Self-Guided Bike Tour

This 6.2-mile day tour will guide you to the highlights of Garden City by bicycle! All you need is one day and two wheels to ride the Tally Trail greenway, enjoy our beautiful parks and charming downtown, learn about regional history, meet animals from around the world, and cool off in the world’s largest hand-dug pool!

Begin your adventure at Bronc Busters Football Field
2009 E Spruce Street

Bronc Busters Football Field is home to the Garden City Community College football team and Broncbuster Stadium. The award-winning GCCC’s campus is across the street from the field complex. At the northeast side of the field, you’ll find the trailhead of Tally Trail.


Tally Trail
E. Spruce Street between Stone Creek Drive and Campus Drive

Tally Trail is a 3.7 mile paved greenway that traverses nearly all of Garden City from east to west. The picturesque trail begins near the Garden City Community College and goes through shopping and residential areas to provide a bicycle-friendly path through the community. The trail is dotted with multiple gazebos where you can stop for a break and enjoy the view.
RIDE FROM BRONC BUSTERS FOOTBALL FIELD TO STEVENS PARK AND DOWNTOWN DISTRICT VIA TALLY TRAIL
3 miles (about 18 minutes)

  1. From the Bronc Busters Football Field parking area, follow the paved path past the baseball fields to the pavilion roundabout. This is the trailhead of Talley Trail.
  2. At the trailhead of Talley Trail, ride east on the trail.
  3. At the intersection with Schulman Avenue, cross the street and make a slight left to continue on Talley Trail.
  4. At the intersection of Schulman Avenue and Campus Drive, turn right to continue on Talley Trail.
  5. At the intersection at Kansas Avenue, walk your bike across the street and continue on Talley Trail.
  6. At the intersection of Campus Drive and Harding Avenue, turn left to continue on Talley Trail.
  7. At the intersection at N. 3rd Street, turn left to ride south on 3rd Street toward Johnson Street.
  8. After the intersection at Kansas Avenue, bear right onto N. 4th Street.
  9. Turn right onto E. Hackberry Street.
  10. Turn left onto N. 7th Street.
  11. At the intersection of N. 7th Street and Spruce street, Stevens Park is on the right.

Stevens Park
502 N Main Street

Stevens Park is a 3-acre oasis nestled in downtown Garden City. Meander along the walkways and listen to the leaves rustling in the beautiful trees throughout the park. The bandshell is often the site of musical and theatrical performances and movie screenings in the spring, summer, and fall. During the holidays enjoy special seasonal decorations. Keep an eye out for food trucks – they’re a popular attraction at Stevens Park during the warmer months of the year.


Downtown District
Main Street at Pine Street

Park your bike at Stevens Park and take a stroll down tree-lined Main Street to visit Downtown Garden City. Enjoy charming boutiques, restored historical buildings, yummy restaurants, and fresh air.
RIDE FROM DOWNTOWN DISTRICT TO FINNEY COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM, LEE RICHARDSON ZOO AND THE BIG POOL
1 mile (about 5 minutes)

  1. From Stevens Park, ride south on 7th Street toward Pine Street.
  2. Turn left onto Pine Street.
  3. Turn right onto 6th Street.
  4. Turn left onto Maple Street.
  5. Turn right onto 4th Street and ride under the Frederick Finnup Park arch.
  6. The Finney County Historical Museum and Lee Richardson Zoo will be in front of you. The Big Pool will be on the left.

Finney County Historical Museum
403 S 4th Street

The Finney County Historical Museum is a free attraction curated by the Finney County Historical Society. Come explore the social, cultural and natural history of Southwest Kansas in the museum’s temporary and permanent exhibits. Make sure to see the historic William D. and Luticia Fulton House which dates back to 1884, and don’t forget to make a stop at the gift shop!


Lee Richardson Zoo
312 E Finnup Drive

The Lee Richardson Zoo is home to a wonderful range of animals from lions to leopard frogs and everything in between! The 50-acre zoo is dedicated to protecting and preserving rare and endangered species through its animal habitats at the zoo, and its conservation efforts in the wild. A trip to the Lee Richardson Zoo is a wonderful educational experience for grown-ups and kids alike.


The Big Pool
504 E Maple Street

Finish your day of pedaling with a splash at The Big Pool. The Big Pool isn’t your ordinary swimming pool, in fact, it’s the largest hand-dug pool in the world! The Big Pool was built in 1922 and is still open every spring and summer. In recent years features like a splash pad have been added for refreshing fun for all ages.

RETURN TO BRONC BUSTERS FOOTBALL FIELD
2 miles (about 12 minutes)

  1. Continue south on 4th Street, then make a slight left onto Finnup Drive.
  2. Turn left onto 2nd Street.
  3. Turn left onto Maple Street.
  4. Turn right onto 4th Street.
  5. Turn right onto Pine Street.
  6. Turn left onto 2nd Street.
  7. Turn right onto Spruce Street.
  8. The Bronc Busters Football Field parking area will be on the left.