Miller Park Reindeer vs Midwest Championships

Miller Park Reindeer

For some of us, last month’s weather really put the fear in us that we were locked in for a long indoor training season. Not so! The weather outside is downright delightful and perfect for getting in miles on the road or trail. Don’t waste valuable time because you never know when the cold and dreary will be back to spoil our outdoor fun. Lots of great events this weekend and in the near future. See the details below to see what your options are!


Milwaukee Bike Swap – In the market for a new-to-you bike, bike parts or accessories? Bike swaps are the perfect venue to get in some great cycling shopping. Get in early for the best finds. It’s a short drive to Milwaukee, but its well worth the effort. For details on the event, click here.

Miller Chill Cyclocross Race – This race is held in one of Bloomington’s best known parks, Miller Park. The course features paved sections, sand, woods and a bridge, which is used as a flyover. It’s about a 2 hour drive to this event, and it’ll probably have the feel of a good local race. For more information, click here.

Midwest Regional Cyclocross Championships – This year the Midwest Regional cross championships will be held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The course utilizes the varying landscape of John Ball Park, including a small bowl and a challenging uphill.  You can get a preview of the course during Saturday’s race and then go full steam for the championships on Sunday. For more information, click here.

Coming Up:

Rapha Women’s Ride – Braver than the Elements – This ride oozes empowerment for women! Joint the local Rapha ambassadors for this group ride next Saturday, December 20. Trek Bicycles will also be a part of the day, so if you don’t have a bike or you’re looking to try something new, they’ll have a fleet for you to try. Be sure to register early to be part of the event. For registration and ride details, click here.

Afterglow a Cyclocross Race – This race is for the die-hard racers, those who want to be out there just for the excitement of a little competition. This year the race will once again be held on the Douglas Park golf course at Ogden and California in the City. Come out and race and contribute to West Town Bikes and Blackstone Bicycle Works, which are programs for inner city youth. For details on the event, click               here.

Cyclo-cross National Championships – This year’s Cyclo-cross National Championships will be held in Austin, Texas from January 7th through the 11th. Seems like a great get-away in a cool town and it’ll be warmer than Chicago! The competition should be fierce, but it’ll be fun! For details on the event, click here.

Women’s Dinner- Mark your calendars for this year’s women’s dinner, which will be held at Master’s World Champion, Leigh Thompson’s home in Winnetka. The dinner will be held on Saturday, January 24th. More details to follow.

Have a great weekend!


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