There are two upcoming events in July that I’ve historically attended. The first one is next week at the Tour of Lawrence. It is usually closer to July 4th, but they moved to the 3rd weekend to avoid scheduling conflicts. It is a super fun weekend, with super prizes for all categories. There are street sprints on Friday night in downtown Lawrence, Kansas, then two criteriums, with Sunday racing on Mass. St. in downtown. A great course with lots of spectators.
They still looking for some race volunteers to help out with the race. Here is a link to the volunteer page. It has a chart showing the times when they are most in need of help. You get food and a cool Tour of Lawrence shirt for helping out. It is a really fun weekend, so if you happen to have a little extra time on your hands, maybe considering coming over to help.
Also, in two weeks is the Tour de Steamboat, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Last year Catherine, Bill and I rode the long ride and it is beautiful. If you can’t make it out to the event, our team sponsor, Kent Eriksen is raffling off a complete Shimano Kent Eriksen titanium bicycle. The proceeds go to charity, everything is non-profit, so it is good for everyone. The tickets are $50 each and it is limited to 400, which they haven’t sold out of, so the odds are pretty good. Not a bad way to get a dream titanium bike. Here is the link to the Eriksen Bicycle page to get a ticket.