Bad Astra Gravel Race Registration Is Open

The Bad Astra

Riding gravel, in our opinion, is the best form of therapy. Now add a race to the mix and it becomes an addiction. Second annual running of The Bad Astra is September 24, 2022! You will not want to miss this. If you are of the persuasion that Kansas is boring or flat, come ride with us.

Choose from 100, 50 or 25 distances with start/finish in Ottawa, Kansas.  Register here.

From the promoter:

PLACE
125 S Walnut Street
Ottawa, KS US 66067
DESCRIPTION

If you are familiar with Kansas, you may know the state moto is “Ad Astra Per Aspera.” Depending on how you google it, the Latin means “to the stars through difficulties.” We wanted a race that was awesome and represented Kansas. We felt “The Bad Astra” was a great name for a gravel bike race. “Bad Astra” in Latin means “really cool bike race…” probably.

We will be offering distances of 100 miles (The Bad Astra), 50 miles (The Half Astra), and 25 miles (BA Party Pace).

(All distances are rough estimates. All race distances will be a minimum of the number miles)

 

A good, clean, Kansas gravel race. 

 

 

 

KCA Board Confirms Hall of Fame Nominations

The Bazaar Road Race will be a little more special than normal this year due to a Kansas Cycling Association Hall of Fame induction ceremony planned for two Kansans.

During the regular meeting on March 30, 2022, the KCA board confirmed, by majority vote, the nominations of Wes Bruce (athlete) and Robert Helfrich (official) for induction into the Hall of Fame for their contributions to Kansas cycling.

Congratulations!

Wes Bruce

 

Robert Helfrich

 

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