Happy 4th of July!

Fireworks behind statue of liberty

Fireworks behind statue of liberty

Happy 4th of July! It’s time for summertime fun with backyard barbecue’s, parades and hanging out with friends and families. It’s also time to enjoy your favorite outdoor activity; cycling! This weekend we finally seem to be getting a break in the weather, so get out and enjoy!

Events:

Women’s Dirt Day’s #3 – Hitting the trails is a great way to get-away over the holiday weekend. You won’t actually have to travel far, as this event will be held on the trails at Palos. It’s always fun to get in a little off-road time and hanging out with a great bunch of ladies will make the experience even better. For details on the event, click here.

Track Events:

Amy Tremelling Memorial Points Race & Ladies Night – This coming Thursday is Ladies Night at Northbrook, featuring a high-powered points race in honor of  former stand-out bike racer, Amy Tremelling. The evening is sponsored by BFF Racing, which is totally fitting for a women’s night! For details on the events, click here.

Team Pursuit Showdown – The team pursuit is one of my favorite races on the track. It’s challenging, but if done well, it’s like a beautifully choreographed ballet. Organize your team and head to Indianapolis. For details on the event, click here.

IL State Masters Track Championships – Calling all master’s track racers. Head out to Northbrook next Saturday for a full day of races. The event will feature both mass start and individual races. For more information, click here.

Coming Up:

Winfield Criterium – This race has become a local favorite. The course winds its way through a suburban neighborhood, climbing to its highest point and then descending down to the start/finish with a few twists and turns. It’s fun and challenging. For race information, click here.

Wisconsin State Road Race Championships – It’s back to Spring Prairie for a climbing-fest for the state’s championship jerseys. It’s also back to a retro course, which features a flat start/finish line instead of a hill. Are you up for the challenge? For race information, click here.

Indy Crit – You can make Indy a big racing weekend with the team pursuit on Friday and the Indy crit on Saturday. The crit is in the heart of downtown and features a figure 8 course with the start and finish on bricks near Monument Circle. For details on the event, click here.

Wolfgang Freitag Memorial 2 Person Time Trial – Pair up with your favorite training partner and put a strategy together to cover the distance in this race as fast as you can. It’s all about teamwork and hard work, but the efforts can be so rewarding. For details on the event, click here.

Midwest Women’s Road Race Championships – This monumental women’s race is next weekend! 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 safe and fun holiday weekend!

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