Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014


The 2014 6th Edition of the BoneBender is in the books! Thanks for coming out and making it such a great event. We could not do it without you!

Here are the results for each of the races. If you have any questions regarding results e-mail Heather at:

2014 Marathon Results

2014 Team Results

2014 XC Results

Our next MTB adventure will be June 22nd at the Lawerence River Trails for God's Country MTB Race (Kansas State Championships) Details Coming Soon!

Feagan and Steinmetz Claim Gold at Bone Bender

The 6th Annual Bone Bender Mountain Bike Challenge lived up to it reputation and provided some of the best trails and conditions for this years South Central Regional Marathon Championships.  Over 150 of the top mountain bike competitors from around the region battled the course to earn a spot on the podium.  
Garet Steinmetz is your new 2014 South Central Regional Marathon Champion and King of Bone Bender Mountain Bike Challenge

Roxzanne Feagan is your new 2014 South Central Regional Marathon Champion and Bone Bender Mountain Bike Challenge

Thursday, April 10, 2014


As the race weekend approaches we have received many questions about a rain plan for Bone Bender. Of course the safety of our racers and volunteers is our number one priority, and preserving the quality of the trails follows at a close second, so we have been following the weather conditions very closely and weighing our options. I am sure we all agree that while rescheduling a race is never ideal, sometimes it is necessary, especially when the safety of our racers and the quality of the trails is placed in jeopardy. With that in mind we also want to be considerate of the many people who have taken time off for this event, and are traveling from out of town in order to compete in this great event.

After looking at many options, we have decided to change the date and time of the race to Saturday, April 12 @ 1pm. This way we will be able to run the race course as mapped and take advantage of the better weather, as well as hopefully working with the travel plans of as many racers as possible. For those of whom this is not an option, we understand, and you can request a full refund until Friday, April 11th @ 10pm. Contact- to request a refund.

The details:
Race Day- Saturday, April 12
11:00am to 12:30pm- Race Day registration and packet pickup
12:45pm- Marathon Rider meeting
1:00pm- Marathon Race Start (mass start)
1:05pm– Cross Country Rider Meeting
1:15pm- Cross Country Race Start (mass start)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


The 6th Annual Bone Bender is getting closer and we are preparing for the weekend! Here is some information for the weekend.

On line Registration Closes - Wednesday April 9th at Midnight.
Packet Pick -Up and Pre-Registration @ The Wheel Cyclery
 (64th & Antioch Rd. Gladstone, MO 64119)
  • Friday April 11th: 10a-8p
  • Saturday April 12th:  10a-5p
Race Day Information for Marathon and Cross Country Race

Packet Pick up and Registration: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Rider Meeting:  9:45 a.m.
Race Start:  10:00 a.m. 

Saturday, April 5, 2014

2014 Bone Bender Course Map

Course for this years Bone Bender is below.  This is our planned course, but could be modified based on course conditions next weekend.

Solo Marathon Participants will complete 3 laps for a total of 60K (37 miles).  Solo XC (Short) participants will complete 1 lap for a total of 12.5 miles.  Expected lap times will be from 1:00 to 1:30 based on fitness and skill level.

Teams are currently set to  do 4 laps.

Check back for updates. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bone Bender Updates - 4/2/14

Time is fast approaching for the 6th Annual Bone Bender Mountain Bike Challenge.  This years event is shaping up to be another great one.  We again have Hammer Nutrition as our official sponsor of this years aid stations. Look for Heed and Hammer Gels at our aid station out on course.  

Speaking of the course.  We have had a lot of requests for a course map.  We will post the official course map later this week.  I will say this about the course.  I personally love it and not just because I designed it.  It is a very fun and balanced course with a something for all skill levels.  The length is 12.5 miles and includes single track (lots of that super fun blue trail and plenty of white to keep us all honest) double track and hills - yes Bunker Hill is back.

A little over a week left to get registered.  There is still time to get an event t-shirt.  The first 125 riders are guaranteed a t-shirt. Register today - Bone Bender Registration.