Friday, May 31, 2013

MTB News Shorts - 5/31/13

Another successful Robidoux Roundup mountain bike race is in the books.  Randy Tracy and crew always
do a great job with the event.  They get those Krug Park trails groomed up for us to enjoy.  Thank you to everyone who made this event possible. 

Cow Town's Brad Crain put in a strong ride to take top honors in the Cat 2 Men's 30-39 division.  With the hills at Krug you needed the climbing physique of Brad to be successful :-)

Results are up: Robidoux Roundup Results

Local mountain bike racing continues next weekend with the Down-N-Dirty.  If you are looking for your dirt fix head down to Warsaw, MO on 6/9/13 and enjoy a day of racing at the Truman Lake Mountain Bike Park

Friday, May 24, 2013

MTB News Shorts - 5/24/13

Spring is here and that means mountain bike racing is in full swing in Missouri and Kansas.  Some quick race recaps below from the past 2 weekends.  Then it is time to get ready for the Robiodoux Roundup this Memorial Day weekend.

Mountain Bike state championships come early around here so you best have some form early on if you want to earn a title.  Why do we have the state championships so early?  Presumably to "earn" a starting spot at the Mountain Bike Nationals.  The question is why does one have to qualify for nationals when other cycling disciplines do not?  A question for the powers to be.  On to the recaps.

The Greensfelder Challenge was Missouri's official mountain bike championship event/qualifier.  GORC have created a nice little jewel of a trail system in West St. Louis County and offered up a challenging event for all.  Complete 2013 Missouri State MTB Championship Results.

Cow Town Cycling made the trip East and was represented well at Greensfelder. 

Christopher Locke earned 2nd place on the day and a ticket on standby to Nationals.

Tige Lamb rode to a strong 4th place in the highly competitive Cat 1 Male 40 - 49 division.  Promoter Bob Arnold took the win so if you think promoting an event will slow you down think again.
Chris Locke tested the waters in the Single Speed division on the day.  Outside the top 5 on the day proves that he needs some gears for his old legs.

The Kansas State MTB Championships was last weekend. The Dirty Little Secret was again the championship event.  Aaron Apel and the Big Poppi  Bicycle Company and crew put on a very nice event for the riders who made the trip over to Fancy Creek Trail.   Complete 2013 Kansas State MTB Championship results

Cow Town Cycling was represented by Tige Lamb and John Wagner in the Cat 1 division.  Tige "redeemed" himself and took home the State Championship in the Cat 1 Male 40 - 49 division. John rounded out the podium in 3rd. 

Tige in route to yet another Kansas State Championship.
Wagner working hard chasing down the lead group. 3rd place Male Cat 1 40 - 49 on the day.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Trail Care Day - The River Trails

The 3rd Annual Trail appreciation Day is here! 
Date: Saturday May 11th
Time: 8:30 to Noon
Location: The Lawrence River Trail, 8th & Oak Streets in North Lawrence
***We will meet in the main parking lot at 8:30am and head for the work site at 8:45****
We will work 'til Noon.

Burgers or Dogs and other good stuff around 12:00.
Prizes Will Be Awarded at the end of the work day.

Grand Prize:
2013 Trek Mamba: $1,049.00 Value
Other fabulous prizes include:
*Cygo-light Rechargeable light x2: $130 value (each)
*Saris Bones Rack 3 bike: $145 value
*Bontrager Evoke Gloves x2 : $70 value
* 1 set of 29’r tires: $130 Value
* Bontrager Lithos helmet: $129 value
* Bontrager RL MTB Shoes: $149 value
!!!! $2,000 worth of prizes!!!!!”