Happy 4th of July

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Happy 4th of July weekend! Time to celebrate and enjoy all the benefits of summer. There aren’t any races locally, but it’s a good time to catch up on your favorite group ride or keep up with your training.

There may not be any racing around here, but it’s a big kick-off weekend for international cycling. Today, the Giro di Rosa, a women’s pro tour stage race kicks off ten days of racing around Italy. To keep track of your favorite ladies of the peloton, click here.

The Tour de France also begins this weekend. I know I’m looking forward to following each day of racing throughout the month of July. The race begins tomorrow in Mont Saint Michel, which is famous for its tides.

Coming up:

Women’s Dirt Days #3 – The group is headed back to the Kettle for the third event in this mountain bike series. There’s a mountain bike clinic in conjunction with this dirt day, so be sure to click on the link for details and to sign up in advance to be sure you have a slot. Don’t miss out on all the fun a day on the trails can bring! 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 safe and wonderful holiday weekend!

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