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Iron Riders 125th Anniversary Commemoration Event

10/8/2022 | Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center | Kansas City, MO

Missouri State Parks is partnering with the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center to host one final event in Kansas City to commemorate the historic ride of the Iron Riders, a group of Black soldiers who rode bicycles 1,900 miles from the Western territories to St. Louis in the late 1800s. This event will take place at the cultural center from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. Activities will include food trucks, entertainment, programs and presentations, booths from local businesses and community organizations, kids bike helmet giveaways, exhibits about the soldiers and the ride, as well as a model bike and replica uniform of the soldiers.

The exhibits, model bike and replica uniform will be on display at the center until Oct. 31.

For more information about Missouri State Parks' commemoration of the Iron Riders' journey, click here.

Event Time: Noon - 4 p.m.
3700 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Kansas City, MO | 816-513-0700

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs