Bazaar Returns for 2022

The Mike Underwood Memorial (aka Bazaar Road Race) returns on April 10, 2022.

correction: it was previously communicated that this is a state championship race…it is not   A state road race is in the works for later in the season   

Registration closes on April 8.

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The Excitement Continues

Spring Fling 28 has concluded…week 5 results are pending and will be posted soon.  Congratulations to all who braved often brutal  conditions.  Big thanks to Tricombe Skincare for their continued support of Kansas cycling

The first of three Bike Stop Perry Dam Races began last weekend with sunny, albeit, cold conditions. Look for the next installments on April 16 and May 14. Pictures are posted on Revolution Racing’s Facebook page. 

Next on tap is the third race in the Rage Against the Chainring Gravel series in Benton, Kansas on April 2.  Registration closes at 5pm tonight!

 

 

KBAR and KBAT Announcement

After careful consideration, the Kansas Cycling Association Board has voted to suspend the Kansas Best All Around Rider (KBAR) and Kansas Best All Around Team (KBAT) competitions for the 2022 road season.

This suspension is to allow time for a reimagined program that is more closely aligned with a reduced road racing schedule, as compared with past seasons.

 

USACycling Rulebook Minute

The 2022 road racing season officially kicked off in Kansas last weekend with the running of week one of the 28th edition of the Spring Fling Criterium Series.   The results of that event were delayed, in part, due to some team affiliation mix ups. We thought it might be an appropriate moment to talk a little about teams and race licensing.

It is not a requirement to join a team for the purposes of competing in a USA Cycling sanctioned race.  There are some benefits which vary from team to team but, suffice it to say, it is not required. However, if you do opt to join a team there are a couple of specific sections in the USA Cycling Rulebook that mandate licensing and representation on race day that we thought you might want to be familiar with.

“Licensed riders must register with a club and USA Cycling before they are eligible to present themselves as a member of that club. This includes, but is not limited to, wearing a club’s jersey or entering a race as a member of the club.”(Section 1F4, subsection a)

This is pretty straightforward…your team affiliation must be reflected on your license before registering and certainly before showing up in full kit. This also applies if you’ve changed teams or are racing unattached but are still racing in your old team’s kit.

 “A rider’s team affiliations must be registered with USA Cycling and will be shown in USAC member data, either on the racing license or on the USAC website. Riders whose team affiliation is not printed on their license should be prepared to show documentation at registration.” (Section 1F6, subsection b)

In the old days of printed and mailed licenses, team affiliation changes took some time. In today’s digital world, with the self service portal, this shouldn’t ever be an issue.

Race promoters have told us that they often get post event messages from race participants that their team is listed incorrectly and to please to update it. With few exceptions, race promoters use the master list from USACycling indicating a racer’s team affiliation based on their license.  As a license holder, it is the racer’s responsibility to update as changes are made.  This is accomplished by logging into your USA Cycling account and updating your team. Based on the above passages from the rulebook, not doing so may compromise your ability to compete on race day and, at the very least, will delay results for all participants.

So, we encourage you to log into your USACycling account today.  Click on LICENSE on the top tool bar and double check your team affiliation before your next event.

Spring Fling Week 2, 3 and 4 – Registration Open

Online Registration Deadline: Friday, Mar 4, 2022 at 10:00 PM CT

Register here: https://www.bikereg.com/tricombe-spring-fling-2

 

 

Online Registration Deadline: Friday, Mar 11, 2022 at 10:00 PM CT

Register here: https://www.bikereg.com/tricombe-spring-fling-3

 

 

Online Registration Deadline: Friday, Mar 18, 2022 at 10:00 PM CT

Register here: https://www.bikereg.com/tricombe-spring-fling-4

 

 

March is Women’s History Month

It’s March and in the United States that means we’re celebrating Women’s History Month.   No celebration of women would be complete, however, without talking about the women of cycling history.   Thanks to Bicycling Magazine for this tribute to the most influential women in cycling.

Click here for the article. 

Rage Against The Chainring Gravel Series Registration Deadline is Approaching

The Rage Against the Chainring race series registration deadline is fast approaching. Four dates are available – two in March and two in April – to complete a four event gravel series in the Wichita, Kansas area.  RATC has been building momentum since 2014 and is unique in two respects:   it’s one of few USACycling sanctioned gravel events in Kansas and; it features non-competitive touring options, as well.    More information about this race can be found on their FaceBook page or you can register at BikeReg

 

Registration ends closes on March 2, 2022

 

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Applications Now Open for USA Cycling’s Olympic Development Academy (ODA) Road Team

USA Cycling’s Olympic Development Academy (ODA) Road Team is the best comprehensive development program in North America for junior road athletes. The fully immersive program provides athletes with experience, education, and skills to take the next step forward in their progression to a trade team, the National Team or a World Tour team.

The ODA Junior Road Team will learn hands-on in Europe, racing in Kermesse races, training under the guidance of World Tour professionals, and experiencing the iconic Roubaix and Tour of Flanders courses. Athletes will be immersed in complete education sessions in strength training, skills, nutrition, tactics, sports psychology and more!

In addition to joining the team in Europe, athletes will receive a Nationals and Europe racing block training plan for strength and sport workouts. Athletes will also receive physiology testing to better understand their athletic potential and strengths.

More information here

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