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Today (Saturday Nov. 11th) the folks from Bikes and Trikes for Tykes are accepting donated bicyles on Johnson Drive about one block East of Metcalf. The holidays are coming so now would be a great time to donate. The Kansas City Curling Club (one of our fave non-cycling sports) are helping out. You can drop off until about 5 pm today.

More heated racing despite a  moderate temperature day at the slightly revised cyclocross course in Riverside. Many of the same faces returned to contest a full schedule of categories. A bit of change on the "Harter's Horshoe' feature allowed many runners to ride what had been a forced run on Day one. The closest finish of the event was in the Men's 3/4 featuring a sprint between Dan Furhman and Josh Taylor, with Fuhrman taking the win. The Cowtown folks kept the party atmosphere hearty with great food and plenty of cowbells ringing on this both fast and technical course. More great photos by Bruce Edwards. Complete results below (Click on 'Read More'). Oh yeah, and there's a plethora of photos on , while the page seems to focus on foot races here are the links to some good cyclocross shots: Riverside Day 1 and Riverside Day 2


Read more: Cowtown Riverfest Day Two

Kansas City, KS - The Trek Bicycle Store of Kansas City is raffling a Trek 1500 bicycle signed by Lance Armstrong and Indy Car driver, P.J. Chesson.  The bike was used in the Race to Replace, in which hundreds of amateur cyclists competed to be the newest team member of the Discovery Channel team. 

Click 'read more' below for details

Read more: Chance to race/Chance for bike

The Boulevard Cup race has a stellar field preregistered, Beer tent, and some favorable weather forecast. Reset your clocks and come out and cheer or jeer. Flyer with schedule of events.

The first event of the Cowtown Series brought 104 racers to a fairly technical course at Clinton Lake, near Lawrence. Click here for results and photos from the fine official Cowtown site.
It could happen. Read this important notice form the Earthriders:

The Johnson County Park and Recreation District will be holding a public comment forum on October 21st to solicit input regarding future use of the Oakridge Farm area and Mack House at Shawnee Mission Park. This area is due north of the existing mountain bike trail system. If you have ridden or run off-road at SMP in the past two years I’m sure you are aware of the Phase 1 changes to the existing trail system. We plan to complete Phase 1 by the end of this year and will be looking to get started on Phase 2 very soon afterward. The Phase 2 trail system will be within the aforementioned Oakridge Farm area. I have mapped out Phase 2 with a proposed 10 mile loop and I plan to present this proposal to the County for their approval. If we can get a significant representation of trail users to attend this public input meeting and express their interest in a singletrack trail system I am extremely confident that the proposed trail would be approved.

We have an incredible opportunity here to develop a sizeable trail system in the heart of Johnson County. Even if you don’t live in JoCo, there will be enough trail here to make the drive worthwhile. Please participate in the public input meetings. Don’t leave it to others. Make a day of it, come out and ride or run first then just drop by the park office on your way out.


The public input meeting will be held:

Saturday, October 21st at 12:15pm

JCPRD Admin Boardroom (at the Renner entrance to SMP)

7900 Renner Rd.

Keep reading for more details:

Read more: 15+ Miles of MountainBike Trail at Shawnee Mission Park?

The news desk received this editorial. With an enthusiastic start to cyclocross season this makes some good points. Click 'Read More'.


Read more: Age Group Racing


Here's the info fresh from the bovine: "The Cow Town Cyclocross Series kicks off this weekend with the Chris Cross on October 14th.  Throughout the series look for some great cyclo-cross courses, fun atmosphere, great post race food/drink, custom awards and plenty of prizes/swag including race primes for each class.  One lucky winner will even come home with a Badger Custom Bicycle which will be custom made for him by Rob Pennell.

Round #1 takes place out at the popular Clinton Lake State Park.  The Dirt Works designed course has a mix of pavement, gravel roads, rollers, sand and plenty of flowing turns that will challenge everyone.  Things get underway at 9:00am with fun trail run.  The cyclo-cross racing begins at 11:00am. 

Series Events/Dates:

Round #1: Chris Cross, Oct 14th, 2006, Lawrence, KS

Round #2: Riverside Cyclocross Festival (Day 1), Nov 4th, 2006, Riverside, MO

Round #3: Riverside Cyclocross Festival (Day 2), Nov 5th, 2006, Riverside, MO

Round #4: Sunflower Cyclocross, Nov 11th, Lawrence, KS

Round #5: Veterans Cross, Nov 12th, Leavenworth, KS

Round #6: 2006 Kansas State Cyclocross Championships, Dec 10th, Leavenworth, KS

Read more: Cow Town Cyclocross Series