This weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, but the heat continues on the racing circuit! You’ll have to head a few hours south to get in on some intense criterium action, but locally you can choose from the roads to the trails. Check the listings below for ride options.
Gateway Cup – There’ll be some serious racing this weekend in St Louis. The racing begins today and continues through Monday. First up is the Tour de Lafayette which is a flat four corner crit. As the series continues, the courses get more technical and Sunday’s course has a bit of elevation with the Giro Della Montagna. For information on all the events, click here.
WoMo Ride – September’s edition of the women’s ride will be led by the Comrade Cycles women’s team. The ride will depart from the Rapha Clubhouse at 7:30AM, with a pick-up at Pratt & Ridge at 8AM. The group will head north to Highland Park and stop for refreshments. This is a no-drop ride and riders of all levels are encouraged to participate. For more information, click here.
Bryce Master 30K Time Trial – This race is located in Garden Prairie, which is close to Rockford. The course features several corners and a few changes in elevation, making it technical and challenging, especially for a time trial. For more information, click here.
Women’s Dirt Days #4 – This is the final event in this series for the summer. The event will be held on Saturday at Silver Lake Park in Salem Wisconsin. Spend a day on the trails with this inclusive and encouraging group of ladies. For more information, click here.
Women’s Training Ride – In preparation for the Rapha 100, join in this training ride which will head to Willow Springs. It’ll be a 55 mile adventure and will help you get you set for the main event on September 15th. For more information or to register, click here.
Season Finale & Barbeque – We say goodbye to a great track cycling season with next week’s races and barbeque. It’s always a lighthearted night with a few fun events like the track stand contest. For more information, click here.
Team Time Trial – Grab three of your favorite training partners and get ready for this annual four-person team event. You’ll achieve a new level of intensity as you work together to cover the distance. The race begins in Harvard and is 21.6 miles/34.7km. For more information, click here.
Winfield Criterium – The road season continues with this challenging and somewhat technical course. The race is part of a neighborhood festival, so race and then plan to stick around for a little fun and food. For more information, click here.
Harmon Hundred – This season favorite offers up non-competitive ride routes of 25, 50, 75 and 100 miles. The ride begins in Wilmot, Wisconsin and heads out on well-marked, scenic and challenging roads. If you’re looking for some late season miles, this is a great event. For more information, click here.
Chicross Cup Series Event #1 –The series kicks off with a trip to Dekalb’s Hopkins Park. It’s a great location for varied terrain, including some single track. For more information, click here.
Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!