The UCI Road World Championships are underway in Richmond, Virginia. All week long top athletes from around the world have been competing in the time trial, team time trial and this weekend is the road circuit. It’s a huge honor to be hosting the event here in the states, and the US athletes are doing us proud! There are a few more opportunities to take home the coveted rainbow stripes. For details on all the action out east, click here.
Back home in Chicago, we’ve got a bit more road racing, while our neighbors to the north are hosts to this weekend’s cross racing action. Check the details below.
Fall Fling – The fall series continues at the DuPage Business Park, which is just across the street from the first week’s Pella Windows course. Saturday’s race is a circuit course, which is not too technical, but more rangy than your typical crit. Sunday’s course is a shorter version of Saturday’s course and includes a hairpin turn. The final day typically includes a bbq for all participants. Not a bad way to end the series! For race information, click here.
Cross-Shooshko –Looking to improve your technical cyclo-cross skills? Head just over the border to Milwaukee for this technically challenging course with rolling hills. It’s located in Kosciuszko Park, and now that you’ve mastered the name, challenge yourself to master the course. For race information, click here.
Humboldt Park Cross – Not to be confused with Chicago’s Humboldt Park, this race is located in Milwaukee and is part of the Wisconsin Cross series. If you’re looking to race cross, head north this weekend. For race information, click here.
Chicross Cup Series Race #2– Next week the series heads to the corn country of DeKalb, Illinois. The race course is located in Hopkins Park, and is familiar to many. It’s a figure 8 configuration with a flyover as its main feature. The course also includes a short section of single-track, some off camber sections and some open grassy sections. For race details, click here.
Al Stern Marathon Bicycle Road Race – If you’re looking to get some long and fast-paced road miles, this race is perfect for you. The course is located in Aroma Park and is part of the Two Rivers course held earlier this summer. The course is flat, but make no mistake, there will be wind! For race information, click here.
Have a great weekend!