Halloween is upon us and there’s no shortage of fun in the local races. Be sure to dress up if you’re racing to gain extra style points and it’ll make competing much more exciting. The time changes this weekend as well, so you’ll get an extra hour of sleep on Saturday night. Just remember to change your clock before going to sleep or you’ll show up extra early for your events. Happy Halloween!
Rhythm and Blues Revue – In the past, there have been Jake and Elwood sightings at this race, so if you’re into the Blues Brother’s, you should definitely plan to race. The course is located on the Canal Shores Golf Course, so there’s sure to be sand! Pedal hard and make your way just north of the city for this fun event. For race details, click here.
Halloween Cross –Milwaukee plans to celebrate Halloween with a cross race in a great eco-friendly urban space. Head north and be part in this thrilling event. The race is part of Wisconsin’s Super Cup series. For race details, click here.
Chicross Cup Series Race #6 – This week the series heads to St Charles for Campton Cross. This is one of the original Chicross Cup courses and it’s always been known for its technical elements and elevation changes. Last year, because of concerns voiced by the park district, some of the technical elements were replaced with more power sections. We’ll see what happens this year. For race information, click here.
Athletes of the Year – The track cycling season may be over, but there’s another race, of sorts, going on. Chicago Athlete Magazine and Cliff Bar have a pool of 2015 athletes of the month competing for the athlete of the year. It’s not often, if ever, that cyclists are voted into this award, so please help and cast your ballot for myself (selfless promotion, sorry) and Jeff Whiteman (awesome racer and great guy). You can vote by clicking here. Thanks J
Estabrook Park & Beer Garden Cross – I say it every year and I’ll say it again, this is one of my favorite cross courses. It has some great technical elements and not too many power sections. It’s a beautiful park and with a free beer and brat for every legal aged racer, it’ll be a blast! For race information, click here.
Sadie Hawkins Style Ride – This is not your average race, but it’s fun and challenging, just the same. You’ll need to dress for the occasion and then you and a teammate will head out in search of treasures around the city. The team that makes it to all the destinations first wins, but there are lots of other surprises along the way. The best part is that all proceeds go to the Chicago Women’s Health Center. For event information, click here.
Chicross Cup Series Race #7 – Moving right along, the series heads to Emricson Park in Woodstock for Psi-clocross for Life. This course has evolved from an open power course to a more mixed skill cross course with a steep hill, a wooded section and even a sand pit. Practice your technical skills before heading out next weekend! For race information, click here.
Have a spooktacular weekend!