In addition to being the birthplace of Pizza Hut and the Air Capital of the World, Wichita is also a popular motorcycle riding destination. Among the wide-open spaces and expansive prairie views, Wichita is filled with plenty of sights to see, including battlefields from the mid-1800s. Wichita has a rich motorcycle history, and it’s no wonder why. Between the scenic landscapes surrounding you to the twists and turns of the roads, there’s no better place to ride in the Sunflower State than here. So, Thirsty Bikers, it’s time to open up your Thirsty Biker apps and get ready for a ride that will take your breath away. In episode 40 of the Thirsty Biker Chronicles, we’re whipping through Wichita on two wheels.

Must-See Stops

Buster's Saloon

No trip to Wichita would be complete without a trip to Whiskey Dicks, where the drinks are stiff and the company is epic. From special events on the regular to good food and a good time, Whiskey Dicks is a must when you’re passing through the area. Happy hours, daily specials, 14 big-screen TVs, and the best homemade food in town can be expected when you pull up a stool. Our next stop takes us to The Fieldhouse Sports Grill & Taps in McPherson, where you can catch your favorite game, enjoy a cold drink from one of the many on tap and get to know the locals. Try some fan favorites, like hand-tossed pizza or the prime ribeye steak, if you want to get fueled up and ready to take on the rest of your ride. Daily specials and signature cocktails await, while a laid-back atmosphere helps you relax after a long day on the road.

We end our journey at Buster’s Saloon in Sun City, and when you want to enjoy scenic views of Gyp Hills and learn a little about the area’s history, Buster’s is the place to be. Buster’s is a can’t-miss spot on this legendary ride, from famous fishbowls to fantastic BBQ and so much more. Whether you’re staying in town for a few days or just passing through, don’t forget to stop by Buster’s and say hi to the locals.

The Ride

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Fortunately, with the openness of this part of the country, you’ll enjoy fantastic visibility as you navigate the curves of the roads. Between the rich history of the area and the rolling plains, this ride is unlike many of the others we’ve showcased, which makes it truly special. You’ll want to pay attention to sharp turns and narrow roadways, especially around many of the historical landmarks in the area. This ride is terrific for riders of all skill sets, but we always advise that novice riders have a buddy riding along with them who has more experience. Wichita is waiting if you’re looking to take in a whole new part of the country. So, fire up your Thirsty Biker apps, and let’s get ready to roll through the prairies, take in some history, and enjoy being free as we ride down the roads of Wichita and beyond.

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