Location: KCMO

Party On at Cyclocross Nationals

Cyclocross National ChampionshipsThe Cyclocross National Championships begin this week in Kansas City, with racing from 9am to 4pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and from 8am to 2:30pm on Sunday (see race schedule).

But there’s more to do than just ride and watch the races. We’re talking some serious parties!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Mud and Blood Ball, the USA Cycling ’08 Cyclocross National Championship kick-off party, will be held at the Mission Theatre in Mission, Kansas on December 11, 2008 from 7-12 pm. The event features beer, food, and a showing of Zero Traction, a feature-lengthmovie shot at last year’s Cyclocross National Championships in Kansas City, KS.


Friday, December 12, 2008

“Come and meet the Mafia Racing pro cyclocross team, drink some free Pabst Blue Ribbon, and get some free schwag. Bring your bike for a group ride to follow. Tell your friends, open to all.”

When: Friday, December 12, 2008, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: Volker Bicycles, 1717 W 39th, Kansas City, MO 64111

Learn more…


Saturday, December 13, 2008

“By popular demand, we’re throwing another Cyclocross Nationals Party this year! Sponsored by SRAM, Specialized, Trek, and of course, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike, join us for a great night of free beer, some food, and more! Bonus game this year: Spot the racers who are racing on Sunday (hint: they’re not drinking nearly as much as the folks whose races are over).”

When: Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 6:00pm
Where: Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, 802 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS 66044

Learn more…


Saturday, December 13, 2008

“Epic Cyclocross Cotillion: Call it a cotillion, party, or whatever you want. Get together with fellow cyclocross fanatics to share your stories from Cyclocross Nationals. Free food, drinks, and fabulous floor prizes.”

Location: Epic Bike & Sport, 6000 NW 63rd Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64151
When: Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 5:00pm

Learn more…


See also: What’s This Cyclocross Thing About? from Mark Thomas of LocalCycling, which provides a brief overview of cyclocross, as well as information on the local (KC area) cyclocross scene.


About The Author

By Randy Rasa, editor/webmaster at Kansas Cyclist, the web’s premier Kansas cycling information site, featuring authoritative guides to Kansas cycling clubs, bike shops, organized bike rides, touring, trails, and much more. [learn more]

3 responses to “Party On at Cyclocross Nationals”

  1. Randy says:

    Another party:

    Trek Bicycle Store of Kansas City (10412 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee, KS 66203 [ see map ]), Saturday December 13th, 7:30pm. Free food and drinks. Steve Tilford and other Trek-sponsored riders will be there.

  2. Randy says:

    Another party:

    Friday, December 12th at 6:00pm at Cycle City (7749 NW Prairie View Rd, Kansas City, MO 64151 [ see map ]). Food and drink provided. 2007 National Champion Tim Johnson, and teammates Jeremy Powers and Jamey Driscoll will be hanging out and answering questions for adoring fans.

  3. Randy says:

    Photos from Sunflower Bike’s Cyclocross Nationals Party at Facebook