You’ll have the luck of the Irish as you head out to ride this weekend. Whether you plan to ride or race, you’ll have options and favorable weather. The calendar is filling quickly, so plan ahead and get set to roll.
Kenosha Velosport Pre-season Races – It’s week 2 of this 3 weekend series in Kenosha. Last week there was a good turnout for racers and this weekend should be even better. The course is a 1.2 mile loop near the Kenosha Airport. For race information, click here.
St Patrick’s Day Ride – It’s the annual Wheeling Wheelmen spring ride. Select from either 16, 20 or 36 mile routes. The event begins in Wauconda, so you can escape from the city and enjoy a few miles on scenic country roads. For more information, click here.
Ladies Groad Ride – This event is geared to get you ready for the upcoming gravel races. It will be a 40 mile loop of road, gravel and crushed limestone. The ride begins in Aurora at the Endiro Coffee shop. For more information, click here.
Kenosha Velodrome Swap Meet– Looking for a good deal on bike parts and equipment? A bike swap is a sure bet for finding gems; new and old. The event is next Saturday from 9am to 3pm at the Local 72 Union Hall. For more information, click here.
Pastry-Brest-Pastry – It’s 65 miles of self-supported, mixed terrain riding. There are 4 checkpoints where you can refuel with doughnuts! The event begins at the Pedal & Spoke in North Aurora. For more information, click here.
Screw City Cyclocross Classic – You may think that cyclocross racing is in the rear view mirror, but it’s alive and well in Rockford! Head out next Sunday for some off-road fun. For more information, click here.
Plan Ahead: You’ll be immersed in racing if you gear up for the following events. The action begins on Saturday, April 7 and continues through Thursday, April 12. Check below for details.
Rough Road 100 – Head out to this spring gravel classic which begins in Morris on Saturday, April 7. 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 great pre-season race with its unique location which offers wide open corners and indoor restroom facilities! 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.
Have a great weekend!