Saturday, February 28, 2009

Spring Fling Postponed

Spring Fling Weekend #1
POSTPONED to April 11th

Snowed Out! 1st Fling Postponed to Saturday April 11th. So after 14 years you are bound to have a little weather excitement. We could snow plow the course but the cold and cloudy conditions today mean it may not be clear enough to race. Funny how it snows for Crits and not Cross.


Complete info at

Friday, February 27, 2009

The Devil is Coming


Saturday, March 7th the 2009 Fat Tire Duathlon series opens with the 5th Annual Devil’s Revenge Duathlon at Clinton Lake State Park. The Devil’s Revenge is a fun and challenging way to start your off-road season. Also, new this year we have a “Bike Only” option and have added more fun single track to our courses.

The Devil’s Revenge begins at 10:00am with a 3.75 mile trail run that includes single track, hills, rocks, creek crossings, and park roads. After a quick transition, the 11.5 mile mountain bike leg is up next. The mountain bike course is a combination of some fun single track, grass prairie, gravel roads, climbs and a few rocky sections just to keep you honest. After another quick transition, a short sprint to the finish line. Both Individuals and Relay teams can compete in this fun and challenging event. The Bike Only option will begin after the Duathlon at 10:15am.

Pre-registration ends Wednesday March 4th for the Duathlon. Due to limited quantities, event t-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register so hurry and register now! Race day registration is available and opens at 8:00am. For more information, download entry forms or register online visit Registration for the Bike Only option will be available only on race day beginning at 8:00am.

We would like to thank all our sponsors for their support. Visit The Wheel Cyclery for all your cycling needs. For all your massage needs visit Thoroughly Kneaded Muscle Therapy. Paceline Products has a full line of cycling products including Chamois Butt’r. Don’t forget your Road ID and as always, the Lantern Rouge Volunteer Group will entertaining us. Special thanks to the Cow Town Cycling Team and all the volunteers for their support.

If you are not racing, please consider volunteering to help bring these athletes to their finish. We still need some extra hands to help with set up, registration, scoring/results and course marshals. There will be free food and drinks as well as a cool goodie bag, event volunteer shirt and the satisfaction of helping out such a great group of people. If you, a family member or friend is available and would like to volunteer please contact or call 816.468.4831

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lawrence River Trails Need Your Help!

The Lawrence Mountain Bike Club
Trail Maint. Work
Feb. 22 at 9 AM 'til Noon
Meet at the Trailhead (8th and Oak Streets, in North Lawrence)

There is alot of damage to the lower trail west of the Mudd Creek Cut off. On Sunday we are going to repair some of the rutted muddy sections of the lower trail.We are going to elevate the trail and grade it so this part of the trail will not just be a big ol' mud hole anymore. Neil is bringing the KTC's Ditch Witch and will be doing a lot of the heavy work with it. We need a good crew to detail, tamp and finish the tread. KTC and LMBC will provide most of the tools. Bring a shovel and rake if you can. (mark with you name, good idea)

Dress warm, work clothes, eye protection...

We can also take a look at the areas in the East End that are going to
be redone this year.

Lunch at Johnnie's.

Art King

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Be a man like Lance!

Lance has some good honest (and much deserved) words for this reporter at the Tour of California press conference.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Dam Race Opens Race Race Season

The local road race season starts very soon. Get in those mile soon and do some hill repeats because you will need them for this years Dam Race.

That Dam Race Again, Again, and Again begins on March 8th, 2009. The Lantern Rouge Volunteer Team, Renaissance Racing Team and the Wheatland Cycling Team bring you this fun and challenging road race training series out on the Perry road race course.

Online registration is open now- Registration Link

Race flyer - Download here.

Ride the Devil

Come pre-ride the The Devil's Revenge course with the Cow Town Cycling Team on Saturday, February 7th, 2009. 10:00am start time from the Visitor Center.

Current trail conditions look good for the planned tour of the North Shore Trail course which will be used for the Devil's Revenge.

Clinton State Park is located on the northeast shore of Clinton Reservoir. Four miles from the City of Lawrence. Meet at the entrance to Clinton Lake State Park - Visitor Center. If you would rather skip the bike ride out to campground #3, then you can meet us out at the campground #3 shelter.

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