We're in the middle of the long hot summer with plenty of hot training opportunity.
Wednesdays it's Worlds: a safe and fast criterium in Olathe: FLYER
Wanna play on the track? On Thurday Night's at the Lawrence Grass Velodrome there are structured workouts until August including Coach Pat's Omnium Series.
RESULTS from Tour of Kansas City, all three stages plus Omnium.
Wednesday Night Worlds Criterium features a Ladies Night for 6/28
Thursday 6/29 at the Lawrence Velodrome is week two of Coach Pat's Omnium Series. Get Fixed!
July 8th and 9th, some great mountain bike trails for the Marmaton Massacre
Coming up in July: Truman Cup Omnium
Touted as a National Championship Grinder (and yes, the event attracted folks from around the country), the first edition was a well run event.
Here's the link to RESULTS. We'll have some pic links asap.
At Sunday's Tour of Kansas City Criterium an athlete from the St. Louis area was fatally injured. Here is the statement from the staff of the event:
"Our thoughts go out to the family, friends, and teammates of the rider who passed after a race incident in the Tour of Kansas City. Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of a member of the cycling community."
A link to local news coverage. More details will be released today: KSHB story
Lots of of cycling events in the metro this week!
Saturday and Sunday: Tour of Kansas City
Wow, it's that time of the year again. This historic event offers great racing and spectating:
"The Tour of Kansas City has been a part of the local landscape for 54 years. It is the longest running bike race west of the Mississippi. The race weekend consists of a time trial, circuit race, and criterium in an omnium format with male and female champions crowned. The Prologue Time Trial is back alongside the iconic Cliff Drive Circuit Race, and the well received Crossroads Criterium will once again serve as the final event of the weekend."
For Sunday's Criterium the Localcycling.com news team and Boulevard Brewing will be set up inside Clubhouse at 504 E. 18th with a view party. $10 donation for plenty of great beer and an indoor place to hangout with snacks.
The first running of the Olathe Criterium presented by Midwest Velo brought a fresh road event to the metro calendar. Good fields and smooth production.
We'd like to think that this event will become a staple on the summer calendar.