A Tour of KC
MONDAY, MAY 29TH
3801 SW Longview Rd.
LEE’S SUMMIT, MO 64081
6:30am Registration Opens – 8:00am Ride Start
Ride Ends 4:00pm
The Jack-Cass Century starts and finishes at New Longview in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Along the way riders will take in the bucolic setting of both Jackson and Cass counties. An out-and-back route officially includes route lengths of 20, 40, 60, 75, and 100 miles with SAG stops at each official route turn-around where riders can refresh with food and drink. Riders have the option of turning around at any point on the route to return to the start for varied mileage. Each route is chip-timed; riders also have the option to take part in the Strava KOM competition consisting of three timed segments along the route. This year, we are offering segment prizes (TBA Shortly)!
Early Registration Save $10!
$40Ends April 21st
Online Registration Save $5
$45Ends May 24th Register Now
$50May 25th - Onsite
Event is rain or shine, no refunds. As this event serves as a non-profit fundraiser, in the unlikely event that the event is cancelled due to severe weather, all entrants’ entry fees will be converted over to a annual membership in MOBikeFed. Please register early. Early registration allows us to better prepare food and volunteers. We will provide late online registration this year from May 25th – May 28th at noon. The fee will be the same as onsite registration. Your registration helps support Alex’s Lemonade Stand and the Foundation for Bicycling and Walking. A $2 charitable contribution will be added to each registration. Thank you for supporting the fight against children’s cancers and to improve bicycling for everyone across the state!
*Medals available for 1st ~300 registered riders.
There are 3 segments along the route that are mapped as segments in Strava for our KOM competition. Riders may choose to participate in the competition by riding each segment as fast as they can. The best placed male and female riders after all 3 segments will be crowned the Jack-Cass 100 2017 KOM and QOM. Riders will compete for the lowest possible score, similar to golf. Your segment placing on each climb is your score (1st would be 1 point, 2nd would be 2 points, etc). The male and female rider with the lowest score based on the 3 segments will determine the winner. Ties will be broken by the riders’ segment completion time on the final segment. If there is still a tie, there will be a count-back on the times of the previous segments until a winner is determined.
The 3 segments can be found at the following links:
(You might need to sign-up for a free account to view)
KOM Competition Rules
KOM Overall Prizes
2nd Place $140+ value
1st Place M/F $400+ Value
3rd Place $80+ Value
It’s just a step up above your ordinary ride: A challenging ride that combines the best elements of epic recreational rides and scenic touring rides with the color and flash of a great road race.
Ever envisioned yourself riding a stage of the Tour de France, rolling across the countryside with your teammates, crossing the finish line before a cheering crowd, seeing your finish time flash on the screen?
That’s the Gran Fondo experience–the thrill of riding a Grand Tour stage, now open to anyone.
Fondos attract the entire gamut of cyclists–from touring cyclists to long-distance aficionados to serious racers and roadies, to those who just enjoy a 20 mile Saturday jaunt. It attracts riders who are interested in the scenery, food and support that is a step above the ordinary, friendly competition and working for a personal best–or just enjoying the scenery with friends.
Fondos have become among the largest and most popular rides in Europe, and more recently in America, because they bring together all types of cyclists to enjoy single, amazing, common experience on a ride. And by all type of cyclists, we mean, literally all: From hard core-racers to distance enthusiasts to fitness buffs to those who enjoy a pleasant ride in the countryside with friends.
And all ability levels: From those just starting out who want just a taste of a challenge, perhaps completing their first 20-mile cross-country ride, to those who want to set a personal best on a 40, 60, 75, or 100 mile route.
Kansas City’s first Gran Fondo ride features an amazing, challenging, fast, timed ride on the beautiful rural roads along the historic Rock Island Railroad route through eastern Jackson County and northern Cass County. Routes range from the Mini Fondo at just 20 miles to the Gran Fondo at 100 miles.
All routes are chip timed–with certain time trial or “King of the Mountain” segments timed using Strava for our segment competition. But remember: It’s a ride, not a race. Timing is for fun and to encourage you to do your personal best, not to compete against others.