Category: Course Preview

2018 Carpentersville Preview

October 11, 2018
  • This Sunday’s event, Carpentersville Woodland School Cyclocross p/b the Main Street Bicycles Sasquatch Squadron, will be held once again at 770 Navajo Drive in Carpentersville.
  • Hashtag #CarpenterCX
  • Preliminary Staging will be posted here Friday morning-ish. Please double check your points at that time, not Sunday morning.
  • Numbers go on your LEFT SIDE, always in the CCC.
  • Ladies (and some gentlemen), please make sure to have your hair up or in a braid. If your hair is covering your number One2Go can’t score you.
  • Parking: The school has a small lot. We’ve designated two areas that will remain open for tent drop off. Like last year, we ask again that you please do NOT park in these two areas (along the school or in the alley next to the school). See the purple shaded areas on the map. We will have parking volunteers helping to guide folks in the morning. Please be courteous as it is early for them too.
  • Otherwise, plenty of street parking surrounding the school – please respect the posted parking signs. If need be, the Sunny Hill School lot is available on Helm Rd.  
  • Kiddie Cross will be at 2pm right behind Kenny’s tent. See the map.
  • The Toasty Cheese food truck will be onsite starting around 11am.
  • Alcohol is not permitted.
  • Weather: Summer’s over and temps are dropping, so bring some post race gear to keep warm in. That also means plenty of frost and/or dew on the grass in the morning. So bring a spare pair of dry shoes. No appreciable precipitation in the forecast.
  • Tent Cities: Same spots as last year. We’ve got some good spots marked on the map.  It’s worth the hike up to the sandy area.
  • The Course: Runs Clockwise. Chainsaws and tillers once again came out to play and help make the most of our venue’s modest size. The wide-open plainsslippery slopesverdant forest and sandy (hopefully) beaches return for another year. Also, with all the rain we’ve had, our dig pit could easily fit 6 adults. Wait. But, why would we have needed to move so much clay and why were other members of the CAMBr trail crew mysteriously seen on-site? Have we added dirt for your shredding/mudding pleasure?  There weren’t THAT many potholes on last year’s course that needed filling, were there?  Show up to solve this mystery!
  • Don’t forget to keep an eye out for sasquatches around the course because, no matter what, we’re always squatchin’ you.

2018 Beverly Bike CX Preview

October 4, 2018
  • This weekend’s CCC event, Beverly Bike CX, is at Dan Ryan Woods on Chicago’s South Side, hosted by… Beverly Bike. Please use the hashtag #drwCX.
  • Preliminary staging will be posted here sometime Friday. Please let us know if you see any errors.
  • More info over on the static race venue page which is still named Dan Ryan Woods.
  • Keep in mind the series rules concerning upgrades. If you have upgraded in the last week please email us ASAP so we can transfer 1/2 your points to the next category for staging and overall standings.
  • Juniors 9-14’s: Due to a very generous donation from an anonymous local source many/most of you will receive a special safety related gift when you pick up your number on Sunday.
  • Due to the hill and potentially muddy/slower conditions, the Women Cat 4/5‘s and Junior 9-14‘s will more than likely be doing shortened laps. Final decisions will be made between the Beverly Bike crew and USAC officials at the venue on Sunday. We’ll try to tweet that info as soon as we know.
  • Kiddie Cross at 2pm assuming the weather cooperates.
  • Food: Pollo Locuas www.pollolocuas.com will be back on site with their taco cart.
  • Plenty of parking, please use it. Don’t park on the grass.
  • The Chicago Marathon is also being run Sunday morning. See the official site here for info, course maps, and road closures. Please plan your route and timing to the venue accordingly.
  • Weather: The forecast is calling for rain on Friday and Saturday. Given some sensitive areas of the park the Beverly Bike crew may have to make some drastic changes to the course below in order to stay in the good graces of the park managers. Having any course at all is better than having no course at all, so please recognize any changes and/or a potentially less exciting/challenging course are done so we can still host the event at Dan Ryan Woods for year to come. Check back here Saturday evening and on Twitter for last minute updates.
  • The course: Beverly Bike brings yet another different course. The course runs Clockwise (numbers still always on your left side) starting in the North East corner of the venue. Fast (if its dry), flowy, and hilly. Beverly Bike is hopefully bringing back a section that hasn’t been used since 2010. Think toe spikes.

2018 Caldwell Woods Preview

September 13, 2018
  • This week the CCC returns to Caldwell Woods hosted by xXx Racing-Athletico.
  • Live results by will be here: Watch races scored in real time!
  • Online pre-reg on BikeReg closes tonight.
  • On site number pick up and Day-Of Registration will be in picnic pavilion near start finish line. Remember reg closes 30 minutes before the schedule start time of each category.
  • Please not fold or crumple your numbers. If you do you risk not being scored. Numbers on your LEFT side (not your back!) .
  • Staging for the rest of the series is; First row by CCC series points and then everyone else by CrossResults.com ranking. See here for preliminary staging on Friday. Also, please check the discrepancies page. If you name is on this page you need to either edit your BikeReg registration (and profile), renew you annual USAC license, etc.
  • Results will be posted as soon as possible on the CCC’s 4 sided results board and for all pre-reg’d riders with correct/valid email address in their BikeReg rider profiles results will be emailed to you shortly after you finish. Also, One2Go will have its LiveLynx site updated in real time. Full results will be posted on USAC online Sunday night and series standings will be updated shortly afterward.
  • Porta-potties will be located in the small parking lot nearest Devon and Milwaukee adjacent to registration.
  • Teams can set up tents anywhere, but xXx Racing recommends doing so in the field North of the reg pavilion for viewing the finish line or the field to the North East for viewing the hill.
  • Parking: Parking is limited in the lot next to the park, and we can’t promise that there will be room for trailers.  Until 8am, you can drive (slowly!) down the bike path into the park to drop off tents and gear.
  • Double sided equipment pits staffed by SRAM NRS.
  • Food: Chicago Pizza Boss will be on site and Superdawg is across the street.
  • Alcohol: IS permitted at Caldwell Woods.  There will be a beer garden p/b Finch’s Beer Company near the run-up.  If you bring your own, DO NOT bring glass bottles, cans or box wine only please.
  • Look for “Kiddie Cross” near the staging grid around 2pm.
  • Additional info over here on the static preview page. Make sure you read the info about Caldwell Woods NOT LaBagh Woods.
  • Remember to use the hashtag #CaldwellCX so everyone at home or in other parts of the country can follow along.
  • There are still spots available for the Sven-nado CX clinic.  Registration for the Sunday clinic (4:30-7:00) is 50% off for juniors! Register at xxxracing.org/thesvens
  • The Svens will be on site during the day, but sadly, Stan Nice will not be joining the 4/5 race this year. So yeah, get your fanboy and fangirl selfie-sticks ready and show these world champions (again) how we do things around here (btw they LOVE it!).
  • Weather: Looks fantastic but there might still be some standing water in a few places next to the river.
  • There have been a lot of mosquitoes out at the park lately, so bring some bug spray just in case.
  • The course: Tentative course is below. Clockwise starting from the staging grid. Reg, staging grid, finish line, and pit are all on the SW corner of the park.

2018 Hopkins Park Preview

September 6, 2018
– Okay here we go, the CX season is finally officially starting! #CXishere
– Don’t forget we have the CCC Kickoff Party TONIGHT at the Rapha Chicago Clubhouse. We’ll see you all there!
Comrade Cycles starts us off in style at Hopkins Park in Dekalb, IL.
Thanks again to all our series sponsors, riders, spectators, parents, pets, etc who make our little series possible. This all wouldn’t happen without out you, so THANK YOU!!
– Online pre-reg on BikeReg closes tonight here.
– Please pre-reg. Those riders who do will have their unofficial results emailed to them by One2Go Event Services. One2Go will also be posting live results on LiveLynx Results as riders cross the finish line each lap.
– Parking:  The course crosses the road so it will be closed to through traffic. There are three parking lots in the park. One of them will be accessible from the park entrance at the stop light, East Dresser Rd. The other two will only be accessible from the other park entrance just West of the light. Should all the parking in the park be taken up there is a lot on the other side of Sycamore Rd. with a pedestrian tunnel that brings you back into the park.  Please see the map below.
– There can be road construction on I88/110 and Dekalb is one of our farther-away races, so please give yourself plenty of time to get to the venue.
Staging: At the first race of the series everyone is staged by CrossResults points. Answers to all of your questions are in our FAQ here. Starting at Caldwell Woods the front row is staged by CCC series points.
Preliminary staging will be posted here tomorrow.
Kids’ Races: 8 years old and under at 2pm, during the Men Cat 1/2/3 race.
– Remember we have a new payout schedule and Kenny will be presenting podiums for all categories.
– We’ll post pics of all podiums on Twitter and if we’re lucky maybe some other random shots from the day. Look for updates there as well if we need to communicate anything out to everyone.
Food: Dave’s Slow Food will again be onsite all day.
Alcohol is prohibited in Hopkins Park.
Weather: We should have perfect CX temperatures, but the remnants of tropical storm Gordon will be passing through and likely to make things a little wet it might be a little breezy.
– Don’t forget your cameras or phones or GoPros or drones or… We’ll have posts up here on the site each Sunday afternoon where you can post links to your galleries and videos so everyone can see them and themselves on Monday morning.
– The Course: Race director and course designer Josh Arends changes things up again this year making more use of the East side of Hopkins Park. As is typical of Hopkins Park, expect the track to be fast and flowy. Runs clockwise.

2018 Relay CX Preview

August 23, 2018
  • Most details are over on xXx Racing’s website here: xxxracing.org/relay-cross/
  • There’s some pretty good team names again this year: xxxracing.org/relay-cross/whos-registered
  • Please remember to use the official hashtag #RelayCross so the entire Internets can see our Chicagoland Relay CX in all its glory.
  • There should be plenty of parking in the lot, but if it fills, there is street parking all around the park.
  • When warming up, PLEASE do NOT ride on the golf course next door. There will also be a cricket match near the north end of the course; please respect their game and do not ride near the pitchers and bowlers.
  • Reg closes tonight and there are still a few spots available at xxxracing.org/relay-cross. Please pre-reg!
  • Remember to reg for and donate to the Relay Roulette race – it’s the cheapest 2nd race you’ll ever find ($5!) and every $5 you donate beyond the reg fee will enter you into a raffle for Blackhawks tickets, a full fit session at Get a Grip bikes, and tuneup gift certificates. All proceeds will be donated to a local cycling-related charity chosen by the race winners.
  • The course: All new in Warren Park. Please do NOT go to Jackson Park.
  • Like last year, the course will be fast and flowy (more laps!), but will provide a lot more opportunity to practice your off-camber skills. Direction = Clockwise.

2017 Afterglow Preview

December 14, 2017

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  • Please use #AfterglowCX, very important to remember the “CX”.
  • December is the official Chicago Cuttin’ Crew pledge drive for West Town Bikes and Blackstone Bikes youth programs! The idea was born 8 years ago, and the Cuttin’ Crew are proud to bring another round of bike racing in the name of equity to Chicago. This year’s race is back to Douglas Park Golf Course, home of the best 3-hole cyclocross race in the country.
  • Online pre-registration is at bikereg.com/afterglow. When registering to race, please consider donating a few extra dollars you are saving on the cheaper reg. There will also be a donation box on-site. Maybe it’s your off season, your first race of the year, or you recently upgraded — in any case, don’t forget that DONATIONS = CALL UPS!
  • Day-of registration and number pickup opens at 9am near the start/finish. Bib numbers will go on your RIGHT side, and course runs counterclockwise. Best place to park is on South Sacramento Drive, just on the outside of the course.
  • A wheel/equipment pit will be available. Wheels/bike in, wheels/bikes out.
  • GRUDGE MATCH/Fatbike/FIXED GEAR CX/Etc Open Category will allow any fun bike you want. Registration fee is per bike, and all riders will need to fill out USAC release forms and require USAC licenses. The Cuttin’ Crew will try to score categories separately, but no guarantees unless you race super fun/slowly/in an awesome costume.
  • Podiums will be presented shortly after each race, and the Cuttin’ Crew will have limited edition 2017 Cuttin’ Crew gear for those victorious, including prints of the wonderful flyer! InsaneDeOmnium will be awarded once the Cuttin’ Crew calculates the score after the final race.
  • The Cuttin’ Crew asked the weather gods for ideal cyclocross weather, and it’s looking like their prayers will be answered. 40 degrees and snowing!
  • With great weather comes great responsibility, and Tailwind Cycles is offering a $25 bike wash and lube! They will have the van on-site, so no worries on muddin’ up your own vehicle. They will load the bikes and bring them to the shop for proper care. Pick up will be at Tailwind, and half of the profits will be donated to West Town Bikes and Blackstone Bikes!
  • Thank you for continuing to support the young people of our city — their programs not only provide transportation to/from the races and food and snacks, but also a sense of home and accomplishment. The Cuttin’ Crew is bringing the #flamingoparty, you bring the donations! See you Sunday!
  • The course: Yes, the map is labeled 2014, but this is the course at Douglas Park. Please do not got to Humboldt Park.

 

2017 Montrose Harbor Preview

November 30, 2017
  • Here we go! The 11th and final event in the 2017 Chicago Cyclocross Cup and the 2017 Illinois State CX Championships at Montrose Harbor hosted by Ten27 Cycling Club and Spidermonkey Cycling!
  • Online pre-reg on BikeReg closes tonight. Preliminary staging will be posted here.
  • In order to win a USAC State Champion jersey you must be:
    • A USAC annual license holder
    • An Illinois resident per your driver’s license or state issued ID (or passport)
    • A citizen of these great United States of America
  • The Masters 45+/55+ starting wave is closed and has gone on a waitlist. We will follow the waitlist protocol described at the bottom of the this page. Remember we cannot charge your credit card at the venue so please bring money. Waitlisted riders who prereg online and make it into a race will still be staged by their CrossResults.com points. Riders registering Day Of will be staged at the back of the pack. So make sure to pre-reg for the Waitlist if your category is closed.
  • A reminder from One2Go to please, please, please pin your number properly (see the image below) and put any long hair up in pony tails. If One2Go can’t see your bib number you won’t be scored properly. Great LEFT SIDE Example
  • Also, since this is the State Championship our USAC officials will be pulling riders out of contention early at the finish line. If you are told you are being finished early, please exit the course, you will be scored appropriately. Thanks!
  • The weather looks positively lovely compared to last year but be mindful that the wind off the lake is no joke, so please secure your tents.
  • The Big Star food truck will be serving tacos and other food between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The Heritage General Store van will be on site with hot coffee.
  • Speaking of Heritage, their new(ish) bar Larry’s, located inside Lawrence House nearby to the venue, is offering an after/bike wash party. Bike washes will be on the back patio while you drink hot beverages inside or out by the fire.
  • Here’s your friendly reminder that Montrose Harbor is a public city park where people who might have no idea what cyclocross is might be wandering through. Yes we’ll be celebrating another great season of cyclocross with drinks and food and more dranks, but please be on your best behavior and show the city what a classy bunch we are.
  • Please pay a visit and give some love to our venue sponsors:
  • In addition to the usual cash prize payouts, E.J.’s Place has graciously supported the event with $200 dining cards, which will be awarded to the newly crowned Illinois State Champion in each of the following races. Thus, you will be able to celebrate your State Championship win in style and thank loved ones who have supported your training and racing throughout the ‘cross season.
    • Men Cat 1/2/3
    • Women Cat 1/2
    • Men Masters 35+
    • Men Masters 45+
    • Men Masters 55+
  • As in the past few years we are closing Simonds Drive to thru traffic in order to allow the course to cross the road. What is different this year is that parking inside the barriers will be restricted to officials, sponsors and only those who choose to purchase a spot (no equipment drop off permitted inside the barriers). This is offered in order to help offset the increasing costs associated with this venue and closing the street. Any vehicle/trailer left without a parking pass will be relocated. Please don’t make us have to do that.
  • Parking spaces within the barriers (near the finish) are available for $50 per vehicle on BikeReg. This includes those with a trailer, so if you want to sleep in or are a big deal operation please consider purchasing a spot to make your life easier and help defray venue costs. Spaces can be purchased in the merchandise section of the registration page on BikeReg. List your license plate number(s) when ordering. We will use that for entry. Enter only from Montrose Ave at the south end of Simonds Drive.
  • Equipment drop-off will ONLY be allowed before the turn-around on the south end of Simonds Drive near the staging grid, and the driver must remain with the vehicle to expedite unloading and keep traffic flowing, just like the airport.
  • Please do not say “But I know Dean Okun!” That trick won’t work.  =)
  • Regular parking will be along Simonds Drive and Montrose Drive, entering and exiting the way you came in. Per the Park District, NO PARKING ON THE GRASS, ANYWHERE! Please adhere to volunteer requests regarding your vehicle parking and movement.
  • The course will largely be the same as in the past few years, although reversing the direction from last year. The sand section at the southern end of the venue was mysteriously removed sometime this summer. But fear not, there will be plenty of sand to go around, including more runs to the north of the ‘Daniels Concession’ building.
  • The Junior 9-14 and Women Cat 4/5‘s will have a cut-off to bypass this sand section, as well as a part of Cricket Hill.
  • Please be considerate while the course is being constructed on Saturday. In general, avoid riding on the course areas this week to keep it in good condition for the race, and especially for when the Park District looks at it on Monday morning.

2017 Black Friday CX Preview

November 23, 2017

Hope everyone is having a relaxing Thursday, but tomorrow it’s time to burn off those calories by blasting around Chicago’s Big Marsh Bike Park. Bring friends & family and make an afternoon of it! The weather is going to be perfect.

  • Date: Tomorrow! Friday, November 24th 2017
  • Address: 11599 S Stony Island Ave. Chicago, IL 60617
  • Parking: Parking in the primary lot will be tight. Please pack in cars as closely as possible. Make sure to not block the fire lane (curbs marked with yellow paint). Auxiliary parking is located 1/8th mile north on the east side of Stony Island Ave.
  • Registration: Located in the white, Big Marsh trailer near the parking lot.
  • Bib numbers on your left.
  • Water: There is no running water on-site. Please pack accordingly and bring plenty of water for you, family, team-mates, and pets. We will have portable restrooms on-site, with a hand sanitizer station.
  • Map: Review the course map before arrival to understand the layout. We ask that everyone use the gravel pedestrian path to access Start/Finish, Podiums, Staging, and “The Bridge”. Please do not walk down the asphalt road, this is part of the course. A course preview video can be viewed here.
  • Staging: Located on the asphalt road, west of “The Bridge / Plaza”. Call-ups are based (1) Non-perishable food donation, (2) Order of registration. Preliminary staging is posted here.
  • Food Donations: Donate a bag of non-perishable food items and receive a premium staging position. Food items should be dropped-off in the white, Big Marsh registration trailer. All donations will be delivered locally to St. Kevin’s Catholic Church.
  • Food Consumption: The crew from Let’s Roast Bikes will be on-site grilling up some meats and veggie-friendly options. They will also be raffling off some stuff, so stop by and give them a high-five.
  • Results: Note, this race is not part of the Chicago Cyclocross Cup series, thus will not affect your CCC Series Standings. Although, this IS one of your last opportunities to improve your CrossResults ranking prior to Montrose!
  • Tear-Down: After the conclusion of the Open 4/5 race we would love some help picking up stakes, tape, and fencing before the sun sets. Everything needs to be moved back to the “Plaza” area for loading into the trailer. Huge thanks in advance!
  • Finally – remember, Big Marsh is a Chicago Public Park so it’s open daily to the public. If you enjoy racing down there, we plan to host our 2nd Annual Short Track Mountain Bike Race Series June/July/August 2018, plus a whole lot more! Follow the Friends of Big Marsh on Facebook and Instagram. And, if you are interested in helping with future events or trail build days, consider volunteering with the Friends of Big Marsh, a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining and developing the site.
  • Course: SRAM Stairs, REI Run-up, Clif BARriers, oh my!!! As always the final course may be different on race day.

2017 Wheeling Heritage CX Preview

November 16, 2017
  • Cyclocross returns to Wheeling, Illinois hosted by the Northbrook Cycling Club. The Wheeling Heritage Park CX will be held at 333 W. Dundee Road. Extensive Park renovations were completed in 2014, adding athletic fields, walking/riding paths, a pavilion with a band shell, and lots of parking. They even managed to fit in a cyclocross course for one fine November day.
  • Note Again, the venue has changed from last year’s location at Melas Park. DO NOT GO TO MELAS.
  • Heritage Park hosted the Wheeling CycloCross Grand Prix in 2004, stop #3 in the Chicago Cyclocross Cup series in its first year. Nine categorized races were crammed into a 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. race day schedule. No start grids, pits, neutral service, announcers, etc. The Northbrook Bicycle Club and Wheeling Park District take us back to those simpler times, but now with all the amenities you’ve come to expect and enjoy.
  • Situated blocks from Wheeling’s famous restaurant row, the Chicago Executive Airport, the Des Plaines River Trail, Metra’s North Central Service (Sorry, for scouting only. The line doesn’t run on Sundays). Bring your appetites, planes, helicopters, gliders, canoes, cars, and/or bikes. The park is very accessible.
  • The Wheeling Park District will be hosting a Pizza and Chili Garden with Beer too. Pizza is delivered from a famous, local pizzeria, and chili with optional toppings provided is by the Chevy Chase Country Club for the CCC. Hot cocoa, coffee, and soft drinks too.
  • Sorry drones are not allowed due to proximity to the airport. You’ll be racing in restricted air space, at least your lungs may feel that way. The aerial views will have to come from the top of the anti-basin we’ll call “Heritage Hill”.
  • Warming Up: The park paths will be open. Please be mindful of others in the park and yield to any pedestrians / other park users. The buildings on site are open to warm up from the weather. The recreation center situated between the two larger parking lots has facilities available for use. Please do not bring bikes into the buildings.
  • Speaking of warm, temps are forecasted for the upper 20’s and low 30’s on Sunday, so please dress and pack appropriately.
  • No alcohol per park rules except for purchase in the designated Pavilion Garden. Please be respectful of the park and behave so we can come back again next year.
  • Parking: The lots are huge. Please use them and stay off the grass and trails with any cars or trucks. Please use the two large east and west lots and leave the angled center lot open for rec center patrons.
  • Pavilion grass. Please refrain from setting up any tents in the pavilion lawn. There is an irrigation system that could be compromised by any overcooked stakes. Suggested tent spaces are on the map below.
  • Volunteers needed: Robert Paetsch is looking for a few volunteers to help with course set up, marshalling, and repair. Please email your interest and sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b45aca6292-wheeling. Volunteers race for free and have lunch provided.
  • Weather – Its going to be cold. Please bundle up and plan accordingly.
  • Preliminary staging will be posted here.
  • The course: Flatlandia’s ace course designer Ted Burger is back to inflict help find the best layout and lines in this unique space. The first third of the course is flat, but transitions to off camber as the course traverses the outdoor pool embankment over to the featured hill. There will be a short course option for the Women Cat 4/5 and Junior 9-14 races. Course runs anti-clockwise. Please note the location of course crossing and how to get from the East side of the course and staging grid to the west side of the course and equipment pits. This is a new venue for everyone, so please work with us and the Northbrook Cycling Club. 

2017 Pheasant Run Resort Preview

November 9, 2017

A new venue to the series this year Pheasant Run Resort (#PRRcx) is hosted by no strangers to the local year round cycling scene, the South Chicago Wheelmen, one of the region’s and country’s oldest cycling clubs. Please bear with us and the SCW as we figure out the new layout. As always, any constructive criticism is welcomed and appreciated. A few notes for the weekend.

  • This event is NOT at Indian Lakes where it has been for the last several years. It is now at Pheasant Run Resort located at 4051 E Main St. Saint Charles, IL 60174.
  • The SCW have extended online pre-reg on BikeReg until this evening, so no excuses if you miss the cutoff.
  • Preliminary staging for Saturday only will be posted here Friday morning.
  • Saturday Results will affect Sunday staging. Preliminary Sunday staging will be posted here early Sunday morning. Please pay attention.
  • Registration will be in Gallery Hall.
  • New bib numbers each day. Please do NOT where your Saturday number on Sunday.
  • Vending / concessions will also be in Gallery Hall.
  • NO grills please, PRR has a restaurant and there are several others (ahem, Culver’s!) nearby. PRR has also asked us not to bring outside food or drink to the course or into the hotel. We’re not sure if they have gluten free organic free-range tofurkey energy bars, at the concession stand, so please be discreet if you’re bringing something. PRR has also asked for no coolers, but we obviously need Gatorade and Recover drinks.
  • NO walking or riding on putting greens or tee boxes. This is standard at any golf course CX event.
  • NO warming up on fairways.
  • After your race, if you’re staying at the hotel, please please please do NOT wash your bike in your room (duh). The forecast is dry, but if needed a hose will be set up on the West side of Gallery Hall. Bring your own rags/towels.
  • For guests staying overnight, checkout is at 11am on Sunday. Late checkout is available for an extra $25.
  • Parking will be limited, satellite parking will be west across the street by Target (Kautz Road).
  • The SCW will be raffling off a set of Rolf wheels to benefit a cyclist who suffers from a brain disability. Rolf primo, disc or cantilever compatible, clinchers. $5.00 per ticket, 5 tickets for $20.00. Drawing held Sunday after the 1/2/3 race.
  • Don’t forget the Ultimate PB&J Women’s Event Saturday afternoon in the Ultimate Pro Bikes tent.
  • There will be even less daylight left than last week after the last race ends, so please plan accordingly. Also if you can, please help the South Chicago Wheelmen and the Northbrook Cycling Club tear down the course so they aren’t doing it all in the dark.
  • Sorry, no kids races this weekend.
  • The Course: Still a work in progress but should follow approximately the track below. The start and finish are both on pavement.