Most people think of Kansas as flatland and therefore offering little or no good opportunities for mountain biking. Riders are surprised to learn that northeast Kansas is rocky, hilly, and has numerous trails, many of which are restricted to "people power", meaning only hikers and bikers. Volunteers have developed an excellent relationship with park authorities and have developed over 100 miles of trails designed by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. Riders are often amazed at the wide variety of trails available, ranging from beginner-easy to rocky, steep, and technically challenging. In addition, these trails can all be accessed within an hour's drive from either Topeka, Lawrence, or Kansas City.