Croc Rock

Heartland Series Racing continues this weekend. Click 'read more' for the full scoop of this weekend's event and the makeup dates from earlier rain outs:
 04.19.2007KANSAS CITY, MO.Heartland Mountain Bike Championship Series #1

Crocodile Rock cross country Traditional Cross Country Racin’:  Series Style 

This a reminder of the dirt festivities occurring next weekend,  Sunday April 29th, 2007 at Perry Lake State Park in Perry, KS.  The trails are groomed and ready for some knobby good times.  Here's to mother nature being kind and showing us some sunshine.  All the info you need can be found below. 

As you know, we have had to postpone the first two HMBCS races due to substandard racin conditions.  The new dates have been set, so mark your calendars.  Here is the REVISED 2007 HMBCS schedule:

2007 Heartland Mountain Bike Championship Series Traditional Cross Country Racin’:  Series Style NOON start timeRain or Shine Sunday, April 29th. #1: Crocodile Rock cross countryPerry Lake State Park. Perry, KS Sunday, June 3rd. #2:  Kansas City Cup cross countryLandahl Park Reserve.  Independence, MO. SATURDAY, June 16th. #3:  Crank 'n' Cruise cross countryCrowder State Park.  Trenton, MO.(NOTE:  This is the re-scheduled date for April 15th race, and it's a SATURDAY race date) Sunday, July 1st. #4:  Truman’s Big Love cross countryLandahl Park Reserve.  Independence, MO.(NOTE:  This is the re-scheduled date for Feb. 25th race) 

New for 2007:  Just for Fun class. Wanna try racin for the first time?  Then this is the class for you.

 For complete info on all our events including: entry fees, classes, awards, course maps, etc, please check out our 2007 events flyer at: .  Wheels are in motion.  Spread the Dirt. ________________________________________HMBCS # 1Crocodile Rock 

WHEN:  Sunday, April 29th, 2007.  We race Rain or Shine.  Should the weather take a turn for the worse, please check our website regarding race status.

 WHERE:  Perry Lake State Park in Perry, KS.   DIRECTIONS:From the east take highway 24 west from Lawrence to Highway 237. (There is a large sign for Perry State Park.)  Turn right (north) and go 4 miles.  Cross the bridge, look for the trailhead sign in the State Park across the road from the marina. From the west take Highway 24 east from Topeka 8 miles to Highway 237 and turn north on 237 and proceed as stated above.  Turn in where you see the "Race Today" sign.__________________________________________ SCHEDULE OF EVENTS for Sunday, April 29th: 9:30am  Race Day registration opens.11:30am  Registration closes.  11:45am  Racer meeting.     NOON       And they're off!  2:00pm  Kids Race2:30pm  Awards ceremony 

COURSE INFO for Sunday, April 29th:

 General info: Perry race course is fairly fast with lots of big ring riding and then some fairly rocky/technical with mostly short-up climbs and descents to challenge riders technical skills.   Beginner/first-timer (BLUE course) Course---> 5 mile lap with100% fast single track trail with just a few small rocky outcroppings.   One respectable climb per lap otherwise with gentle grades both up and down with a few small steeps.  Course consists of Skyline, and the 2 new entry level loops Willow's loop and Knothead. Current conditions: ---> perfect.  The course is dry and fast. Length---> 5 miles (apx)   Just For Fun = TBAJunior women= 2 lapsJunior men= 2 lapsBeginner women= 2 lapsBeginner men= 2 laps  Sport/expert (ORANGE course): Course---> We use 1st 4 miles of the beginner course then take the more technical 2 1/2 miles of Great White and 1 mile fast and flat Wild West to the finish.  There are 3 respectable climbs per lap.  60/40% mix of wide fast easy single track and more challenging traditional mid-west single track with plenty of rock exposure.   Current conditions: ---> perfect.  The course is dry and fast. Length---> 7.5 miles (apx)   Sport women= 2 lapsClydesdale/Singlespeed/Sport men= 2 lapsExpert women= 2 laps

Expert men= 3 laps


*Of course, this is all subject to change depending on factors outside of our control.


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SERIES SUPPORTERS:Midwest Mountain Bike Patrol Mountain Bike Club   http://www.earthriders.comEarn Your Dirt For further info please check out or call BikeSource @ 913.451.1515. __________________________________________ About the Heartland Mountain Bike Championship Series: The midwest's premier bike race series is back for the sixth year of flowy-fast-technical mountain bike action.   Landahl, Perry and Crowder dish out the best trails the Midwest has to offer.  Terrain to challenge every level, with a separate course to welcome beginners and ensure plenty of thrills and good times for everyone.  A noon start time and the kid's race makes a day the whole family will enjoy. For 2007, We are thrilled to bring you the fourth edition of the ever popular Kansas City Cup.  In addition, the Perry Trail crew has been hard at work this winter smoothing out the trail and building some flowy new singletrack. Everything you want and more than you imagine; here in the heartland.__________________________________________ That's all for now. Thank you for reading. Please keep checking our website for continual updates .  Wheels are in motion.  Spread the Dirt.  Heartland Sports PromotionsAbout Heartland Sports Promotions:Heartland Sports Promotions (HSP) is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the regional growth of cycling throughout the Midwestern United States. Our vision, goals and objectives are driven by our passion for cycling. We work to engender a sense of community 


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