We welcome in the month of April and see a flurry of bike racing opportunities. We’ll have to dodge a few sprinkles here and there, but we’re definitely heading in the right direction. Whether you just want to enjoy a group ride, shop, ride solo or compete in a field, you’re covered! Check the listings below for details.
Chicago Women’s Monthly Ride (WOMO Ride) – The inaugural ride was postponed until this Saturday since last weekend was rained out. The ride will depart from Wicker Park and head north to Highland Park. There’ll be a no-drop option as well as a faster, more spirited ride. For ride updates and event details, click here.
Kenosha Velosport Bike Swap – Looking for some new-to-you cycling equipment and gear? Head out to this bike swap tomorrow for great deals. The event will be held at the Kenosha UAW Local 72, near the soon-to-be reopened velodrome. The event runs from 8AM until 4PM. For more information, click here.
ABD Cycling Indoor TT Series – It’s time for the indoor races to move outside. This race is the final in this time trial series. It’s a ten mile course, which departs from Maple Park. For race information, click here.
Great Dane Velo Club Spring Series – Looking for some early season criterium action, then head to Madison, Wisconsin on April 2 and April 8. The course is located in an industrial park, which isn’t too technical and is great for this time of the year. For more information, click here.
Skyway Classic Criterium Series – It’s time! This beginner series begins this Monday and continues through Thursday. The racing starts at 6PM, and features women’s and men’s beginner fields. You can ride south on the lakefront path for your warmup and you’ll be set to get your racing on. For more information, click here.
Rough Road 100 – Looking for more gravel adventures? This event includes a multi-surface road race, which of course, includes gravel. There are 100K and 64K options. For more information, click here.
Spring Super Criterium – It’s the 10th annual Spring Super Criterium at Blackhawk Farms Raceway. The race is held on an actual car racing track, so there’s no traffic and some interesting twists and turns you don’t find in your average criterium. The bonus is they also have indoor bathrooms and a food vendor, all on-site! Don’t miss out on this great spring classic. For more information, click here.
Intro to Track Cycling at Rapha – Make plans to attend this information gathering event at the Rapha Clubhouse Chicago on Wednesday, April 12 from 6 till 8PM. You’ll have all your track cycling questions answered and you’ll be ready to head to the velodrome! For information on the event, click here.
Women’s Track Cycling Clinic – Ever wonder what it’s like to ride a fixed gear bike or ride on a velodrome? Attend this beginner women’s clinic on April 22 at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome and learn everything from the basics to trying your hand at some race strategy. It’s all in a low-key environment to help you overcome any fears or just get an understanding without feeling pressured. For event details, click here.
Have a great weekend!