Thursday, May 29, 2008

Penguin Paddle

The one and only Roger Harrison is participating in the annual Penguin Paddle. Each year he swims one mile (33.3 laps) in the Leavenworth Community Center pool to help raise money for the cure of our nations number one cause of disability - Arthritis. Help Roger by donating to his fundraiser.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

KCCC Bike Race

The 2008 Kansas City Corporate Challenge bike race kicks off tomorrow. Two days of intense competition will take place out at the Kansas Speedway. Racers will race over a 2.5 mile course. Yea 2.5. miles does not sound hard, but go out and try to sprint for 2.5 miles then say that....Look for dozens of area cyclist wearing their company uniforms instead of their local team kits. This event is always a great time.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Ride of Silence


On May 21, 2008, at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence? will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.

The Ride Of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph and remain silent during the ride. There is no brochure, no sponsors, no registration fees and no t-shirt. The ride, which is held during Bike Safety month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for those who have been killed or injured.

Please check the resources on this site. If there is a Ride Of Silence in your area, we encourage you to join them.

Bike Week Results

Congrats to Heather Jordan and Chris Locke for taking top honors in last weeks Car Free Challenge.

Final Rankings and Results

Team: Garmin
8,080 miles, 3,765 bike miles, 191 people

Bike Miles
Chris Locke - Cow Town Cycling Team - 331 miles
Kelly Ricke - Team OP - 203 miles

New Bike Commuter
Jevon Carlson - Team Frank Stallone - 185 miles
Heather Jordan - The Wheel Cyclery Team - 139.5 miles

Walking Trips
Melody Windisch - Black & Veatch - 28 trips
Matthew Keys - HOK Flying Buttresses - 13 trips

Bus Trips
Craig Smith - Corps of Engineers Midtown Maulers - 8 trips
Davida Miller - Linda Hall Library Team Hedgehog - 8 trips

Carpool Trips
Mark Emge - Garmin - 10 trips
Patricia Williams - Tetra Tech - 10 trips

Total Miles: 41,019
People Registered: 1094
People who logged trips: 799
Teams: 61
Solo Commuters: 163
First-timers: 216
Carbon Dioxide saved: 38,885 pounds
Gasoline saved: 2,279 gallons and $8,363

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Big Cycling Events Coming to St. Joseph

The Tour of Missouri is not the only cycling events that are coming to this fine city in Northwestern Missouri. The city of St. Joseph and Lantern Rouge Racing are bringing your a 3 person Team Time Trail and a Road Race. Not only that, but a Women's criterium and kids race are planned.

All of these events are planned the weekend before the Tour of Missouri comes to town. More info can be found at

All proceeds from these fine events will be donated to The Mark Reynolds Fund. Mark was a native of St. Joseph, Missouri.

Event flyers found HERE.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Car Free Challenge is ON

Cow Town Cycling Team announces it's roster for the 2008 Car Free Challenge:

Rich Anderson, Richard Brown, Roger Harrison, Kristen Haug, Jeffrey, Haug, Joshua Haug, Chris Locke, Carolynn Locke, Chris Locke Jr., Wayne Lubis, Jenny McGee, David Wathen, Brandon Young.

Good Luck to all!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Women's Criteruim - A Great Success

Roger Harrison and his crew put on the 2nd Annual Lanzing Daze Criterium on Sunday. This is a special event and will contiune to grow in the coming years.

Pictures can be found at Roger's House of Photos.

From Roger:

A tremendous success. I want to thank all the support from the Lansing Community, the Police, EMS, Street Department, School District, City Hall, and the Mayor. The event has improved due to the efforts of your community spirit and the efforts of Teri Chang, Amy Whittaker, Stacie Louthan, Mike Patterson, Lamont Cranston, Joe Tripodi, EMan, Chris Locke and Mark Thomas. This event will continue next year but at a different venue in Lansing. Through the efforts of these persons this event is growing and becoming a mainstay in the area for racing. See you on the roads, hopefully very soon, Roger.

Results below:

Friday, May 2, 2008

Kansas City Bike Week - Car Free Challenge

Kansas City's Bike Week is May 10 - 18. Over sixty events are planned. One of the most popular and most important is the Car-Free Challenge (formally Commuter Challenge)

The Car-Free Challenge is a friendly competition that encourages Kansas Citians to reduce the number of trips that we take by ourselves in our automobiles. Great prizes are available for the folks that log the most miles and/or the most trips.

Cow Town Cycling Team has formed a team again this year. Last year we placed 3rd overall has a team and even had the individual winner (yours truly).

To join our team or form a team of your own with your co-workers, go to

You can even go solo if you like. But, Just go car free!