Kansas Awaits: The Mud & Blood Ball
The National Cyclocross Championship races are being held in Kansas again this year. Last year the snowy cold weather provided a dramatic win for Tim Johnson of Cannondale/Leer/Cyclocrossworld. There’s a big kick-off party being held that weekend, appropriately dubbed the “Mud & Blood Ball.” I say….excellent! Here’s the press release taken from their site:
Crossniacs National Syndicateand Cyclocross Magazine present the Mud and Blood Ball, the USA Cycling ’08 Cyclocross National Championship kick-off party to be held at the Mission Theatre in Mission, Kansas.
Clip into your race weekend with a cool movie, gourmet food, Boulevard Beer, give-aways and much more. Visit with other racers. Celebrate the season with a beer. Tickets are $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door. Get tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/47004
This gritty movie is a Roll Your Own Films Production with additional support from Trek Bicycles and KLM Marketing. It was shot entirely in high definition in December of 2007 at the Cyclocross National Championships in Kansas City. The film immerses the viewer in the real feel of hard-core cyclocross racing in extreme weather conditions, including driving snow, mud, ice and frozen mud. It includes interviews from Steve Tilford and elite men’s champion Tim Johnson. With a hard-charging soundtrack, all the action is from multiple races over four days, culminating with the exciting elite women’s and men’s championships.
Definitely sounds like a good time! Check out the Mud and Blood Ball site for more information!