Friday, April 20, 2012

criterium and cyclocross racing in and around Chicago

Criterium and cyclocross racing events are growing in popularity here in Chicago.  Many cyclists who race crits in the warmer months do cyclocross once the weather cools down.

The Gaper's Block criterium recently wrapped up in Calumet Park. We'd be curious to hear from any members who raced or attended.  The South Chicago Wheelmen are hosting a 4/29 crit in Kankakee. 

Gaper's Block criterium in Calumet Park
Photo by John Greenfield
Chicago will have a new criterium race this year.  Alderman James Cappleman of the 46th ward is sponsoring a Lincoln Park race day on 4/22 (this Sunday) at Montrose Harbor.  This looks like a BIG event, with racing opportunities for men and women of all ages, cat 1-5, and junior boys' and girls' events.

The long established Superweek series rolls on, including the 7/6 Beverly and 7/15 Evanston crits.

The Chicago Bike RacingChicago CX, and XXX Racing sites all offer information about local racing.

If you have any experiences as a racer or spectator that you'd like to share (any cat), feel free to comment.

  -  Anne Alt

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