Friday, December 18, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bone Bender Date for 2010

Date for the 2nd Annual Bone Bender 3/6 Hour MTB Odyssey

Bone Bender 3/6 Hour MTB Odyssey
April 18, 2010.
Smithville, Missouri

Rain date May 15, 2010

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Bone Bender Race Results and Pictures.

Congratulations to everyone who finished the Bone Bender. It was a real challenge with the rain we got Saturday morning which turned the 10 mile course into a mud pit.

Complete results are up on our official site :

We had 137 entries and raised over $2000.00 for ERTA.

Pictures below. More links coming soon...

3 Hour Single Speed

1. Chris Locke 3:21 (1st Overall 3 Hour & 2 laps)
2. Telford Crisco 3:30 (2 laps)
3. Justin Griest 3:54 (2 laps)

3 Hour Male Solo

1. Joe Collier 3:53 (2 Laps)
2. Chris Bopp 4:26 (2 laps)
3. Tim King 4:31 (2 laps)

3 Hour Female Solo

1. Wanda Simchuk 3:37 (1 lap)
2. Corrine Wyma 4:30 (1 lap)
3. Vicki Peters 5:03 (1 lap)

3 Hour Junior Solo

1. Andy Prunty 4:46 (1 lap)
2. Clark Smith 5:06 (1 lap)

6 Hour Male Single Speed

1. Brian Pottorf 5:57(1st Overall 6 Hour & 4 laps)
2. Dennis Grelk 5:42 (3 laps)
3. Sean Burns 5:56 (3 laps)

6 Hour Male Solo

1. Dwayne Goscinski 6:07 (4 laps)
2. Mitch Johnson 5:37 (3 laps)
3. Stephen Carney 5:45 (3 laps)

6 Hour Female Solo

1. Sara Parrish 4:52 (Fastest Female First Lap and 2 laps)
2. Wendy Davis 4:17 (1 lap)
3. Emily Pastrovich 4:48 (1 lap)

6 Hour Duo

1. Damian/Ashley of Cow Town 5:46 (3 laps)
2. Jonathan/Kory 6:20 (3 laps)
3. Jeff/Keith of Cow Town 6:21 (3 laps)

Here are some pictures....

Friday, April 17, 2009

Race ON!

The Bone Bender 3/6 hour is running rain or shine. The awesome Smithville Trail Crew is prepping the course today and hoping the rain stays south as predicted right now. We may get some precipitation, but we will be running the race either way. We've got 70+ registered racers so we will probably see the field swell to well over 125 by race time.

Race day registration opens at 9:30 am.
Race meeting at 11:45 am.
Mass start (3 and 6 hour) at 12:00 Noon.

See you there!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Camping for the Bone Bender

Camping for the Bone Bender is available at the Camp Branch Campground. Camp Branch is located just 1 mile south of the race site (Sail Boat Cove). More info is available by calling 816.407.3400 or visiting one of the below sites.

Smithville Lake Map

Smithville Lake Camping

Monday, April 13, 2009

Bone Bender Race Guide

The Inaugural Bone Bender 3/6 Hour MTB Odyssey is this weekend. The Smithville Trail crew will be out this week making sure the course is in first class condition and ready for Saturday's big event.

Download your BB36 Race Guide here.

See everyone on Saturday.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bone Bender Course Map

Course map for the upcoming Bone Bender 3/6 Hour MTB Odyssey is below.

Course Length: 11.02 miles
Course Elevation: 1,266 feet per lap
Estimated lap times: 55 min to 75 min lap times depending on ability level.
Course consist of 9 miles of single track, 1.5 miles of pave' and .5 mile of grass.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bone Bender Set for April 18th

We got word today that there is some crazy rumor that the Bone Bender is changing dates. This is completely false.

The Bone Bender 3/6 Hour MTB Odyssey is on for Saturday April 18th, 2009. Registration opens at 9:00am. Rider meeting at 11:45am. Mass Start (Solo and teams) at 12:00 noon.

The Smithville Trail crew has done a great job of repairing the trails from the recent onslaught of rains.

Race bible, with complete details and course maps, will be available next week.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Updated Bone Bender Flyer

Here is the updated flyer with our new 4/18/09 date.

More information can be found on our official site:

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

***Bone Bender Postponed***

The official word from the trail boss....

Well folks, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but this latest round of rain just put us over the top on soaking the trails and making them un-rideable for this coming weekend. Sorry but we will have to postpone the Bonebender MTB race until the scheduled make up date of April 18th comes around.

I am just as bummed as you are about this but the volunteers who build and maintain all these sweet trails will appreciate your respect of the trails by not wanting to damage them with a race in muddy conditions.

Thanks for your understanding and I look forward to seeing all of you at the Bonebender MTB race on April 18th!

John Harter,

Trail Manager Smithville Lake Trails

Monday, March 9, 2009

Bone Bender Update

We have received a lot of emails regarding current course conditions for this weekends Bone Bender 3/6 Hour MTB Odyssey. Currently the trails at Smithville Lake are closed due to recent snow fall and rains. We are watching the weather closely and hoping that any more rain stays away giving the trails time enough to dry for Saturday's event.

In the event that we have to postpone the event to April 18th, 2009, we will make that final call by this Wednesday.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Preview the Bone Bender

Bone Bender Preview on Sunday:

Sunday, March 1, 2009
8:00am start time (John and I will be on-site at 7:00am if anyone is interested in a early lap)
Smokey Davey Trail Head.
Ride a couple of laps of the Bone Bender course and check out the new Skinnies

Here is the website for Smithville:

Here are the directions to the trail head: directions from nearest town: Travel North through Smithville and further for about 4 miles on 169 Highway. Turn right (East) on "W" Highway, and travel to the bridge over the lake. Keep traveling farther on "W" Highway for a few hundred yards to a paved parking lot (Smoken Davey Trailhead) on the right. As you leave this lot on bike or foot, look for the carsonite markers as you can go West (right) into Lakeside Speedway or East (left) into T-N-T, or South on the County paved trail.

Lunch after the event in Smithville.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Smithville Trail Work Day

This Saturday, February 21st is a trail work day at Smithville. Getting everything ready for the upcoming Bone Bender. We will ride/hike/run at 8:00AM and work at 9:30. We have lots of little "honey doo's" and a couple log skinnies to build so come out if you can.........

Let me know if you have questions,

John Harter / Trail Manager, SMV lake trails

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Updated Bone Bender Flyer

Here is the updated flyers - add Junior class for the 3 hour and a "fun" team class for the 6 hours.

Hope everyone has been training. Only one month left :-)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Classes Added

Just a reminder for those who have not noticed. We have added two additional classes.

A Junior event has been added to the 3 hour and a Open Fun Team to the 6 hour event.

Again, registration is open at Sports Base Online. Register online to receive a free event t-shirt and be entered into the SWAG drawing.

Race day registration is available beginning at 9:00 am. Registration closes at 11:30 am on race day.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New Bone Bender Site

The Bone Bender 3/6 Hour MTB Odyssey has a new "official" site.

Thank you to Neale Shour for bring her to life.

Don't worry, will continue so stop back by regularly.

Chris Locke
MultiSport Marketing, LLC

Monday, January 19, 2009

Bone Bender Course Version 1

The Smithville Trail Crew are working hard on the trails out at Smithville Lake to provide the best possible conditions for the upcoming Bone Bender 3/6 Hour MTB Odyssey. Things are coming along nicely and with some more work days planned in the near future a new section will be added. Below is our current course map.

Current distance per lap is 10.05 miles. Elevation gain per lap 1,331 feet with the average climbs have a grade of 4 - 6% (steepest grade is 15%).

Stay tuned for some course pictures and a planned pre-ride of the BB3/6.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Women's MTB Gets Sponsorship

The Kansas Cycling Association's Women's Development Fund promotes women's competitive cycling through sponsorship of area womens races and activities. The KCA, MultiSport Marketing and the Cow Town Cycling Team have teamed together and are proud to sponsor the women's classes at the upcoming Bone Bender 3/6 Hour MTB Odyssey.

Entry fees have been lowered to help reduce the barrier to entry and allow more women to participate.

Solo (3 Hr) Female fees reduced to $10.00
Solo (6 Hr) Female fees reduced to $20.00

To receive these reduced entries please visit the following registration link or visit Sports Base Online - Bone Bender

-Carolynn Locke

Monday, January 12, 2009

Registration is Open

Registration is now open for the Bone Bender 3/6 Hour MTB Odyssey.

Visit the Registration link on the right or go to Sports Base Online.

Free event t-shirt and ticket for some sweet SWAG with each entry.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Bone Bender Classes

6 Hour Classes
  • Solo Male
  • Solo Female
  • Solo Single Speed
  • Du Open
3 Hour Classes
  • Solo Male
  • Solo Female
  • Solo Single Speed