The fastest growing race series in the Midwest, the Midwest Flyover Omnium Series, has released the 2017 race schedule. This year’s series will consist of 5 events spread across the central states including Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
The series offers great prizes, over $30,000 in cash and prizes in 2016, in addition to the high purse amounts at each event in the series. The Flyover Series offers some of the region’s toughest racing as top competitors from around the region, and the nation, compete for the title.
Jason Engle of the Flyover Series is very happy with the direction and growth of the series over the past few years, “I am excited to see the growth of the Flyover and that so many great events are a part of the series. Securing Quad Cities and The Big Water Classic is a big step forward and encouraging equal pay for the Men and Women Elite categories has been a big part of the series’ success. The teams preparing for the 2017 season are extremely competitive and each event is extremely supportive of the Juniors USA Cycling RDRS group, as evidenced by the great Junior turnout at each event.”
The series welcomes two new events to the schedule. The Memorial Day Weekend Quad Cities events including the infamous Snake Alley Criterium, will fill the Memorial weekend with 4 great days of racing. Minnesota’s “Big Water Classic is a truly unique series of races with the Friday Night Fulton Drags, finally offers our sprinters with a stage for them, 500 meters side by side, elimination style drag races! And the South Side Sprint on Sunday doubles as the MN State Championship Criterium which means the competition will be at its highest level.”
The third race in the series will be held in Kansas City; the Tour of Kansas City will mark the mid-point of the series.
The Bicycle Blues and BBQ race weekend, held in beautiful Clear Lake Iowa, will serve as the penultimate event in the series. The series concludes in July with another new event, The Big Water Classic.
There are great photos of previous Flyover events available from Brady Prenzlow of Prenzlow Photography.