It’s going to be a quiet weekend on the race front, but the weather forecast is bright, so it’ll be a great time to get out and ride. There’s plenty to do outdoors, so get out and enjoy a great weekend. Read on for details…
We Need Your Vote!
CAMBr (Chicago Area Mountain Bikers) is in the running to receive a trail building grant for one of their exciting new efforts in the NW suburbs – Andres Park. All you need to do to help out is log onto the web site on April 21st and vote for them.
The project is important for a few reasons:
1 It adds trail riding opportunities to the NW suburbs that do not exist today.
2 It alleviates the pressure on the Palos System, which due to a lack of other trails sees rider numbers well above what is recommended and sustainable.
For more information on Andres Park and to vote, click here http://www.andrespark.org/.
BFF Women’s Sunday Rides – Starting this Sunday, this women’s specific shop will be leading weekly group rides. The rides will depart the shop at 8am Sunday mornings. For more information, click here http://www.bffbikes.com/calendar.html
Cyclofemme Chicago Ride 2014 – Celebrate Mother’s Day by starting your day with a great women’s ride. There are a few Chicago area rides in the works. Click here http://cyclofemme.com/2014-rides-2/%23ID for the latest information.
Women’s Track Cycling Clinic – Curious about learning how to ride a fixed gear bike or riding on the Velodrome? Come out to this year’s women’s track cycling clinic and find out all about it! For more information, click here http://www.northbrookcyclecommittee.org/calendar/
Women’s Dirt Days #1 – Palos – Whether you’re a seasoned mountain biker or just want to check it out, the Women’s Dirt Days are a great opportunity to have fun on the trails. For information on the first event, click here http://www.meetup.com/Illinois-Women-Cyclists/events/175892942/?a=ea1_grp&rv=ea1&_af_eid=175892942&_af=event
Races – Coming up:
Hillsboro Roubaix – Paris Roubaix was last weekend, but in the Midwest we have our own version of the cobbled road race. It’s a great course with all the elements of the European classic, but it’s much closer. For race information, click here https://www.bikereg.com/22460.
Whitnall Park Criterium – This is one of my favorite crit courses. It’s located in a park near Milwaukee and the race runs loops around the perimeter. There’s a fair amount of climbing, but not too much. The downhill is fast with a sweeping right turn – lots of fun! For more information, click here https://s3.amazonaws.com/USACFlyers/FL_2014-815.pdf.