July Racing – Something for Everyone

July is shaping up to offer diverse racing opportunities appealing to just about anyone.

Admittedly, with the early season announcement that the 2022 Tour of Lawrence wouldn’t happen, this leaves a gap in the calendar. As we see it, the gap allows for more training time. Right?

Thursday July 21 – The John Brown Time Trial continues with the second installment in the series.  Fast and flat, one can race the five mile course multiple times in multiple categories for one entry fee.   It’s a great way for beginners to try out time trial and for seasoned veterans to test new gear and positioning.

Saturday July 23 – A Very Peculiar Criterium returns for a second year and under new promotion management. Directeur Sportiff John Pahlmann (Team Grip N Rip) has designed this event to pit local teams against each other in a battle to determine who has the best Category 3 squad. Flyer coming soon on BikeReg…keep a look out

Saturday July 31 – The Kansas Track Championship Race returns to the famous Grass Velodrome.  With Category and Age Group championship races, this event is sure to be exciting.   The event will feature 500m and 1000m individual time trials as well as scratch races.

There’s more racing action planned for August which proves to be a time trial junkie’s dream come true with multiple TT opportunities. More to come…

 

 

Who Has The Best Category 3 Team in the Metro?

Peculiar, Missouri

In July, area teams will have an opportunity to prove who has the best category 3 squad during a unique competition at A Very Peculiar Criterium.

Enter at least 3 members of your cat 3 squad in the 1/2/3 race and you could win some serious money. Additional details will be released next week.

The race will be on July 23 and  is brought to you by Grip n Rip Cycle with sponsors Elite Cycling KC and Natural Grocers.

More deets to come!

Revolution Racing Announces Dates for John Brown

De Soto, Kansas —

*** For Immediate Release ***

Revolution Racing, LLC has announced the return of the popular John Brown Time Trial Series (permit pending) in De Soto, Kansas  June 16, July 21 and August 18 in cooperation with sponsors AxGen Sports Genetics Kurt’s Energy Bars and the Natural Grocers Cycling Team 

Race promoter Jim Whittaker is excited to be racing on the flat, five mile out and back course again located near Riverfest Park, just north of downtown De Soto.

Like the race’s namesake, Whittaker says he aims to do things a little differently, “For one low entry fee you can race as many times as you want in a variety of USAC categories plus a few that are rare:  Team, Single Speed, even a Cheater category to name a few. We don’t publish a start list…just line up when you’re ready, tell the starter your name and category then punch it.”

Because the course runs along the Kansas River on a rural road, traffic is rare making this a perfect place for men, women and kids to try time trial for the first time. Experienced racers can experiment with varying equipment and form to perfect that aero style.

Parking and racer staging is located at Riverfest Park, 33440 W 79th St, De Soto, KS

Onsite registration $20 for men and $10 for women (thanks to Natural Grocers).  Online registration entry fees slightly higher via BikeReg

 

Registration opens at 5:45, first rider off at 6:30


 

 

Kansas Masters and Juniors State Championships – May 14

For immediate release……

Registration pages have been updated with…enter today!

 

The Perry Dam Race #3 presented by Revolution Racing and The Bike Stop has been designated as the 2022 Kansas Masters and Juniors State Championship race.

Masters men and women will be scored in five year increments for state medals – 40-44; 45-59; 50-54 and so on   Juniors are scored in two year increments

Category events will not be eligible for state championships.

 Register HERE

Join Natural Grocers Nutrional Health Coach, Dr. DeAnna Hatch, post race for fresh fruit and great health advice for your healthy, active lifestyle.  Want to book a session with DeAnna? Click here.