There’s more than a chill in the air, but that doesn’t seem to be keeping hearty Chicagoans from having fun on their bikes. Good luck to all those heading to Barry Roubaix, which is the largest gravel road race in the world! It’s going to be an epic event with over three thousand riders competing on 24, 36 and 62 mile courses. Chicago should be well represented, especially in the women’s fields! For those not heading to Michigan for the weekend, below is a listing of cycling related events.
Kenosha Velosport Spring Training Races #3 –It’s the final race in this spring series and your last chance to execute the perfect strategy for a win. For race information, click here.
Fit Form & Function Clinic –Do you have questions about bike fit or proper positioning while riding your bike? Attend this clinic on Tuesday and get the answers you’re looking for. For information on the event, click here.
Women’s Night Open House and Clothing Swap –Looking to hang out with a great group of cycling enthusiasts or curious about West Town Bikes is all about? Attend this social gathering on Wednesday for an evening of food, friends and cycling. For details on the event, click here.
Lincoln Park Criterium – This race is located at Montrose and the lakefront and since it’s springtime, you’re almost guaranteed wind and some type of weather. The course has long straight-aways and a hairpin turn, which make for a fun and exciting race. For more information, click here.
The (Unofficial) Illinois State Goldsprints Spring Championships – Get your crit racing on early in the day at the LPC and then spend your evening at this sprint competition. You’ll be raising money for the Northbrook Velodrome resurfacing fund, so it’s a feel- good and worthy cause. For more information, click here.
Road Racing Clinic –Looking for a little more guidance before heading into the Gaper’s Block crit series? Attend this clinic taught by Greg Meeker and gain some valuable knowledge to prepare you for racing your bike. For more information, click here.
Gapers Block Criterium Series – Calling all new racers to the line! It’s springtime and it’s Gapers Block time. This four day series is designed to immerse you in crit racing, by racing the same course and most likely the same competitors, day after day. If you’re new to racing, this is a great opportunity for you! For information on the series, click here.
CWEC’s Development Series Event #2-Want to improve your confidence on the bike? Attend this skills clinic and practice everything from balancing to bumping –safely! The clinic is in conjunction with the Super Crit on April 11. For more information, click here.
Have a great weekend!