Name: Dean “FOG” Parker
KCA Board Position: KBAR/Championship Coordinator
2020 would have been the last year of my term on the KCA board, but we all know what happened that year. I decided to stay on and help re-start the KCA and bike racing in Kansas. Like many, I miss the competition and the people associated with racing.
I started racing mountain bikes in 1991. A few years later, I discovered road racing and then CYCLOCROSS. My passion grew when Overland Park hosted Cyclocross Nationals in 2000. I’ve been hooked ever since. From 2000 to 2021 I have missed racing Cross Nationals only four times, two of those because I was injured. While my results have varied from good to not so good, all of them have been worthwhile experiences. Why? Because of the opportunities to be with people who love the sport and the camaraderie with teammates and other racers.
That feeling is what I hope we can rebuild this year in the KC area.