Northbrook Velodrome Opening Night

This Thursday evening is opening night for the 2012 racing season at the Northbrook Velodrome. There’ll be a chill in the air, but there’ll be plenty of heat when the racing gets started! Come out and race or cheer on your favorite riders. For details on opening night or the season schedule click here

Take part in Higher Gear’s weekly rides, there’s something for everyone. The week’s rides include the following:

Saturday Intensity ride. This ride departs from Higher Gear Highland Park at 7AM on Saturday. The focus is on interval training for racing.

Sunday Endurance ride. This Sunday the group will head out on the Sylvan Lake loop, which is 40 miles and will average 19mph. The ride will depart from HG HP at 8AM.

Tuesday Women’s ride. This ride departs from HG Wilmette at 9:30AM. The 1.5 hour ride is split into groups based on ability

Wednesday Women’s ride. This ride departs from HG HP at 6:30PM for a 20 mile loop. The focus of the ride is paceline and bike handling skills.

Friday Women’s ride. This ride departs from HG Wilmette at 5:30AM for a 1 hour, 17mph ride.

Events:

Monsters of the Midway With two long straightaways and wide open turns, it isn’t the course that’ll challenge you, but the proximity to the lake. Headwinds and tailwinds are almost always part of this race. No matter what the weather, it’s always fun to race at this historic location. For details on the event click here

Matt Wittig Memorial Criterium.  Located in a park in Muskego, Wisconsin, this course has a great descent with a sweeping turn and a hill that’ll hurt, but not too much! For details on the event click here

Women’s Dirt Days #2. If mountain biking is your kinda riding or if you’re curious about hitting the trails, join this great group of ladies at the Palos Forest Preserve. The event starts at 9AM for details click here

Looking Ahead:

Fox River Omnium. The Fox River Omnium includes the Elgin Cycling Classic on Saturday and the Fox River Grove Criterium on Sunday. Both courses offer challenging, but fun terrain. For race details click here.

Have a great weekend!

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