Two very different Time Trial events were held on Thursday night (6/8), The classic LifeBalance Time Trial, a test of just under 6 miles AND a flying lap (333m) of the Kansas Velodrome (AKA Lawrence Grass Velodrome).
With a number of the usual riders of the Gardner event out of town for Senior Games in Birmingham, AL, the turnout was a little lighter: LifeBalance RESULTS
The track turnout was a little larger for the opening night, held as part of National Track Day: RESULTS
LOTS of interesting things going on this week around the metro.
Thursday another round of the essential LifeBalance Time Trial at Gardner AND it's National Track Day at the Lawrence Velodrome. Come try your hand at Track racing with the introductory clinic and races.
Sunday is the Kansas Mountain Bike Championship at WYCO
AND next week it's the start of this summer's Wednesday Night Worlds Criteriums in Olathe (more details coming).
Photo by Roger Harrison
A perfect weekend for the Dirty Kanza. With lighter winds and a break in the rain cycle that has been dumping moisture on Kansas, most of the riders were able to complete the event.
Here's the link to the RESULTS. Use the filters and drop downs to find you friends AND give them a congratulatory shout out for tackling the Flint Hills Gravel.
LOTS and LOTS of photos from Roger Harrison.
A small eclectic event that has turned into a national level gravel festival, the Dirty Kanza weekend has a variety of events ranging from fun parties to the over the top challenge of the 200 miler.
Growing from under 50 participants in 2006 to over 2000 in 2017, this is a 'must do' if you're in to gravel.
Official website: Dirty Kanza
Here's the link to the event schedule: DK Events
This coming weekend, a trip to Hutchinson will get you two days of Criterium racing at the 2017 Hutch Bike Fest: FLYER
Sunday May 28th is one of the best run Time Trials in our region, the Jesse Blancarte Memorial: FLYER
The Kansas Cycling Association cyclocross promoters met over the weekend to hammer out details of the upcoming season. Most of the old favorites are returning, but the 16+ race season will offer up some new events.
Labor Day weekend in Kansas City? Were waiting for news on Kermis on The Parkway, but there WILL be racing. Stay tuned.
The third Thursday of the month brings us the John Brown Time Trial Series. Beginning on 5/18 and running through September, this is another great way to improve both TT skills and fitness.
A flat 5 mile course and multiple categories of scoring means riders can race more than once per evening.