Svitak Freedom Ride | Rufus Racing

Rufus Racing

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Because we're more than a destination - we think Joplin's the next place to be.

    We're the source of up-and-comers:
    Like poetry? We gave birth to Langston Hughes.
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    Rather move to your own beat? The music of Percy Wenrich and Charles McPherson was inspired here.
    Find innovation or become a legend? George Washington Carver, Thomas Hart Benton, and Mickey Mantle all have roots in the region.

    So explore our attractions, meet our two-hundred-plus restaurants. Kick off your shoes and stay awhile in one of our open rooms. They don't call this the Four States for nothing - we're the hub where Kansas City, Wichita, Oklahoma City, and Fayetteville join forces. 

"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