US Cross Champ to Race KLM

Defending Elite National Cyclocross Champion, Todd Wells, will compete at this weekend's KLM UCI Cyclocross at Wyandotte County Park. Riders from around the region will be using Sunday's event as a tuneup for the USCF National Cyclocross Championships in Providence beginning December 15th. Wells will be a favorite in a  star studded field that will include last year's KLM Champion, Steve Tilford. Sunday is the second day of racing on the fast European style course. Saturday is the Missouri State Championship with a full range of categories. Both events feature a festival like atmosphere including a beer tent. KLM director, Bill Marshall, is encouraging anyone not racing to, " Come out and join the fun, enjoy the free beer and see some of the best riders in the United States!"

For those wishing to race, Online registration closes Wednesday at Midnight CST. There will be a final opportunity for Late Registration/Packet Pick-up December 1st at the Trek Bicycle Store of Kansas City  from 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Please note that you must have an ANNUAL USAC license for these events. No one day license riders will be allowed. You can purchase annual licenses in advance at www.usacycling.org or at the packet pickup on Friday. The KLM folks note that for 2007 events including the National Championship, registration will be on-line only. For full details of this weekend's schedule go to the Official Site.