Wednesday, February 10, 2010
big things to come...
<--Updated Swope Map, GPS tracked :)
Had a good meeting with some fine MTB folk Monday evening at waldo pizza...here's what transpired:
First of all, the United Federation of Dirt race bible is done and should be up on their website within the next 2 weeks. I can tell you that every UFD race will be USAC sanctioned and require an annual or one day licence. At every XC race: There will be CAT 1,2,3 with full age groups for men and women, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50+. Single Speeds will be included with CAT 2. Junior class boys/girls 15-18, and coed kids classes, under 10 and 10-14. There will also be a 3 hour Open marathon class (both mens/womens) at every UFD XC race. Costs will be between 20-35 dollars per race, depending on what class you enter and if you have to buy a one-day licence.
Second, I have an updated trail map of swope, showing the GPS layouts of phases one through six. currently you can only ride on phases one and two. phase three is nearing completion, and phase 4-6 work will begin in the spring. Total miles of trail in Swope after these phases are complete will be approximately 12 miles. (look above!)
Third, construction of an all-weather short track course of approximately 2 miles will commence immediately, to be completed by Memorial Day. The course will be beginner/intermediate double and single track and be used for short track and cyclocross races. It will be constructed in a way so that it will be rideable in ANY weather condition.
Lastly, this year will mark the beginning of a thursday night summer short track series (think dirt crits). There will be 13 races, every thursday from memorial-labor days. costs will be $10/race or $50 for the series, A and B races. The short track series will also be USAC sanctioned.
This is gonna be a great year for mountain biking in kansas city!
Sooooooo, some sick shit is gonna be going down this year. Hopefully I can get some sponsors and get to these races.
peace and riding!
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