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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.
The KCA Board invites the cycling community to join our Fall 2023 board meeting on Wednesday September 6, 2023 at 7pm. We will discuss the upcoming cyclocross season, KCA Hall of Fame candidates and begin planning the 2024 season.
Interested in joining the conversation? Email Doug Campbell for the Zoom link.
Kansas Best All Around CX Rider and Team FAQs can be found here
Due to the continued heat wave and for the safety of racers, volunteers and officials, Revolution Racing, LLC and Natural Grocers Cycling have decided to postpone the final John Brown until Thursday 9/14.
Same place, same time and a BIG announcement – it’s TEAM NIGHT. The fastest duo wins an amazing prize! Then join us for pizza and adult beverages at KJ’s Pizzeria in downtown De Soto!!
It’s almost that time again kids – get your skinsuits and aero helmets ready for your shot at state championship history Registration end at 11:59pm on 8/11/23
Week two of the Wednesday Night Worlds series returns.
Registration is here: https://www.bikereg.com/wednesday-night-worlds-2