Saturday is the autumnal equinox, officially ushering in the fall season. And, in the span of one day, we go from 90 degrees to 60. This drop in temperature should be a welcome change for those competing in events this weekend. Whatever you chose, get out and have fun!
Trek CX Cup – It’s the first of back to back World Cup cyclo-cross races in the Midwest. First up is Trek CX Cup in Waterloo, Wisconsin! There’ll be UCI races on Friday and Sunday and the World Cup event on Sunday. There’ll also be category and age group racing throughout the weekend. For more information, click here.
Fall Fling – There’s been a few last minute changes in this year’s Fall Fling series. There’ll be three events, each held in different locations. First up is the criterium in Wood Dale on Sunday. Although this is a change of venue for the series, it’s a familiar course and not too technical. The remaining events will be held next weekend with a criterium in Geneva and a time trial in Maple Park. For more information, click here.
Jingle Cross – The second weekend of World Cup Cyclo-cross racing is in the Midwest is Jingle Cross in Iowa City. Don’t be confused by the name, it was once held Thanksgiving weekend, but with riders from around the world coming to the Midwest for Trek CX, they moved up the race to make it worth their while for the travel. For more information, click here.
Fall Fling Continues – The series continues with a brand new criterium course on Saturday in Geneva. The course features long straight-aways, corners and curves – should be fun! Sunday is the time trial in Maple Park. It’s a 9.5 mile course with two 180 degree turnarounds. For more information, click here.
ILL Kanza – Ready for another gravel adventure? Head to Kansas, Illinois next Saturday. You can choose from ride distances of 22 to 72 miles of gravel, rolling hills and scenic wooded areas. For more information, click here.
Half Acre’s CX Eliminator – Held at Big Marsh Bike Park, this race begins with a non-elimination race for each group, which sets up the seeding for rounds of elimination heats. For more information, click here.
Apple Cider Century – Head out to Three Oaks, Michigan next Sunday for one of the Midwest’s largest cycling events. There are seven ride routes between 15 and 100 miles, with opportunities to add on or shorten along the way. Upon completion of the event, enjoy apple cider and a pasta dinner. For more information, click here.
Have a great weekend!