ERV Specs and Markings 4-23-13May is national bike month, yet another great reason for you to get out the door and on your bike. Whether you’re planning on racing or keeping it a little more low-key, there are plenty of events to keep you pedaling. From the dirt to the road and onto the velodrome, there are lots of options this weekend. Check below for all your options
Women’s Track Cycling Clinic – Event #1 – Our big day is finally here! Join us tomorrow for some fixed gear fun. Be sure to bring a few layers of clothing, your track bike, or pedals if you’re borrowing a bike, your helmet and a great attitude. It’s going to be fun! If you plan to drive over on Willow Road, allow a little extra time as it’s under construction. For any last minute details, click here https://www.usacycling.org/register/2013-1698.
Women’s Dirt Days #1- Looking for an all-women fat-tire event? Attend the first in this series of mountain bike rides held at the Palos Forest Preserve. For more information, click here http://www.meetup.com/Illinois-Women-Cyclists/events/103431922/?gj=ro2_e&a=ro2_gnl&rv=ro2_e&_af_eid=103431922&_af=event.
Tour de Champaign and Urbana Grand Prix – Head to central Illinois for an opportunity to race on Saturday and Sunday without additional travel. These crits are mostly flat and aren’t too technical, so they should be fun and fast. For information on both events, click here http://www.scarletfireracing.com/races.html.
Single Bong Time Trial – its hookah time again! This time trial series, which is named after the Bong Recreational Center in Wisconsin, goes on through the spring and summer. Each event adds distance to the course for a single, one and a half and double. For more information, click here http://www.ambikerace.com/2013/flyers/bong.htm.
National Bike to Work Events – Chicago – The Active Transportation Alliance has its annual bike month events including Bike to Work week, Bike the Drive and the Commuter Challenge. Please visit their website for details on the events and everything they do to promote cycling and an active lifestyle in our community. http://www.activetrans.org/content/events
Monsters of the Midway – This crit is a local favorite. It’s held on the Midway Plaisance on the University of Chicago campus. It’s a four corner crit with long straightaways and wide open corners. For more information, click here http://ucvc.uchicago.edu/Monsters.html.
Have a great weekend!