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Dan Bikes Kansas

The 790 mile ride to promote higher education! Our President has organized an adventure, meeting Gorillas across the state of Kansas. His goal? To secure the funding for scholarships and the student living and learning experience at Pitt State.

Daily update

Day 12, May 26

Gifts and pledges received.

Number of donors.

Miles covered.

Gorillas encountered.

Gorilla Century Cyclists

John and Susan Lowe
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Stay up to date on where Dan is located day to day. There will be events for the community along his bicycle route. See if our president is heading to a location near you! 

Upcoming Community Events >

Bike Tour Stops and Afterhours Event Registration

Fort Scott







CO State Line!


Quick Trip Facts

May 15

Start date of ride!

12 Days

Bike trip across KS


Miles traveled


Windiest state in US

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Dan on a Mission

In his 20s, he completed a six-day adventure cycling trip through Montana and Idaho at roughly 90 miles per day.

“I remember thinking it was a great way to see Montana and Idaho,” says Dan. “But I’m not in my 20s anymore and if the wind in Kansas is what I think it is, this will be a very difficult challenge. That said, riding for our students is all the motivation I need.”

Shipp will ride to raise funds for scholarships that will benefit the student living and learning experience at Pitt State. His trip is planned to begin on May 15. 

I'm willing to do whatever it takes to keep the cost of coming to Pitt State affordable for our students and their families."

Just as importantly, I hope to hear from Kansans about the need for what we do at Pitt State – their expectations of higher education," says Dan. "What families and students are thinking, what hardships they face, and what things they’re hopeful for.” 

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Help Dan Fund the Student Experience

Support the effort and we’ll trim up to 10 miles each day from Dan’s ride – every dollar counts. Sign your company on as an “under-rider” by sponsoring a day of the trip. Be a "Gorilla Century Cyclist" and gift an entire leg of the trip

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Get Involved in the Adventure

Join us for one of the gatherings along the way of Dan's bike route – bring a friend or future Gorilla. Help raise awareness by sharing our social posts and telling your friends

Contact us

Are you interested in chatting with Dan about his strategic plan for Pitt State? Let's get you on his bicycle route!

Chat with Becky from the PSU Foundation

Phone: (620) 235-4769

Be a Part of Dan's Route

Meet up with Pitt State's President along his bike route at one of his stops.

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