Last Sunday brought the conclusion of the Intelligentsia Cup series, so for many, this week brought a little rest and maybe even a bit of emptiness. One thing ends and something new begins. For track cycling fans, the junior and elite nationals have been in full swing in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania. We have a few riders representing Chicago, and doing so quite well! Click here to catch all the details. Closer to home there’s still plenty of racing and riding. Check the listings below for a few options.
Great Egyptian Omnium – Head down to southern Illinois for another chance to compete in a multi-stage series. Racing begins on Saturday, July 30 and includes a time trial, road race and criterium. For more information, click here.
New Glarus Road Race –This road race was just added to the schedule and it’s a new course. What’s not new is riding in this area of Wisconsin. If you’re looking for hills and great scenery, this should be a fabulous course. When you’re finished, you can hang out and enjoy a good New Glarus beer. For race information, click here.
Grand Fondo Hundo – Looking to get in some fun miles without the stress of competition? Head out to this Grand Fondo for a metric century which will go from Wilmette to Kenosha. It’s a fully supported ride with perks along the way. For more information, click here.
Sprinters Dream Omnium – This is the third and final event of this sprinters series and it’ll be held on Saturday, July 30. Events will include the flying 200, match sprints, Belgian Win and Out and a scratch race. For more information, click here.
Couri Insurance Omnium – Here’s one more stage race to add to your calendar. It’s located just west of Milwaukee, so it’s not too far to travel. There are four stages in three days. Events include two time trials and two circuit races. For race information, click, here.
Palos Meltdown – Attention all mountain bikers. Take part in the 10th annual mountain bike race at Palos. It’s a short drive from the city and it features some great flowy and technical terrain. For race information, click here.
Brian Akers 19K TT – If you’re looking for a fast time trial course, this is for you. It’s flat and fast, with only two sweeping corners. For race information, click here.
Have a great weekend!