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


Need a fun and challenging ride for the Memorial Day Weekend. Check out the Tour of Kansas City Grand Fondo on Monday May 31st.

Starts at New Longview. Great after party.

Website with all the info here.

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.

Upcoming Races:

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



Read more: John Brown TT Series UPDATE/RESULTS

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)

Jesse Blancarte Time Trial



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


Coming up at the end of April is one of the premier regional races: The Velotek Grand Prix stage race.

Time based with three great stages, get your entry in by April 20th for the best price.