The heat has arrived in Chicagoland! There are lots of cycling options ahead, so prepare accordingly and you’ll be set for your adventures. Get out early, drink lots of fluids and keep the ice handy. Check the listings below for a few options in our area.
Intelligentsia Cup – This ten day series around the Chicagoland area begins tonight and continues through Sunday, July 28th. The series kicks off with the Beverly Hills Cycling Classic on the south side of Chicago. Over the weekend, they’ll head to Glen Ellyn on Saturday for a technical course with some elevation changes. Sunday is the Illinois State road race championship held in Elgin. For more information, click here.
New Glarus Time Trial – This is not your typical flat course time trial. The course features rolling hills that wander through the New Glarus countryside. There’s an 18k short course and 31k long course with a maximum grade of 8%. For more information, click here.
Driftless Ride #2– This series continues with a two-day event beginning in Verona, Wisconsin, an area known for its scenic and hilly landscape. Rapha will provide nutrition and mechanical support for the event. For more information, click here.
Monday Night Structured Training – Structured training continues this Monday. Registration is at 6:30pm and warmup begins at 7pm. For more information, click here.
Thursday Night Racing – Next Thursday’s main events are the five and ten mile record attempts, which means it’ll be a fast night! Come out to try your luck at setting a new record or watch some great racing. For more information, click here.
Big Marsh Short Track Racing – if you’re looking for some off-road fun in the city, then head to the Big Marsh for this short track series. The next event is Wednesday, July 24th and the course includes a mix of dirt single track, gravel, grass and pavement. For more information, click here.
Intelligentsia Cup – The series continues throughout the week and weekend, including stops on the south side, Lombard, West Dundee, Niles, Elmhurst, Lake Bluff and a final day of racing in the west loop. Each course offers up unique challenges and fun. Don’t miss out on all the action. For more information, click here.
New Castle Criterium – If you’re looking for a change of scenery, you can head to Indiana for two days of racing. The first is a criterium in Baker Park on Saturday. The course is just shy of a mile and is flat with a few twists and turns. For more information, click here.
Muncie Grand Prix – Day two is a criterium in Muncie. The course, located in the downtown area is flat and fast with five corners and a round-a-bout. For more information, click here.
Have a great weekend!