Dec 18, 2009

Midwest Mountain bike racing is back!

 This just in from the United Federation of Dirt. Please help spread the word!

KANSAS CITY, MO:  We are thrilled to announce the 2010 United Federation of Dirt [UFD] race calendar. The UFD consists of a
collective group of promoters, trail builders and racers unified in the goal of bringing dirt lovin’ good times to the Missouri and
Kansas region. 

For 2010, we are promoting 17 traditional cross country mountain bike races divided into two leagues.  The Eastern League is
comprised of 8 races and the Western League will be hosting 9 races.  The Endurance League brings together 4 races focused on
long distance and the ability for the human spirit to suffer. The events will take place on some the best singletrack that the
region has to offer, including the ever popular Castlewood State Park, Spanish Lake, Wilson Lake, KS and newly minted Swope

In addition to the 17 cross country races and 4 endurance races, we are pleased to announce the return of the Short Track Dirt
Crit Series to the St. Louis area and the Kansas City region.  These weekly training races will be the perfect way to keep the legs
a moving and the body acclimated to racing on dirt.

And lastly, the UFD is proud to announce that these events will be under the sanctioning of USA Cycling. This is just the
beginning of many exciting things to come for the 2010 season.  We are still in the early planning stages and working to get all
the pieces in place to bring you the best racing experience around.  Look for more announcements soon…fun in the dirt is what
it is all about.

2010 United Federation of Dirt Race Calendar

Eastern League XC races

  • March 14:    Leadbelt XC. St. Joe Park (Mark Grumke)
  • March 28:    Mesa Lost Valley Luau (Matt James)
  • May 8:          *Greensfelder ( (DRJ Racing)
  • June 12:        *Missouri State Championship.  Castlewood (Big Shark/Pfoodman)
  • June 27:      St.Charles County Parks (Ghisallo Sports)
  • Aug 8:      Trailblazer Blitz.  Spanish Lake.  (Trailblazer Bikes)
  • Aug 22:      Cyclewerx Crankfest. Cape Girardeau, MO (Cyclewerx) 
  • Sept 25:      *Council Bluffs (ICCC)
  • Alpine Shop Short Track Dirt Crit Series– 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29.  Dirt Crit Final Blowout XC race - 8/1

Western League XC races 
  • March 28:   Lawrence River Trails. Lawrence, KS (Curtis Martell/Free State Racing)
  • May 1/2:     Wilson Lake Fat Tire Festival.  Wilson Lake, KS.  (Doug Chambers/Golden Belt)
  • May 8:         Robidoux Roundup. Krug Park.  St. Joseph, MO.  (Randy Tracy/Craig Hoppe)
  • June 6:         The Down and Dirty.  Warsaw, MO (Mac Vorce)
  • June 20:       Cramp Alexander.  Emporia. KS.  (Matt Brown/High Gear)
  • June 27:       Crocodile Rock.  Perry Lake State Park.  Perry, KS.   (Lyle Reidy/HSP/Bad Goat Racing)  
  • July 25:         Sunflower State Games (Curtis Martell/Free State Racing)
  • Sept 12:      Tour De Lizard.  Arkansas City, KS (Bobby Smith)
  • Sept 19:        Kansas City Cup (Federation Championship).  Swope Park.  Kansas City, MO.  (Ron Acklin/HSP) 
  • Short Track Dirt Crit Training Series –Thursday Nite Throwdown: June-August Timeframe
 Endurance League (Dirt Lovin Good Times style format)

  • April 18:   Bone Bender 3/6 MTB Odyssey.  Smithville Lake.  Smithville, MO (Chris Locke/Cow Town Cycling) 
  • June 5:      Dirty Kanza 200 [DK200].  Emporia, KS (Jim Cummins/HSP) 
  • Aug 14:    Rapture In Misery [RIM] 6/12.  Crowder State Park. Trenton, MO (Doug Long/HSP)
  • Oct 9:       Burning at the Bluff  (Mesa Cycles) 

For more information check out UFD online:

Facebook:  United Federation of Dirt

Dec 4, 2009

Cross racers gone wild.

Got this video from Jesse Antony.

I think Trebon and Wicknasty steal the show.

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