Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Smithville Halloween Ride

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

De Stad Series Heads to Cyclocross Paradise

KANSAS CITY, MO - October 21, 2008 - The De Stad Cyclocross Van Kansas Series presented by Paceline Products is proud to present the Smithville Cyclocross Festival Oct. 25th and Oct. 26th. This years festival has moved to what will soon be known has "Cyclocross Paradise" in the small town of Paradise, Missouri (just 25 minutes North of Kansas City). Situated along the shores of the beautiful Smithville Lake is Sailboat Cove Park which offers a great venue for cyclocross with its natural obstacles, tree line paved trails, rolling terrain, woody areas and beach shoreline. Spectators and racers will both enjoy the course as it offers plenty of opportunities to view the action.

Promoter Chris Locke said, “We are excited about the success of the 2008 race series and the growth we have had after 8 years of bringing great cyclocross events to the Kansas City area”. With growing attendance at each event, Kansas City is fast becoming the hotbed for cyclocross. As the numbers rise, the series attracts more sponsors to grow higher payouts and more prizes. This weekend will be no different as we expect over 500 riders.

A well balanced course has been designed by the Cross Guru for the Smithville Cyclocross Festival. The course features 158 feet of climbing per 1.5 mile lap with plenty of pavement, flowing turns, a few off camber turns, a natural steep run up (one the Guru is famous for) and the return of Harter’s Horseshoe V2 along the shores of Smithville Lake.

Conformables by Sidas has joined the great list of sponsors for the festival. The sponsorship brings each class winner custom foot beds ($140 value) made race day. The Wheel Cyclery, Clay County Parks, KCA, Tifosi, FRS, Hammer Nutrition, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Lantern Rouge Volunteer Group, Thoroughly Kneaded Muscle Therapy, Chamois Butt’r, and Santa Fe Bicycle and Coffee Shop bring the event more than $5,000 in prizes.

Prizes are plentiful and the food abundant. Saturday will feature a Mexican Fiesta and Sunday a Chili Extravaganza. Don’t forget…coffee by the gallon and lots of sweets!

Racing at Sailboat Cove begins Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with the Category 3 / 4 men going off first. Ladies don’t forget that KCA is sponsoring the Category 4 women by supplementing your entry, which means you race for only $5. Races continue throughout the day with the Category Men 1/2/3 racing at 1:30 p.m. and the finale at 2:45 with the Juniors, Cat. 4 Women, and Masters B. This is a great venue for spectating.

Get your cross bikes ready to roll. There are categories for Men and Women from Pro to beginner with everything in between including the very popular Single Speed class. Visit for all the details.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Smithville Cyclocross Festival Course Pictures.

Capital Cup Cyclocross Results

Congrats to Cow Town's Shad Schreiner for taking 7th in the Capital Cup Cyclocross over in Topeka, Kansas.

Complete results are at HERE.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Chris Cross on YouTube

Michael Ruder send in this cool video of the Men's Elite class at Chris Cross

Monday, October 13, 2008

Chris Cross

Cow Town riders put in a strong showing at yesterday's Chris Cross Cyclocross race.

Special thanks need to go out to everyone who helped make the Chris Cross possible.

Team Results:

Rich Anderson - 1st Masters 35+
Rich Anderson - 4th Cat 4 Male
Christopher Locke - 1st Junior Male
Chris Locke - 2nd Single Speed Open
Keith Baker - 5th Masters 45+
Craig Myers-Arenth - 6th Masters 35+
Brent Gowin - 8th Single Speed
Damian Almanza - 8th Masters 35+
Jeff Arnaud - 33rd Cat 4