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Murder Ordained

Emporia, Kansas , United States
14 mi




ft elev +


Rocky Ford "Bird" Bridge
Despite its ominous name, ‘Murder Ordained’ is a very tame, beginner friendly route. It is nearly pancake flat with only 249 ft. of climbing over the 13.8 miles. It is so aptly named for the Rocky Ford bridge (Bird Bridge to locals) that it traverses. While the through truss design is interesting enough in its own right, the real allure comes from its troubled past. This bridge was the site of a murder by a local minister. While that event occurred decades ago, the history still lives on to locals. Whether you’re new to gravel or just looking for an easy spin, this is the route for you!