Coming up: Gravel!

The weather starts to turn for the better. LOTS of events popping up on the schedules

This weekend (3/18-3/9)

Gravelleurs Raid Recon Ride (Facebook page)

Spring Fling Criterium

Perry Dam Road Race

On the near horizon:

Bazaar Road Race

Monthly LifeBalance Time Trials (beginning April)

Bruce Edwards/Glenda Taylor Memorial TT

Cool Hand Luke Gravel

A wintery day for the first race of the 2017 Perry Dam Series road race. Tough racers on a classic circuit with one crucial hill.


Photos from Roger Harrison.

Race number two on March 19th. FLYER

Even though this race isn't in the KC Metro area, it's pretty popular with local riders. Many heroic stories from this year's event, contested in freezing conditions with rain. The mud took a heavy toll on racers and bikes.


Spring Fling at Clinton Lake for today (3/11) is cancelled. Icy conditions. There will a replacement day on April 1st.

Revolution Racing website for updates.

LOTS of local riders are participating in the Land Run 100 in Oklahoma this weekend. Info here.

Sunday 3/18 is the kickoff of the Perry Dam Race. Roads are expected to be clear. FLYER

Spring Fling Criteriums continue. Here are the photos from Roger Harrison. UPDATED: RESULTS

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. 

March 19th is the next big gravel event in our neck of the woods: 3rd Annual Kings of the Ville Ride. Always good info on the Guru Gravel Grinder's Site.

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.

RESULTS and great photos from Roger Harrison

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.

A new gravel event on Sunday February 26th. Put together by local coach Michael Ruder and the gravel enthusiastic shop Velo+, expect some fun and challenging gravel in the Southern Johnson County.

Facebook page with the basics.