Monday, February 20, 2017

2017 Power Gravel and Velo+ Grinder

What: Power Gravel and Velo+ Grinder
When: Sunday February 26, 2017, 9:30 am
Where: Price Chopper 15970 S Mur-Len Rd, Olathe, KS 66062
Why: Classic gravel out of Olathe to Cleveland, MO with 4 routes to pick from.

Photo by TLB Photography
 Power Team Coaching's Michael Ruder has teamed up with Velo+ to host this years classic gravel ride out of Olathe, KS. All ability levels are encouraged to attend.  Coach Ruder has 4 options:  26, 52, 64 and 72 routes are available. 

Expect fast gravel with some rolling hills heading out to Cleveland, MO.  Water is available at stores in Cleveland. 

Routes below.  Plenty of options based on current fitness level. 

26 Mile Short Route:
48 Mile Traditional Route to Cleveland:
64 Mile Route:
72 Mile Route:


Friday, February 10, 2017

2017 Flint HIlls Express

Post event:

 A huge Thank you to Rod Hernandez for another fun Flint Hills Express.  Not only did he give us a great route but he brought us 70 degree weather in February, a water stop (much appreciated by me on this day as I was out of water due to the warm temps) and lastly a port-a-potty.  I guess these are new standards for our gravel rides.  Way to go Rod for raising the bar.

Pictures from today's ride are up: 2017 Flint Hills Express Photos.

Lastly please consider donating to Danny's medical fund below.


First the good news.  Rod is bringing us a great course and wonderful weather for this Sunday's Flint Hills Express ride. In addition, he will have a port-a-potty at the start.

Now the bad news.  Our good friend Danny Noble crashed hard while out riding the course.  He was out making sure the course was clear and had no dangers.  During the recon ride Danny had to avoid a large truck and crashed.  Danny needs our help so we started a fund -

We hope to see everyone on Sunday. 

What: 2nd Annual Flint Hills Express
When: Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 9:00 am start
Where: 223 E. 10th Street, Wellsville, KS 66092
Why: 48.5 miles with only 1000 feet of climbing. If you are looking for a fun scenic ride with only a little climbing this is for you.

Come join us for one of our most popular rides last year.  Great course, aid stop and hosted by one of the nicest gentlemen I know - Rod Hernandez.

We start out of Wellsville, KS work our way to Ottawa via the Flint Hills Trail.  Nice views along this trail

Parking, restrooms and start location above.   

Just got this news, Rod will have a port-a-potty for us at the start location as well as the police will stop traffic again for us out of Wellsville.  Rod also sent the route for this years - same as last years if you are wondering.  Great course.

Course Maps: Flint Hills Express Gravel Route - via Garmin

After the ride you can enjoy one of two local restaurants.  Smokey's BBQ at 410 Main Street or Boppers Cafe' at 520 Main Steet.

**Remember, you are responsible for yourself and you ride at your own risk.  You are totally on your own.  There are no rider services.  There is no support. If you choose to participate, you agree to taking full responsibility for what happens to you out on the course.Always follow all traffic laws and rules. Always choose safety first and be prepared.**