Wednesday, July 13, 2011

2011 Kansas State MTB Championship

Lyle Reidy and crew put on another fine Crocodile Rock mountain bike race out at Perry State Park. This years event doubled as the 2011 Kansas State MTB Championships and top finishers would qualify for a trip to the 2011 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross Country National Championships on July 14-17 in Sun Valley, Idaho

Hot and humid weather, which is very typical for this time of year, greeted the 140 riders on race morning as they attempted to be earn a State Championship and qualify for Nationals. The approaching storm clouds did little to reduce the temps and the only savior was to find shade. Luckily the 6 mile course had plenty of shade and offered some "fast and flowy" trails to keep the heat in check.

Midwest Cycling's Ryan Feagan escaped the flooding Mighty MO and made the trip from Iowa pay off with by taking the overall win on the day completing 4 laps in 1:38. Cow Town Cycling's Damian Almanza took the crown of "Fastest Kansas Man" and became the Kansas State MTB Champion with a time of 1:42. Brendan Jenk's rounded out the overall podium with a 3rd in 1:44.

Roxanne Feagan kept it a family affair by winning the overall title on the women's side completing 4 laps in 1:50. Ethos's racing Kay Lehman continued her strong season taking 2nd overall in 2:02.

Results are up - 2011 Crocodile Rock/Kansas State MTB Championship Results

Cow Town spotlight:

Congratulations to our new Kansas State Mountain Bike champions:
  • Damian Almanza - Cat 1 40 - 49 Men
  • Tim Greene - Men's Marathon
More great rides by John Wagner - 3rd Single Speed, Sean Gaulter - 4th Cat 2 19 - 29 and Brent Gowin Cat 2 30 - 39.