Tour of Kansas City visiting the Kansas City Crossroads District this year | Tour of Kansas City

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After many months of searching, permitting, and planning, we are extremely excited to announce a new venue for the Tour of KC Criterium. The 2016 Tour of Kansas City Criterium will be held in the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District.

Located in the heart of Downtown KC, the Crossroads Arts District is Kansas City’s eclectic enclave of boutique shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, creative businesses, studios and art galleries.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts via Doan Photography

The new venue offers a ton of great perks including a location right in the Downtown Kansas City area, plenty of food options, and easy access from all major KC area highways.

With a start/finish line right in front of Grinders, the .9 mile long course consists of 8 turns with about 30 feet of climbing that comes in several short bursts out of fast corners. The final corner comes after a short, fast descent and opens up into a four block long finishing straight that is wide open for a fast, flat sprint finish. The area provides plenty of space for spectating.

Also new this year, riders will be able to earn extra omnium points on prime laps during the race which will keep the race fast, lively, and very interesting.

Registration will open soon so make sure to check back often for updated information.

MoBikeFed comment: Proceeds from the Tour of Kansas City benefit our work for more, better, safer bicycling and walking across Missouri. Please support this great event that supports bicycle advocacy!

The Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo is one of the best bicycle rides in the state--starting at New Longview in Lee's Summit on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28th, 2016.

The Tour of Kansas City races are the weekend of June 4-5, 2016.

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