Coming up: More State Championships!

 

 

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.

Saturday February 25th at Clinton Lake, the popular Spring Fling Criteriums begin. 5 weeks of flat fast fun with lots of categories. Note the new Womens 5 Category for beginners. FLYER

The Perry Dam race will also be multiple weekends. A hardish 5 mile loop. Website with flyer coming soon.

One of the longer road races of the local seasoan (and arguably harder) is the Bazaar Road Race held on April 9th. Flyer

The Bruce Edwards and Glenda Taylor Memorial Time Trial is a 'must do' event on April 22nd. FLYER

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 Kansas Cycling Association held their annual banquet on January 22nd in Lawrence. Photos from Roger Harrison here.

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.

Plenty more gravel rides on this schedule!

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