Lincoln Park Criterium

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My wish for this weekend is to have any rain occur after 5pm but before 7am. This will give everything green a chance to grow, while allowing us to ride and race without finishing up cold and wet. There are lots cycling events coming up that you don’t want to miss. Let’s hope Mother Nature is good to us and gives us chance to enjoy being outside while it’s dry. Check below for a list of events.


Lincoln Park Criterium – Saddle up for fun at Montrose and the Lakefront tomorrow. Each section of this course requires a bit of strategy. You’ll need to manage your position for the typically strong crosswinds provided by the lake, as well as navigate the famous hairpin turn. For race information, click here.

Muskego Park Criterium – This is one of my favorite crit courses. It’s another course held in a park where the race is run on the loop around the facility. It has a fun descent with a big sweeper corner and a two-step climb on the opposite end. For race information, click here.

HillBilly Gravel Grinder – For those who are into gravel and adventure, this is one epic ride for you. It’s a 100 mile gravel course, located west of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Cue sheets are provided, but it’s an unsupported ride. For details on the event, click here.

Sussex Criterium – Looking for a fun, fast and not-too-technical crit course? This course features wide open roads that surround the Sussex Corporate Center. The race is just a bit northwest of Milwaukee, so it’s relatively close to home. For information, click here.

Track Cycling:

Monday & Tuesday Night Training – If you’re looking to get in some training time on the track, don’t miss out on the training sessions at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome. Monday nights are coached and geared towards development. Tuesday nights are open training. May 7th the fundamental training will focus on upgrading men from Cat 5 to Cat 4, to be eligible to race on Thursday nights. For track information, click here.

Coming up:

La Crosse Omnium – Looking to test your ability to be a good all-around racer? Head north to La Crosse for this three day series which includes a time trial, road race and a criterium. It’s a solid weekend of racing which is sure to test your strengths. For race information, click here.

CWEC’s Clinic #5 Vision – This clinic gives you the tools necessary to manage riding in all situations. Whether riding in a group, cornering or moving at light speed, you’ll learn what to focus on to be prepared. The clinic will be held from 11:15am till 12:15pm. Both MoM women’s races are after the clinic, but it may be a good idea to get most of your warm-up in beforehand so you’ll just need a little touch-up before the races begin. For clinic details, click. here.

Monsters of the Midway –Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so it’s time for MoM at the University of Chicago campus. This classic race features wide open corners and long straight-aways; one side is typically into the wind and the other has a serious tailwind. It’s close to home and always fun, so don’t miss out. For race information, click here.

Dirt Days #1 – Whether you’re new to mountain biking or are a serious shredder, this series is all about fun for everyone. This series is not about racing, it’s just about getting out and riding the trails. First up is a day at Kettle Moraine. For ride details, click here.

Single Bong Time Trial – This is the first of this series of races held around the Bong Recreational area. The first race is 20K and it’s one loop around with all right turns. There are a few rollers, but the roads are generally smooth. For race details, click here.

Have a great weekend!


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