Month: April 2018

Big BAM Day 3 Host Hotels

Big BAM riders are getting their kicks bicycling Missouri’s Route 66 June 17th through 22nd! The total route covers 310 miles averaging 62 miles a day. If you are one of the lucky riders on this epic two-wheeled five-day journey the end of Day 3 may find yourself in need of rejuvenation. When arriving at… Read more »

Extremicon 2018

Looking to nerd out near Fort Leonard Wood this summer? Extremicon 2018 at the St. Robert Community Center is the place to see and be seen at the beginning of June! Extremicon, Pulaski County, Missouri’s only comic convention, is in it’s second year- and growing! We recently sat down with event organizer Gary Rogers to… Read more »

The City of Waynesville Welcomes Big BAM Riders!


Big BAM riders will receive a hearty welcome when arriving at Waynesville for the conclusion of Day 3. The charming community nestled in a picturesque Ozark Mountain valley has a reputation for hospitality. First settled in 1832 when G.W. Gibson made his home near the “Big Spring” on the Kickapoo Trace, Waynesville is named for… Read more »

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Leonard Wood

Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri is named in honor of United States Army officer Leonard Wood. 1. Wood served as personal physician to Presidents Grover Cleveland and William McKinley. 2. Wood, and future president Theodore Roosevelt, organized the Rough Riders, “one of the most unique army units the world has ever seen.” The unit was comprised… Read more »

History & Heroes: Five Fast Facts- Anthony Wayne

Waynesville, Missouri is named in honor of American Revolutionary War hero Anthony Wayne. 1. Wayne once requested his own court martial proceedings- to clear his name. After due consideration, the court unanimously decided that Wayne “did every duty that could be expected from an active, brave and vigilant officer, under the orders which he then… Read more »