Double Cross Weekend

Snoopy LeavesThe leaves may have fallen from the trees, but there’s no complaining about the weather we’ve had this fall. Some days have been downright warm, while others are just crisp, cool days. This weekend it looks like we’re in for another spectacular round of weather, with Sunday being the pick day. No excuses, get out and ride and enjoy being outside!
Events:
Chi-cross Cup Series Races 8 & 9 – It’s a double-header weekend with the Hilton Indian Lakes Resort races. These are always a favorite, as it turns into a two-day party weekend, since many of the participants opt to stay at the hotel on Saturday night. The course is on a golf course, but it’s anything but boring as it includes a steep hill, sand traps and some grassy section with rolling terrain. For race details, click here.
Cam-Rock Cross – If you head north to Madison, you can also have a two race weekend with Cam Rock on Saturday and TBD Cross on Sunday. Cam Rock Park is well known to mountain bikers with some great technical riding, so hopefully the promoters will include a bit of the technical aspects of the park along with the typical cross power sections. For race information, click here.
TBD Cross – This race will leave you guessing what the course will be until the gun goes off. It’s located in Hiestand Park in Madison, Wisconsin. Solve the mystery and head north for a little fun! For race information, click here.
Track Events:
Major Taylor Birthday Celebration Ride – A group of dedicated riders is working to keep the velodrome on the south side of Chicago alive. One of the events they have coming up is a tribute ride to the famous Chicagoan, Major Taylor, who overcame racial barriers and dominated track cycling in the US and overseas. The ride will be next Saturday, November 21st. The plans have not been finalized yet, but you can reach out to Marcus Moore at yojimbo.chicago@gmail.com for any updates.
Coming Up:
Wisconsin State Cyclo-Cross Championships – Wisconsin has its own version of the Battle of Waterloo, but the victory will come in the form of a championship jersey (if you’re from Wisconsin). This is sure to be a great race, as Waterloo is a big cycling town. For race details, click here.
Chicross Cup Series Race 10 – Next week is the final regular race in this cross series, with the state championship to follow at Montrose beach. The Melas Park Racin Basin course is located in Mount Prospect and it’s famous for a giant retention basin, which the promoters make good use of to make the race challenging. Other features are deep sandy volleyball courts and last year they added a grass maze. For race info, click here.
Have a great weekend!

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