It’s another action packed weekend for cyclists in Chicago. Whether you want to race, do some exploring or just get in a few miles, there’s a limitless supply. The weather is perfect so there are no excuses. Get out and have fun!
One Day One Hundred Bikes – Join in this weekend celebration and fundraiser for the World Bicycle Relief, which provides bicycles to people in third world countries and dramatically improves their lives. Friday and Saturday include viewing the “Filmed by Bike” movie. Saturday will also include several options for group rides and a spin challenge. For more information, click here.
Birds Bikes and Beer – If you’re looking for a low-key event that brings together lots of outdoor activities, head to the Big Marsh tomorrow. There’ll be birding and nature explorations with Great Lakes Audubon Society and Ornithological Society. Plus they’ll have BMX demos, free mountain bike rentals and clinics. The event is from 2-6pm. For more information, click here.
Women’s 100K Rapha Ride – Join in the Chicago edition of this all-women ride on Saturday. It brings together women of the cycling community around the world. It’s a great event and it’s a no-drop ride. For more information or to register, click here.
Sven-Nado! A Cyclocross Clinics – Want to sharpen your cyclocross skills? This is your chance to learn from two world champions who just happen to both have the name Sven. The clinics are Saturday and Sunday at Caldwell Woods. For more information, click here.
Chicross Cup Series Event #2 – Head to Caldwell Woods for week 2 of Chicago’s cross series. Back in the day, this Chicago Park had toboggan slides on the park hills. The slides are long-gone, but the hills are still there to provide a change in elevation. Whether hills or single track, this is a fun but challenging course. For more information, click here.
Patriot Cross – If you’re looking for a smaller venue for racing cross, then head to Rantoul. This event includes the usual categories as well as a relay race and a fat bike category. For more information, click here.
Amish Country Tour – This cycling tour offers up three routes in Illinois’ Amish country. Choose from 20, 42, or 60 mile routes where you can take a step back in time and visit Amish owned country stores and shops. For more information, click here.
Northshore Century –In its 34th year, the Northshore Century offers up scenic and well guided routes of 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles. The ride begins in Evanston and heads north along Lake Michigan and then just to the west, depending on the route. For more information, click here.
Fall Fling – This event is made up of four events over two weekends. The first weekend offers up a criterium on Saturday and a time trial on Sunday. For more information, click here.
Trek CX Cup Clinics- This event offers up two cross clinics on Friday. on Friday. There’ll be one for junior girls and another for all riders. You’ll learn tips from world renowned cyclocross racer, Katie Compton. For more information, click here.
Trek CX Cup – World Cup cyclocross racing returns to the Waterloo, Wisconsin! There’ll be UCI races on Friday and Sunday, with the World Cup event on Sunday. There’ll also be category and age group racing throughout the weekend. For more information, click here.
Have a great weekend!