Since 2016, the Emporia Police Benefit Association has been hosting the Lap the Lakes Gravel Grinder as their major fundraising event while providing yet another great opportunity to experience the Flint Hills region of central Kansas.  Riders face breath-sucking climbs, fast breakaways, scenic miles, and visit the local lakes of Central Kansas which provide entertainment and a connection to our natural environment for locals and tourists alike.  The best aspect of the race, 50% of all funds raised go to Camp Alexander, Emporia's premiere youth summer camp offering local kids a summer filled with re-connection to our natural world.  The funds raised have sent numerous children to a week of summer camp that they would otherwise not be able to afford.  For that, we thank you for competing and enjoying our event.

Where does the money go?

Money raised from Lap the Lakes is split 50/50 with the Emporia Police Benefit Association and Camp Alexander.  The Emporia Police Benefit Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit group, raises funds to put on events and activities for the Emporia and surrounding Communities.  These events include the free movie nights in Jones Park, Thanksgiving meals for the S.O.S. domestic violence shelter, Christmas Angels, and much more.  While Camp Alexander has been applying the raised funds for camper scholarships for disadvantaged youths at $90 per camper for a week of fun.  Thanks to this event, the local communities have been able to enjoy these great activities and charities.



In the heart of Downtown Emporia, Kansas our event started with 31 brave riders ready to crush 100 or 200K of Flint Hills Gravel.  My how we've grown.  Today join over 100 riders as we raise funds to support Camp Alexander and the Emporia Police Benefit Association.  All proceeds split between these two great organizations.



Register to Ride

Registration limited to the first 200 riders.  Registration fees are directly donated to the Emporia Police Benefit Association and Camp Alexander.  We appreciate your support!

Kids Connecting to Nature

Learn more about the Camp Alexander program and how it connects local youths to our natural world.

About the EPBA

The Emporia Police Benefit Association was founded in 1989 by employees of the Emporia Police Department to serve as the bridge between law enforcement and the public.  Since then we have served to enhance the relationship between police and the community.


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