Coming up: Flint Hills Express
This great race has been around for quite a few years. It evolved from an early Blue River Bicycle Club event near Liberty, MO to the current full 10km course at Gardner (slightly different than the traditional/current LifeBalance track).
Great support from local law enforcement. A day with low winds. Perfect
The next couple of weekends offer up some fantastic events in the region; However, riders (and fans) have had to make some choices about which to attend.
Date conflicts for these events came about for a variety of reasons (we won't debate them here), but several riders we have spoken to have expressed frustration. That said, it's a healthy sign for our area that we have some choices.
May 28-30 Salt City Criteriums
May 29 Jesse Blancarte Time Trial
June 4-5 Tour of Kansas City
June 4-5 Dirty Kanza
Thursday May 19th is the kickoff of a fresh Time Trial Series. Held on a flat course just outside of DeSoto, KS, this is an excellent opportunity to test your skills against the clock.
First rider off at 6:30 on this 5 mile course
For whatever meteo effect, the wind has been out of the Northwest most Thursdays this Spring. No exception for the May edition of the LifeBalance TT
A few new faces tuning up fro triathlons and Kansas City Corporate Challenge
Thursday May 12th is another round of the classic Gardner Time Trial. Just short of 10KM this is a great way to test your fitness. Getting ready for the Kansas City Corporate Challenge? The LifeBalance TT is a great way to tune up.
Other time trials coming up:
John Brown Time Trial Series (near DeSoto KS)
The Velotek Grand Prix started with a rainy uphill Time Trial, and finished out with mild weather for the road race.
VERY competitive fields kept rider racing for GC all the way to the finish