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Mark your calendars for Tuesday 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Family Bicycles for  a chance to meet pro racer and KC native Kelly Fisher-Benjamin.  $10 gets you into this fund raiser event for Revolve, with food from Spin Pizza and beer from Miller Lite.
Kelly will be signing posters and there will be a silent auction with posters [...]

Looks like the long-simmering political feud behind the Tour of Missouri is coming to a head once again.  The General Assembly recently approved $1 million for the 2010 Tour, down from $1.5 million in 2009, but the MO Tourism Commission says they will spend that money of things other than the Tour.
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Governor Nixon has once again put the Tour of Missouri on the chopping block, despite the fact that it has a huge return on investment – more than a $30 million economic impact from a $1.5 million investment of state tax dollars.  With the state facing a $700 million budget deficit and local communities in [...]

Tour of Missouri officials have released an independent study showing a $38 million impact on Missouri’s economy, in return for  a $1.5 million invest of taxpayers’ money.  That’s more than a 25 to 1 ROI. $20 million of the impact was attributed to visitors from outside the state.  Spectators were up 13% to half a [...]

September 30, October 7th, and October 14th at an undisclosed Midtown location.  Keep an eye on swayzememorial.blogspot.com for the venue details on race day.

Several local Democratic state legislators have signed a letter asking Governor Jay Nixon to support funding for the Tour of Missouri in 2010.

Senator Victor Callahan of Independence, Senate Minority Leader
Representative Paul LaVote of Independence, House Minority Leader
Rep. Jason Grill of Parkville
Rep. Tom McDonald of Independence

Unfortunately the tour has become a bit of a partisan hot [...]

Where to watch the Tour of Missouri

The Tour’s KC stage starts at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday and is projected to end around 5:00-6:00 p.m. This year it’s a loop around the Greater Downtown area – including great neighborhoods of Quality Hill, Westside, Crossroads, River Market, Columbus Park, Power & Light District, Crown Center, and Penn Valley Park. Pre-race activities start at [...]

Tour of Missouri officials have published a guide to media coverage of the Tour, including Universal Sports web site  In addition to live online video, Versus and Fox Sports have expanded their television coverage to include daily 30 minute recaps. Stage 1 starts today at 2:30 p.m. in St. Louis.  Stage 7 in KC starts [...]

Thursday evening the Tour of Missouri’s local organizing committee will have a party and fund-raiser for their expenses for putting on the Kansas City stage of the race. A $25 minimum donation gets you into the gig with food, drink, entertainment, and ToM swag. It goes down at the home of Leib Dodell, 5000 Wornall [...]

The second weekend of the Tour of Kansas City is coming up, but shortened.  Sadly the long-standing Cliff Drive Classic has been canceled this year due to road construction on the route.  The rest of the event goes on with the KCK Criterium on Saturday and the Overland Park Grand Prix on Sunday.
Details at www.tourofkc.com

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