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KCA Annual Meeting

The KS Cycling Association annual meeting and election was held Nov 18th. If you’re wondering what our mission is the KCA is an association of race promoters/club presidents joined together to coordinate and better racing in Kansas.

Curt Shelman and Curtis Martell stepped down after years of volunteering their time to get our little group going. We owe them and all our previous volunteers a debt of gratitude for their efforts to improve racing.

Our newly elected Board of Directors is listed below. Feel free to contact any of us with ideas, questions or the urge to volunteer. We look forward to doing our best to further the sport of bicycle racing.

President – Roger Lomshek roger@tailwindcyclists.com

Secretary/Upgrades – Eric Struckhoff ecs@ku.edu

Treasurer – Chris Locke cdlocke@lycos.com

Board member – Sherry Hahn shahn2@kc.rr.com

Board member – Jeffrey Bishop nwbishop@smsd.org

We have two big events and one important meeting coming up in December.

The Kansas Bicycle/Pedestrian Federation’s organizational meeting is Dec 2nd in Emporia from 2 to 5 PM at the public library. Our goal is to mimic the MO Bike Fed which has been instrumental in changing state laws for the better for bicycle traffic. This advocacy effort will benefit all of us as cyclists. Contact Gina Poertner gksport5@yahoo.com to RSVP for the meeting.

Kansas Cyclocross Championships are Dec 9th in Leavenworth. Come out and race
or just watch the racing.

Cyclocross National Championships are Dec 13th – 16th at Wyandotte Co. Park in Kansas City. Check out the best racers in the country battling it out or get involved and volunteer to help out and get some free BBQ, coffee and schwag while you’re at it.
http://www.kccrossnationals.com/index.html

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Eldon Roush Fund Launched

On April 28th, 2007, during the Velotek Grand Prix Criterium, Eldon Roush was hurt very seriously. Eldon and his family need your support. Please visit the Eldon Rush Fund page to see details and how you can help.

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NCCA Road Nationals Call for Volunteers

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be a part of the most exciting cycling event in the greater Lawrence area. The organizers need your help and cheers! Help make it a success!

Sign up now and pick your position and shift. To volunteer, email volunteerkuroadnationals@gmail.com.

For working a few hours each day or even just one afternoon you will receive a free t-shirt and food.

Join us for an introduction/volunteer appreciation event @ Sunflower Outdoor & Bike, food/drink provided by Free State Brewery, Sunday, April 22, 4-8pm. | More |

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USCF Race to be Held on Nationals Criterium Course

This year a bonus for local racers and open criterium, will be held Sunday at 7 AM prior to the collegiate events, on the same downtown Mass. Street course. The race will be open to USCF Cat. 1-2-3-4 men and women licensed racers. | More |

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Kansas to Host 2007 NCCA Road Nationals May 11-13

For the third and final year, the National Collegiate Cycling Association Road Nationals will take place in northeast Kansas. Over 400 collegiate cyclists from the best universities throughout the U.S. will race on our roads during 3 energy-packed days.

Friday, May 11 — Team Time Trial, Start/Finish at 27th and Wakarusa, Lawrence, 8 AM to Noon.

Saturday, May 12 — Road Race, Perry Lake, 8 AM to 4 PM.

Sunday, May 13 — Criterium, Downtown Lawrence, USCF Open 7:00 AM, Collegiate 8:00 AM. | More |

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2007 Regional Race Schedule – Updated

The most recent version of the 2007 Regional Race Schedule corrects an error with the date of the Capp’s-Rebound Time Trial. The corrected date is July 1, 2007.

Please note there will be additions and changes to the race schedule. Check back periodically to get the latest version.

The file is in Adobe PDF format. Download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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2007 State Championship Dates Announced

The 2007 Kansas Cycling Championships will feature a new event format with separate events for categories and age groups. See the new State Championships section of the KCA web site.

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What is the KCA Surcharge?

You may have seen the words "Entry fee includes $1 KCA Surcharge" on race announcements for Kansas races. The KCA surcharge is a exactly that — a surcharge collected by the race promoters from the riders and paid to the KCA.

USCF rules allow Local Associations to collect a surcharge from racers. This surcharge is an important source of funding for the association and the KCA uses the money collected to fund it’s general operations.

The KCA Registration and Results system, USCF Officials Clinics and the various Kansas State Championships are all examples of KCA supported activities.

For a complete accounting of the KCA operations look at the Financial Reports on About KCA section of this web site.

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USCF Rule Changes for 2007

All USCF License holders should have received an email from USA Cycling in regard to rule changes for this season. Take a closer look at the changes with comments from USA Cycling Staff.

Two rule changes will have the most impact on local riders. One is new Junior Gear Restrictions. Juniors must now ride their junior gear limit in all races even when competing in races with older juniors and seniors.

The second change clarifies the rule for radio usage during races. It has been clarified to eliminate the possibility of riders wearing audio playback devices (Walkmans, MP3 players, etc…) during a race.

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Cyclo-cross Categories Now In Use

USCF members may have noticed there is now a Cyclo-cross category listed on your license. The USCF created the new category to accomodate the growth in this discipline. Most riders cyclo-cross category should have been made the same as their road category at the beginning of 2006.

Cyclo-cross categories are 1,2,3 and 4. Riders riding on a one-day license will be category 4.

In the past riders self-selected what category they would race at a given race. Now riders can only race in events for wich they are eligible. For example a rider with a cyclocross category of 4 cannot enter a Cat 1/2/3 race but he could enter a Cat 4 race, Cat 3/4 race, or a 1/2/3/4 race.

Riders interested in upgrading their cyclo-cross categories can do so in the same manner as upgrading road categories. Check out the USCF Categorization Guidlines for more information.

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