The 2022 Season Comes to a Close

The face of amateur bike racing was indelibly changed by the pandemic and ripples from the 2020 lockdown continue to affect many aspects of it.  A number of USACycling sanctioned events have faded into the periphery as gravel rose to fill the void and, with it, many longtime running local events have either suffered lower turnouts or have withered away.

There were plenty of bright spots, however, as many longtime events returned: The Spring Fling, Perry Dam, Jesse Blancarte, Bazaar, Wednesday Night Worlds, Joules CX, the 360 Cup, Boulevard CX and the Kansas Grass Track.  Several somewhat newer events also occurred: A Very Peculiar Criterium, the John Brown TT Series, Joules MTB and Meatball CX. Even with lower than normal turnouts, state championship events were held in Road, Track, Criterium and Cyclocross. (See this page for a full listing of 2022 results).

In 2022, we also honored three inductees into the Kansas Cycling Hall of Fame: Teresa Jarzemkoski, Mark Thomas and, posthumously, Paul Lichtenauer. Each offered a few words with Jon-Paul Shores honoring Mr. Lichtenauer and Paul’s longtime partner, Kim Larsen, accepting the award on his behalf. (Special thanks to Jesse Kadekawa Miguel for capturing the award photos).

KCA Calendar Coordinator Sam Loring is already working with promoters to design a robust road season in 2023. Thanks to all who raced, promoted, sponsored, supported, volunteered and officiated for making this season possible.

 

Ride On and Happy Holidays,

The Kansas Cycling Association Board

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.

 

 

 

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…

 

 

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

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