It’s been a long winter, but spring must be right around the corner because the 2014 Ken Woods Memorial Road Race is just a month away. Sign up for the best jump start to the road racing season, same great course, same great treats from the church ladies, Saturday April 26, 2014. Pre-register through USA Cycling to speed up your check-in and save $10 over same-day entry fees.
The Gopher Wheelmen juniors are having an epic start to the season. We went to Quad Cities over Memorial Day weekend with impressive results but most importantly we had fun. Last weekend was the MN State TT and Crit Championships. GW stood on the top step for multiple podium finishes. Thank you members for supporting our junior team.
Here are a couple pictures from the Men’s Cat 3 state championship showing Colin Catlin, a 17 year old Wheelman, breaking away with 8 laps remaining and holding a 20-30 second lead to take the title.
Get your racing year going right with the Ken Woods Memorial Road Race. It’s the same great course, food available from the church volunteers, and the widest variety of weather you could want. Saturday, April 23, 2013, first waves starting at 9:00 am, and a collegiate team time trial at 1pm. Get full details from the official KWMR flyer for 2013. See you there!
Get your costume on and get ready to rock! The Red Barn Cyclocross Classic is back for our 8th year, and it’s better than ever, with food from Dixie’s restaurant, custom medals, a bike giveaway, and the much-loved and -feared Red Barn course. Suit up and race!
Despite the perfect March cycling weather we’ve all been enjoying, the Wheelmen have been busy organizing another great edition of the 2012 Ken Woods Memorial Road Race, and the race flyer is now available! Click here to download the flyer (PDF format) for full details.
Ken Woods racers the last few years have had everything from snow and ice to straight-line winds and rain. Let’s all hope for a warmer race this year!
Gopher Wheelmen Junior racer Ethan Furois is this year’s Minnesota Cycling Federation Cyclocross Rider of the Year for boys 15-18. Coming hot off the mountain bike and road season, Ethan has had a stellar cross year. Considering this is only his 2nd year racing cross, he continues to show amazing progress. His first year racing, he won CRY for his age group and this year it is no surprise that he won again. He has been consistent all season with multiple podium finishes in his junior age category and category 4. He recently upgraded to a category 3. He plans to go to Cross Nationals in January of 2012 in Madison, WI where he will compete against some of the best cross racers in the county.
Shorts weather in October, it just doesn’t seem right for cyclocross. We can’t control the weather (good or bad), but we can guarantee costumes and one of the best CX courses in the state. The Red Barn CX Classic is back at Erickson’s Tree Farm for our 7th year on October 29, 2011. Registration opens at 8:30AM, first race at 9:30. $25 to race, additional races $5 each, and Juniors race free! Free kids race for 10 and under! This is a Cyclocross Rider of the Year event, better hustle up that hill.
See the RedBarn 2011 Official Race Flyer for complete information.
It was a great day for racing in Sogn Valley for the 2011 Ken Woods Memorial Road race, with an all-time record 371 racers braving the early cold drizzle to roll up to the line. Soon enough the roads started to dry, and sun came out in time for the second wave. What’s a Ken Woods race without both numb fingers and the chance for sunburn?
We had great fields all around, including 25 juniors, and nearly 70 collegiate racers including good showings from North Dakota and Kansas. Thanks to Gopher Wheelmen and University of Minnesota club members for all their help volunteering and all the racers who came out!
Top 3 results in each category, detailed results at the links below.
Women Cat 1 2
Women Cat 3
Women Cat 4
Junior Girls 14U
Men Cat 1 2
Men Cat 3
Men Cat 4
Men Cat 5
Junior Boys 15-18
Junior Boys 14U
College Male A/B
College Male C/D
College Female A/B
Complete results at the MCF Results page, and the PDF links below:
Are you training? Are you ready to race outside? Line up on Saturday, April 23, 2011 with the Gopher Wheelmen to kick off the 2011 road racing season with the Ken Woods Memorial Road Race. We are happy to be a NCCC Conference Road Race again this year, and this is also the first Rider of the Year event for the season. Come on out to cheer on some great college racers and get a jump on your ROY points.
It’s the same great course you know and love, and the same great weather you know and race in anyway! We have chip timing, delicious and warm food from the ladies at Urland Church and stories to tell. First waves have a 9AM start!
Course map and location:
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