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Change to the 2018 CX Schedule

In an effort to accommodate the multi-discipline cyclists that are competing in the BT Epic, there has been a change in the cross calendar.   The dates for Cookie Cross and Radler Cross (The State Age Group CX Championship) have switched.  I have changed those dates on the news post on this page.  The full calendar spreadsheet will be updated shortly.  So you can see the new dates here as well:

10/21     Cookie Cross (name subject to change)

10/27       Radler Cross – State Championship Age Groups 2x KBCXR

Thank you to the Race Promotors, Stacey Schmitz and Danny Hooks for making this change happen.

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2018 KBCXR/T schedule

It is my pleasure to announce the races that are part of the KCA 2018 KBCXR/T series and State Championships.

2018 KBCXR/T Events and State Championships

-updated 8.9.18

  9/8       McPherson Cyclocross 1.5x KBCXR

   9/9       McPherson Cyclocross 1.5x KBCXR

  9/16      Prologue Cross

  9/22     Meatball Cross

10/13       Joules Cross

10/14       Joules Cross

10/21     Cookie Cross (name subject to change)

10/27       Radler Cross – State Championship Age Groups 2x KBCXR

11/11        Keen Wealth Cup

11/17        Dearborn Cross

11/18       360 Cup – State Championship Category and Single Speed 2x KBCXR

12/29       Grote Prijs Shawnee

12/30       ‘Cross Off The Old Year’

 

Thank you all so much.  For a look at the complete cross calendar, please click HERE

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Clarification of KBAR ‘Free Race’ awards as it applies to Juniors and upgrading

There is some confusion both among Race Directors and Racers as to how the free race award is applied.  Dean Parker and I have discussed this at length, and we are making a ruling clarification below:

Requirement 5 of the KBAR rules states:

Event promoters agree to allow the KBAR winners from the previous year to race for free (a minimum discount equivalent to a single race registration fee will be given in cases where there could be multiple races per day).

Within the KBAR rules, there is no discussion of how to apply this award in two instances that can/have occurred.

1) Where the KBAR winner has upgraded racing category since winning KBAR the previous year.

2) Where the KBAR winner was racing in a Junior Age category; which is financially subsidized by KEEN wealth. 

It is important to note that the rule recognizes that a race registration fee has a ‘value’, and that the award is only applicable to a single race registration fee per day.  It is clear that the intent of the award is for racers to receive an award that has a value that is roughly equivalent to the value of the race event for which they won the award.

In the case of a rider category change, this is quite simple.  The award is not going to penalize a rider for performing well enough to upgrade their racing category.  Therefore, the Free Race award will be applicable to the upgraded racing category. 

For example:  Mary wins KBAR for Category 4 in the previous year.  She earns enough points, and upgrades to a Category 3 road racer.  Her free race entry prize will apply to her Category 3 road races in the following year.  If she also ages up into a Master’s Category, her Free Race award may be applied towards a Master’s Category race entry.  She still ONLY receives ONE Free Race entry award per day.  If she races in two races in the same day, she only gets one of them for free.

Additionally, some race directors offer a discounted rate for racing a second race in the same day.  As race entry fees exist in a free market, Race Directors are certainly NOT required to offer the second race at the  discounted ‘second race’ entry fee if the racer’s first race was a free KBAR or KBCXR award.

The Junior Age category is a little different.  Junior race entries are subsidized through Keen Financial Advisors and the KCA.  This subsidy keeps Junior race entries fees at $10.00 or less to the racer.  Very often, Juniors race at no cost to the racer for the junior age category races. Junior who choose to race in regular category races, are NOT subsidized and are typically full price to the racer.  

Since Junior age category races are subsidized, the KBAR awarded ‘free race’ for winning a Junior Age Category only applies to a subsidized Junior age category race in the following race season.   

For example:  Tom wins KBAR for Junior 15-18 in the previous year.  He is also an up-and-coming Category 4 road racer.  Often he will compete in both the Junior AND the Men’s Category 4 races when he can.  He turns 17 the next year, so he still qualifies for the junior racing category.  Since he won his KBAR category in the Junior’s age category, which was subsidized,  his Free Race award will be applicable to his Junior Age category races in the following year.  He will not be able to use his free race to race in the Category 4 races.  

Had he won KBAR for Category 4, then his Free Race award would apply towards his Category 4 (or 3 if he upgrades) races.

We believe this ruling to align with the spirit of sportsmanship, the KBAR rules, the intent of the Keen Financial Advisors grant for Junior racers, and also be fair to the Race Directors without whom we would not have races to compete in.

Happy Racing

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March 2018 Rider Upgrades

Please join KCA in congratulating our March 2018 Rider Upgrades!

Dylan Taylor

Rider Upgrade from Cat 5 to Cat 4

 

Chad Harvey

Rider Upgrade Cat 5 to Cat 4

 

Connor Remboldt

Rider Upgrade Cat 4 to Cat 3

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Congratulations to Spring Fling and Perry Series Winners

Spring Fling #5, Perry Series #3 and Final Series Standings are posted at http://kscycling.org/results/.

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Spring Fling #3, Perry Series #1 and Series Standings Posted

Spring Fling #3, Perry Series #1 and Series Standings Posted at http://kscycling.org/results/.

 

 

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2018 Spring Fling #2 Results Now Posted

The results from the 2018 Spring Fling #2 have been posted in News/Results. Click  HERE to view.

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FEBRUARY 2018 RIDER UPGRADES

Congratulations to our February Upgrades

Danny Roos

GTG Racing

Upgrade to Cat 3 Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Justin Heizer

3 Feet Cycling p/b Foody’s

Upgrade to Cat 3 Road

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2018 Spring Fling #1 Results now posted

The results from the 2018 Spring Fling #1 have been posted in News/Results. Click HERE to view.

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2018 KBAR/KBAT & State Championship Schedule

I am excited to announce the 2018 KBAR/KBAT and Kansas State Championship Schedule.  There are a couple of things you will all notice.

  1. There are a few races on this schedule listed as “still in planning stages”. These races are NOT finalized, but are far enough along to be included on this schedule.  I wanted to make sure that the dates of the races were given to all of you so you can plan your season.  If any of these races cancel, they will be removed from the schedule as soon as we know.
  2. The Perry Lake Road race is a new race and NOT part of the Perry Dam Series
  3. There IS a plan for the State Category Crit Championship, and it will be one of the races listed on this schedule.  Stay tuned for the announcement as soon as we can.

Thank you to the Promoters of these races, the board for all of their hard work getting this schedule together, and to ALL OF YOU WHO ARE VOLUNTEERING TO HELP put these races on.

Please remember that in order for your team to compete for the KBAT trophy, you must either put on a race, co-promote a race with another team, or provide significant support for a permitted race.  The intent is offer inexperienced and smaller teams the opportunity to learn how to put on a race from an experienced promoter so your team can either promote or co-promote another race next season.  

The official race and events calendar on this website are being updated, and will reflect these races soon.

 

2018 KBAR and State Championship schedule 

Sunday 4/8           Bazaar Road Race

Saturday 4/21       Bruce Edwards/ Glenda Taylor Memorial Time Trial

Saturday 5/12       Perry Lake Road Race State Road Championship for Category

Sunday 5/27          Jesse Blancarte Time Trial

Friday 6/29.          Tour of Lawrence 10k Time Trial

Saturday 6/30       Tour of Lawrence Haskell Criterium State Crit Championship for  Category

Sunday 7/1             Tour of Lawrence Sunday Circuit Race

Friday 7/20            Truman Cup Time Trial

Saturday 7/21        Truman Cup Circuit Race State Road Championship for Age

Sunday 7/22        Truman Cup Criterium State Crit Championship for Age

Sunday 8/5        Midwest Velo Criterium (Swope Park)

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