KCA Board Announces KBCXR/T and State Championship Schedule

KBCXR/KBCXT

 

The Kansas Cycling Association (KCA) board has declared the KBCXR/KBCXT (Kansas Best CX Rider/Kansas Best CX Team) shall remain in place for the 2022 CX season.  As the current schedule stands (see the calendar) there are four USAC sanctioned CX races on the calendar.  To appear in the KBCXR/T standings, racers must complete  three of the four currently scheduled races. Standings will be posted on the Results page at Kscycling.org

State Championship Races

You read that heading correct – races…plural. With the abbreviated CX schedule, the KCA board and race promoters and have opted to split the Kansas State Championship into two races.

The 360 Cup has been designated the USAC category championship race  LocalCycling.com CX has been designated the age group championship race.

Keep an eye on BikeReg for registration and race info as it becomes available.

 

 

 

Last Road Event for 2022

The 2022 Kansas City road season comes to a close on Saturday August 27 with the running of A Very Peculiar Criterium in Peculiar, Missouri.

Local teams Grip N Rip and Natural Grocers have signed on for this second annual installment featuring a Best of the Area Cat 3 team competition.  With only 25 feet of elevation gain per lap, this proves to be a super fast course – but watch those turns!

 

Don’t forget to stop by the purple Natural Grocers tent for goodies from Tiiga and Rudy Project (while supplies last).

CX is coming!

 

 

You’ve heard the rumors and for once they’re true….cross is coming. The calendar at http://kscycling.org/events-calendar/ is up to date but see below for a quick glance at the season as it sits today.

Big thanks to KCA Race Calendar Coordinator Sam Loring!

9/24 Joules Cross Day 1
9/25 Joules Cross Day 2
10/30 The Boulevard Cup
11/13 The 360 Cup
12/17 Localcycling.com Cross

Note: All events are permit pending at this time. Check BikeReg and USAC for permitting and registration details.

 

 

A Quick Look At Time Trials For Those Who Hate Time Trials

“time trial, French Course Contre La Montre, (“race against the watch”), in bicycle racing, a form of competition in which individual cyclists or teams are sent out at intervals to cover a specified distance on a road course. The contestant with the fastest time for the distance wins.” (courtesy Encyclopedia Brittanica)

We’ve talked to many local cyclists over the years and it seems one either loves or hates them.   Why is that?  We think it has a lot to do with the fact that TTs are hard – they require a lot of effort with no relief in the form of drafting. There’s no one to blame but one’s self which is, interestingly, what TT lovers say they like most about them.

Whether you love or hate them, take a look at this POV video from the John Brown Time Trial in De Soto, Kansas (thanks to Natural Grocers masters racer Dan Messina) and it just may change your mind about TTs.

Speaking of TTs…John Brown #3 and the Kansas State Championship races are coming up in August.  Check BikeReg for details

 

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More Racing Action Coming Up!

Road season isn’t over!   Here’s a brief recap of road and track events through the end of August.

 

  • The Wednesday Night Worlds series continues through August 10th.  This criterium series serves up some fast action on a smooth and flat course.
  • The Kansas Track Championships drop on July 31 in Lawrence, Kansas. The grass velodrome is truly a unique experience and has been the launching pad for national and world champions.
  • The Kansas Individual Time Trial Championship race is on August 14 in Medora, Kansas (just north of Hutchison). This 40k course features rolling terrain with no turns.
  • John Brown Time Trial #3 – this summer series in De Soto, Kansas concludes on August 18.  Fast and flat – test your skills on this smooth and low traffic course.
  • A Very Peculiar Criterium returns for a second year (under new promotional management) on August 27th. This year, the event features a Best of the KCA  Category 3 competition (check flyer for details).