Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer. No need to fret as there’s still plenty of great weather ahead! At this point in cycling, we begin to change our focus. For some it’s a time to decompress from a busy season of racing and just enjoy riding for fun. Others have been building up for the start of the cyclo-cross season. Whatever direction you’re headed, there’s so much ahead! Check below for a few options in our area.
Gateway Cup – It’s the season finale for heavy-hitter road races. The Gateway Cup includes four races over the Labor Day weekend in St Louis. The courses are challenging and the competition is tough as well. If you’re looking for one more chance to mix it up on the road, be sure to head south for this event. For race information, click here.
Bryce Master 30K TT – Located in Garden Prairie, this course is well known by time trial specialists. It’s a little rangy and isn’t completely flat, but a good course to put in a good effort. For race information, click here.
We’re wrapping up the 2016 season at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome. Last night’s racing included the Illinois State Madison Championships and the final opportunity for points towards the Rider of the Year competition. That means this coming Thursday is all about fun! There’ll be racing, the track stand competition and the end of the season barbeque! Come check out what track racing is all about. For information, click here.
Team Time Trial – This is an exceptional event. It combines teamwork, skill and a bit of pain, but, it by far, is one of the most rewarding cycling events around. Gather your teammates, work on communication and skills and prepare to head out to Harvard, Illinois next weekend. For race information, click here.
Harmon Hundred – It’s September, so it’s primetime for Centuries. Enjoy a fully supported ride on scenic and quiet roads. You can choose from 25, 50, 75 or the full 100 mile routes. For ride information, click here.
Chicross Cup Series Race #1 – Here we go! The chicrosscup series gets underway with the first race in LaBagh Woods. This park has a little bit of history with cross racing in Chicago and it’s also used for practice crits in the summer. It should be a perfect location to get the series started. For race information, click here.
The Svens are Coming – Looking to work on your cross skills to improve your placing in races? Attend these cross clinics by World Champion racers. This is a pretty fantastic opportunity, so don’t miss out on the fun and a great learning opportunity. For clinic information, click here.
Have a safe and fun holiday weekend.