Chicago Women’s Elite Cycling


It’s been a big week for cycling in Chicago with the introduction of Chicago Women’s Elite Cycling (CWEC). This program addresses the challenges faced by category 1 / 2 women in our area, and frankly, around the country. Women wanting to compete in professional level races, but are limited by a multitude of challenges. Whether you’re a rider with aspirations of competing at a higher level, someone who is looking to give back to the sport, or someone who is looking to connect with fellow racers, CWEC offers something for everyone.  It’s your community, find out how you can be a part of it. For information on CWEC, click here.


Cyclo-cross National Championships – They’re moving full speed ahead with the races in Austin, Texas. Racing began on Wednesday and will continue through Sunday. Many Chicagoans have made the journey south to be part of the festival.  A few have competed already while others wait anxiously for their turn. So far we’ve had one victory with Graciela Val winning the stars and stripes jersey in the 75+ category – way to go!! There’s still plenty ahead so be sure to root for your fellow Chicagoans! For details on the event, click here.

Brazen Dropouts Bike Swap – Tis the season for bike swaps! The Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin will be full of action this Saturday as this annual cycling event gets underway.  Doors open at 8:30AM. Get there early for the best deals. For more information, click here.

ABD Indoor Time Trial Race Series Event #1 – One season ends and another begins! The 2015 indoor time trial series begins this Sunday at the Winfield Central School.  This week’s course is rolling terrain, so prepare for some uphill challenges! Whether you’re looking for a challenging workout with a few friends or working on mastering the mind game behind being a good time trial racer, this event is perfect for you. For details on the event, click here.

Coming Up:

Chicago Winter Bike Swap – Looking for a good deal on cycling equipment or gear? Or, are you looking to unload some gear to get something new? The Chicago Winter Bike Swap is the perfect opportunity to manage all your cycling equipment and gear needs. The event will be held at Harper College on Saturday, January 17th. For details on the event, click here.

Women’s Dinner- Join us for a wonderful evening of great food, friends and a chance to share stories from the past cycling season. This event is open to all women cyclists. Whether you’re a commuter, triathlete, bike racer or want to get into the sport.  The event is on Saturday, January 24th at 7PM at Leigh Thompson’s home in Winnetka. The dinner will be catered by Kathy Corbett and will include options for vegetarians, vegans and meat-eaters alike! For details or to RSVP, click here.


Enjoy your weekend!



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