It was a chilly night for the first night of racing at the Northbrook Velodrome, but that didn’t stop the competition from heating up the track. We had two impressive women’s fields last night (4’s and 1/2/3’s), so there was no need to combine fields – what a treat!! If you’re thinking about racing at the track, give it a try and I’m sure you’ll get hooked. The camaraderie and competitiveness at the track is like no other venue. Now that we’ve got your Thursday evening’s covered, check out the information below to see the other great cycling events around town.
Elgin Cycling Classic – Head out to Elgin for this slightly technical and hilly course. The race is part of a two-day series which features multiple fields for women – even a 30+ master’s category! For information on the race, click here https://s3.amazonaws.com/USACFlyers/FL_2013-1870.pdf.
Kankakee 20K TT – Get your time trialing game on and head to Kankakee to set your mark on this new course. For details, click here http://www.ambikerace.com/2013/flyers/Kankakee20KTT.htm .
Fox River Grove Criterium – Calling all mountain goats! In the Midwest, this race is a climbers dream! There’s a lengthy uphill and a sweet downhill, so put on you climbing cassette and head out to the races. For more information, click here https://s3.amazonaws.com/USACFlyers/FL_2013-1871.pdf.
Quad Cities Memorial Day Races – This series has been around for quite some time and it features some pretty amazing must-do courses, including the famous Snake Alley course. If you’re looking for fantastic completion for the entire Memorial Day weekend, head to the Quad Cities. For details on all the events, click here http://www.snakealleycriterium.com/.
ABD Master’s Memorial Day Series – If you’re 30+ and want to stay close to home over the Memorial Day weekend, head out to Wooddale for this annual series. For more information, click herehttp://www.eventbrite.com/event/5255256614?ref=ebtnebregn%23#.
Half the Road Documentary – Check out the trailer for this documentary about women’s professional cycling. Learn how you can make a difference and help us move forward as we share the road. To view the trailer and to find out more information about the documentary, click here http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/half-the-road-the-passion-pitfalls-power-of-women-s-professional-cycling.
Northbrook Velodrome – There are training sessions on Monday’s and Tuesday’s, elite racing on Thursday’s and beginner/kids racing on Friday evenings. Information on all the events can be found on the Northbrook website http://www.northbrookvelodrome.org/.
Chicago Velo Campus – There are elite training sessions (cat 1/2/3) on Tuesday’s and open training on Wednesday’s. The races will start up soon and will be held on Sunday’s. For information on hours of operation or to schedule a certification, click on the link for their website at http://www.chicagovelocampus.com.