Tuesday, May 8, 2018

2018 Meltdown Mountain Bike Challenge

Welcome to this years Meltdown.

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

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.

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.

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 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)  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.   

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 and Grand Masters 60+ Males
  • Awards fore each race once finalized by USAC official. 
Course Map:

Cliff is working on the course map as we speak...

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/ 


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

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.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

2018 Gravel Grinders

Start your year off with some gravel grinding fun. The 2018 season begins this weekend.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

2017 Meltdown Mountain Bike Challenge

Update 6/12/17:

Roger Harrison has posted his photos: The Meltdown Mountain Bike Challenge Photos

Chris and Carolynn Locke's photos: 2017 Meltdown Mountain Bike Challenge on film 

Eric Deeter's photos: Meltdown 2017 Photos

Results:  2017 Meltdown Mountain Bike Challenge Results

Online registration is closed, but do not worry race day registration is available.  Registration/race number pickup begins at 8:30 am on Sunday.

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 also be out Sunday  As always look for Roger out on course encouraging you to do your best.

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

Be sure to DRINK and Stay Hydrated before and during the Meltdown.

We are excited to announce the 2017 Meltdown Mountain Bike Challenge.

Awards are ready for this weekends big event.  Custom mugs to top 3 in each division.  Kansas riders will also be competing for USA Cycling State Championship medals. 

Volunteers are the lifeblood of these events.  Please contact Carolynn if you can help out this year. 

Cliff Jones, the main man behind the awesome Wyandotte County Lake Park trails, has put together another great course for us - 2017 Meltdown Course Map

Registration is now open (closes Friday @ noon):  https://www.usacycling.org/register/2017-1538

Event Flyer: