The Blues Brothers

We’re well into the fall season and we’ve experienced low temperatures and rain in the last few weeks. This weekend, however, we’re going to get a taste of Indian summer, with temperatures in the 60’s! Yahoo!! Although a few cross racers might be disappointed in the lack of mud, there’ll be a lot of happy campers enjoying warm temps, dry conditions AND a clean bike! There’s no shortage of bike races this weekend, the only problem seems to be selecting which ones you’ll be racing. Take a look below for a last minute review of what’s ahead.


Rhythm & Blues Revue Cross Race – Jake and Ellwood will be travelling north of the City, making a stop in Evanston for the Rhythm & Blues Cross race. The race will be held on the Evanston-Wilmette Community Golf Course, which means you’re guaranteed to have a few power sections and sand! For details on the event, click here.

Camp Shaw Waw Nas See Cyclocross – It’s just a short drive south to this race, but for those looking for a course that’s designed with natural obstacles, this is for you. This location was even the Illinois State Cyclo-cross Championship location, many moons ago! For a little fun and off-road adventure, click here.

Halloween Cross – So many options this Saturday! For those thinking of heading north, Wisconsin has a holiday-themed race for you. This race is located in Milwaukee’s Washington Park, which is an urban ecology center.  It’ll be a fun-filled race, and you can hang out in this cool urban oasis when you’re done. For details on the event, click here.

Chicross Cup Race Series Event #5 – This week the series heads to Bartlett for ABD’s Sunrise Park. This course always features great technical design, but it’s also one of the longest in the series. No matter what distance or challenge this course throws at you, you’ll need to keep your composure, at least when you pass by the original Heckle Hill. For details on the race, click here.

Coming Up:

Estabrook Park Cross This is still one of my all-time favorite cross courses. It’s located in a beautiful Milwaukee park and offers up natural elements to challenge your technical skills. To make things even more fun – at least after the race, they are offering free Hofbrau beer and Usinger sausage to all participants! For race information, click here.

Chicross Cup Race Series Event #6 – Next week the series heads to St. Charles for Campton Cross, one of the original courses in the CCC series.  Although there will be plenty of suffering, you’ll be able to mask your pain and show your game face when you come dressed for Halloween. Don’t miss out on all the fun. For race details, click here.

Have a great weekend!BluesBrothers


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