Lincoln Park Criterium

Last week’s Super Crit was so much fun. There were two good-sized, local women’s fields; a great triumph for those of us who have been around for a few years. Both fields had competitive depth with teams and individuals vying for control of the field and the win. Things look positive for a repeat of the action this weekend and the weather looks promising as well. Spring & Summer season, here we come!!
Events:
Lincoln Park Criterium – The Lincoln Park criterium is this Saturday in Chicago. Located at Montrose and the Lakefront, it doesn’t get much closer to home. There are two women’s races; the Category 4 field and the open. The open race is a memorial for one of the team’s fallen riders, Beth Kobeszka. She was a young and vibrant woman who passed in a tragic cycling accident a few years back. Honor her memory by getting out there and doing exactly what she would be doing if she were here – racing! For event details, click .
Big Ring Flyers – A return to Cherry Valley 20K time trial. This is an out and back course starting at Deer Run Forest Preserve. For details on the event, click .
Coming Up:
Spring Cleaning Jersey & Clothing Swap – This is another get-together for women cyclists. Join friends for snacks, conversation and the chance to swap out some of your cycling clothing. For details on the event, click .
Mark your Calendar:
Women’s track cycling Clinic – Interested in learning to ride a track bike or race at the Velodrome? Attend this women’s only clinic at Northbrook. The event will be held on Saturday, May 3. For details on this and other events at the Northbrook Velodrome, click .
Hillsboro Roubaix
Whitnall Park Criterium
Women’s Dirt Days #1 – Palos
Women’s News:
As women and athletes we continue to strive for equality. We’ve come a long way, thanks to the efforts of those before us. The following is a story of a women’s bike racing team in Afghanistan and their struggles to merely be allowed to ride a bike. Click to read the story.
Have a great weekend!
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