Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all the moms out there! The events this weekend are really geared to providing moms and all women many opportunities to enjoy time outside and on a bike. Check all the listings below for event details.
Races – This Weekend:
Monsters of the Midway – What better way to kick off Mother’s Day weekend than by enjoying a race all about moms? MOM is always held on Mother’s Day weekend and what’s even better is that you don’t have to go far to participate. The course is run on the University of Chicago campus’ famed Midway Plaisance, which features wide open corners and long straight-aways. For more information, click here https://s3.amazonaws.com/USACFlyers/FL_2014-406.pdf.
Muskego Park Race – If you’re looking for elevation in your racing this weekend, then you’ll need to head to southern Wisconsin. The Muskego Park criterium offers a noticeable climb and an opposing sweeper descent within its 1.2 mile loop. The course is challenging and fun. For details, click here https://www.usacycling.org/events/getflyer.php?permit=2014-1510.
Women’s Dirt Days #1 – Palos – If you’re looking to go off-road this weekend, then plan to meet up with the Dirt Day’s crew at Palos on Saturday. It’s a low key and fun group to share a little time with 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.
Cyclofemme Chicago Ride 2014 – Celebrate Mother’s Day by starting your day with a relaxed and easy paced women’s ride. There are a few Chicago area rides to choose from, click here http://cyclofemme.com/2014-rides-2/#IDfor the Chicagoland options.
Races – Coming up:
Opening Night at Northbrook – Thursday night racing begins this coming week at the Northbrook Velodrome. Come out on Monday for a preseason social, bike swap and number pick-up event. It’ll be a great time to check out the competition and maybe even pick up a bike part or two. For details on the happenings at Northbrook, click herehttp://www.northbrookcyclecommittee.org/ .
Fox River Omnium – This two-race series will test your cycling skills and endurance. The first race is the Psi-Met Elgin Cycling Classic, which is a somewhat technical course, where keeping your momentum is key! Sunday’s race is the Fox River Grove Criterium, which is a challenging loop with a hill that’ll make mountain goats tired. For details on the events, click herehttp://www.psimetracing.com/fox-river-omnium/ .
Kankakee 20K Individual TT – Stray Kats Racing presents this time trial, which is part of the MATT’s series. For more information, click here http://www.midamericatimetrialseries.com/Kankakee_20k_TT_2014_m_2-21.pdf.
Have a great weekend!