Monday, September 19, 2011

2012 Event Date

We are starting to plan for next years event. We are currently looking at 4/15/2012 as the date. Working on permits now and should be able to confirm shortly.

4th Annual Bone Bender 3/6 Hour MTB Odyssey
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Lawrence, Kansas

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Bone Bender Updates - 4-16-11

Great news just came in from the trailhead .... We will run the full course tomorrow! It's good to go this morning which means we will have perfect conditions race morning.

Don't forget packet pickup and registration is available today at the 23rd Street Brewery from 4 pm to 8 pm. Just 4 miles East of Clinton Lake State park on Clinton Parkway.
Address is 3512 Clinton Parkway, Lawrence, Kansas 66047.

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow for a great day of racing!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Bone Bender Updates - 4/15/11

We will have a final course set-up by late tomorrow afternoon. Saturday and Sunday's forecast look very good and as of now are planning on using our planned course, but we do have an alternate if needed.

We will post an update on the course so stay tuned, but plan coming out Sunday and enjoying a great day riding.

Don't forget packet pickup and registration is available on Saturday at the 23rd Street Brewery from 4 pm to 8 pm. Just 4 miles East of Clinton Lake State park on Clinton Parkway. Address is 3512 Clinton Parkway, Lawrence, Kansas 66047.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bone Bender Updates - 4/12/11

Due to our event size and parking limitations, we are having to make a small change in our start/finish location. The start/Finish and registration area is now moving to the Swim Beach area.

Parking will now be at the Swim Beach with additional parking along the course (see map). This will be an ideal location to setup your team pits.

Here is the updated course map.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Bone Bender Awards

Awards are in for the our little event. Cash awards are being stuffed in the envelopes. Things are falling into place nicely...

Friday, April 1, 2011

BB36 Course Map

Here is an updated course map. Overall a well balanced course that will satisfy your dirt needs. Some features include miles of "blue" sweet single track, short power climbs, short technical sections, some rocks, some roots, a couple shallow creek crossings, double track, beautiful views and even some short pave' sections to allow for refueling. Speaking of refueling, we will have two "Hammer Nutrition Aid Stations" on the course. Basically everything you ever wanted in a mountain bike course. Distance is ~ 9.5 miles. Lap times will be from 1 hour to 1:30 depending on your early season fitness, your riding ability and race day conditions. Here are some course pictures.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Press Release for our Little BB36

3rd Annual Bone Bender 3/6 Hour MTB Odyssey

Mountain bikers from across the Midwest will roll into Lawrence, Kansas on April 17, 2011 for the 3rd Annual Bone Bender 3/6 Hour MTB Odyssey. The BB36 moves to the popular North Shore trails of Clinton Lake State Park for its 3rd edition. A great course and venue awaits everyone for this year’s event.

“For the past two years we have raised several thousand dollars for the Earth Riders Trails Association. We continue our fundraising efforts this year with support of several groups including the Kansas Trails Council, Kansas Parks and the Lawrence Mountain Bike Club/Patrol” says event founder Chris Locke. “We look forward to another great event out at Clinton Lake State Park and we appreciate everyone’s support. Events like the BB36 help raise important funds to help build and maintain our trail systems”.

New this year is the addition of more classes including Open, Sport, Single Speed, Clydesdale, 2 Person (Male, Female & Co-ed) and 3 Person teams. Custom awards await all class winners along with cash and product prizes for the open divisions.

The trails are in great shape and ready for you thanks to the hard work of the Kansas Trails Council and the many trail volunteers. Come out to this year’s Bone Bender, join in the fun and kick off the Endurance League of the United Federation of Dirt. Maybe you can join the following club.

2009 BB36 Champions:

  • Wanda Simchuk – 3 hr Solo Female
  • Chris Locke – 3 hr Solo Single Speed (1st OA 3hr)
  • Joe Collier – 3 hr Solo Male Open 3
  • Andy Prunty – 3 hr Solo Junior
  • Sara Parrish – 6 hr Solo Female
  • Brian Pottorf – 6 hr Solo Single Speed (1st OA 6hr)
  • Dwayne Goscinski – 6 hr Solo Male
  • Almanza/Blum (Cow Town Cycling) – Duo Team

2010 BB36 Champions:

  • Roxanne Abbott – 3 hr Female
  • Jonathan Schottler – 3 hr 19 -34 male
  • Kent McNeil – 3 hr 35+ Male (1st OA 3 hr)
  • Todd Fridley – 3 hr 50+ Male
  • Garret Steinmetz – 3 hr Single Speed
  • Joe Wottowa – 3 hr Clydesdale
  • Stephanie McCreary – 6 Hr Female
  • Kip Biese – 6 hr 19 – 34 Male
  • Jeff Winkler – 6 hr 35+ Male (1st OA 6hr)
  • Tom Liebl – 6 hr 50+ Male
  • Adam Blake – 6 hr Single Speed
  • Mike Wise – 6 hr Clydesdale
  • Chambers/Donn (Ethos) – Duo Team
  • Lebeda – 3 Person Fun Team

Register today at

Entry includes:

  • 3 or 6 hours of fun
  • T-shirt
  • Aid stations w/Hammer products.
  • Awards meal following your event
  • Donations to the Kansas Trails Council, Kansas Parks and LMBC Patrol
  • 1-day License for Cat 2 and 3 rider
  • $3.00 USAC insurance

Need more information?

Official Website:

Official Blog:

Series info:

Sponsoring teams: Cow Town Cycling and The Wheel Cyclery

Event Support: Lawrence Mountain Bike Patrol

Sponsors: The Wheel Cyclery, Hammer Nutrition, Chamois Butt’r, Mavic, Multisport Marketing, Sugoi and Tifosi Optics.

Help spread the word.

See you at the races.

Cow Town Cycling/The Wheel Cyclery

Friday, March 18, 2011

Bone Bender Course Preview Rides

The trails for this years BB36 are in great shape and the course is coming together. A lot of work has been put into them by the Kansas Trails Council and it shows. We have started riding the course and preparing the trails for this years event. If you would like to join us just check back here for planned rides. Our next one is Saturday.

BB36 Course Preview
March 19, 2011 - 10:00 am
Clinton State Park, Campground #3

Note: there is a fee to enter the park, but free parking is available at the entrance to the park at the trail head.

Course map (as of 3-17-11)

Some pictures from our first outing. We will add to the album and should have the entire course by next week.

BB36 Prerides

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Wheel Cyclery Grand Opening

Come to The Wheel Cyclery's Grand Opening this Saturday and get 15% off your Bone Bender 3/6 Hour MTB Odyssey entry.

More information on the grand opening:

Saturday, January 29, 2011

BB36 Moves to Clinton

It is official....

The Wheel Cyclery and Cow Town Cycling presents:

The 3rd Annual Bone Bender 3/6 Hour MTB Odyssey makes the move to Clinton State Park for 2011. Come join over 300 off-road enthusiast as they test themselves on the North Shore Trail System. 3 or 6 hours of fun - your choice. Come enjoy some of the sweetest and challenging trails in the Midwest. Party with your friends and just have a grand old time.

New for this year: Dri-Fit t-shirt, Added Sport level classes and a 3 person relay division, increased payout to the Men’s and Women’s open divisions, dinner and awards ceremony. Plus more to come.

Course: The BB36 will feature ~15 mile course (depending on course conditions) comprised of rocky technical sections with many short power climbs and fun single track sections. Several areas will cross rocky stream beds. Other areas will have fast easy sections for passing. All this along North shore of Clinton Lake which rank among the best trails systems in the Midwest

Venue: Clinton State Park is a 1500 acres park located on the northeast shore of Clinton Reservoir just outside of Lawrence, Kansas and features a 25 mile hike/bike trail, 5 mile cross country ski trail, 1 mile self-guided nature trail, archery range, swim beach, sand volleyball, 2 9-hole disc golf courses, 5 acre trout pond, 1 acre children’s fishing pond, accessible shoreline use trail, fish cleaning station and 2 fish feeders, 4 playgrounds and 460 camping sites are available (240 with electric and water).

Registration is now open. Please register before March 21 to guarantee your event t-shirt and before the entry fee increase. Registration includes post race dinner. Register at

The Bone Bender will again benefit local trails and the fine folk who build them and those who make sure we are safe. This year we support the hard working Kansas trail builders and supporters:
LMBC Patrol

Bone Bender 3/6 Hour MTB Odyssey
April 17, 2011
10:00 am - Mass Start
Clinton State Park
Lawrence, Kansas