Extremely cooperative weather made for a great day of racing and spectating at the new metro criterium: Kermis on the Parkway.
The event, billed as a Belgian style festival with plenty of food and beer, plus a fast flat course gave area riders an option to St Louis' Gateway Cup.
Lots of Roger Harrison's great photos More from Jesse Miguel
The folks in Hutchinson, Kansas stepped up and produced the 2016 State Time Trial. A flat course (but plenty of headwind on the return) and a welcoming crew. We'll have links to results and pics soon.
The Tuesday Foody's Ride is becoming a popular and fast way to bring your fitness up.
This upcoming weekend it's the Kermis on The Parkway criterium. Belgian style festival with food trucks, activities for the kids and the Gordon-Biersch Beer tent. Register on line for $5 off. The event can use more volunteers: Here's the link to sign up, you'll get a free t-shirt and plenty of coffee in exchange for some corner marshal work.
The Womens Cyclocross Clinic will be on September 7th. Get your skills!
Time Trial at Gardner presented by LifeBalance Sports. You need those hard efforts for CX (and everything else)!
Sunday August 14th. Kansas Category Road Race. FLYER
Black Bob Cyclocross Clinic August 20th and 21st FLYER. Get your skills.
Kansas Time Trial Championship August 28th FLYER SOON
Joules Cross CX practices start on September 1st FLYER
Kermis On The Parkway. Brand new criterium on September 4th FLYER
Aids Bicycle Cruise on September 11th. BEST. PARTY. ON. WHEELS. INFO HERE
Sunday September 4th. A new criterium for the metro. Lots of riders enjoy the fast and flat pavement of Tomahawk Creek Parkway in Leawood. Now you get to race it.
The event will also have plenty of cool things for spectators to do. Food Trucks, Beer tent, kids activities.
This is definitely a festival. Expect costumes and mayhem. But also expect a real good time on some of the best trails in the Midwest...with one gear.
Saturday August 6th in Swope Park for the Race. Events begin on Friday. INFO here.
Light rain in the early morning made the track a little slippery for the first riders in the time trial events. This velodrome is on turf, and while it's 'all weather,' conditions for speed and traction can be greatly affected.
The first Scratch Race (think criterium) saw the track beginning to dry on the straightaways. The second Scratch Race was contested in rainy conditions that left the racers looking like they had just completed a muddy cyclocross event.
As always, the after party rocked. Click the READ MORE for full results. Photos by Roger Harrison here. More photos coming from Maia Ades and Jesse Miguel.