Friday, February 29, 2008

New Team Kits

Here is a look at our new clothing kits.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Paseo Bridge Open Houses

This week and next MoDOT will hold two open houses to brief the public
on plans for the upcoming bridge replacement project. As you might know
MoDOT did finally agree to reserve space on the new bridge for a
bike/ped path. However, they will not pay for it and will not build it
until the city finds the money to build the ramps and a connecting trail
on the north side.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and there will be a presentation at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 28
North Kansas City Community Center
1999 Iron Street
North Kansas City, MO 64116

Wednesday, March 5
Don Bosco Senior Center in Columbus Park
580 Campbell Street
Kansas City, MO 64106

For more info on the Paseo Bridge project go to

Eric Rogers

Monday, February 25, 2008

Spring Fling Crit Series

The Kansas Cycling Association has the flyer up for the 13th Annual Spring Fling Crit Series.

And don't forget the Perry Road Races on Sundays.

The Kansas Cycling Association will be starting a Race Mentor Program to help novice racers through the sometimes difficult learning period. Experienced (Cat 1, 2 or 3 racers) may start in a Cat 4 or 5 race to train an individual Cat 5 or 4 racer. This will hopefully improve race safety and increase the number of new racers that stick with it. Check out for more info.

Froze Toes Results

The 2008 racing season as officially started. The Columbia Bike Club hosted the 19th Annual Froze Toes Road Race on Sunday which has become a very popular early season training race.

Mesa Cycling's Ethan Froese was the big winner of the day winning the Men's Pro 123 division ahead of Big Shark's Justin Maciekowitz. Check out the Froze Toes Results.

Picture are up from Dennis Fickinger

Photo courtesy the Missourian.

Some Blog's about Froze Toes:

Rich Ramblings

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Bicycle Day at the Capital this Tuesday

Not forget Tuesday is...

Bicycle Day at the Capitol is Tuesday, February 26th. We are supporting the Safe Streets bill (HB2205) and the Complete Streets bill (HB2206), both sponsored by Representative Mike Sutherland.

Bicycle Day Highlights:

* Awards presentations at 10:30 and 10:45 in the Senate Lounge
* Antique bicycle display in the 3rd floor rotunda
* Levi Leipheimer's bicycle on display in the 3rd floor rotunda

Trek Bicycle will display the bicycle ridden by American cyclist Levi Leipheimer when he rode in the 2007 Tour of Missouri.

Leipheimer is a "rock star" of the international bicycle racing world. He rode with Lance Armstrong's team for several of Armstrong's Tour de France wins, has 3 top-ten Tour de France finished to his credit, won the time trial of the 2007 Tour of Missouri, and took top honors in the 2007 Tour of California.

The antique bicycle display is courtesy James Allen of Springfield. Allen has ridden and displayed his rare and valuable bicycles across the U.S.

We'll look forward to seeing you Tuesday!

Missouri's vision:
More info:

Friday, February 22, 2008

April Adventure

The 2008 April Adventure is fast approaching. Last year team members Leonard Lastine and Chris Locke participated in this early season duathlon. "It was a very fun event, well organized and let me test my early season fitness" - LL.

April Adventure 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008, 09:00 AM
Anderson County Jr/Sr High School
1100 West Highway 31
Garnett, KS 66032

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Win a Free Bike

Need a free bike?

Our sponsor Accelerade is having contest and is given away a free bike and some of their great product as prizes.

Contest link:

To receive 30% off visit:

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

KCA Officals Clinic

The Kansas Cycling Association is holding a Category C (Beginner) Official’s Clinic this Saturday, February 23. The clinic will be held from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Star Signs, 810 East 9th Street, Lawrence, Kansas.

Please consider attending this free clinic and becoming licensed to officiate at USAC races. An open book test will be conducted at the end of the course.

Attendees passing the test may purchase a 2008 Class C Official’s License for $35. The $35 license fee will be reimbursed by the KCA after the official has worked five races in 2008.

Please email Margretta deVries, clinic instructor, at or Sherri Hahn, KCA Board Member, at with questions and to RSVP for the clinic

Monday, February 11, 2008

BIG Workday at Stocksdale!

Today's work day was a great success. Some photos of the guys/gals hard at work below:

John Harter sends us some info on this weekend's BIG Workday at Stocksdale:

Here is your chance to get in on the ground level of a new trail system. The Stocksdale/Walnut Woods Project is coming along nicely and we plan to have a big workday on February 16th. This will be spent mostly doing tread prep/ raking and cutting bench as most all the corridor is already cleared. One big day with a good turnout could be enough to complete the Walnut Woods first phase. We will start at 8:30 AM. Bring gloves, boots, water, snacks and layers of clothes. If you have tools, bring them, if not, no problem, he have lots of tools!

location map is here:
If you need more info, let me know.

Here is the official Stockdale Blog.

See you there,

Friday, February 8, 2008

Bicycle Day at the Capital

Missouri bicyclists, walkers, runners, and trail users,

You are invited to Bicycle Day in Jefferson City on Tuesday, February 26th, 2008.

We would like to have *at least* 30 people from all across Missouri at Bicycle Day this year. Please invite your friends, colleagues, bicycling friends, and fellow club members!

We would like to have all major clubs, organizations, and geographical areas represented.

We are planning to create packets for each person coming to Bicycle Day, so please confirm your attendance with me ( ASAP.

Our goal is to visit as many of the approximately 200 Missouri senators and representatives as we can on February 26th. We will divide into groups and visit elected officials or staff members if we can and dropping off prepared packets of information for them otherwise.

We will also give awards to a number of elected officials who have been helpful to the cause of bicycling, walking, running, and/or trails in Missouri.

And, we'll have a great time!

Brent Hugh

Monday, February 4, 2008

Perry Lake Road Races.

Up for some road races this Spring?

The Lantern Rouge Racing Team and Wheatland Cycling Team presents

That Dam Race Again, Again and Again
Event dates: March 2nd, 9th and 16th
Location: Thompson Public Use Area at Lake Perry, Kanas

Flyer here - PerryLakeRoadRaces

Trails Funding Needed.

The Public Improvements Advisory Committee (PIAC) is considering
requests to fund three different trails projects. Please go to http://
to sign a form to let them know you want
these trail projects funded. The form will send email to the PIAC and
City Council Members in the appropriate districts of Kansas City, MO.
Feel free add your own message or send the suggested messages. The
deadline is Feb. 8.

Trolley Track/Indian Creek Connection
This project would connect the popular Trolley Track and Indian Creek
Trails, as well as a new trail along the Blue River. It would provide
a continuous trail from the Plaza all the way to Olathe, KS.
Currently there is no safe way to get south of 85th street in KCMO.
To go south you must use Holmes or Wornall. This message will go to
representatives from the 5th and 6th Council Districts.

Hodge-Smithville Trail
This project will link Pleasant Valley Park and the new police
academy with Hodge Park and the Shoal Creek Valley neighorhood. It is
part of a longer trail corridor that will eventually go all the way
to Smithvile Lake. This message will go to representatives from the
1st Council District.

Shoal CreeK Trail
This trail segment will connect existing trails along Maple Woods
Parkway, Route 1, and in Happy Rock Park.This message will go to
representatives from the 1st and 2nd Council District

For more information see:

Laurie Chipman

Friday, February 1, 2008

2008 Froze Toes Road Race

Flyer for the 19th Annual Froze Toes Road Race

Basic info...
Date: February 24

Registration Opens: 9am
Races start: 12 noon

Entry fee: free for Cat V Juniors, $25 for other categories.

Course: Very flat 31 mile loop with four turns and two big‐ring hills approximately five miles from the finish. The pavement is in relatively good shape with a few rough areas.

More info: Julie Hall, race director - 573-817-2453

Email: for other contact