Coming up: CYCLOCROSS!

 

 

A fresh race for the metro. A big grassy venue. Welborn Park in Kansas City, KS. This should be an awesome race FLYER

Tuesday MOVEUP 'cross practices in Lawrence FLYER

Final John Brown Time Trial of the season (these are great tuneups for cyclocross efforts) FLYER

Thursday practice at the Joules Cross venue in Lawrence. FLYER

The Octoginta Time Trial returns to finish out the Fall road season on September 30th FLYER

Castle 'Cross (Kasteel Veldrijden) returns on October 1st. Challenging course, urban setting.  FLYER

 

Two Days of warmish weather at Prologue 'Cross. A big grassy course, warm enough for bottle hand ups in most races.

RESULTS DAY ONE         RESULTS DAY TWO

Many photos of the season opener from Roger Harrision

More photos from Jesse Miguel.

Tuesday in Lawrence: MOVEUP Endurance Coaching Cyclocross Clinic

The Localcycling/Blvds Beginner Cyclocross Clinic is Wednesday 9/13 at Herman Laird Park

Thursday has some options: Joules Cylocross Practice in Lawrence OR the final LifeBalance Time Trial of the year (an excellent way to get some threshold work in...note, will be held at a different venue)

Next local races. Radler CX on 9/24 (flyer coming) and Castle 'Cross on 10/1

 

It Begins. The opening race for the 2017 Cyclocross season in the KC Metro will be the second year for PrologueCross.

Two Days of racing, Spetember 9th and 10th on the rolling grassy hills of Kansas City's Blue Valley Park (note: NOT Johnson Counties Blue Valley area). Great Prize list. This event was an outstanding production last year.

With folks travelling to Jingle Cross and the Trek World Cup in September, the local schedule has a few holes. Watch for a fresh event, Radler Cross on September 24th.

October 1st is a return to 18th and Vine, Kansas City's Jazz District for the Kasteel Veldrijden (that's Castle 'Cross in English). Facebook page with updates. Flyer soon.

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Cyclocross Clinics and training rides begin on Sept 2nd. The Localcycling.com and Boulevard folks put on three slightly different sessions: "Saturday 9/2 we'll be doing a slightly advanced session. Noon start at Herman Laird Park in Shawnee. NOTE: we won't stay in the park, but we'll ride short road sections to other nearby venues for focused drills. Expect some off camber work with kick pushes, hard up/quick turns, stairs, possibly some 'hopping and sand'. Bring $5 donation (for the equipment fund) beer after.

Wednesday September 6th our Women's Clinic. Taught by women, basics to intermediate skills. Herman Laird Park 5:30PM
Some snacks provided by the Womens Racing Association (and beer!)

Wednesday September 13th. Beginner Clinic for all. Mount/dismount, basic bike set up, how to have fun and train. 5:30PM Start at Herman Laird Park. Beer." Updates on the Facebook page

The Donderdag! (yes, that means Thursday) Youth program begins in September: Facebook page

Lawrence, KS has a permanent CX course that's used for the Joule 'Cross race and Thursday practice sessions in September. FLYER

We're watching the Leawood Park practice course (venue for the Boxing Day event). Currently the course is in need of a haircut after the recent heavy rains.

We'll have some updates asap on other organized practices.

 

The State Time Trial in Hutchinson was contested on a slightly modified course from the previous year. Not quite as flat as the historic St. Mary's course from a few years back, but very little elevation change.

The host club had a nice set up with flush toilets, good warm up area and easy parking. A strong storm front moved in and delayed the start briefly, but once riders started it was smooth sailing.

RESULTS

There are still some 'races against the clock' left this month. 

Thursday 8/17 is the John Brown Time Trial in DeSoto. Flat and fast 5 mile course.

The Kansas State Championship is scheduled for August 27th in Hutchinson (permit is pending). Details should be out soon. UPDATE: FLYER

AND it's possible there will be a rescheduled LifeBalance TT. Road conditions at Gardner are being checked. Stay tuned.

Hard rains the night before slowed the times a bit at the Kansas Velodrome. The late morning racing began with time trials and after a lunch break continued with mass start events. The post event party featured a lively discussion on how to entice more riders into the summer track program (and a variety of international beers). 

Photos from Roger Harrison. More photos at the Lawrence Grass Velodrome page. Click the 'Read More' for complete results.

 

Read more: Kansas State Track Champs 2017 RESULTS

We'll have RESULTS and photos up from the Kansas State Track Championship asap. A fine day at the Velodrome.

RESULTS from the Missouri State Time Trial and Criterium.

Wednesday Night Worlds continue in Olathe.

This week on Thursday it's the LifeBalance Time Trial at Gardner. A good way to tune up for the upcoming Kansas State Time Trial on August 27th (Flyer should be out soon).

Saturday it's the Junction City Challenge Road Race.

Sunday in Salina is the Kansas State Championship Category Road Race.

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