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HSP - XC series event # 1 - Press release


Heartland Mountain Bike Championship Series #1

Traditional Cross Country Racin’: Series Style

This a reminder of the dirt festivities occurring next weekend Sunday, March 5th, 2006 at Landahl Park Reserve in Independence. The weather is warming and the riding is perfect. The trails are groomed and ready for some knobby good times. All the info you need can be found below.

One important item of note: We have moved the race start time to NOON for 2006. Please see a schedule of events below. For all the complete info on our events including: entry fees, classes, awards, course maps, etc, please check out our 2006 events flyer at:

The wheels are rollin'. The dirt is flyin’. Hang on and enjoy the ride!

We'll see you all out in March for the start of another fantastic year.

HMBCS # 1:

WHEN: Sunday March 5th 2005. We race Rain or Shine.

WHERE: Landahl Park Reserve Independence, MO. Truman Road Trailhead.

Take I-70 either West from St. Louis or East from Kansas City until you reach 7 highway at Blue Springs. Turn North on 7-Hwy go approximately 4.0 miles until you reach Truman road (MO FF/E), turn East (right) for approximately 2.1 miles until you reach the William Landahl Park Reserve on the right side of the road. Turn in where you see the "Race Today" sign.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS for Sunday, March 5th
9:00am Race Day registration opens.
11:30am Registration closes.
11:45am Racer meeting.
NOON And they're off!
2:00pm Kids Race
2:30pm Awards ceremony

COURSE INFO for Sunday, March 5th:
General info: Landahl has fairly technical trails w/ rocks and mostly short-up climbs.

Sport/expert (ORANGE course):

Course---> Starts w/ apx 1 mile of flat double track followed by fast and twisty singletrack up Tasty Goodness. You'll then be dumped out to another mile of doubletrack. Then right turn onto Dave’s Maze followed by about 1.5 miles of sweeping fast/narrow singletrack on Will’s Wanderer. Next up is a short section of doubletrack and then a hard left turn onto the crowd favorite: Rim Job. Finish up with a quick descent back down the event site.

Current conditions: ---> perfect. The course is dry and fast.

Length---> 6.5 miles (apx)

Lap times---> if conditions stay the same, experts will be in the 30-35 minute range

Sport women= 2 laps
Clydesdale/Singlespeed/Sport men= 2 laps
Expert women= 3 laps
Expert men=3 laps

Beginner/first-timer (BLUE course)

Course---> Starts with a fast 1/2 mile section of double track, then a brisk singletrack climb up to the Family Trail. Continue north around Family trail followed by about1/2 mile of double track south on the bean field. A right turn at the end of the field and you are back on the Family trail heading north. A quick descent down the rocky double track , then finish up with the Boulevard and a screaming double track descent back down to the event site.

Current conditions: ---> perfect. The course is dry and fast.

Length--->3.5 miles (apx)

Lap times--->if conditions stay the same, times will be in the 20-25 minute range.
Junior women= 2 laps
Junior men= 2 laps
Beginner women= 2 laps
Beginner men= 3 laps

*Of course, this is all subject to change depending on factors outside of our control.


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For further info please check out or call BikeSource @ 913.451.1515.

2006 Heartland Mountain Bike Championship Series
Traditional Cross Country Racin’: Series Style

NOON start time
Rain or Shine

Sunday, March 5th.
#1: Cross Country
Landahl Park Reserve. Independence, MO.

Sunday, April 9th.
#2: Crank 'n' Cruise cross country
Crowder State Park. Trenton, MO.

Sunday, April 23rd.
#3: Crocodile Rock cross country
Perry Lake State Park. Perry, KS

Sunday, June 4th.
#4: Cross Country
Landahl Park Reserve. Independence, MO.

About the Heartland Mountain Bike Championship Series:
After a one year hiatus, the series returns with a bang. We are feelin’ refreshed, rejuvenated, and all-around giddy about racin’ in 2006. This year, we will be racin’ in three of the finest parks the Midwest has to offer: William Landahl Park Reserve, Crowder State Park and Perry Lake State Park. Each venue offers it own twists and turns that will keep you beggin’ for more. One thing we did learn over the past year is how important sleep is for the body and soul, so for 2006 we have moved our racin’ start time to NOON. Sleep in and take your time getting’ to the race…the rewards are a plenty.


That's all for now. Thank you for reading. Please keep checking our website for continual updates . The wheels are rollin'. The dirt is flyin’. Hang on and enjoy the ride!

Heartland Sports Promotions

About Heartland Sports Promotions:
Heartland Sports Promotions (HSP) is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the regional growth of cycling throughout the Midwestern United States. Our vision, goals and objectives are driven by our passion for cycling. We work to engender a sense of community

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