The Longest Day

On the longest day of the year we celebrate the Summer Solstice and officially welcome summer. Although we seem to be sputtering along with the weather, the summer racing season is in cruise mode. There are a wide variety of options to keep you busy during the week and through the weekend. One of the season’s biggest series just got underway yesterday and will continue through the end of the month. Time to enjoy all of summer’s best!


TOAD – Tour of America’s Dairyland kicked off yesterday and will continue until through Sunday, June 30th. Some notable courses coming up are the Schlitz Park criterium, Elkhart Road race, which is held on the Road America race course and the famed Downer Ave criterium. The daily competition will be fierce, but fun. For more information, click here.

Team Apache 40K TT – Whether you’re working on improving your bike time in an Olympic distance triathlon or you want to improve your 40K time, this time trial will help conquer the task! For more information, click here.

Illinois State Junior Track Championships – This two day event will be held at both the Northbrook Velodrome and the Chicago Velo Campus. Come out to race or cheer on the up-and-coming riders. There is also a need for volunteers, so if you have some spare time and would like to help out, just show up! For more information on the series, click here.


Tour de Villas – This is the epitome of a 4th of July hometown festival. Head out to this quaint neighborhood where the races will be fast and the fans and festivities will be in full force. For more information, click here.

The Late Ride – For something a little less competitive, but just a little crazy, join the folks participating in Chicago’s Late ride, which starts late on Saturday and finishes up early Sunday. For more information on the event, click here.

Helpful links:

Ed Rudolph Velodrome (Northbrook)

Chicago Velo Campus


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