Sunday, May 1, 2016

The 2016 Meltdown - Kansas Mountain Bike Championships

 Thank you to all the participants and volunteers that made this years Meltdown MTB Race so memorable.



Combined results are below

The 2016 Meltdown - Kansas State MTB Championship Results

 Roger sends us his pictures.

Meltdown Pictures - Kansas State MTB Championships.

Carolynn's pictures

2016 Meltdown MTB Race Pictures 

Sam Coleman's

2016 Meltdown Photo's - Cat 1, Cat 2, Single Speed & Clydesdale 225+

Welcome to this years Meltdown.

Some exciting news first.  The Meltdown was awarded the Kansas State Championships for 2016.   For years the Trail Masons have spend thousands of man hours to build what many consider now are the premier trails in Kansas.  Come join us on June 18th, 2016 at The Meltdown and challenge yourself on the Wyandotte County Lake Trails (WYCO).

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 20+ miles (and growing) trails out at Wyandotte County Lake have earned that name.

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.  Also included are events for our FAT Bike friends (3.8" tires) and Clydesdale (225+ pounds) riders.

As the Kansas State Championships the event will feature competitive fields, but also focus on raising funds for the DKMS and maintaining our local trail systems.

This years event will support DKMS - We Delete Blood Cancer.  Help us save life's and delete bone cancer by registering  at our donor drive on June 18, 2016.  




Dr. Lindsay Gallion, DC with KC Core will be out again to support our athletes.   KC Core specializes in Sports Chiropractic and Active Release Technique (ART).  Stop by before or after your event.

Lantern Rouge will be out on Saturday.  As always look for Roger out on course encouraging you to do your best.

Find his photo albums at Roger's House of Photos.


How do I register?  

Registration is easy.  You must have a USA Cycling license or purchase a one-day license $10.00.  (Note: USA Cycling is currently has 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)   Online Registration is open: https://usacycling.org/register/2016-800 .  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.    

Race day registration is available but we encourage you to signup online which will help our limited team staff and save you money.

Schedule for Saturday June 18th, 2016:

  • 7:30 AM Registration and Pack pickup
  • 8:00 AM Course opens for warmups
  • 8:50 AM Riders meeting for 9 AM start 
  • 9:00 AM Start: Cat 3 Males and Cat 3 Females, Fat Bike (Male and Female), Grand Masters (60+ Male and 50+ Female) and Junior 10-14. 
  • 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, Single Speed, Clydesdale's and Junior 15-18. 
  • Awards fore each race once finalized by USAC official. 
Note: Results will posted live at https://www.webscorer.com/ .  Under Find Races search for "The Meltdown) 


Flyer below:


The 2016 course is be close to 8.5 miles in length and feature all the top rated trails our at WYCO.

Course map below:

Link: 2016 Meltdown Course Map


Thursday, April 7, 2016

2016 God's Country Fat Tire Festival Update



The time has come for the 2016 God's Country Fat Tire Festival.  Cow Town Cycling and LMBC would like to invite you to join us in the Lawrence, Kansas over the April 16 & 17, 2016 weekend for two fun filled days of off-road fun.  Come out an enjoy super fun course, free post race food, live bands, custom awards, t-shirts and great volunteers.


Saturday is the 13th Annual God's Country Off-Road Duathlon.  Join us for this fun challenging event.  We have a class for all ability levels - Rock the Short Course  or Long Course individually or partner up (1 runner, 1 cyclist) if you're not ready to tackle the whole event alone.


Sunday brings us the opening round of the UFD West series.  The God's Country Mountain Bike Classic is a traditional cross country mountain bike race with classes for all.  Endurance athletes will test themselves in our 3 hour Marathon class.  We have classes for all ability levels - Cat 1, Cat 2 & Cat 3 along with our popular Single Speed class.  NEW classes for this year included BMX and Fat Bike (3.8 tires) only.

Come out next weekend and enjoy all the action at the Lawrence River Trails.  Register before 04/13/16 to guarantee entry and avoid late fees - Register for God's Country Fat Tire Festival. No license require - Entry fee includes all required license fees.

Complete info at our Fat Tire Duathlon Site.

Athlete Guides can be found at HERE.

Friday, March 25, 2016

God's Country Off-Road Duathlon Flyer



God’s Country Off-Road Duathlon

Event Description: The 13th Annual God’s Country Off-Road Duathlon will be held on the Lawrence River Trails  and feature both Long and Short course events.  
Course Description: Both events begin with trail run consisting of levee and single track. Long course run is 4 miles and the short course is 2 miles.  After the trail run is completed each participant will complete the bike leg which consists of a 10 mile lap of mostly fast, hard-packed dirt single track with some roller coaster hills, some twisty, narrow sections, and a few log obstacles. Long course will complete 2 laps with the short course 1 lap.  It's a great trail for beginners and experts alike.  *Note: Promoter reserves the right to modify course due to trail conditions*

Race Day Schedule:

7:00 am - Packet picket and race day registration opens
7:15 - Transition area opens
8:30 am - Packet pickup and registration closes for Duathlon
8:50 am - Pre-race meeting
9:00 am - Duathlon start – Long and Short courses.
10:15 am - Post race refreshments/food available
11:00 am - Results/awards

Classes/Fees:

Entry fee includes t-shirt and all license fees.  Note: t-shirt guarantee deadline is April 4th, 2016. Please note fee schedule below.   Register today - God's Country Fat Tire Festival Registration.  



Male Age-group Classes (Long & Short): 29 & under, 30-39 40-49, 50+
Female Age-group Classes (Long & Short): 29 & under, 30-39 40-49, 50+
Relay Classes: Men & Co-Ed (Long course only)
Junior classes (Short course only)
Clydesdale 225+ (Short course only)
Unicycle division (Short course only)

Early Bird Registration (Ends 3/15/16): $35.00 Individual / $45.00 Relay Team
Normal Registration (End 4/10/16): $45.00 Individual / $55.00 Relay Team
Late Registration (Ends 4/15/16): $55.00 Individual / $65.00 Relay Teams.
Race day Registration (if available): $60.00 Individual / $75.00 Relay Teams.

Awards:

Top 3 finishers in each division will receive custom awards

Friday, January 29, 2016

Gravel News Shorts - 01/29/16

It is prime gravel grinding weather this weekend.  Get out and enjoy this warm weather we are having. 

What: 5th Annual  Lake Dabinawa Grinder
When: Sunday January 31, 2016, 9:00 am
Where: Lawrence, KS (Lawrence visitor center)
Why: Come enjoy a beautiful 44 mile tour of North Lawrence.

Sunday Jeff is hosting the 5th Annual Lake Dabinawa Grinder.

This years ride the weather is much more enjoyable.  We hope to see you Sunday.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

RIP Joey Locke


It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our teammate Joey Locke.  Joey was killed on October 9th, 2015 by a drunk driver in North Florida.

Joey was a loving father, brother, son, uncle, teammate and trusted friend.  He will be missed by all.

In Loving Memory of

Joey Vaughn Locke

February 23, 1964 - October 9, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Almanza 3 Peats at the Revenge.



The 4th Annual Wyco's Revenge was held this past weekend.  Near perfect weather and course conditions greeted the participants for this years event.   Cliff Jones and his crew put on the event this year to help raise money for trails.   In addition to the MTB race a chili competition was held.  

Roger took some photos - Wyco's Revenge IV Pictures.

Result boards are below (still waiting for the online version).


Cow Town members were out in force.  Our own Damian Almanza made it three in a row taking the win in the Spirit division. 
 Gerard Arantowics looked good in his new jersey in route to a 11th place in the stacked Spirit Open class.
 
 Chris "Ole Man" Locke was chased hard by his nephew Adam Cvengros for most of the event until "experience" won out on this occasion.  Locke joined Amanza on the podium in 3rd place.


 Don Martin had a slight mechanical and was only able to finish up 1 lap in the Cat 3 division. 
 Danny Nobel overcame a crash (and two broken fingers) to earn 6th place in the Men's Cat 2 division. 

 Shane Martin rode well and earned 5th place in the Men's Cat 2 division.  Below he is looking good cruising along during the night lap (Photo by Don Martin)

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Wyco's Revenge IV

What: 2015 Wyco's Revenge
Where: Wyandotte County Lake Park, KS, Shelter #3
When: 5:30 pm start (registration opens at 4:30 pm)
Why: Fundraiser for the Trial Masons Association.
It is time for the 4th Annual Wyco's Revenge mountain bike race and chili cook-off.   This year the Short Bus Bike Club is hosting the event and all proceeds go back into the trail via the Trial Masons Associations. 

Participants have two fun events to chose from.  Option #1 is a nice beginner friendly 1-lap event that will take riders along an fun, fast and challenging 8.5 mile course which includes benched single track, challenging climbs, gravel roads and blazing downhills.  Option #2 is a challenging 3-lap event that will cover the same course with the additional challenge of riding in the dark (lights required).

Cost is $35.00 race day for both events.  No license required.

Event flyer can be found below:


Monday, June 29, 2015

God's Country Marathon Results and Photos

Another fun God's Country is in the books.  Gerard and crew did a great job and made this event fun for everyone.  It was a good day to listen to some fine music, enjoy a tasty brat and ride with great cycling friends.
Pictures can be found below:
Roger Harrison aka Lantern Rouge God's Country Photos
More pics to come....
Results below


God’s Country Results
Category
Open Male 20-29
  1. Marc Theiry 3:05:47 5 laps
  2. Dillon McNeil 3:30:31 5 laps
  3. James Blackie 3:16:50 5 laps
  4. Connor Reboldt 2:14:00 3 laps
  5. Phillip Johnson 2:47:00 3 laps
Open Male 30-39
  1. Justin Eddings 3:11:00 5 laps
  2. Kyle Hustler 3:17:25 5 laps
  3. Austin Elser 3:25:59 5 laps
  4. Lucas Borkowski 3:30:52 5 laps
  5. Tim Herre 2:59:09 4 laps
  6. Emil Swanson 3:01:50 4 laps
  7. Benjamin Wodbury 3:08:50 4 laps
  8. Jason Gaborie 2:57:20 3 laps
  9. Jordi Battle 3:16:22 3 laps
  10. Jeff Zook 41:03 1 lap
  11. Hawks 3:42:30
Open Male 40-49
  1. Roger Naubold 3:11:19 5 laps
  2. Roger Williams 3:12:00 5 laps
  3. Rick Mosely 3:14:31 5 laps
  4. Josh Taylor 3:20:52 5 laps
  5. Terry Higgins 3:22:55 5 laps
  6. Matt Morgan 3:23:00 5 laps
  7. Eddy Reimer 3:38:00 5 laps
  8. Shawn Beeton 3:39:35 5 laps
  9. Scott Tillis 3:45:10 5 laps
  10. 2. Steflite 3:45:11 5 laps
  11. Mark Duff 2:57:36 4 laps
  12. Edgar Martinez 3:02:10 4 laps
  13. Gary Lawrence 3:05:26 4 laps
  14. Thad Carson 3:09:35 4 laps
  15. Tim Rice 2:17:39 3 laps
  16. Mark Ruehter 2:26:59 3 laps
  17. Eric Shumaker 2:47:51 3 laps
  18. Joe Huston 2:48:11 3 laps
  19. Chris Yates 2:55:30 3 laps
  20. Warren Stevens 3:11:26 3 laps
Male 50+
  1. Doug Long 3:23:50 5 laps
  2. Rick Luekert 3:25:25 5 laps
  3. Lyle Reidy 3:26:30 5 laps
  4. David Mathews 3:09:38 5 laps
  5. Michael Ruder 3:32:19 5 laps
  6. Chuck Reboldt 3:36:15 5 laps
  7. David Romisch 2:56:24 4 laps
  8. Tim Black 2:59:35 4 laps
  9. Tom Athon 3:01:30 4 laps
  10. Myron Michael 3:08:00 4 laps
  11. Gary Calton 3:09:37 4 laps
  12. Joe Parker 3:11:15 4 laps
  13. Chris Joseph 3:15:28 4 laps
  14. Raymond Post 3:31:50 4 laps
  15. Brent Curtis 3:38:30 4 laps
  16. Dan Yates 2:36:00 3 laps
  17. Thomas Nepstad 2:39:33 3 laps
  18. Rick Deitz 2:08:29 2 laps

Singlespeed Lee Merill Open
Jason Irwin 3:42:00 5 laps
Lee Merill 2:59:07 4 laps


Women’s Open
Under 40
  1. Ivy Deason 2:56:30 4 laps
  2. Janette Tank 2:59:14 4 laps
  3. Amy Borkowski 3:09:39 4 laps
  4. Sally Urdang 2:46:00 3 laps
  5. Jennifer Bean 3:27:36 4 laps
Over 40
  1. Karen Pritchard 3:13:50 4 laps
  2. Jenny Wise 3:21:35 4 laps
  3. Angie Koppa 3:26:20 4 laps
  4. Christy Huntington 3:30:55 4 laps
  5. Sheila Bigler-Luke 2:40:00 3 laps
  6. Debra Anthony 3:06:40 3 laps
2 Person Coed
  1. Kevin Collins/Sandy Collins 3:36:10 5 laps
  2. Chris Locke/ Carolyn Locke 3:02:50 4 laps
  3. Mathew Lee/Jessica Williams 3:22:22 3 laps
  4. Danny Noble/Tara Noble 3:01:15 3 laps
  5. Allison Atkins/Andrew Atkins
  6. Cindy Keith/Jennifer Lowe


2 Person Team


1.       Craig Myers-Arenth/Damien Almanza  3:14:40  5 laps
2.       Brad Crain/ Jeremy Crocker  3:17:10   5 laps
3.       Noah Hoelscher/Jared Anderson  3:19:06   5 laps
4.       JP Shores/Gary Mapes       3:26:40 5 laps
5.       Shane Marton/Jeff Arnaud                 3:34:00  5 laps
6.       Alex Fridley/Austin Mitts   3:40:50  5 laps
7.       Kevin Long/David Lafond                  3:05:40   4 laps
8.       Jeff Sopha/Joe Dickerson  3:16:30   4 laps
9.       Damien Hobbs/Bryce Sprague  3:28:40  4 laps
10.    Brian Tabor/Joe Mason     2:35:20   3 laps
Gill Tyler/Medlock Dylan



Beginner Open

Women
  1. Christy Ubelaker 51:05
  2.  Joanna Burress 1:00:02
  3. Stefanie Gaborie 1:00:10
  4. Desire Stephenson 1:21:15
Junior
  1. Asa Black 49:13
  2. Max Gilliand 50:49
  3. Isaac Black 59:56
Male
  1. Jerry Gabrie 45:15
  2. Gabriel Murray 45:17
  3. Terry Gilliand 45:40
  4. Russ McLandsborough 46:11
  5. Chris James 46:32
  6. Ryan Weaver 49:25
  7. Aaron Black 47:40
  8. Allen Chapin 49:47
  9. Randy Braley 49:50
  10. Kenny Williams 49:52
  11. Mike Horfelt 51:19
  12. Chris Tomas 52:23
  13. Christian Johansen 53:14
  14. Mike Pfeifer 59:05