Mother Nature isn’t playing nice and instead of mild spring temperatures, it feels more like winter. But, if you have a hearty spirit and the proper gear, getting outside to ride and race this weekend is doable! There are plenty of options, check below for a few in our area.
WOMO Ride #1- The first of the 2018 all-women rides will be postponed until Saturday, April 28th.The predicted temps for this weekend are a bit too low to provide the experience this ride should. Make plans to come out in a few weeks! For more information, click here.
Rough Road 100 – If you’re looking for gravel, head out to this spring classic in Morris. You can choose from either 64k or 100K. For more information, click here.
Spring Super Crit – You’ll switch gears from Saturday’s gravel to Sunday’s solid surface on the race track at the Blackhawk Farms Raceway. It’s become a pre-season favorite with its unique location which offers wide open corners and indoor restroom facilities! For more information, click here.
John Fraser 10 mile TT – This is the final race in ABD’s winter time trial series. The 10 mile race begins in Maple Park. For more information, click here.
Skyway Classic Crit Series – Are you curious about bike racing and looking for an opportunity to give it a try? The Skyway Classic series is designed to introduce you to the sport without all the hubbub of a large scale event. There are four consecutive days of criterium racing (April 9-12), which gives you the opportunity to try and see what works and what doesn’t. For more information, click here.
O’Fallon Grand Prix Road Race – Think all road races in Illinois are flat? Not so if you head south! This race is located near St. Louis, so prepare for a drive and a challenging road race course. For more information, click here.
Menomonee Falls Criterium – Like many Wisconsin races, this criterium is located in a park setting. The course winds around the outskirts of the park and has one technical corner as you head to the start/finish line. It’s close to Milwaukee, so it’s not too far away. For more information, click here.
Great Dane Velo Club Spring Crit – This Wisconsin crit course is located at the Madison International Speedway. Unlike Blackhawk Farms, this course resembles a large wide and flat velodrome. If you’re looking for something that’s not too technical, this is a good option. For more information, click here.
Barry Roubaix – The premier Midwestern gravel race is just around the corner and it’s called Barry Roubaix. The race offers four distances; 22, 36, 62 and new this year, 100 miles! No matter the distance, the race is designed to challenge all. For more information, click here.
Women’s Track Clinics – Track racing season is just around the corner and if you’re curious about riding and racing a fixed gear bike on a velodrome, you should attend one or both of the upcoming clinics. The first clinic is at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Northbrook on April 21st. For more information, click here. The second clinic is at the Washington Park Velodrome in Kenosha on May 6th. For more information, click here.
Crosstown Classics – They’ve made an omnium out of these two Chicago classics. On the north side, the Lincoln Park Crit is Saturday, April 29. The following week racing will be on the south side with Monsters of the Midway on Saturday, May 5. For information and to register, click here.
Have a great weekend!