The annual KC Car Free Challenge was held last week. Cow Town Cycling has historically done very well in the challenge. We are happy to report in that the tradition continues as our own Rich Anderson took top honors in the Bike division with 439 miles. That is a crazy amount of commuting miles Rich - Congratulations! Chuck Martin of Team So-Air KC was second with 240 miles followed closely by John Nickell of Zahner with 234 miles. Top teams in the challenge this year were very familiar as Garmin again took top honors followed closely by the Midtown Maulers with The Wheel Cyclery Team taking the final step on the podium. Congratulations to everyone who took on this challenge. Over 12,000 miles were traveled and 11,827 pounds of Carbon was saved so we all breath better now :-)
On the mountain bike racing front the 2012 Kansas State MTB Championships were held over in Manhattan, Kansas. Big Poppi Bicycle Company stepped up to promoted this years championship and did a great job all around. A couple of great results by Cow Town with Tige Lamb taking top honors overall and also winning the Cat 1 Male 40 - 49 division. John Wagner made it two wins in a row (he also won out at Wilson Lake) in the Single Speed division taking home the Kansas State Single Speed title. Jeff Arnaud fought back from a flat tire to take 4th in the Cat 2 Male 30 - 49 division. Gerard Arantowicz earned 5th place in the Cat 2 40-49 division.