Coming up: Flint Hills Express
The weekend of March 11th and 12 brings TWO days of road racing. Spring Fling on Saturday and the first of the threePerry Dam Race Series on Sunday.
Watch for several new bike shops opening in the next few weeks around the metro. Details coming.
Cool weather (but hey, it's February), lots of new faces and the fresh category of Women's 5.
This event is scored on points earned in intermediate sprints (plus finish) during each race.
Spring Fling Criteriums continue with four more Saturdays of racing FLYER
One of the essential mountain bike series in the Midwest is held under the banner of United Federation of Dirt.
The races are divided into East, West and Endurance categories.
Kicking off the West Series is the long running God's Country Fat Tire Festival on April 8th and 9th. With lots of new trail (and fingers crossed better weather) these races should explode for 2017.
Saturday February 25th at Clinton Lake, the popular Spring Fling Criteriums begin. 5 weeks of flat fast fun with lots of categories. Note the new Womens 5 Category for beginners. FLYER
The Perry Dam race will also be multiple weekends. A hardish 5 mile loop. Website with flyer coming soon.
One of the longer road races of the local seasoan (and arguably harder) is the Bazaar Road Race held on April 9th. Flyer
The Bruce Edwards and Glenda Taylor Memorial Time Trial is a 'must do' event on April 22nd. FLYER
Coming up next for the local Gravel Grinders is the Flint Hills Express. Whether you'r signed up for the Dirty Kanza or not, it's time for the miles. Sunday February 19th.
February is also the start of road racing season. We expect details of the Spring Fling Series (at Clinton Lake) to show up here in the next few days. Unfortunately, the popular Froze Toes Road Race in Columbia, MO has been cancelled for this year.
Want to race? Check out these hands on coaching clinics on Saturday February 11th and February 18th
"Designed for beginners, this training session introduces cyclists to the sport of competitive cycling and the basic skills needed to toe the line for the very first time. Coach Jim will answer all your questions about clothing, equipment and race etiquette, as well as teach you how to clip in at the start line, take corners confidently and race safely."
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Kansas City has a surprising amount of singletrack. Plenty of Parks throughout the metro's edge offer great mountain biking. Even more surprising are the challenging trails in the heart of the City.
Start your mountain bike season on Sunday February 5th with the first event of the Urban Dirty Series.
Explore local trails: Urban Trail Co.