Monday, December 29, 2008

MTB Blanket Series

Blanket Series:

The blanket series is designed to be a low key mountain bike race
series for all ages and levels of riders. It is set up so each rider
can have fun and stay in shape in the winter. Races are held on dates
scheduled and are not rescheduled due to bad weather. The entry cost
for each race is a $10 gift to be placed on the blanket. The racers
all start together and go the same distance. After the race each
rider will choose a prize from the blanket in the order of their finish.

All races are held on Sunday and all begin at 2:00PM. For questions
call Golden Belt Bicycle. 800-561-2453.

January 11, 2009 Blanket Series: East River Loop - Great Bend
January 25, 2009 Blanket Series: Lake Wilson - Hell Creek Loop
February 08, 2009 Blanket Series: Hays Trail (785) 625 - 5685
February 22, 2009 Blanket Series: The Old Forest - Great Bend

Monday, December 22, 2008

New Year's Day Ride

Date: Every year on New Year's Day
Time: 12:00 Noon.
Description: This was the inaugural ride of the Lawrence Mountain Bike Club in 1996. Rain, snow, cold — it doesn't matter, we always start the year off by going for a ride at the River Trail then having refreshments at Johnny's Tavern. The New Year's Day Ride is appropriate for riders of all abilities. We begin the ride on the levy and ride to the River Trail where you may opt to ride as much or little of the 9 mile trail as you like before heading back to Johnny’s!
Location: Meet in the parking lot accross from the Lawrence Visitors Center (Restored Union Pacific Depot) in North Lawrence at the intersection of N. 2nd Street (Mass St.) and Locust Streets, just north of the river.

More info: LMBC

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Bone Bender 3/6 Hour Odyssey

Big time endurance mountain bike racing returns to KC! Mark your calendars because you will not want to miss it. "A new standard of MTB racing will be reached" says Event Director Chris Locke.

Bone Bender 3/6 Hour MTB Odyssey
March 14th, 2009
Smithville, Missouri.

Come enjoy some of the sweetest trails in the Midwest. Party with your friends and just have a grand old time.

Official website (for now) at

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

KCMO Bike Projects Need Your Support

Four priority projects from the Trails KC and Bike KC plans have been submitted for city funding. Your help is needed to let city officials know that these are important uses worthy of government funding. The requests will be evaluated by the Public Improvements Advisory Committee. PIAC is a citizens group that advises the City Council how to spend the city's capital improvements sales tax.

* Update the Bike KC master plan
* Connect the Trolley Track and Indian Creek Trails
* Extend the Riverfront Heritage Trail along the levee
* Build a new Shoal Creek Trail between KCMO and Gladstone

For more information visit: Let's Go KC

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cyclocross Nationals - Day 1 Results

Congrats to Tige Lamb - 4th Place in the Men's 30 - 39 B class and Shad Schreiner - 5th place 29 under B class. Those dudes sure do know how to ride the mud. Elder president Chris Locke got a very disappointing 66th place in the Men's 40+ B class. Expect him to lose his ride for next year....

Carolynn took some pictures:

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Snowy Cross

This past weekend featured two events that had some "classic cross" weather. Snow and Mud :-)

Day two at the Jingle Cross Rock event was all about who could ride in the bad conditions. Some locals did really well including Cow Town Cycling's Tige Lamb. Tige used his bike handling skills to earn 3rd place in the highly competitive Master 35+ class. Complete Jingle Cross Rock results.

Locally here in Kansas City was round #2 of the Boss Cross series. Rain and snow on Saturday brought in just enough snow and precipitation to turn the course into a muddy mess. Complete results for Boss Cross 2