Wednesday, June 13, 2018

2018 Bone Bender Mountain Bike Challenge

Updated 09/17/18:

Presented by Builder Designs

Results for this years events:  2018 Bone Bender Mountain Bike Challenge Results

Builder Designs presents the 2018 Bone Bender  Mountain Bike Challenge.  Back from the grave, a classic endurance mountain bike event returns to the Midwest with a new date (9/16/18), new format, new venue/course.   Thanks to Lyle Riedy and a cast of wonderful volunteers from Ladydudes, LMBC and Cow TownCycling our new home is Perry Lake State Park.  A great course and venue awaits everyone for this year’s event.  

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 Entry includes:
  • Memories that will last a lifetime. 
  • Event t-shirt to first 100 entries.
  • Aid stations to help you get through the event.
  • Food provided after the event by Trails and Taco’s 
  • An epic 23 Mile course at Perry Lake Mountain Bike Course
  • USAC insurance

Registration Link : Bone Bender Mountain Bike Challenge Registration

If you have any problems signing up for this event or missed the registration deadline (and would still like to participate) please email: 

Event Flyer and Postcard below:

Event Start Times:
  • Full Course Race (45 Miles) 9:00 am
  • Full Course Tour (23 Miles)  9:01 am
  • XC Race (12 Miles)  9:15 am  
Cut-off Times:
  • Full course Race participants must begin lap 2 by 12:00 Noon.  

Course:  Perry Lake MTB Trails.  Perry was designed and built specifically for mountain bike enthusiast and is a perfect venue of the Bone Bender.  The trails has a very rocky tread, many hills, short steep sections with tight turns, off camber, fast and technical rocky sections.   Are you up for one our our challenges?  The full Bone Bender (45 miles), The Bone Bender Tour (22 miles), and the Bone Bender XC (12 miles).  Course map below:

Directions: From Lawrence, take US Highway 23 West to Perry, Turn North on Kansas Route 237 (West Lake Road).  Follow West Lake Road past the Perry State Park Office, across the bridge towards Rock Creek Marina.  Just past the marina and the bridge, take the first right.  Parking and trail head on the right at the end of the pavement.

Packet Pickup: Packets will be available at 7:30 am on race morning.  Location Perry Lake MTB Trail head.  This is also the start/finish of event.  

Parking: Parking is available at the event venue. 

Post Event:  Enjoy a wonder post race meal provided by Trails and Tacos.

Sponsoring teams: Cow Town Cycling and The Ladydudes.

Event Support: Lawrence Mountain Bike Patrol

Sponsors: Builders Design, Epic Bike and Sport,Trek Store of Shawnee, Horizon Cycling, Let's Ride Bikes, Spokes Cafe & Cyclery, Bike America, Family Bicycles and Cycle City.
Check back for updates as our event approaches.  Help spread the word

See you at the races.
Cow Town Cycling/The Ladydudes

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

2018 Meltdown Mountain Bike Challenge

Welcome to this years Meltdown (Updated 6/10/18)

Thank you to the Ladydudes and our volunteers that made this event a success. 


Meltdown Marathon 3 Hr Results
Meltdown MTB Beginners, Juniors, Tandem and Women 50+ Results
Meltdown MTB Expert, Sport, Single Speed, Clydesdale and Masters 60+


Lantern Rouge - Pictures of the 2018 Meltdown Mountain Bike Challenge
Jennifer Piko - The Meltdown 2018 Album

Start list is posted: 2018 Meltdown Start List. We are offering registration on Sunday.  Please arrive early to allow time to register.  Raceday registration closes 30 minutes prior to start.

Come join the Cow Town Cycling Team and the Ladydudes on June 10th, 2018 as we present The Meltdown Mountain Bike Challenge.

Please support our local sponsors.  Without them our events would not be possible.

The WYCO trail system is known locally as "Singletrack Heaven".  Home to some of the best designed and maintained trails in the Midwest and it is easy to see why the 25+ miles (and growing) trails out at Wyandotte County Lake have earned that name.

SINGLE SPEED class added!!!!

The Meltdown races will feature events for all ages and abilities including junior classes starting as young as 10 all the way up to 60+ Masters classes and 50+ Female classes.   Never participated in a mountain bike race?  We have a class for you - Cat 3 (Beginner).  Long distance is your thing?  We have a class for you - 3 hour Marathon. Only have one gear?  Single Speed is your class.

Event Flyer:

How do I register?  

Registration is easy - Visit: USA Cycling - Meltdown MTB

Remember this event is protected by the Event Cancellation Refund Protection Program.  What does this mean?  If we cancel the event due to rain (muddy trails) you get a refund.  Now you have no excuses not to sign up.

You must have a USA Cycling license or purchase a one-day license $10.00.  (Note: USA Cycling is currently having a rebate program where $5.00 from each one-day license will be paid to the hosting club. All rebated funds will be donated to the Urban Trails Co for use at Wyco)  You will have to create an account if you do not already have one with USA Cycling.  This is very easy to do.  The one-day license will be added automatically when you "checkout" if you do not already have a license.


Wyandotte Country Lake Park, Shelter #3 - Google map directions

Schedule for Sunday, June 10th, 2018:

  • 7:30 AM Registration and Pack pickup
  • 8:00 AM Course opens for warmups
  • 8:30 AM Registration closes for 9 AM starts
  • 8:50 AM Riders meeting for 9 AM start 
  • 9:00 AM Start: Marathon, Cat 3 Males and Cat 3 Females, Master 50+ Females and Juniors.
  • 10:30 AM Registration closes for 11 AM starts
  • 10:50 AM Riders meeting for 11 AM start
  • 11:00 AM Start: Cat 1 Males, Cat 1 Females, Cat 2 Males, Cat 2 Females, Clydesdale's, Single Speed and Grand Masters 60+ Males
  • Awards for each race once finalized by USAC official. 
Awards:  Custom awards are finished.

Post Race Food:

Trails and Tacos will be onsite with their tasty tacos.  A $5.00 donation is suggested.

Course Map:

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

2018 God's Country Fat Tire Festival

Update 4/15/18:

Results from the Cross Country events:

Results from today Duathlon and Marathon: 


Roger Harrison Photos Day 1: Duathlon Photos

Roger Harrison Photos Day 2:  MTB Photos

Art King Photos - 2018 God's Country

Course conditions as of this afternoon were very dry.  We received some rain this evening.  Expected course conditions on Saturday are good.  Trail boss Art King is keeping an eye on the trails.

Event is a GO as of Friday evening at 8:00 pm.  I will post any updates if anything changes. 

Established in 2001.  We continue the "Fat Tire Fun" in 2018.  The Ladydudes, Cow Town and LMBC have teamed up to present this years festival.

Download the 2018 God's Country Athlete Information Guide 

Special thanks to all our sponsors:

Epic Bike and Sport
Club Ride Apparel
Harwood Chiropractic 
Lantern Rouge Volunteer Group
Bike Stop
Cycle City
Elite Cylcing 
Family Bicycles
Horizon Cycling
Let's Ride Bicycles
Spokes Cafe Cyclery
Trek Kansas City
Velo Garage and Tap House

Registration is now open. Register today and save.  New for 2018:  We are a Protected Event.  What does this mean for you?  You can rest assured that in the event we have to cancel the event due to weather (muddy trails) that you will receive a  refund. Now you have no excuse not to register TODAY!

Update: We got in extra socks.  First 150 entries (currently at 125) get some sweet socks to keep your feet warm.

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Simple steps to register:
  1. Visit:
  2.  Login or create an account.
  3.  Click on Events then Search Event. 
  4. Enter Kansas for your search criteria and Click on "Search Future Events"
  5.  Scroll down to God's Country Fat Tire Festival and click on Register for Event
  6. Enter the events that you wish to attend for our weekend festival. 
NOTE: With a one-day license you may not have the option to register for the Cat 2 division. We can move you to Cat 2 after you register. Please register and send us a note to move you to Cat 2 if that is your normal class. 
Epic Bike and Sport Challenge: Complete all three events over the 2 day festival. 
Discounted fees apply - race the Cross Country event for free.