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: