Women’s Midwest Road Race

Womens Midwest RR

Take your pick this weekend with a great assortment of local races. From road racing to the track, there’s something for everyone. The Women’s Midwest Road Race Championship is a highlight of the weekend. It’s a women’s only race with category and age group divisions. See below for a listing of all the racing opportunities coming up.



Edwardsville Rotary Criterium – You’ll need to head south for crit racing this weekend. This race is just outside of St. Louis, but it offers up a great technical course which is just shy of a mile with seven corners. For those with great technical skills, this course is perfect for you! For race information, click here.

Women’s Midwest Road Race Championship – Looking to go beyond a state championship? This women’s race pulls together women from the entire Midwest to compete for glory and a championship jersey. The road race is flat, but the obstacles will include wind and GRAVEL! If you’re not too sure about racing, but want to be part of this women’s event, you can volunteer. For all the details on this special event, click here.

Double Bong Time Trial – We’re back to this course for the third and final time of the season. This time it’s two loops around the course, which again, is all right turns with a few rollers. For race information, click here.

Track Racing:

Illinois State Championship Timed Events – Looking to compete on the track, but not in mass start events? The timed events are the perfect opportunity to ride a hard solo to achieve victory. Along with the timed events, there will also be match sprints, team sprints and team pursuits. The racing takes place on Saturday and Sunday. For a listing of each day’s events, click here.

The next two Thursday nights will feature the Illinois State Points races and the Illinois State Madison championships at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome. For race information, click here.

Coming Up:

Bloomington Criterium – Head south for this year’s Illinois State Criterium championships in Bloomington. It’s a fun course in the downtown area which has climbs, descents and plenty of corners. For race information, click here.

Jackson Park Relay Cross – It’s that time of year again, wow, how time flies! The start of cross season in Chicago kicks off with this lighthearted and competitive team event. The race fills up fast, so at this point if you’re not registered, you may be waitlisted or a spectator, but don’t miss out, it’s always lots of fun. For race information, click here.

Return to Cherry Valley 20K TT – It’s round two for this course in 2016. This course was used earlier in the spring when the tree cover was much less and the temps were a little cooler. The trees may bring some shelter from the sun at this time of the year, but the course still offers up rolling hills and chip and seal pavement, which will put you to the test. For race information, click here.

Have a great weekend!


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