The warm weather tease continues, but each time it reappears, it stays a little longer and gets just a little warmer. For all of us anxious to get on the road to ride and race, the wait is almost over. Outdoor racing begins next weekend. Check below for local cycling events


Women’s Weekend at Ray’s – Women’s Weekend at Ray’s began this morning with a women-only session. They’ll let the guys in later today, but the fun will continue all weekend for women. No matter if you’re a beginner or an experienced mountain biker, Ray’s is a great place to learn and test your ability. For information, click here.

The 2016 (unofficial) Illinois State Goldsprint Championships –This lighthearted sprint tournament is a fundraiser for the Ed Rudolph Velodrome. The tournament is 7PM tomorrow night at Chrome Chicago. Bring your sprinting legs, your favorite competitor(s) and compete for glory and prizes. For more information, click here.

Coming up:

Kenosha Velodrome Swap Meet – The newly resurfaced velodrome to our north needs a little more help to get the 2016 season off to a good start. Come out to the swap meet next Sunday and find great deals, and help fund the final projects for Kenosha’s 2016 season. For information on the event, click here.

Kenosha Velosport Spring Training Criteriums – You know spring is right around the corner when this long-running series begins. In its 37th year, this series has helped many riders get their road season off to a good start. The race dates are March 13, 20th and April 3rd.  For series information, click here.

ABD Indoor Time Trial Series Event #4 – This is the final indoor race of the series, with the final race being held outdoors in Maple Park. Event #4 features a 10K rolling course, so high power to weight numbers are a bonus! For race information, click here.

Intent Indoor Time Trial Series Event #5 – This week’s 15k course will not be revealed until race day, so you’ll just have to focus on pacing at your limit. For race information, click here.

Plan Ahead:

St Patrick’s Day Ride – For all those waiting patiently for spring to arrive so you can enjoy a scenic outdoor ride, this is your ticket! There are 16, 20 and 36 mile ride loops, so a little something for everyone. For post ride festivities, they will have the Acoustic Soul Generations band playing. Come out for this non-competitive and fun ride. For ride information, click here.

Have a great weekend!


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