Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Smithville Cyclocross Challenge


The Smithville CX Challenge presented by The Wheel Cyclery looks forward to the first of the 2010 De Stad Van Kansas Races. The fourth annual Smithville CX Challenge will be held at the beautiful Sailboat Cove, Smithville Lake, MO just 25 minutes north of Kansas City.

Promoters Heather Jordan and Chris Locke said, “We are excited about the 2010 season. 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.”

A well balanced course has been designed by the Cross Guru for the Smithville CX Challenge. The course features 158 feet of climbing per 1.8 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 Hammer Beach along the shores of Smithville Lake. As always, the money tree will be in full bloom for Sunday’s events. This is a great venue for spectating!

The Wheel Cyclery, Clay County Parks, KCA, Tifosi, FRS, Hammer Nutrition, Weston Brewing, Dynamic Earth, Allure Day Spa, Sugoi Performance Apparel, Cow Town Cycling and Chamois Butt’r, bring the event more than $5,000 in prizes.

Prizes are plentiful; and the food abundant. Sunday will feature a Chili Extravaganza. Don’t forget…coffee by the gallon and lots of sweets! Weston Brewing is currently cooking up a custom brew for the event- so don’t miss out!

Racing at Sailboat Cove begins Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with the “First Timers” Class. Races continue throughout the day with the Finale - Category Men 1/2/3 racing at 2:00 pm. Ladies, don’t forget that KCA is sponsoring the Category 4 women by supplementing your entry; which means you race for only $10!

Get your cross bikes ready to roll, there are categories for Men and Women from Pro to beginner and everything in between. Visit www.kansascitycross.com for all the details.

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