It might be tough to decide what cycling event to participate in this weekend. Both the Rapha Ride and the Afterglow cross race are on Saturday and each promotes something pretty terrific. Whatever you choose, feel lucky you’re riding outside in the final few weeks of December, in Chicago, and it’s not all that bad!
Sunday is the Winter solstice, which shifts us into the winter season. It also brings us a little more light each day – certainly something to look forward to.
Rapha Women’s Ride – Braver than the Elements – Rumor has it, this bunch of ladies is going to put some miles in tomorrow! With the weather is cooperating in Chicago, it’s bound to be a great event. The ride begins early tomorrow morning, but there’s still a chance to be a part. Don’t delay any more if you want to participate. For details, click here.
Afterglow a Cyclocross Race – This race is for the die-hard racers who just want to have fun and enjoy a little competition. It’s also a great opportunity for those planning on heading to Nationals to keep that mental toughness for the competition ahead. The race will 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 cycling 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 wonderful holiday and a great weekend!