Spring Super Criterium

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Congrats to all the racers and promoters who braved the elements over the last week to make the Skyway Classic series a success. It’s been a brutal week weather-wise, making conditions for bike racing less than ideal. But it seems there is a bright future for many new riders and I know I’m looking forward to seeing all the new faces on the road! Hopefully the crazy snow/rain/wind mix is behind us as we move into the weekend. There’s lots of action ahead. Check below for local options.

Events:

Skills & Handling Clinic – In conjunction with the Super Criterium, the CWEC will be hosting a race day clinic. Learn skills and drills to help you become more confident on the bike so you are better equipped to handle any situation that comes your way. For clinic information, click here.

Spring Super Criterium – Do you feel the need for speed? Head out to Blackhawk Farms Raceway and speed away in tomorrow’s race. The course is wide open but has a couple of twists and turns. Aside from racing, the track offers a few perks not typical to most races. There are indoor bathrooms with showers and a place to grab a snack – yes!! For race details, click here.

John Fraser Memorial Time Trial – This is the fifth and final event of the ABD indoor TT series, and this one is outside! The 10 mile course is held in Maple Park, and although it’s flat, there’s always wind to contend with. For race information, click here.

Coming up:

Barry Roubaix – Gravel races are becoming increasingly more popular, and Barry Roubaix is no exception, as it’s the largest gravel race in the world! If you’re going for the big win, there’s money and prizes to be claimed. Still, for those who just want to get out and enjoy a scenic ride in the country, this event is great. There are 62, 36 and 22 mile courses. For event details, click here.

Cherry Valley 20K TT – This time trial course is a favorite with the locals, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t come without challenges. The course is used in the spring, and then again in late summer, so the natural shelter from trees varies significantly based on the season. The course also offers up rolling hills and chip and seal pavement, which can test your focus. Are you looking to conquer? Head out to test your skills on Sunday. For race information, click here.

Plan Ahead:

Women’s Track Cycling Clinic Track racing begins mid-May at the Ed Rudolph velodrome. If you’re interested in racing or learning about track racing, this clinic is perfect. You’ll learn the basics of the track and riding a fixed gear bike. The clinic also includes some mock racing. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 23. For information, click here.

Have a great weekend!

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