The Tour Baby!

Tour de FranceIt’s Tour time again! Strap yourself in for the all the excitement the 100th anniversary has to give. The race starts on June 29 and runs through July 21. There’s guaranteed drama every day with lighting fast sprint finishes, grueling time trials and mountains to set the stage for the overall winner of the yellow jersey. For all the details on this year’s event, click here.
France may have the attention of the larger cycling community, but locally the attention is focused on some hearty Midwest competition. See the details below for the races and events in our area.
ToAD – There are just two days left in this race series, but by no means is the competition slowing down. Tomorrow’s race is on the classic Downer Ave course and Sunday will wrap things up at the East Tosa Grand Prix. For details on the series, click here.
Tour de Villas –Looking for good competition that’s close to home. The Tour de Villas is a great course for everyone from the beginner to the elite rider. The course is flat and oval shaped, so it’s less technical than most crits. The best part is that the race is a neighborhood event, where the community welcomes the riders and the spectacle of racing. For more information, click here.
Morton Community Bank Cycling Classic – The only event where you can pick up ICA point this weekend is in Peoria. The course is flat and fast, another Midwestern gem! For more information, click here.
Midwest Dream Omnium Part II – It’s part two of this sprint series at the Northbrook Velodrome. Head out to fine tune your sprint or challenge your favorite competitor. For information on the event, click here.
Practice Crits – Working on an upgrade or a place to improve your crit skills? Head out to Labagh Woods for the practice crit series which continues on July 3, 17, 31 and August 14. For information on the series, click here.
Have a great weekend!


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