The weather forecast is calling for rain on and off throughout the weekend. For those of us still on the road, we’ll be hoping to dodge the rain and puddles. Cross racers on the other hand will be dreaming of the fun they’ll have in the rain and mud. The precipitation can change the course conditions, adding a degree of difficulty to racing. The savvy cross racer is probably at home right now strategizing on how much tire pressure to use or swapping out one tire tread pattern vs. another. Nothing better than getting pumped up to race!
Check the listing below for rides and races in our area.
Bring the Noyz Cross – It’s a double event weekend for cross racing in Milwaukee with races on Saturday & Sunday at Noyes Park. The races will take place on a golf course and challenge riders with rolling hills, off-camber sections and grass! For race information, click here http://www.usacycling.org/events/flyer.php?permit=2013-3655.
Take a Mom Mountain Biking Day –Looking for some fun on the trails? Head out to this mountain bike event, which is open to everyone, especially moms and kids. The event will be held at the Diamond Lake Sports Complex. For more information go to the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10151870608408252&set=oa.638794576153056&type=1&theater
Chi-cross Cup Series Race #2 – It’s time to head out to corn country, DeKalb! This week’s race is in located in Hopkins Park and will offer racers the typical challenges, but the course will also include a flyover to shake things up. For event details, click here http://chicrosscup.com/.
Chi-cross Cup Series Race #3 – Next week the cross series will head back to the city’s south side. The race will be held in the Dan Ryan Woods, near historic Beverly. For race info, click here http://chicrosscup.com/.
Kit up n Chat Ride – Whether you’re finished racing for the season or just getting started, this annual women’s ride is always great fun. The goal is to get as many women racers and riders to together to share a great fall ride together. The route features scenic flat and rolling terrain and is a no-drop ride. After the ride the ladies from the Project 5 team treat participants to a lunch in the park. For more information, click here https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwOVwWPSYdl8eWdBVUlGT0Fmck0/edit?usp=sharing&pli=1.
Lakefront TTT – Just when you thought the road season was over, there’s one more race! This event is to mark the grand opening of the extension of the southern-most part of lakeshore drive. It’s a 5.2K four person team time trial, described as similar to a team pursuit effort. For race details or to register, click here https://s3.amazonaws.com/USACFlyers/FL_2013-3712.pdf.
Have a great weekend!