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."
Facebook with the information Racing 101
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.
Sunday 1/29 offers several cycling activities:
EARLY! Clubhouse is live streaming the UCI Cyclocross World Championship Elite Mens Race. Food and Beverage for a $15 donation.
The Big Grin Memorial Ride leaves at 10 a.m. A good way to remember a great guy.
Street Cred is Dead Round #3 Alleycat Starts at 1PM
Do all three!
The KCA will post regular updates to the 2017 Schedule. Here's what's posted currently.
Next up for the Gravel Riders is the Lake Dabinawaw Challenge. Facebook page with info here.
Local cyclocross is finished for the season, but with the World Championships in Luxembourg coming up at the end of the month expect a watch party hosted by Localcycling.com
Saturday 1/14 Registration opens for the Dirty Kanza. Check the details here, but remember there are hard limits.
The Big Grin Memorial Ride scheduled for Sunday 1/15 has been postponed for two weeks. Some pretty nasty icy roads are expected for the original date.
The final race of the local cyclocross season was a 'do-over' of the previous Wednesday's course at Herman Laird. Daytime temps, visibility and dry ground made for fast lap times.
The Junior fields continue to grow, with a number using the event as a final tune up before the National Championship in Hartford: USAC National Cyclocross Championships
Lots of junior age racers showed up for the only night race of the local season. Mild temperatures and mostly dry ground made this a different course than previous years.
Series60 Points with one race to go.