Glencoe Grand Prix & Illinois State Criterium Championships

 

GGP ClinicThere’s no shortage of excitement this weekend with a USA Crits Championship race tomorrow and the Illinois State Criterium Championship on Sunday. Toss in some crazy weather and we’re in for a wild ride! Have fun!!

 

Events:

CWEC Development Series Event #7 –Our final Development series clinic is this evening. We’re teaming up with riders from the Pepper Palace professional cycling team to help you learn skills and tactics which will be essential for racing well at tomorrow’s Glencoe Grand Prix. For clinic details, click here.

Glencoe Grand Prix – This race draws riders from near and far to compete, as it is part of USA Crits Championship series. The course is technical and fast with a bit of an elevation change. Come out and race and then stay for all the festivities. For event details, click here.

Cobb Park Criterium – This year’s Illinois State Criterium Championships will be held at Cobb Park in Kankakee. This is a classic course with loads of history, including having several Tour de France riders compete here, back in the day! It has some technical corners as it loops around the park and through the neighborhood. For race details, click here.

For the Love of Mud – Come out to see a great cyclo-cross movie at the Logan Theater and raise money for the Big Marsh Park. It’s 278 acres of open space on the south side of the city. The goal is to make the space an eco-friendly outdoor recreation destination. Come out for a fun evening and help make this project a success. For event information, click

Track Events:

Sprinters Omnium I – Saturday will be the first in a series of sprint tournaments at the Ed Rudolph velodrome. Racing begins at 9AM. For event information, click here.

Madison Races – The main event in this coming Thursday’s lineup is the Madison. The race is a team event, where riders take turns being in field through a hand sling exchange. It’s always exciting and even more fun to watch. Racing begins at 6:45PM each Thursday evening during the summer at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbook.

Coming Up:

Tour of Galena – It’s the only stage race anywhere close to home, so it’s a great opportunity for racers to experience the challenge of a multi-day/stage cycling event. The courses are challenging and have a fair amount of climbing in scenic Galena. You can go for the overall or compete in each stage independently. For race information, click here.

LAPT/Trek Midwest Road Race –Our neighbors to the north have some great road race courses and this weekend is no different. Located about 30 miles north of Lake Geneva, this 7.5 mile loop has some spectacular scenery and the climbing is not too crazy. For race details, click here.

Women’s Dirt Days Event #2 –Whether you’re a seasoned mountain biker, or just beginning, this series is perfect to get out and have fun on the trails in a non-competitive environment. Event #2 will be held at the Kettle, setting off from the John Muir trailhead. For more information, click here.

Set a Goal:

Midwest Women’s Road Race Championships – Plan ahead to head out to this spectacular women’s race. Make it your goal to come home with the Midwest Road Racing Champions jersey. The course is a 14.6 mile loop with a short uphill kicker, sweeping rollers and flat sections through the farmlands of Ohio. It also includes sections once used in the 1980 Olympic qualifying event, which featured three-time Tour de France winner, Greg LeMond. The course starts in the small town of Zanesfield Ohio and also goes through the quaint village of Alexandria. For race information, click here.

Have a great weekend!

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