The built environment refers to the man-made environments that our communities make. This includes parks, events, recreational opportunities, destination points, and much more. The built environment is an essential part of resident retention and recruitment; it influences the well-being of our families and promotes health activities.
Be Well Barton County
Bike/Ped Task Force
About the Task Force
Be Well Barton County is a task force that focuses on improving opportunities for physical activity in Barton County through safety, systems, and environment changes.
County Bicycle Safety Signage
These efforts are the visible signs you see on rural Barton County roads that remind motorists to be cautious and courteous to bicycle riders by giving them at least three feet of room when passing. Barton County Commissioners have strongly supported the initiative in the past as a traffic calming mechanism.
Barton County Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan
Barton County Bicycle Maps
May is Bike Month
Bike to School Day - 05/03/21
Bike to Work Week - 05/17/21 - 05/23/21
Bike to Work Day - 05/21/21
TransAmerica Bicycle Trail
Adventure Cycling Route Network
Adventure Cycling Bicycle Routes reflects the TransAmerica Trail goes directly through Barton County and Great Bend.
There are overnight camping accommodations available for cross-country bicyclists at Central Baptist Church, in Great Bend. A bicycle fix station is also located on their campus. For more information visit their website. https://www.centralbaptistchurchofgreatbend.com/
The Warm Showers Community is a free worldwide hospitality exchange for touring cyclists. People who are willing to host touring cyclists sign up and provide their contact information to the app, and can be reached for the use a shower, share in a great story, or as a resource to learn about the community. Go to www.warmshowers.org to be a host or to become a member and stay with a host.
Adventure Cycling Interactive Map
Golden Belt Bicycle, located in beautiful downtown Great Bend, is a full-service sales and service store for all types of bikes. Visit Todd, and stock up on supplies before leaving town. https://www.facebook.com/pg/GoldenBeltBicycleCompany/about/?ref=page_internal