KCA Board Elections

It’s Time for KCA Board of Director elections!

 

The Kansas Cycling Association is organized as an affiliate of USA Cycling and supports bike racing in Kansas and the KCMO area. KCA is led by a 5-9 member Board of Directors that are elected by area clubs in “good standing”, which means clubs that have promoted a local USA Cycling sanctioned race within the past year.

Directors must hold a USAC license (rider, official, coach or mechanic); complete SafeSport training and reside in Kansas or a county bordering Kansas in Missouri. They serve a two-year term without term limits.

Once elected, the Board will appoint officers, which may include President, Equipment Coordinator, Media and Communications Coordinator, Race Calendar Coordinator, Junior Coordinator, Officials Coordinator, State Championship and Series Coordinator, Women’s Coordinator and Treasurer.

If you are interested in serving on the Board, please submit a brief statement of who you are, why you want to serve on the Board, and any specific role you would like to fill. The statements will be distributed to club presidents for voting/approval.

 

Timeline:

->January 1-15 Candidates submit their statements to Doug Campbell at dcampbell@kc.rr.com.

->January 16-22 Club presidents will vote on or approve Board candidates.

->Wednesday, January 24 First 2024 Board Meeting.

 

 

Special Announcement – 2023 KCA Area Hall of Fame Inductees

****For immediate release****

Kansas Cycling Association Announces 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees

Overland Park, Kansas — The Kansas Cycling Association Board of Directors, at their September 6th meeting, voted unanamiously to approve the 2023 KCA Area Hall of Fame candidates: Harold Dean Parker (Lenexa) and Bill Marshall (Olathe).

 

Harold “Dean” Parker (360 Racing/Vandoit) – Dean Parker has been racing for decades with multiple podiums and top step performances at the local and state level in Criterium, Road, TT and CX in addition to respectable placings at Nationals and the National Senior Games. Dean has also provided mentoring to young local cyclist even accompanying athletes to Nationals and supported the cycling community as a past KCA board member. At 71, you’ll still find him on a single speed TT bike posting super human times at the John Brown Time Trial. Dean is a very experienced and strong racer yet always takes time to make new people feel welcome.

 

 

Bill Marshall (KCCX Elite Cyclocross Team) – Bill ticks off multiple categories with his immense contributions to competitive cycling in our region. Two big items on his resume are his promotion/race directorship of the 2007 and 2008 USAC Cyclo-Cross National Championships. Through his KCCX organization, Bill has developed multiple riders into athletes that have raced at the World Championship level. He has selflessly mentored and assisted other area promoters and athletes with equipment, sponsorship, and advice. As an athlete, Bill has stood on many local podiums and mixed it up with elite racers in multiple disciplines

 

Please join the KCA Board of Directors in congratulating Dean and Bill. Watch for an official induction ceremony announcement soon.

 

CX is Coming

CX is Coming

 

It’s mid August, the long Kansas road season is coming to a close, days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler.   That can only mean one thing…

CX is coming.

The Kansas Cycling Association is proud to announce these currently permitted cyclocross events with more to come.

Quirk Hard Cyclocross 

Sunday September 10 – Featuring Masters, Category, Juniors and Single Speed races plus a FREE kids race.  Onsite registration is available but the promoters encourage you to register online.  11500 Johnson Dr, Shawnee, KS

 

Joules Cross Weekend – Cyclocross 

Saturday September 23 – This event always attracts highly competitive fields in all the usual USAC age groups and categories plus Men’s Pro 1/2/3 and Women’s Pro 1/2/3/4. Register for CX only or continue the offroad fun on Sunday with the Joules Cross – XC MTB event (see below) 1014 N 1800 Rd, Lawrence, KS

 

Joules Cross Weekend – MTB

Sunday September 24 – There’s a category for everyone here: E-Bike, Clydesdale, Novice, Masters, Category…you name it!   Located on the trails near Perry Lake. 6020-6234 Kimberly Rd, Ozawkie, KS

 

Boulevard Cup CX

Sunday October 29 – Held on the shores of Lake Olathe, this event is sure to please even the most demanding CX aficionado. Category, Masters, Juniors, Single Speed and a Kids race.  625 S Lakeshore Dr, Olathe, KS

 

Wednesdayz CX Skillz, Drillz and fake Racing with El Burro

Join El Burro and the Boulevard crew for free community style CX practice at Donderdag! on Wednesday nights starting on 08/23/2023. We will open the gates at 6pm and give you 30 minutes to warm up before we start with a quick drill session and then jump into two mock 20 minute race efforts. Donderdag Bike Park, Shawnee, Kansas.

 

 

Kansas State Championship Schedule – Road and Track

July and August will see State Championship road, track, criterium and time trial in the Wheat State.

Road Race 

The Kansas State Road Championship Race is part of The Kansas Omnium (TKO) by Midcoast Racing and will be held in Lawrence, Kansas on July 8, 2023.  Click here for details.

 

 

Track

Held at the world famous grass track, the Kansas State Track Championship Race is sure to exciting. The event, by LocalCycling.Com will be held in Lawrence, Kansas on August 6, 2023. Registration is onsite only, all USAC Track rules apply – details are here.

 

 

Criterium

The Kansas State Criterium Championship Race is also a part of The Kansas Omnium and will feature a six corner course complete with cobbles in historic downtown Baldwin City, Kansas.  Sunday July 9, 2023.  Registration is here.

 

 

Time Trial

Midwest Masters brings us the Kansas State Time Trial Championship Race on August 13. Details are forthcoming – watch here for information soon.

Perry Dam Race Returns

Revolution Racing brings back the Perry Dam Race Series for 2023 sponsored by Kurt’s Energy Bars and The Bike Stop.  This year’s events will be a two-parter on March 26 and April 2 on the Perry Lake Dam Circuit.  Competitors will enjoy the long downhill across the Perry Lake Dam from the staging area at the historic Thompsonville Shelter before heading across the lower spillway.  After several casual turns, racers will climb for approximately three minutes before looping back to the start finish.    Number of laps varies by category

Registration opens on March 20, 2023. For more information,  visit: https://www.bikereg.com/perry-dam-circuit-race-1

Volunteering Makes You Happy!

It’s a simple fact that bike races run on volunteers. We need your help…

Specifically, the Bazaar Road Race needs volunteers. Road races not your thing? Please volunteer. You team needs to promote an event? Please volunteer. You simply want to ensure the future of bike racing? Please volunteer. You want to lower stress levels and feel happier? Please volunteer.

A recent study published in the Journal of Happiness Studies found that people who volunteer are happier than those who do not. Every two years from 1996 to 2014, researchers took data from nearly 70,000 research participants about their volunteering habits, mental health, levels of stress, and daily mood.

Contact Bazaar race promoter John Fairbanks by email johnarlenef@gmail.com to volunteer for Bazaar on Sunday April 16.

Cycling Team Curious?

Whether you’re a brand new racer or a seasoned competitor there’s no requirement to join a local team.  This is what is referred to as racing ‘unattached’. However, there are often benefits to being on a squad including, but not limited to:  a sense of community; teammates to travel and race with; product discounts (depending on the team structure) and; super cool clothing, to name a few.

See the listing below for currently registered Kansas and Missouri clubs. Click on the title links for team information, team owners and more. Take your racing to the next level and explore your team options.

Recently joined a team or changed teams? Make sure to update your team affiliation in the USACycling membership portal and auto saved information on BikeReg.

Kansas Teams

Raging Bull Racing
Free State Racing
The Lance Project
360 Racing p/b Vandoit
Natural Grocers Cycling Team
Midwest Masters Cycling Team-KS
3 Feet Cycling p/b Aristocrat Motors
GP Velotek
Revolution Racing, LLC
Move Up Cycling Club
BRBC Blue River Bicycle Club
Slimenundgrossen
River City Racing Club
Steve Tilford Foundation

 

Missouri Teams

Team Boulevard Brewing Co.
Jacomo Racing p/b Minsky’s Pizza
Ozark Premier Racing
Velo Force
St Louis Cycling Club
Pastaria – Big Shark Racing
Lindenwood University