Summer Solstice


The official start of summer is this Sunday, so, just as the racing is heating up, so too should the temps (I hope)! There’s plenty of riding and racing ahead. Check the listings below.


Tour of America’s Dairyland (ToAD) –Wisconsin’s biggest racing series kicked off yesterday with the Shorewood Criterium, and there’s plenty of racing ahead including several criteriums, a circuit race and a road race. This series also loops in several classic race courses, including Downer Ave in Milwaukee. Click here for Tour and stage details.

Scarlet Fire 30KTT – Located in Garden Prairie, this time trial course is a little rangy, but nothing too technical. For details on the event, click here.

Track Events:

Illinois & Wisconsin Junior State Track Championships – The junior track championships for both Illinois and Wisconsin will be tomorrow at the Ed Rudolph velodrome in Northbrook. There should be plenty of competition and larger fields of riders. For details on the event, click here.

Thursday Night Racing at Northbrook – This Thursday’s featured race is the Tomasz Pac Points race, sponsored by PACT-Dish Network Cycling. This is typically a longer points race, so endurance racers should be gearing up for a great event. For information on the races, click here.

Coming Up:

ABR Illinois State 40K TT Championship – Looking to add a state championship to your cycling achievements? Plan to head out to Paw Paw, Illinois to compete on this challenging out and back course. Nothing worth having comes easy, so prepare to race hard to achieve your victory. For race details, click here.

Set a Goal:

Wolfgang Freitag 50K 2 Person TT – Plan ahead, find a partner and practice up for the upcoming 2 person time trial on Sunday, July 12. It’s a different effort than an individual time trial, but working with a teammate can be extremely rewarding. For details on the upcoming event, click here.

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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