It’s going to be a heavy-hitter weekend for the Chicago cycling community. No matter what type of race you prefer, this weekend you’re covered! Let’s hope the weather gods are satisfied with the rain we’ve already received so we can keep it dry for all the races and rides this weekend. Check the listing below for all of the upcoming cycling options.
Glencoe Grand Prix – There’ll be a lot of action on the streets of Glencoe tomorrow. Everyone from the professional to little kiddies will be participating in the races tomorrow. Come out and race, spectate, grab a bite to eat and even listen to some tunes! For details on the event, click here http://glencoegrandprix.com/.
Double Sprint Weekend – If track racing is your focus, head out to this two day sprint clinic and race series at the Chicago Velo Campus. The goal is to teach riders the techniques for racing on a steep banked track. For more information follow the link below. https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/140331229492061/
Lake Geneva Road Race – Looking for a few more miles and a course with a few good hills? Head out to Lake Geneva for this road race. For more information, click here http://wicycling.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Lake-Geneva-RR.pdf.
Bong and a Half Time Trial – Yet another option for racing this weekend! The Bong time trial course is a favorite in this area and with the newly repaved road leading uphill to turn 3, it’s bound to be a faster than ever. For race details, click here http://www.ambikerace.com/2013/flyers/bong.htm.
Colombian Women’s Team Group Ride – The Colombian Women’s cycling team will join Ten27’s Betty Ride on Sunday. Come out and get a chance to chat it up with the racers. Learn what life is like on the international pro circuit and the obstacles these women have overcome to make it to this level. The 40-45 mile ride will depart from Wheel & Sprocket in Evanston at 8AM. For ride details, click here http://www.thechainlink.org/events/the-betty-ride-hosts-colombian-national-women-s-team?utm_source=31+May+2013&utm_campaign=31May13&utm_medium=email.
Tour of Galena – This is about the only stage race in our area and in its short existence, it has earned high marks. The courses are challenging, scenic and fun. Head out and see what it’s all about. For race details, click here http://www.tourofgalena.com/.
Harvard 33.3K TT –Head out to Harvard for the chance to race on another tried and true time trial course. Put your tt skills to the test! For event details, click here http://www.ambikerace.com/2013/flyers/harvard.htm.
Women’s Dirt Days #2 – This time the ladies are heading to Kettle Moraine for their off-road adventures. Join Becky Welbes and crew for a fun-filled mountain bike day. For details, follow the link below.
ICA/xXx Racing Summer Practice Race Series – Still looking to gain more experience in criterium races? Head out to this series which will be held every other Wednesday from June 19- August 14. For race information, click herehttp://illinoiscycling.org/blog/ica-xxx-racing-labagh-woods-practice-crits .
Women’s Track Cycling Clinic Series Event #2 – There’s still plenty of time to sign up for the Women’s Track Cycling clinic at the Chicago Velo Campus. For information, click here https://www.usacycling.org/register/2013-1657.
Have a great weekend!