The Trek Stores of KC are hosting a Trek Factory Demo Day at Swope Park in Kansas City from 10am-3pm. This is a great chance for riders to try out both mountain and road bikes. These demo days really give you a chance to get out on a bike and test it out.

Saint Louis area riders can  help raise money to buy textbooks for several high-need elementary schools. Biking for Books has course options of 10, 25, and 50 miles. The ride begins at the Patrick Henry Downtown Academy. Registration opens at 9:00am and riders take off at 10:00am.


For KC area riders who are not racing on Sunday you can take part in the KCMBC Spring Picnic. In addition to a ride through eastern Jackson County they will have a potluck lunch. KCMBC will provide the sandwiches and drinks. Please be sure to register so they have an accurate count for ordering food. Registration is free to all. Two routes are available, 20 miles and 32 miles. There is also the option to ride the Little Blue Trace Trail. Riders leave at 10 am.  Please register by Midnight April 19.

Mountain Bikers will be heading to Springfield for the OMBA Caramba Mountain XC Bike Race. This event is part of The United Federation of Dirt West Series.

Multisport enthusiasts can head to STL for the Eads Bridge Duathlon. This is a unique duathlon opportunity; participants will run on a completely closed course, part of which will take them across the world-famous Eads Bridge, the 1st bridge to span the Mississippi River in St. Louis





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