Coming up: Flint Hills Express



The first running of the Olathe Criterium presented by Midwest Velo brought a fresh road event to the metro calendar. Good fields and smooth production.

We'd like to think that this event will become a staple on the summer calendar.


A cool ride (and charity benefit) held in conjunction with the music/beer/food festival. Three routes to choose from, lots of great live music afterwards.

The folks at Boulevard beer have been active for years in cycling events.

Register here: Boulevardia 

Here's a fresh Gravel event that touts itself as a National Championship coming up on June 24th. Starting just outside of Lawrence.

With a World Championship just up the road in Nebraska, this would be the logical preparation.

Information here: Gravel National Championship 2017

PLUS the event is needing some volunteers: "We need a few volunteers for the upcoming USECF Gravel Grinder National Championship in Lawrence, Kansas on June 24, 2017.

All volunteers will receive the same swag package provided to participants which includes an event shirt, custom stainless steel event pint glass, limited addition event poster and other event swag. Volunteers will also receive entry into the post race raffle and our eternal gratitude."

June 17th brings a fresh Criterium to the metro. A fast and flat course and a large prize list (including primes) are featured.

The Midwest Velo Team brings a much needed addition to the Summer calendar: FLYER

A great way to tune up for this event will be the inaugural Wednesday Night Worlds beginning on on June 14th: FLYER

Two very different Time Trial events were held on Thursday night (6/8), The classic LifeBalance Time Trial, a test of just under 6 miles AND a flying lap (333m) of the Kansas Velodrome (AKA Lawrence Grass Velodrome).

With a number of the usual riders of the Gardner event out of town for Senior Games in Birmingham, AL, the turnout was a little lighter: LifeBalance RESULTS

The track turnout was a little larger for the opening night, held as part of National Track Day: RESULTS

A new weekly Wednesday night Criterium series will begin on June 14th in Olathe.

Leaders Jerseys for weekly winners, several categories and a fast course.


LOTS of interesting things going on this week around the metro.

For the roadies: Tuesdays continue the fine Foody's Fast training rideWednesday it's the Hill Ride from Bate City BBQ

Thursday another round of the essential LifeBalance Time Trial at Gardner AND it's National Track Day at the Lawrence Velodrome. Come try your hand at Track racing with the introductory clinic and races.

Sunday is the Kansas Mountain Bike Championship at WYCO

AND next week it's the start of this summer's Wednesday Night Worlds Criteriums in Olathe (more details coming).



Photo by Roger Harrison

A perfect weekend for the Dirty Kanza. With lighter winds and a break in the rain cycle that has been dumping moisture on Kansas, most of the riders were able to complete the event.

Here's the link to the RESULTS. Use the filters and drop downs to find you friends AND give them a congratulatory shout out for tackling the Flint Hills Gravel.

LOTS and LOTS of photos from Roger Harrison.