Thanks to Mark Thomas for hosting the CX Calendar meeting on May 21 at 3:00. Will be at Clubhouse 512 East 18th Street Kansas City MO. If you can please send to Jeff Unruh your desired dates in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not able to make it please make sure we have a phone number to contact if a question comes up.
Also, please RSVP to email@example.com so I can make sure there is enough beer/food.
I have been asked by a couple of teams about the following KBAR rule.
If a KCA member club fails to promote a race or other USAC approved cycling event in the current calendar year as required by the KCA bylaws, all KBAR points earned by members of the non-promoting club will be voided.
At our last Board meeting we agreed that I was supposed to reach out to all teams that don’t promote races and remind them of this rule. My goal was to try to use as a carrot to hopefully get more races on our calendar.
Anyway, I haven’t gotten around to contacting teams (my fault on that). So for 2017 all racers regardless of what team you belong to are eligible for KBAR/KBAT points recognition.
The KCA Board will look at this rule again for 2018.
For teams that currently do not promote. I would like to encourage you to look at 2018 and see about putting an event on. Or even group up with a couple of other teams and collectively put on a race (up to six teams can promote a single race). I realize promoting gets harder each year and I am extremely thankful for the folks who put the time and effort so we have races to participate in. As our calendar gets more holes in the summer I think the KCA will want to enforce this next year to see if that helps plug some of the holes.
Good luck to everyone at Bazaar tomorrow!
Attached is a listing of our recent racer upgrades!
With the exciting start of the racing year, the KCA shares the attached primer to your first bicycle race. We hope the primer will help you have a positive experience and we will see you at many races!
Your First Bicycle Race. A Primer
From USA Cycling
We are very excited to introduce the women’s category 5 racing membership for cyclocross, road, and track events this year.
As you probably already know, in addition to cat 5 being assigned to all new female members, we are also allowing current cat 4 women to downgrade to the new cat 5 if they choose.
Assigning cat 5 to brand new members has been no problem, but due to being in the middle of a major IT migration, our system is currently experiencing an inability to process the cat 4 to 5 downgrades.
What does this mean for you?
If there are Cat 4 women who wish to race in a dedicated Cat 5 field, please allow them to do so even though their licenses may currently say Cat 4. Also, we have received a number of questions regarding running a combined Cat 4/5 field for the women. While having a true beginners field for new women is desirable, combining the 4s and the 5s might be a better solution for your race depending on the racing population in your area.
I would like to thank Bill Keen and Matt Wilson of Keen Wealth Advisors for donating $2,500 which we will continue to use to support Junior racers in cycling.
Just a reminder that membership sales and renewals for USA Cycling are now open.
A portion of your membership purchase goes towards supporting your local association, allowing us to continue our efforts in the local cycling community, growing great grassroots events, providing networking for fellow local riders, and supporting clubs in the area.
As part of the improvements USA Cycling is working on, they’ve launched 2017 membership purchases as the first phase of their new technology platform.
Check out this how-to guide for easy instructions on how to use the new platform. If you’ve had a USA Cycling account in the past, it’s as easy as clicking the register now button and logging in with your email address and existing USA Cycling password. Still need a hand? Give USA Cycling a call at (719) 434-4200 or send an email to MembershipMail@usacycling.org and they’ll be happy help you out.
Renewal how-to v1
The first Cookie Cross Series ended at The Fast and The Furriest Cyclocross Race. Final series standings are at http://kscycling.org/results/. Congratulations to all Cookie Cross participants! Thank you to Dr. Melissa Kusiak of Family Dental Co. for sponsoring Cookie Cross.
Just wanted to let everyone know that at the 360 Cup race USADA was present and performed random drug testing on six participants.
This is part of USAC’s RaceClean program where Local Associations submit races from each region to be placed in a pool for them to choose from. 360 Cup was one of the CX races we submitted for them to consider.
I want to thank the 360 Team for being equipped to handle the testing on top of everything else they were doing yesterday to put on a great event!
Here is a link from USA Cycling on information regarding the RaceClean program