While the men wrap up the last few days of an exciting 2016 Tour de France, the professional women’s field is preparing for La Course by le Tour de France. The women’s race will be held along the Champs Elysees in Paris, hours before the men arrive on Sunday. It’s a great time for cycling and for women in our sport. Cheer on your favorite rider and make sure to take part in your own success on the bike. Check below for local cycling options!
Intelligentsia Cup Continues – The racing picked up on Wednesday with a tough course in West Dundee, a fast flat course on the south side of Chicago. Today and tomorrow will be more technical in nature, but have a hometown feel in Elmhurst and Lake Bluff. The series will wrap up in the west loop with the Goose Island Grand Prix, which should be fast but not too technical. It’s not too late to take part in all the fun. For event details, click here.
Tour of Bloomington – That’s Bloomington, Indiana, the location where the famous cycling film, “Breaking Away” was filmed! Be part of this three stage omnium series, which includes a time trial, criterium and road race. The event begins today, Friday, July 22. For more information, click here.
Venus de Miles Women’s Ride – Take part in this all-women’s event which includes a 60 or 25 mile ride, or a 5K run. There’s always a great post ride party with lots of pampering perks! The event raises money for the Greenhouse Scholars. 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 flying 200, match sprints, Belgian Win and Out and a scratch race. For more information, click here.
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.
Have a great weekend!