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From the KCBIKE folks:



KCOI Boulevard and SKC Racing Teams present the 6th Annual Baldwin City Omnium Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24, 2007 in Baldwin City, KS. This points based bicycle race has a $5,000 total payout and will feature more than 200 cyclists from throughout the Midwest.

The Baldwin City Omnium features a 10K time trial and a challenging criterium on a new course on Saturday followed by a Sunday morning road

race. Racers can compete in one, two or all three races and must finish

all three races to be eligible for the omnium payouts. Prizes will be

awarded for individual races and overall points. All juniors race free in junior races.

Online registration is available now at Check for updated information and race flyer. Please refer questions to:

Tony Stewart


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A full weekend of racing starts this Friday in and around Lawrence, KS. The NCCA Naionals feature three events with and expected 400 competitors.

Friday, May 11 -- Team Time Trial, Start/Finish at 27th and Wakarusa, Lawrence, 8 AM to Noon.

Saturday, May 12 -- Road Race, Perry Lake, 8 AM to 4 PM.

Sunday, May 13 -- Criterium, Downtown Lawrence, USCF Open 7:00 AM, Collegiate 8:00 AM.

 There is also a field limited USCF Open race on Sunday.

May is National Bike Month and next week is Bike To Work Week. There are lots of activities in conjunction with this two wheeled celebration around town. Click here for a schedule including the Commuter Challenge. Our newsteam helps lead a no-drop ride around Shawnee to familarize folks with using the bike for errand running on Monday. Photos by Mark Breeding of this weekly journey. We also recommend checking out to read about other people's bike usage AND to win fabulous prizes.
Heartland Series Racing continues this weekend. Click 'read more' for the full scoop of this weekend's event and the makeup dates from earlier rain outs:

Read more: Croc Rock

There are two types of folks who'lll get this type of humor. You must be age 13 or so to view. Click on the 'read more' below and beware.

Read more: Adolescents and Cyclists

Here's a fun incentive to ride your bike more: Register and be eligible for monthly prizes (the first drawing on May 21st will be for a cool messenger bag). You can find out more about this and other bike friendly programs this Saturday at the Earth Day  (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) festival at Shawnee Mission Park. The festival will also be the start and finish of JCBC's fine Spring Classic.

And on interesting note, one of our favorite regular commuters, Noah, wants to swap a car for a decent road bike. Check out his story here.


We're only a few weeks from the Collegiate National Championship in Lawrence and area riders are tuning up nicely. Bill Anderson reports that Jason Knight of Kansas University won the Collegiate Division I road race in Minnesota over the weekend. Jason brought home a group of twelve on a circuit that contained a couple of miles of gravel per lap.
The good folks at Bridging the Gap are offering a variety of bike clinics around town. Watch for them to put on a pretty good Earth Day Festival at Shawnee Mission Park on April 21st. The news team will be also be on hand at Earth Day with some "everyday" riding tips fresh from Belgium.