Marathon Weekend

It’s marathon weekend in Chicago. Good luck to all the runners, it’s going to be a perfect marathon day! While it’s perfect running weather, it’s time to bundle up on the bike. We’ll still have plenty of riding this weekend, but it’s going to take a little thought before heading out the door. Check the temps and then don’t forget to cover your fingers, toes and head! See the list below for local rides, races and events.

Rides:

Saturday No Drop Ride. This 2 hour ride departs from Higher Gear Wilmette at 7AM. Riders enjoy a scenic ride along Sheridan Road.

Sunday Ride. We’ll be heading out on the trails again this Sunday. We will depart from the Daniel Wright Woods (Everett & St. Mary’s) at 7:30AM on Sunday.

Fredo’s Ride.  Fredo’s Thursday ride will be hitting the Greenbay trail this Thursday. Bring your cross bike and lights for a bit of an adventure! The ride departs from HG Wilmette at 5:30PM.

Events:

ICA 2012 Banquet. Leave the spandex at home and join local bike racers in toasting an awesome 2012 season. The event will be held at the Goose Island Brewery. For more information click here.

Chicross Cup Series race #3 – This week’s race is on the south side of the city at Dan Ryan woods. The course looks like a good mix of technical and power sections. Be sure to leave plenty of time to get to the race as there may be extra traffic with the marathon. For race details click here.

Sprint Omnium. It’s make up time for the previously rained out sprint omnium at the Chicago Velo Campus. Lots of great racing, an exciting velodrome and plenty of prizes! For details click here.

ABR Team Time Trial Championship. The road season continues – at least for another week. Get your team and head down to Kankakee for a challenging, yet rewarding race. For race details click here.

Awards & Legends Dinner. Celebrate the 2012 Northbrook track racing season with great friends at an awesome restaurant. The fun begins at 5PM at EJ’s Place in Skokie. For event details click here.

Coming up:

Double Header Weekend.  Next weekend is a no rest weekend with both the Psycho-Cross race on Saturday and Carpetersville on Sunday. For scheduling details click here.

5th Annual Kit-up n Chat Ride. Join the ladies from the Project 5 Racing team in their annual ride and picnic. All our welcome and it is a no-drop ride followed by a picnic at the Twin Lakes Park in Westmont. Click on the link for more details or to rsvp. http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/events/243615359095228/

Have a great weekend!

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