Monthly Archives: June 2016

Summer Cycling

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Summer sun is at its peak, so we have plenty of hours to enjoy being outside – and in the warm weather. There are lot of events this weekend to keep you busy racing. Check below for a detailed listing.

Events:

Tour of America’s Dairyland – Wisconsin’s largest bike racing series continues through this weekend. There are some great courses in the next few days, including the famed Downer Ave in Milwaukee. For more information, click here.

ABR Illinois State Time Trial Championships – Looking to grab a state championship jersey? Head out to Paw Paw for a challenging out and back 40K course. The course features a slight grade and hills which will test your mental and physical fitness. For race information, click here.

Track Cycling:

Sprinter’s Omnium – This is the second in a series of three sprinters events at Ed Rudolph this summer. Events include Match Sprints, Danish Win & Out and Scratch races. The event is this Saturday. For race information, click here.

Amy Tremelling Memorial Points Race – It’s Ladies Night at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome this coming Thursday and the main event for the evening is the Amy Tremelling Points race. Don’t miss out on a great night of track racing – in the women’s field! For information on the evenings events, click here.

Coming up:

Next weekend we get a break in the racing for the holiday, but the following week we’re right back at it with some great events.

Women’s Dirt Days #3 – The group is headed back to the Kettle for the third event in this mountain bike series. Join them for a fun-filled day of mountain bike adventures in southern Wisconsin. For more information, click here.

Winfield Criterium – This is a great local race which features climbing and descending through a neighborhood in the western suburbs. It’s a fun and challenging course and there are multiple fields for women, including age group divisions. For race information, click here.

Indy Criterium – There’s always a thrill to ride or race your bike in areas usually off-limits to bikes. Well, if you’ve ever wanted to race your bike around downtown Indianapolis, this is your chance! There’s also eight thousand dollars in prizes and payouts, so come out and test your abilities at Indiana’s largest criterium. For race information, click here.

Wolfgang Freitag Memorial 50K 2-Person Time Trial – It’s all about teamwork in this event. Stay sheltered and protected in the draft or pull hard, working together to get the fastest time possible for your team! It’s a tough race, but so much fun to share the effort with a friend. This year they’ve added a mixed gender category, so there’s plenty of options as far as partners are concerned! For race information, click here.

Rapha Women’s 100 Chicago – Be part of this special women’s event that spans across the globe! In Chicago, we’ll be departing from Heritage Bicycles on Sunday, July 17th. The group will head out on a 102K ride which will include stops for treats! For those looking for a few more miles, a group will continue on to complete a 157K loop. For more information, click here.

Have a great weekend!

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Tour of America’s Dairyland

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We’re just a few days away from the summer solstice, so we have the perfect mix of daylight and warm weather to enjoy our favorite sport. Whether you just tool around town, head out to the trails or take part in a road race, just be sure to soak up all the fun the season has to offer.

Events:

Tour of America’s Dairyland – Wisconsin’s biggest racing series begins today! It’s ten days of racing with several classic courses located across the state. You can pick and choose your races based on your schedule or commit to the full series and go for the overall. For more information, click here.

O’Fallon Grand Prix Omnium – Head to southern Illinois where the land is a little bumpier and there are some great bike racing courses. The O’Fallon Grand Prix is a three day event which includes a time trial, road race and criterium. For event details, click here.

Scarlet Fire 30KTT – Located in Garden Prairie, this time trial course is a little rangy, but nothing too technical. For details on the event, click here.

Track Cycling:

Wisconsin/Illinois Junior Track Championships – The junior track championships for both Illinois and Wisconsin will be held this weekend at the Ed Rudolph velodrome in Northbrook. There should be plenty of competition and larger fields of riders. For details on the event, click here.

Sprinter’s Omnium – This is the second in a series of three sprinters events at Ed Rudolph this summer. Events include match sprints, Danish win & out and scratch races. The event is next Saturday, June 25. For race information, click here.

Coming up:

ABR Illinois State Time Trial Championships – Looking to grab a state championship jersey? Head out to Paw Paw for a challenging out and back 40K course. The course features a slight grade and hills which will test your mental and physical fitness. For race information, click here.

Have a great weekend!

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Glencoe Grand Prix

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The summer is really heating up with options for just about any type of bike racing. There are road, track and mountain bike events, all of which are pretty close to home. Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather on your bike!

Events:

CWEC Clinic #7 Capstone Clinic – The Glencoe Grand Prix course can be a little technical, so attend this Friday evening clinic to preview the course, get great racing tips and practice up on your skills before heading to the start line on Saturday. For clinic information, click here.

Women’s Dirt Days #2 – No matter if you’re a seasoned mountain bike rider or new to off-road adventures, the women’s dirt days are great. Event #2 will be held at Palos, so it’s close to home and the trails offer everything from the very technical to fun and flowy. For event details, click here.

Glencoe Grand Prix – This race brings out an entire community to enjoy a full day of racing and family fun. The course is fast and technical and a great place to sharpen your skills. After racing, stick around check out all the block party has to offer. There’ll be music, food and much more. For race information, click here.

LAPT Criterium – Are you looking for a basic crit course where you can test your skills? This race is located in a small town just south west of Milwaukee and it offers a great course with some local competition. For race information, here.

Cobb Park Criterium – This historic race course twists and turns through neighborhood streets and skirts along the Kankakee River to finish. It’s a scenic, yet technical race and well worth the short drive. For race information, click here.

Bong and a Half – This is the second race of this time trial series, this time covering a lap and a half of the loop. It’s all right turns with a few rollers. For race information, click here.

Track Cycling:

Midwest Cycling Challenge – It’s two days of serious track racing in Indianapolis. Racers from around the country come out to compete in this event which features mass start and timed events. For race information, click here.

Fixed Gear Classic – It’s another round of serious track racing next weekend. This time you’ll need to head north to Minnesota where you’ll compete on 250 meter wooden track, which is faster and steeper than most. This series includes mass start and sprinting competitions. For race information, click here.

Coming up:

Hillinois Omnium –Located in Elizabeth, Illinois, this series is the new location for what was previously the Galena stage race. This series includes a time trial, a circuit course and a road race – no flat criterium this time! If you’re looking to challenge yourself on the hills or see how you match up against your competitors, this should be great. For race information, click here.

Harvard 33.3 TT – This is one of the smoothest time trial courses around. With all, except the “spoon” portion of the big dipper shaped course run on a smooth new road surface. For race information, click here.

 

Have a great weekend!

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