Directions to Race Site- Tong Farms (private property-not open to the public at any other time) 30-45 min travel time Address to put into your phone: Scroggs Lake, Preston, MO OR CR 180/Redbud Rd- Farm is just back to the east Directions from I-44: travel east towards Springield, exit onto I49 North: take the exit for hwy M/baseline Blvd go 2 miles to CR 160 turn north/right go 1 mile to Redbud road turn west/left and go about 1 mile. Please Note the on ramp to I49 on 171 in Carthage is closed for construction. If coming this way exit 171 and go south on I49 to Fairview Road exit, then turn and come north on I49 Directions to race site from North Joplin: Take Main street /Hwy 43 north to M hwy/Baseline road (15 miles) turn east onto baseline rd/M hwy and go 6 miles to CR 180. Turn north/left onto CR180 go 1 mile up to Redbud Road turn east/right. The Lake is a half mile down on the north/left side of the road, look for the parking signs directing you.
"This was the first time I rode your event ride...Over the years I have participated in many rides...both charity and non-charity....I was blown away when I got to the finish and checked in and was given a finisher medal...I only have them from half-marathons...what a pleasant surprise!!!!" -Svitak Freedom Ride Participant
"It's the best course, most well-run and organized, and most fun triathlon in the area" Summer Roundup Triathlon Racer
"You are the best!!! extra-ordinary is all I can say....I will spread the word in NorthWest Arkansas that this is a MUST ride. I am so glad I signed up1! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!-Svitak Freedom Ride Participant
"Everything is FANTASTIC! The course is great. Slip n' slide at the end is rad. Yummy food afterwards is awesome. Can't get better than this!" Summer Roundup Triathlon Racer
"Shout out to Ruth Sawkins and her Awesome Rufus Racing Team! Ruth taught me how to run AND ride a bike AND Seriously believe in myself!"-Cindy P. Kansas
"Nice finisher's medal, great people at the Undercliff water stop!! Just a fun time with a lot of friends and very well put together!! Very organized!"- Svitak Freedom Ride Participant
"Last year was fun......but, this new shake up is way better! It much more challenging! Great job!"- Charles B. Let's Get Awesome! participant