It’s the last full weekend in September and it still feels like summer! Get out, enjoy the great weather and take part in all the cycling community has to offer. There are options for every type of rider. Check below for options in our area.
Jingle Cross – They’re off to a soggy start at the races in Iowa, which, by cross racers standards, creates the perfect course conditions. This is an epic weekend of racing with all levels, including UCI competing. The races have already started today and will continue on Saturday and Sunday as well. For event information, click here.
Fall Fling Continues– The series continues this weekend with one more criterium and a time trial. Saturday’s race is labeled a circuit course, as it is the longest of the three criteriums. The time trial is 9.5 miles with two 180 degree turns, so it’ll be fast and a little technical. For series information, click here.
Apple Cider Century – In its 43rd year, this century ride highlights the beautiful roads of southwest Michigan. There are multiple route options, including flat or hilly routes. It’s a fully supported event and of course, there’ll be apple cider! For event information, click here.
Kickstand Classic –Looking for a new concept in bike racing – one where it doesn’t matter if you’re dressed in spandex or your comfy jeans? Head out to Bartlett for an exciting day of racing where you’ll compete in groups of similarly matched abilities in either a 10, 14.5 or 19 mile race. It’s all about fun and it’s a fundraiser for the Active Transportation Alliance. For event information, click here.
Al Stern Marathon Road Race – Al Stern has been a fixture in the cycling community for a long time. He’s known for his ability to cover the distance, so it’s only fitting that this race would have his name on it. Depending on your race category, you may compete in distances ranging from 54 to 119 miles. If you’re looking to conquer the distance, this race is what you’re after. For race information, click here.
Pumpkin Pie Century – What could be better than your favorite fall treat and a bike ride? This fully supported event has 25, 45, 63 and 100 mile options. The ride begins in Ottawa, which is near Starved Rock. Get out and enjoy the scenery. For event details, click here.
Chicross Cup Event #2 – The series starts up again as we head into October and over to Hopkins Park near Dekalb. It’s a figure 8 configuration with a flyover as its main feature. The course also includes a short section of single-track, some off camber sections and some open grassy sections. For race information, click here.
Rapha Chicago – Chicago is getting its very own Rapha store! Plan on coming out for the grand opening festivities. There’ll be guest appearances as well as cocktails and Half Acre Beer. For details on the store and the upcoming events, click here.
Have a great weekend!