Upcoming Productions

  • August 11 - Dusk Dash @ Swope Park (Night MTB Ride)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Courtois Challenge flyer

upcoming productions, summer/fall 2011

July 23-Courtois Challenge (see post below for initial information)

September and October-Tuesday Night Cross Races at various parks around midtown...Theis, Gillham (south and north parts), Hyde, Roanoke, Penn Valley, and Troost Parks will be used on a differing basis. It will be a points series similar to what I've done in the past with the Hyde Park CX and what BK does with Swayze Memorial Cross Series.

December 17-Mark your calendars for the Second Annual Halcyon Holiday Gravel Grinder metric century in and around my beautiful hometown of Lawrence, Kansas, USA. Plan on 100k of the finest gravel and hills the area has to offer. It should be a great time as always and will include AT LEAST one town to go through, if not a couple.

As always, these are all free. no license is necessary. no official support will be offered (other than moral support and perhaps a tool/tube loan). your ride/race at your own risk. Etc. etc. etc.

hope to see you soon on the dirty.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Courtois Challenge

Ya buddy a new ride/race!!!

Since I'm down here doing work on the Ozark Trail all summer, I want people to see and ride it!

THIS RIDE/RACE IS TOTALLY SELF-SUPPORTED! (ie: no "official" aid stations, see below)

Courtois Challenge
MTB out and back ride/race
100% singletrack!
55 miles.
From Council Bluffs Lake to Berryman Campground, and back again!
Camping and riding all weekend at Council Bluffs Lake.

Saturday July 23, 2011
8:00 am start time
From Wild Boar Campgrounds, Council Bluffs Lake National Recreation Area.

However, there are plenty of trail heads between CBL and Berryman (Hazel Creek is about halfway between both) that you can have a support crew meet you at if so desired, or if everyone was smart, they'd find someone to lug a bunch of shit up to Berryman for everyone :)

How's this gonna work?
No money, no license, no excuses, and absolutely no bitching. PLEASE be prepared, I cannot stress this enough. I highly recommend a water filter/water purification tablets so that you don't have to carry 300 oz of water (which still may not be enough during mid-July).
We'll meet at 7:45 am in Wild Boar Campground, at the self-pay kiosk (entrance to campground) to make it easy on everyone. We'll then roll out neutral until we hit the actual Ozark Trail (I will be leading so it will stay neutral :) I will be camping both Friday and Saturday nights at CBL, I recommend you do the same and drink cold beer with me after this epicness.

and of course, I'll be single speeding it :)

This will be an amazing, no pressure ride/race and great training for the upcoming Berryman Trail Epic. I will have a clipboard stashed at Berryman. I will let people know where it is the day of the ride/race, once you find it, you will sign it, time stamp it and head back to CBL.

More details to come soon!!! I promise. I literally just thought this up as we were riding middlefork last weekend :)