Cyclists and Coffee

Some things are just meant to go together, like Winnie the Pooh and honey and cyclists and coffee. All the coffee/espresso loving cyclists in the Chicago area are in for a big treat with Tillie the Rapha trailer making the rounds. Last night Tillie came out to the Northbrook Velodrome and kept the octane level high for all the state championship races by handing out espresso all evening long. If you missed last night’s opportunity, fear not, Tillie will be making another appearance on Sunday! Pre-ride Stumptown espresso will be served up from 6:30AM till 8AM at Velosmith in Wilmette. Skratch Labs drink will also be provided for your ride bottle. Get your buzz on!!

You may miss the caffeine jolt if you don’t make it out to Velosmith, but that’ll be okay as long as you’re riding your bike. Check the listing below for the weekend’s events.


ABR Team Time Trial –There’s still time to get your friends together for one of the best cycling races around – the team time trial. Guaranteed to be one of the most challenging and rewarding races you’ll do. Race day is this Sunday! For details on the event, click here.

Chicago Velo Campus Race Series #8 – This is the final event of the summer season and its racers choice, so arrive early and cast your vote. Registration begins at noon and racing starts at 2PM. For more information, click here.

Harmon Hundred – Looking to get in some non-competitive miles while it’s still warm? Join the Wheeling Wheelmen for the 45th annual Harmon Hundred. It’s a fully supported event with 25, 50, 62, 75 and 100 routes. For information on the ride(s), click here.

Women’s Events:

Women’s & Trans’ Cyclocross Clinic – Cross season is on the horizon and if you want to get in on all the action, but have no experience, this clinic is for you. The clinic is on Saturday in Horner Park. For more information and to register, click here.

Junior Girls Cyclo-Cross Clinic – Our local Chicago Cuttin Crew is teaming up with the organizer of the Trek CX Cup to provide the opportunity for young girls to learn about cyclo-cross racing! It’s an amazing opportunity to learn from the best women in the sport. Pass this along to all future cyclists and help continue to grow our sport!! For details on the event, click here.

Coming Up:

MATTS Season Finale – It’s the final time trial in the MATTS series and it’s located in Garden Prairie. The distance is 27K for all riders, except for Junior’s and 70+, who will race over a 20K loop. Get geared up and head out to the Rockford area for one more all-out effort. For details on the event, click here.

Have a great weekend!

 Rapha Coffee Camper


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