Cyclo-Cross National Championships

Biltmore-autumn

It’s all about national championships this week. The stage for this series is on the grounds of the Biltmore Estate in Ashville, North Carolina. Such an amazing setting, most would never imagine would be a championship course for cyclo-cross. The course includes some flat sections, a pass through a barn, a flyover and some steep elevation we’re not accustomed to in the Midwest.
Back home the weather is a bit of a roller-coaster, so your cycling activities may need to be inside, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do. Check below for this weekend’s options.
Events:
National Cyclo-Cross Championships –It’s been a successful week so far for Chicagoans competing in the cyclo-cross championships. Dani Arman took the top spot in the 23-34 non championship race on Tuesday and others have had top finishes in their fields. There’s still more to come for our racers, including Dani. To check on results or upcoming races, click here.
Irish National Cyclo-Cross Championships – It’s all about nationals this week, but for Maria Larkin, it’s the Irish National Championships. Maria calls Chicago home, now, but she is from Ireland and she’s gearing up for the big race on Sunday. Last year she took silver and we’re hoping for a repeat or better this time around. To read a little of her story, click here.
Brazen Dropouts Bike Swap – It’s short notice, but if you don’t have plans for tomorrow, then you should plan to head to Madison for this annual event. If you’re looking for some new-to-you equipment or that hard to find component, the bike swap is the place to go. Get there early to find the best equipment, stay late for the best deals. For information, click here.
ABD Indoor Time Trial Series – Event #1 – It’s that time of year again! When the conditions outside are cold and snowy, the solution to keep race-ready is to compete in this annual indoor race series. The first event features a 10K flat course, which means you just pour out steady power for as long as it takes. Each of the indoor courses is held at the Winfield Central High School. For more information, click here.
Coming up:
Women Bike Chicago Launch Party – Come check out the latest effort for women cyclists in Chicago. Attend this launch party at BFF Bikes on Thursday, January 14 at 6:30PM. The event is free and there will be prizes and raffle items. For information on Women Bike Chicago or the event, click here.
Annual Women’s Dinner – Plan ahead to attend the annual women’s dinner. It’s always a great time to catch up with your favorite racers and riders, enjoy an amazing dinner catered by Kathy Corbett and go home with an award reflective of your seasons accomplishments. The event will be held at Leigh Thompson’s home in Winnetka on January 23. For more information, click on the Facebook link here.
Have a great weekend!

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