Let’s hope for an overachieving weather weekend. The forecast is promising, but since we’ve had to tolerate the winter-like weather the past few weeks, we can certainly hope for something a little better. There are plenty of cycling options this weekend, check below for details.
Women’s Track Clinic – If you’re curious about fixed gear bikes and riding or racing on a velodrome, this clinic will provide you with all you need to get started. There are loaner bikes available, so there’s no excuse not to give it a try! The clinic will be held at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome tomorrow. For more information, click here.
Barry Roubaix – The premier Midwestern gravel race is Barry Roubaix and racers are set to go tomorrow morning. The race offers four distances; 22, 36, 62 and new this year, 100 miles! No matter the distance, the race is designed to challenge all. For more information, click here.
Whitnall Park Criterium – This classic crit course is a loop around a park near Milwaukee. It has a fun and fast descent with a tighter than 90 degree at the bottom before it flattens out. There is a two-step climb and a rolling finish. Whether you’ve raced on this course before or not, it’s a favorite and should be on your list of must-do events! For more information, click here.
BFF’s Bike to Beer – The next bike to beer ride is on Sunday. The group will be heading to Imperial Oak Brewing in Willow Springs. The round trip is approximately 45 miles. Bring money for food, as there will be food trucks. For more information, click here.
WoMo Ride #1 – The first women’s ride is set for Saturday, April 28. They’ll now be departing from the Rapha store at 1514 N Milwaukee at 7:30am and they’ll make their usual pickup at 8am at Pratt & Ridge. From there the group will head north to Highland Park. If you’re looking for a nice group of ladies to ride with, this is perfect for you. For more information, click here.
Crosstown Classics Event #1 – First up in the crosstown classic series is the Lincoln Park Criterium. The course is known for its hairpin turn and the wind that blows in from the lake. It’s a great event to get your season rolling. For more information, click here.
Muskego Criterium – This race is a criterium, but it’s a bit like a circuit course. It loops around a park, but on one side you climb and the other you descend. Nothing too technical, but a nice sweeper at the bottom of the descent. For more information, click here.
Crosstown Classic Event #2 – The second race of this series is Monsters of the Midway. This course is known for its long straight-aways and wide open corners. It’s also known for wind that’s a headwind in one direction and a serious tailwind the other. The course is great for beginners and experienced racers, alike. For more information, click here.
Urbana Grand Prix – You’ll have to head south for this race, but that means it’ll most likely be a little warmer! This course has a little of everything; a few technical corners, a flat section and a punchy little climb. It’s always a fun race and you can put your skills to the test! For more information, click here.
Have a great weekend!