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  • Thu November 02 2006
  • Posted Nov 2, 2006
Riverside Cyclocross Festival The infamous “Harter’s Horseshoe” will be the highlighted feature for this weekends big event. The 6th Annual Riverside Cyclocross Festival is all set to go. Custom awards and over $2,000.00 in cash and prizes are ready to be won. Free food, beer and plenty of great racing awaits everyone at E.H. Young Riverfront Park this weekend (November 4th and 5th). Two great days of racing for Kansas City’s premier cyclo-cross event. Several big changes are in store for this year’s event. First, due to the great popularity of the event we have expanded to two days of racing and due to the support of the City of Riverside, MO changed the name to the Riverside Cyclocross Festival (formerly the CrossLogic Cyclocross Challenge). Secondly, the course has been modified to include sections such as Mark’s Madness, Garmin’s Gully, Roger’s Red Brick road (yes cobbles for cross), Paceline’s Freeway and the infamous “Harter’s Horseshoe” which has more than doubled in size and brings riders down along the Missouri River then test them on the way back to the top. The 1.6 mile course will test riders of all abilities and is designed to allow great spectator viewing from just about anywhere in the park. Also new this year is the CycleOps warm-up tent and 53x11 coffee to get your ready for the day’s big events. One thing that has remained the same is a great course, awesome free food, wonderful supporting staff and as always some unique awards and prizes. “The racers make this event what it has become. We get riders from all across the region to come here to KC to experience this event” say’s Event Director Chris Locke Things get underway Saturday with a free beginner’s clinic at 12:00pm brought to you by The Wheel Cyclery. Racing begins on Saturday at 1:00pm with the special discounted ($10.00 entry fee) Men’s/Women’s Cat 4 (Beginner) and Junior classes. Next up is the Men’s 3 / 4 and Women’s Cat 1/2/3 divisions at 2:00pm. The final race of the first day is the Men’s Cat 1/2/3 division at 3:00pm. Former winners of “Elite” class include National champion Steve Tilford and 3 time champion Chad Smith. The final day of racing begins at 11:00pm with the Junior Men/Women followed by the Men’s Masters Classes. Check out www.cowtowncycling.com for course maps, event flyers and more event information for the remaining rounds of the Cow Town Cyclocross Series. Directions: E.H. Young Riverfront Park: 777 Argosy Parkway, Riverside, MO. From Kansas City, Take I-29 North to I-635 South, Merge onto US-69 South. Turn left onto NW Frontage Rd., NW Frontage Rd becomes NW Tremont. Turn right onto NW Argosy Parkway. Park is just past the Argosy Casino. Special thanks to the City of Riverside, Missouri and its wonderful staff, all the volunteers, and of our event sponsors: The Wheel Cyclery, Paceline, CycleOps, Badger Custom Bikes, Go Fast Sports, Hammer Gel, New Belgium Brewing Co, Scott Bikes, MultiSport Marketing, Santa Fe Trails Bicycle and Coffee Shop, 53x11 Coffee and the Lantern Rouge Volunteer Group. More info contact the race director: Chris Locke, 816.468.4831 or cdlocke@lycos.com Flyers can be downloaded at www.cowtowncycling.com , www.localcycling.com and www.kscycling.org

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