Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Bone Bender Mountain Bike Challenge


 NEW DATE: 9/16/18




The Bone Bender  Mountain Bike Challenge Returns! Back from the grave, a classic endurance mountain bike event returns to the Midwest.  Thanks to Lyle Riedy and a cast of wonderful volunteers from Ladydudes, LMBC and Cow TownCycling our new home is Perry Lake State Park.  A great course and venue awaits everyone for this year’s event. 

Come enjoy some of the sweetest trails in the Midwest.  Party with your friends and just have a grand old time riding your bike.  Your choice, 3 or 6 hours of fun.  Solo and team classes are available.

New this year. Endurance racing is a challenge, especially when you factor in a variety of off-road trails that Perry Lake have to offer. Finish our Bone Bender Mountain Bike Challenge and receive one our sweet finishing t-shirts. Solo and team members will receive t-shirts if the challenge is met.


 Entry includes:
  • Memories that will last a lifetime.
  • 23 Mile course at Perry Lake Mountain Bike Course - 1 or 2 lap options.
  • Finishing T-shirts.  
  • Aid stations to help you get through the event.
  • Food provided after the event by Trails and Taco’s
  • Donations of proceeds to the trails and LMBC.
  • USAC insurance
Register today at USA Cycling.  Your registration is guaranteed – if we must cancel the event due to rain/wet course then you get a refund.  It is that simple, not strings attached so register TODAY! Early registration discount ends 6/22/18

NOTE to Relay teams:  Please have one person from each team signup.  We will then manually add the second teammate to your team. 

Registration Link: Bone Bender 3/6 Mountain Bike Challenge Registration

Event Flyer below. 


Sponsoring teams: Cow Town Cycling and The Ladydudes.

Event Support: Lawrence Mountain Bike Patrol

Sponsors: Epic Bike and Sport,Trek Bicycles, Elite Cycles,

Check back for updates as our event approaches.  Help spread the word

See you at the races.
Cow Town Cycling/The Ladydudes

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

2018 Meltdown Mountain Bike Challenge

Welcome to this years Meltdown (Updated 6/10/18)

Thank you to the Ladydudes and our volunteers that made this event a success. 

RESULTS ARE IN:

Meltdown Marathon 3 Hr Results
Meltdown MTB Beginners, Juniors, Tandem and Women 50+ Results
Meltdown MTB Expert, Sport, Single Speed, Clydesdale and Masters 60+

 Pictures:

Lantern Rouge - Pictures of the 2018 Meltdown Mountain Bike Challenge
Jennifer Piko - The Meltdown 2018 Album

Start list is posted: 2018 Meltdown Start List. We are offering registration on Sunday.  Please arrive early to allow time to register.  Raceday registration closes 30 minutes prior to start.

Come join the Cow Town Cycling Team and the Ladydudes on June 10th, 2018 as we present The Meltdown Mountain Bike Challenge.

Please support our local sponsors.  Without them our events would not be possible.


The WYCO trail system is known locally as "Singletrack Heaven".  Home to some of the best designed and maintained trails in the Midwest and it is easy to see why the 25+ miles (and growing) trails out at Wyandotte County Lake have earned that name.

SINGLE SPEED class added!!!!

The Meltdown races will feature events for all ages and abilities including junior classes starting as young as 10 all the way up to 60+ Masters classes and 50+ Female classes.   Never participated in a mountain bike race?  We have a class for you - Cat 3 (Beginner).  Long distance is your thing?  We have a class for you - 3 hour Marathon. Only have one gear?  Single Speed is your class.

Event Flyer:

How do I register?  

Registration is easy - Visit: USA Cycling - Meltdown MTB

Remember this event is protected by the Event Cancellation Refund Protection Program.  What does this mean?  If we cancel the event due to rain (muddy trails) you get a refund.  Now you have no excuses not to sign up.


You must have a USA Cycling license or purchase a one-day license $10.00.  (Note: USA Cycling is currently having a rebate program where $5.00 from each one-day license will be paid to the hosting club. All rebated funds will be donated to the Urban Trails Co for use at Wyco)  You will have to create an account if you do not already have one with USA Cycling.  This is very easy to do.  The one-day license will be added automatically when you "checkout" if you do not already have a license.

Location:  

Wyandotte Country Lake Park, Shelter #3 - Google map directions

Schedule for Sunday, June 10th, 2018:

  • 7:30 AM Registration and Pack pickup
  • 8:00 AM Course opens for warmups
  • 8:30 AM Registration closes for 9 AM starts
  • 8:50 AM Riders meeting for 9 AM start 
  • 9:00 AM Start: Marathon, Cat 3 Males and Cat 3 Females, Master 50+ Females and Juniors.
  • 10:30 AM Registration closes for 11 AM starts
  • 10:50 AM Riders meeting for 11 AM start
  • 11:00 AM Start: Cat 1 Males, Cat 1 Females, Cat 2 Males, Cat 2 Females, Clydesdale's, Single Speed and Grand Masters 60+ Males
  • Awards for each race once finalized by USAC official. 
Awards:  Custom awards are finished.


Post Race Food:

Trails and Tacos will be onsite with their tasty tacos.  A $5.00 donation is suggested.

Course Map:



https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/18427569

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2018 God's Country Fat Tire Festival

Update 4/15/18:

Results from the Cross Country events: https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/60635/

Results from today Duathlon and Marathon: https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/60632/ 

Pictures:

Roger Harrison Photos Day 1: Duathlon Photos

Roger Harrison Photos Day 2:  MTB Photos

Art King Photos - 2018 God's Country

Course conditions as of this afternoon were very dry.  We received some rain this evening.  Expected course conditions on Saturday are good.  Trail boss Art King is keeping an eye on the trails.

Event is a GO as of Friday evening at 8:00 pm.  I will post any updates if anything changes. 

Established in 2001.  We continue the "Fat Tire Fun" in 2018.  The Ladydudes, Cow Town and LMBC have teamed up to present this years festival.

Download the 2018 God's Country Athlete Information Guide 

Special thanks to all our sponsors:

Epic Bike and Sport
Club Ride Apparel
Harwood Chiropractic 
Lantern Rouge Volunteer Group
Bike Stop
Cycle City
Elite Cylcing 
Family Bicycles
Horizon Cycling
Let's Ride Bicycles
Spokes Cafe Cyclery
Trek Kansas City
Velo Garage and Tap House
Waterfront


Registration is now open. Register today and save.  New for 2018:  We are a Protected Event.  What does this mean for you?  You can rest assured that in the event we have to cancel the event due to weather (muddy trails) that you will receive a  refund. Now you have no excuse not to register TODAY!

Update: We got in extra socks.  First 150 entries (currently at 125) get some sweet socks to keep your feet warm.



Join us on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1846641258713440/

Simple steps to register:
  1. Visit: https://www.usacycling.org/
  2.  Login or create an account.
  3.  Click on Events then Search Event. 
  4. Enter Kansas for your search criteria and Click on "Search Future Events"
  5.  Scroll down to God's Country Fat Tire Festival and click on Register for Event
  6. Enter the events that you wish to attend for our weekend festival. 
NOTE: With a one-day license you may not have the option to register for the Cat 2 division. We can move you to Cat 2 after you register. Please register and send us a note to move you to Cat 2 if that is your normal class. 
Epic Bike and Sport Challenge: Complete all three events over the 2 day festival. 
Discounted fees apply - race the Cross Country event for free.