Glencoe Grand Prix


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!


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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