off from Andover UMC in Andover, Kan., for the 5th annual Bishop's Bicycle Challenge. Riders chose between three routes around Butler County, 100K (62 miles), 50K (35 miles) and 20 miles, all starting and ending at the church.
The weather was perfect with little wind and no rain. Final numbers are not available yet, although current estimate is $11,000 for the amount of funds raised from the event to support the ministry of Open Door, a conference-supported mission agency in Wichita, Kan. In the five years of the challenge, this year had the most riders.
Sponsors for the 2014 ride were Bicycle Pedaler, Bicycle Exchange, Heartland Bicycle, Interstate Batteries, Johnson’s Garden Centers, Lee’s Bike Shop, Mead’s Corner and Signs and Designs, all businesses in Wichita, Kan.