ToAD

Summer is officially here! This is the time of year everyone looks forward to. Be sure to take advantage of the longer days and warm weather. There are activities for all levels of cyclists from the hard core racers to the recreational riders who enjoy a workout and the company of a group ride. Pick something that suits your style and make the most of your summer.
Rides:
Sunday ride. This Sunday is Lynn’s choice, which is the Pyramid loop. The loop is just shy of 55 miles and will average 19mph. The ride will depart at 8AM from Higher Gear Highland Park.
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. Our Wednesday ride focuses on bike handling and paceline skills! The ride departs from HG HP at 6:30PM and averages 17mph for 23 miles.
Fredo’s Ride. Join Fredo on a fast paced group ride each Thursday night during the summer. The ride departs from HG Wilmette at 5:30PM and averages 20+mph.
Events:
Tour of America’s Dairyland (ToAD). The series began yesterday and will continue through July 1. It’s fast becoming the Midwest’s favorite cycling events with varied courses and a professional staff to make things go as smoothly as possible. For schedule and race details click here
ABR Illinois State Time Trial Championship. This 40K time trial is always challenging with winds and elevation changes. If you’re up for the challenge, make the championship your goal. For details click here
Wonder Lake Criterium. This race is a bit more local and is set right next to a lake – if you can take that in while you’re racing : ) For details click here
Chicago Velo Campus Sunday Race Series. The Junior Track Championships will start things off and then there will be a full slate of races for all categories. Check out what’s happening on the South Side and head down for a great series for details click here
Coming Up:
Tour de Villas. This race has a real hometown USA feel to it. The race is run through a quiet neighborhood where everyone seems to take part of the festivities. The course is not too technical, so it’s great for beginners and experienced racers alike. For details click here
ABR Illinois Criterium Championships. Held on a familiar course in Wood Dale, it’s not too technical, but it has its challenges. For race details click here
Wolfgang Freitag Memorial 2 Person Time Trial. You have a few weeks to prepare, so get your partner and set out to compete in this challenging but fun event. For details click here

Have a great weekend!

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