Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Boss Cross 1 and 2 Location and Course Status

All - for some reason, E.H. Young Park in Riverside MO is not showing up in Google Maps and y'all can't get directions. No worries. Here's a map:

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Note that the race is in the park next to the Argosy Casino. If you need more info, feel free to email me.

Now... the course. It's going to be tough, kids. Not balls in yer throat like you're climbing the Angliru like Manion's last week, which was an awesome race by the way. But, this race is for the strong men. Or the rider who is good at running and transitional racing. It's pretty flat, yeah. There's lots of pavement, yeah. But, there's sand (twice), fast barriers (start practicing more!) where I think the race could be won, really, and there's some nasty hills (two or three). The hard men can tear it up on the wide open flats, but the guys who can ride sideways, corner well, and get on and off the bike fast can likely have an advantage... I don't know, but that's what I'm thinking. See you Saturday! and Sunday!

Monday, September 20, 2010

MORE BIG NEWS and BCCX 2010 Flyer


First, let's get it out of the way, KC Cup is an awesome race. I'm stoked that it's the event that kicks off the season. The Series 60 and Team 360 go over the top to make sure we racers have a bitchin time. Yeah, the last two years, my race has been super crappy - I think 5 rolled tires between the two. Oh well, I guess I need to work on my bikes more often. The course is super cool, I love the single track... Several Belgian Superprestige races have single track/woods sections where the course designers put pads around trees that are in the middle of the course. Think about that for a second. Anway, the cross season is officially here. Awesome. I'm looking forward to Manion's.

NEXT, We will not be racing at English Landing in October. Parkville RiverFest is that weekend and the throngs of people in E.L. Park will be in our way. Soooo, we are moving the freakshow to E.H. Young Park in Riverside, MO. You know the place, De Stad used to put on great races there. Hopefully we can meet or exceed their high bar of excellence. E.H. Young is a great place, it's hillier (even if it's by just a bit), so we'll get some variation that we didn't get at Parkville. But, don't be alarmed, if it's up to us, we will be returning to Parkville later this year, or in 2011.... It's mandatory.

Other news re: the races will be posted later this week. Let's just say that we've got some great prizes lined up. Super sponsors this year who have really went out of their way to make our series, and your season successful!


Bc10 1,2,3 Flyer

OH!! by the way, as always, you can pre-register at

Preregistrants will get some sweet swag!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Dudes! It's been a while since we've communicated and now that it's almost cross season (getting those intervals in??) we feel it's time to let you in on the goings on at Boss Cross. First we've got tons of new sponsors that we'll be presenting in the next few days, and tons of new swag to give out at the races... But most importantly, here are the dates and venues for KC's longest running cyclocross series!

Note that we are modifying our categories and start times to be more aligned with the rest of the local calendar so that way you always know when you race.... this is a good idea for everyone. It allows racers to avoid modifying their race day schedule and allows bigger fields for everybody's enjoyment.

Now without further ado:

English Landing Cyclocross Classic - October 2&3 - English Landing Park, Parkville MO.
You know the park, it's bitchin. You know the weekend, it's not as easy as it seems. This year we're not up against Octoginta so you time trial guys can race this year!!

Saturday, October 30 - Barry-Platte Park, Kansas City, MO
This is a great addition to the Boss Cross venue arsenal. Hilly, sandy, lots of lines. The day before Halloween, so get your best costumes out... word on the street is a special prize is in the works...

Saturday, December 4, Missouri State Cyclocross Championships - Venue TBA
We are very proud to be able to bring the State Champs to the West Side under our umbrella this year. We've been working toward this since 1999, and it's great to make it happen! We are working securing a super special venue for the ultimate race of the year and we'll fill you in when it happens.

11:00 Masters 40+, 50+, 60+ (45 minutes, $25 entry, 1, 2, 3 merch/medals per category)
11:00 Women open (45 minutes, $25 entry, $100 4 deep (40, 30, 20, 10)
12:00 Women 4 (30 minutes, $25 entry, 3 deep merch/medals)
12:00 Women 40+ (30 minutes, $25 entry, 3 deep merch/medals)
12:00 Junior (30 minutes, $10 entry, 3 deep merch/medals)
1:00 Men 4 (40 minutes, $25 entry, 3 deep merch/medals)
1:00 Men 4, 40+ (40 minutes, $25 entry, 3 deep merch/medals)
1:00 Single Speed (40 minutes, $25 entry, 3 deep merch/medals)
2:00 Cat 3 (60 minutes, $25 entry, $200 5 deep (60, 50, 40, 30, 20)
2:00 Open Men (60 minutes, $25 entry, $250 5 deep (75, 60, 50, 40, 25)

Series Package Pricing: $80 - save $20!!

Also, get some special swag for online registration:

Registration opens at 9:30!

If you're into running without a bike, we will be holding Cross Country running races before every race - Open Category, $10 entry, no fancy timing, Racing starts at 9:00. check with Cycle City (816) 587-8181 with questions...

The flyer for the races is coming this afternoon, as always email either Joe Fox ( or Jeremy Haynes ( with any questions or comments.

Check y'all later