This weekend we’re finally getting a little relief from the cold and rain, so there’s more incentive to get out and enjoy a little pedaling time. There’s a wide range of cycling options over the next few weeks, so the hard part will be making a decision.
Whitnall Park – This course packs a lot of action into a mile loop. There’s a descent with a wide open sweeping corner which provides enough momentum to help even the most hill-phobic cyclists ascend the opposing climb. For race information, click here http://wicycling.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/TW-Whitnall-Flye.pdf.
Cobb Park Criterium – If flat and fast is what you’re looking for, this will be an easy pick for you. The course weaves through a riverside neighborhood, with a few good technical corners to challenge your skills. For race information, click here https://s3.amazonaws.com/USACFlyers/FL_2013-1518.pdf.
Kettle Moraine Klassic Road Race – If hills are your friend and you want the opportunity to add a few miles into your strategy, this race is for you. Don’t forget, there aren’t many road races in our area, so weigh your options…. Click here for details http://wicycling.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Kettle-Moraine-Klassic-Road-Race-2013.pdf.
Women’s Group Ride Clinic – Most ride clinics are held on the weekends, and for those who miss out because of work, this is a nice option for you! Practice your group riding and paceline skills and meet a few new friends. For more information, click here http://www.meetup.com/Illinois-Women-Cyclists/events/115622812/.
Women’s Track Cycling Clinic – If you’re even a little curious about learning how to ride a fixed gear bike or riding on a velodrome, attend this women’s only clinic. We’ll help you learn the fundamentals of track riding and racing. There are track bikes available to borrow for the event, just bring your pedals and we’ll set you up! For event details click here https://s3.amazonaws.com/USACFlyers/FL_2013-1698.pdf.
Women’s Dirt Days Event #1 – Are you more the fat-tire and off-road type of girl? No worries, you’re all set with the Dirt Days events held at Palos Forest Preserve. Demo bikes will be available for the event. For more information, click here http://www.meetup.com/Illinois-Women-Cyclists/events/103431922/.
Women’s Cycling Clinic – Getting ready for the summer cycling season? Get a tune-up on your road skills or build more confidence in you bike riding abilities at this women’s only clinic. For more details, click here http://highergearchicago.com/training_riding_racing/womens-cycling/womens-cycling-clinic/.
From the road to the track and even off-road, you’re covered. Get out and enjoy some great riding!