Hosted a promoters meeting last night at my house. This is what we came up with:
Tentative UFD West & Endurance Race Schedule (from tonight's meeting)
March 24 & 25 - God's Country Weekend @ Lawrence River Trail (Chris Locke)
April 7 or 8 - Team Colavita Mountain Bike Races @ TBA (Date Tentative, possibly move to summer) (Brett Shoffner)
April 15 - BoneBender 3/6 hour @ Clinton Lake (Chris Locke)
May 5 and 6 - Kansas Fat Tire Festival @ Wilson Lake (Doug Chambers)
May 20 - Dirty Little Secret @ Fancy Creek State Park (Aaron Apel)
May 26 - Robidoux Roundup @ Krug Park (Randy Tracy)
June 2 - Dirty Kanza (Jim Cummings)
June 23 - Indian Camp Creek 3/6/12 hour (Todd Holtman)
September 8 - Sac River 6/12 hour (Jason Feagans)
September 9 - Tour de Lizard @ Camp Horizon (Bobby Smith)
September 30 - Rhett's Run @ Cosmo Park (Andy Schuette)
October 13 - Burning at the Bluff @ Council Bluffs Lake (John Farinella)
Looking to potentially add: OMBA Caramba/Springfield, Tour de Tick/Neosho, MO Single Speed Championships, Tall Oak Challenge, Knob Knoster, Warsaw, RIM, BT Epic, Melvern/Emporia.
Tentative UFD East (new 12-1)
March 25: (Sun) Mesa Lost Valley Luau (Mesa/Matt James) XC (Maybe even
push back into April? )
May 12: (Sat) Greensfelder (DRJ Racing/Bob Arnold) XC
May 20: (Sun) Broemmelsiek Challenge (Mitch Johnson) XC
June 17 (Sun) Leadbelt XC. St. Joe Park (Mark Grumke) XC
July Dirt Crits Castlewood (Every Thursday) Dirt Crits
July 14: (Sun) Castlewood (Big Shark/Pfoodman) XC
Aug 18: (Sun) Cyclewerx Crankfest. Cape Girardeau, MO (Cyclewerx/John
September 16 (Sun) Matson Hill - St. Charles (Walter Davis/Mike Barro -
September 30: (Sun) Rhetts Run (Andy Shuette/CBC) XC
October 5 (Sat): Cliff Cave Race - St. Louis (Rich Pierce/ICCC) XC
The big thing we all decided tonight is that promotion needs to be huge next year so we're going to start early and often.
Also looking to secure series sponsorships to start infusing some capital into the series to help promoters out with the initial costs as well as to help with end of year series awards. If you know of anyone or any company that might be interested in any way (cash, food, beer/beverages, swag, gift cards, whatever).
Definitely looking to cut down classes as well. G has full notes and will be sending them out soon.
peace and riding!!!
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