Tuesday, December 8, 2009

BC 4 and Final Series Standing

I want to start out with a great big THANK YOU to everyone who made this season a great success!!! We had 4 absolutely great races, thanks mostly in part to you, the racers! It's been great to see the feedback and responses we have received after each race as we continue to impress new and seasoned racers with our courses. We may not have a flashy podium ceremony, but you are guaranteed to feel welcome at every Boss Cross event, and you are guaranteed to race on the best course out there.
2010 will promise to be an even better year. Once again we will have 4 killer races, bigger and better prize lists, and more fun than one should be allowed to have.
The series points have been tallied and results are in (thanks to microsoft excel). There were some really close battles for the title, and Saturday's race was the deciding factor in several categories. Remember, as our sport continues to grow, and as each of you continue to improve, it is your duty as a racer to race your respective category and strive to improve. If you won your category series in 2009, you can guarantee that you will not be starting a race in 2010 in that same category (unless you are one of those old masters). 4s will become 3s and 3s will become 2s. That's how bike racing works. Consider yourself called out now!

2009 Boss Cross Series Winners
Junior: Aaron Robertson, Cycle City Racing
Women 4: Kay Lehman, SKC Racing
Women Open: Kathryn Mueller, KCOI/Boulevard
Single Speed: Steve Songer, 360 Racing
Cat 1/2: Shad Shreiner, 360 Racing
Cat 3/4: Robert Shultz, SKC Racing
Cat 4: Tyler Shumacher, KCOI/Boulevard
Cat 4, 35+ B: Craig Hoppe, Shore Sports
Masters 35+: Josh Taylor, 360 Racing
Masters 45+: Tie: Andy Lucas, 360 Racing and Steve Songer, 360 Racing
Masters 55+: Doug Long, 360 Racing

Remember, as Series winners, not only do you get the fame and glory for the next 10 months, but you will also race for free for the entire 2010 Boss Cross Series! You will be put on "the list" for all 4 races, but that means you will also be racing in your respective category!
Once I can figure out these fancy computer thingies then I will post the entire excel file of the series results on here.
As much fun as Jeremy and I have putting on these races, and as relaxed as we like to keep the atmosphere, remember that we are doing this for you. Every promoter will tell you the same thing. In order to continue to improve upon what we do, I am asking for your opinions on how we do, what you like, and what you think we can improve. We want these races to be enjoyable, fun, and challenging. I think we do a damn good job at each of those, but of course I'm a little biased, so please, if you have something to say, then now is the time. Drop me a line at joe@cyclecitykc.com, leave a comment here, or better yet come see me at the shop.
I think Saturday was a great way to end my season as a promoter, and I hope to have a few more good races as a racer.
Here's a quote to brighten your day...I know it did mine.
"Great job on Saturday. That was, hands down, the most enjoyable and challenging course we've had all year. You and Jeremy do such an amazing job of putting things together...the bar has been raised again!"
Until next year.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


With this saturdays race being held within a neighborhood setting, we are going to park at Barry School on Platte Purchase Rd. This is 1 block east of Barry Platte Park which is on Old Stagecoach Rd. There is a sidewalk directly from the South parking lot of the school to the park. Please be respectful of the neighbors and of Platte County Parks and do not park along Old Stagecoach Rd. If you have any questions please ask or call Jeremy (816-695-8608) or Joe (816-820-0366).

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

BC4 Barry Platte Park 12/5!

It's that time again. Thanksgiving is over. We're all 5 pounds heavier than we were this time last week, and it's time to start thinking cross again. With only 4 more races on the local calendar we have to make each one count.
Boss Cross #4, the finale, is this Saturday 12/5 at Barry Platte Park. It's a killer venue that offers everything you want from a good cross course. Sand, rolling hills, lots of fast grass, some off camber descents, and some great paved sections. The park is really easy to get to. Take 1-69 north to the Barry Rd. Exit. Turn left and go 1/4 mile. Turn right on Old Stagecoach Rd. (signs pointing you toward park). The park is 2 blocks up on your left. Parking will be 1 block farther at Barry School. There is a sidewalk that goes straight to the park.
Registration opens at 9:00!
There are a lot of close races for the series. Remember, series winners will race for free in 2010!
10:00 A.M. Men 35+, 45+, 55+ 45 min
10:00 A.M. Women Open (1-4) 45 min
11:00 A.M. Men Cat 4 (35+ Beginners)
11:00 A.M. Women Cat 4 30 min
11:00 A.M. Junior 30 min
11:00 A.M. Single Speed (M &W) 30 min
12:00 P.M. Men Cat 4 30 min
1:00 P.M. Men Cat 3/4 45 min
2:00 P.M. Men Cat 1/2/3 60 min