TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Gov. Sam Brownback will be leading the motorcycle pack this weekend during the first Flint Hills Freedom Ride from Topeka to Wamego.
Riders will depart from the Statehouse grounds at 10 a.m. Saturday for a 70-mile trip that will partly follow the 48-mile Native Stone Scenic Byway. State Corrections Secretary Ray Roberts also plans to take part.
The trip is scheduled to end around 1:30 p.m. at Wamego City Park with an event honoring all military veterans as well as Fort Riley soldiers and families.
Proceeds from the ride will benefit Fort Riley's Hearts Apart, Brothers in Blue Re-entry and the Native Stone Scenic Byway.
Motorcyclists can pre-register online until noon Friday or on the Statehouse grounds beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday.