Coming up: CYCLOCROSS!

 

 

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!

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

RESULTS

Photos from Roger Harrison Photos from Jesse Miguel

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.

RESULTS and PHOTOS from Roger Harrison

Series60 Points with one race to go.

Next up: Cross Off The Old Year closes out Series60CX for 2016

Most of the expected rain held off leaving a slightly tacky course. Strong head winds on the long straights made this a tactical race. The Boxing Day race continues to offer a deceivingly challenging course.

RESULTS

photos from Roger Harrison Photos from Jesse Miguel

Next up: Grote Prijs Shawnee night race

Three Cyclocross races beginning the day after Christmas! 

Boxing Day on December 26th. The Leawood Park training course with the addition of some new woods mixes 'heavy' grass with twisty technical (and a little pavement for relief). FLYER

Wednesday Night December 28th The Grote Prijs Shawnee returns as a night race. Don't miss our seasons only evening event. FLYER A shout out to Grip N Rip Cycling for additional help on this one.

'Cross Off The Old Year at Herman Laird Park on December 31st. Big pavement start (as always), lots of corners, a trip through the old farm. This event closes out Series60CX with a lot of awards. FLYER

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