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A dark and stormy start greeted a number of the first riders off at the Kansas Time Trial Championship. Early promises of ideal weather gave way to lightning, blustery wind and rain. At least one athlete chose not to start due to nearby lightning strikes and race crew and county officials were forced to delay the later categories by 30 minutes. The next wave of riders were plagued with several flat tires from the washed up road debris. Post event spirits were raised by an invitation to all to attend a local barbecue/indoor award ceremony. A healthy prize list including Kansas Championship medals were passed out  and many burgers were consumed. A raffle exclusive to the 17 first time riders  (courtesy of Trek Bicycle of KC/Localcycling.com) gave goody bags to two lucky competitors. Riders up to age 70 and from several states participated in this epic.


Roger Lomshek, The KCA and all the helpers put on a first class event under challenging circumstances. Results here. Click the read more to view the Kansas medalists.

Read more: 2006 Kansas State TT Championship Results

The folks from KCOI have sent word that online registration is now available on active.com ( Right Here) for the 4th annual Baldwin City Stage Race Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, 2006 in Baldwin City, KS. Race information at www.kcbike.com.

Lawrence Kansas hosted a second consecutive successful National Collegiate Cycling Championship. Area rider Mark Smelser of Kansas State University was top of the podium in the Division I criterium. Here's the link to the results and write up at USACycling.
This week sees more fun and green activities around town for this cycling festival. Read Mike Hendricks of the Kansas City Star's take on B2WW. Hard working advocate Deb Ridgeway of Bridging The Gap gives us the link to the full schedule here. Localcycling.com and our team sponsor, Trek Bicycle Store of Kansas City help host two events during the week: Our Monday night ride becomes a quest for ice cream, and all area riders are invited to our Thursday night Team presentation party. See details on our calendar or the B2WWeek schedule.

Nearly 800 racers competed in this race against the clock in the opening event of the Kansas City Corporate Challenge. This short time trial (approximately 2 1/2 miles) draws athletes of all abilities with scoring by age group and company division. Results. Upcoming Corporate Challenge events include individual and team triathlon and duathlon.

The Kansas Speedway has been nice enough again this year to open up their facility for practice prior to the Bike Race. These practice times will be Monday-Friday, May 1st - May 5th from 5pm-9pm. Participants need to enter the Speedway at the Michigan and Speedway Boulevard entrance and will be asked to sign a waiver at the guard stand. Another opportunity for a final tuneup is this Thursday's 10 kilometer Time Trial in Gardner: Info.
The folks preparing the upcoming College National Championships in Lawrence send this:

Downtown Criterium Changes Day and Course  
            LAWRENCE, KS. – Preparations for hosting the 2006 USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals in Lawrence, May 12-14, are underway and include a new day and revised course for the downtown criterium.
            According to Christopher Hess, technical director of the event, the downtown criterium has been moved from Friday to Sunday to accommodate local merchant interests.
            “Downtown merchants were very supportive of the 2005 event, but also concerned about the commercial impact on customers,” said Hess. “We’ve worked with Bob Sanner, Director of the Conventions and Sports Bureau of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, to develop this change which has been warmly received by the merchants.”

Read more: Collegiate Nationals Schedule Change


The localcycling news desk was pleased to get this press release  for an outstanding event:                                             
KCOI Boulevard and SKC Racing Teams present the 4th annual Baldwin City Stage Race Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, 2006 in Baldwin City, KS. This points based stage race has a $5,000 total payout and is on the Midwest Region Maxxis Cup Cycling Series. 
The Baldwin City Stage Race features a 10K time trial and a challenging criterium on Saturday followed by a Sunday morning road race.    Racers can compete in one, two or all three stages.   Prizes will be awarded for individual stages and overall points.  All juniors race free in junior races.
Online registration will be available in early May.  Check http://www.kcbike.com.com for updated information and race flyer.  Please refer questions to:
Tony Stewart
913.481.7219
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