February 28, 2015
One of my favorite rides in KC, I agree with others that have said it is up there with Landahl.
We usually start in the free parking area at the southern most trailhead. We ride White out and then Blue back because white is much more technical and physically challenging and you can ride till you are almost spent and then come back on blue. The full loop is a serious workout and you will likely have to refill water. There are plenty of intersections where you can cut the loop off and head back on blue.
Full loop all the way out and back is over 22 miles. There are a couple of camping areas off the trail where you can refill water so check your maps; this has saved us in the heat of the summer a couple of times.
If you have never ridden this, then I strongly suggest you ride with someone that knows the trail, especially if you plan to ride white and red so you know when the challenges are coming.