Coming up: Flint Hills Express

 

 

This weekend it's another great gravel opportunity: Flint Hills Express

We're getting closer to road season with Spring Fling crits  starting up on February 24th .

The KCA calendar is beginning to flesh out a bit, but we're sad to report the loss of the GP VeloTek Stage Race. 

We do know that there are several fresh road events in the works. Stay tuned.

Here's the link to the Kansas Cycling Association calendar as of 2/5/18. Spring Fling and Perry Dam races are coming up quick. Expect lots more events to be added soon.

Expect the midweek training events (Wednesday Worlds Criterium and Gardner Time Trials) to start up late Spring.

KCA Calendar 

It's the season. In fact gravel riding is so popular it's probably always the season.

Sunday February 4th is the Lake Dabinawa Gravel Challenge 

"What: 7th Annual Lake Dabinawa Gravel Grinder
When: Sunday February 4, 2018, 10:00 am
Where: Lawrence, KS (Lawrence visitor center)
Why: Come enjoy a beautiful 44 mile tour of North Lawrence.

Jeff Arnaud brings us the 7th Annual Lake Dabinawa Grinder. A very popular ride with a route that all ability levels will enjoy. This ride will tour North of Lawrence and visit Lake Dabinawa . Meet in the Lawrence visitor center parking lot across from Johnny's Tavern. Cross bike or MTB needed. For those who want some post ride food, maybe a crowd favorite pizza, head over to Johnny's Tavern after the ride."

Cyclocross season is coming to a close. This weekend, you can watch the World Championships from Valkenburg at Spokes Cafe.

Some cold riding likely this weekend. Bundle up and head to the Beer shadow day event at Martin City Brewing Company. Get a preview on the upcoming Kandango tours.

There's also a healthy team time trial event. Put together five of your friends and get some early season hard in on Saturday: Jacomo Classic Winter TTT

The final weekend of the area cyclocross season featured two races at Herman Laird Park in Shawnee. Saturday's Cross In the New Year was contested in bitter cold but dry conditions. Sunday's Grote Prijs Shawnee conditions were slightly warmer but with snow on the ground and more wind. Meanwhile the European cyclocross season continues...

RESULTS Cross In The New Year

RESULTS Grote Prijs Shawnee

Photos from Roger Harrison Photos from Jesse Miguel

The Boxing Day Cyclocross fell on a work day for lots of folks, but a fair amount still braved the frigid weather for some good racing 

RESULTS

Photos from Roger Harrison Photos from Photos from Jess Miguel

Saturday December 30th Brit Style Training Race. $15 of fun. FLYER

Two additional 'cross races on the calendar for January 13th and 14th

'Cross In The New Year

Grote Prijs Shawnee

Find out the direction of this very very popular cycling tool:

"WHEN:  Wednesday, December 27th, 5:30-8:30

WHERE:  Spokes Cafe | Cyclery (www.spokeskc.com), 1200 Washington Street, Kansas City, MO 64105 

WHAT:  Join us at Spokes to hear Andrew Vontz, Communications Lead for Strava, as he gives the KC Cycling community the inside scoop on the Strava community and where the social network for athletes is headed. Then he'll take plenty of questions from the audience and will stick around to meet the KC Cycling community. The talk will be moderated by Jake Jacobson. All are welcome, beer will be flowing, special giveaways too.

ON FACEBOOK:  https://www.facebook.com/events/232123647325606/

Plenty of fun cyclocross racing on the calendar!

Dec 2nd and 3rd Cyclocross at Raytown BMX

Watch for some Donderdag! program training events on the weekends.

Dec 10th MO State Cyclocross Championship (near St. Louis)

Dec 26th Boxing Day CX at Leawood Park

Dec 30th Brit Style Cyclocross Training Race

Jan 13th 'Cross In The New Year at Herman Laird Park FLYER

Jan 14th Grote Prijs Shawnee at Herman Laird Park FLYER Final Race of Series60CX Lots of prizes!

 

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