Category: Course Preview

2018 Afterglow Preview

December 6, 2018
  • SUNDAY, December 9, 2018
  • Please use #AfterglowCX, very important to remember the “CX”.
  • Afterglow is what lingers when the ChiCrossCup concludes, yet you’re not ready to quit. Chicago Cuttin’ Crew’s primary goals are to throw a great race in Chicago and collect funds, cycling parts, and clothing for our youth cycling programs from the South and West sides. In the 9th year of Afterglow, we are proud to continue the pledge drive for Blackstone Bikes and West Town Bikes. And, like last year, we are sponsoring the registration fee for Bikes N Roses!
  • Afterglow always has equal payouts for men and women (zero dollars). And while it is the most affordable race on the calendar, bribes in the form of donations are always accepted in exchange for a spot on the front row. With the post-Regionals, pre-Nationals timeslot, Divvy and tandem categories are bound to be STACKED.
  • In 2018, Afterglow is introducing the HOT LAP race! One final lap of courage to square away any remaining grudges. All wheeled, human-powered machines are welcome, and dare to take the treacherous shortcuts Single Speed State Champion Jake Huizenga has crafted.
  • Registration is at www.bikereg.com/afterglow. When registering race to, please consider donating a few extra dollars that will go directly to our beneficiaries. We will also have a donation box on-site to collect your gently used gear, clothing, and cash money.
  • 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 Inner Ogden Avenue, just on the outside of the course.
  • A wheel/equipment pit will be available. Wheels/bike in, wheels/bikes out.
  • Podiums will be presented shortly after each race, and we will have limited edition 2018 Cuttin’ Crew prizes for those victorious.
  • Weather looks like mud. Party looks like #slurpeeseason.
  • Thank you for continuing to support the young people of our city — their programs not only provide transportation to the races and food and snacks, but also a sense of home and accomplishment. 
  • Don’t mind this 2014 map title, its basically the same course as in years past. See you Sunday!
  • UPDATE!!! 
  • Registration/Officials/Tent City/Starting Grid are now on the WEST SIDE of the course, drop off on Sacramento.
  • Park either on Ogden or limited parking in field house lot.
  • Course is reversed, now clockwise. Wheelpit is now where tent city used to be.

2018 Montrose Harbor Preview

November 29, 2018
  • Here we go! The 11th and final event in the 2018 Chicago Cyclocross Cup and the 2018 Illinois State CX Championships Presented by Rapha at Montrose Harbor hosted by Spidermonkey Cycling and Ten27 Cycling Club!
  • 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 great but be mindful that the wind off the lake is no joke, so please secure your tents.
  • George Armstrong will be at the event taking rider portraits. Have a look at his work from the Intelligentsia Cup this summer.
  • 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.
  • Thanks to our generous sponsors for helping make the Illinois State Cyclocross Championships presented by Rapha Chicago possible:
  • Speaking of Rapha Chicago, pre-reg riders should head there on Saturday to get your bib number early and enjoy free refreshments while talking smack with that person just ahead of you on the overall — as well as getting 25% off purchases (which may be necessary depending on the weather!). Please RSVP to let them know you are coming for food planning. And it should go without saying, make sure you put bib number somewhere safe. If you lose your number between Saturday night and Sunday we may not have a extra number for you.
  • Speaking of food, there will be THREE food truck options this year with Big Mama’s soul food, Aztec Daves tacos and the Chicago Pizza Boss, so come hungry.
  • And come thirsty as Heritage General Store will be on site early with COFFEETS and then adding BOOZE at 11:00 a.m. with Larry’s at Lawrence House hosting a beer/cocktail garden, including beers, pre-made cocktails and Malort/Fernet bumps!!! (Oh my.)
  • And now let us pause for a message from the fun police … ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY NO HAND-UPS OR DRINKING/BRINGING ALCOHOL OUTSIDE OF THE BEER GARDEN AREA. It is placed next to the course on Simonds Drive for your viewing pleasure, but we CANNOT have any alcohol outside of the designated area. We knowwwwwww it will be SO TEMPTING to hand a Malört shot to that teammate passing by who is begging you for it, but RULES IS RULEZ. Seriously, Spidermonkey and Heritage had to jump through many hoops to make this happen (including one on fire) and we want to be able to do this in years to come. Please, help us help you.
  • Speaking of alcohol, the park is a Chicago Park District property and alcohol is by default not allowed.
  • Simonds Drive is closed to thru-traffic and parking within the barricades is restricted to officials, food trucks, Autobarn Volvos/VWs, porta-pottie deliveries and the like. 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.
  • Speaking of parking, parking spaces within the barricades (near the finish) are again available on BikeReg to help defray increased permit costs. Entry is from either side on Simonds drive — check in with the nice volunteers and show your receipt. (If you have a trailer please count that as a second space).
  • Equipment drop-off on Sunday 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 at the airport  It’s usually a high-volume operation at the same time so help your teammates.
  • In addition teams are welcome, nay encouraged, to drop tents and other large items on Saturday afternoon! There is hired security for overnight watch (though of course SMC, et al. cannot take responsibility for what things like the weather could do to items left overnight so make sure it’s secured/tied down). And hey, stick around to lend a helping hand with course setup!
  • New this year, CCC racer Maria Larkin is hosting Doggocross to support Team PAWS! What is Doggocross? It’s a 3-lap time trial with you and your doggo. The fastest team will be crowned the official 2018 Doggocross champions and will receive some PAWS goodies. Starting at 10:00 a.m., it’s $5 per attempt and you can try as many times as you like. PAWS volunteers will also be on hand to take your donations if your doggo is not available to assist you to glory. Or you can donate directly to Maria’s page.
  • Kiddie Cross at 2:15pm weather permitting.
  • We understand the desire to pre-ride, especially with so many CCC’ers living nearby. However, we kindly request you DO NOT RIDE the course this week, especially on Saturday, to enable course construction AND to keep it in nice condition for game day. Again, drop the bike and pick up some course stakes and tape to help — it takes a village!
  • Once again the course is a similar footprint to previous years, but as has become custom, the direction will be reversed (now clockwise), so Cricket Hill comes before the sand dunes. However, Spidermonkey has included a fun tough short long sand trough before the hill to whet your appetites. 
  • The Junior 9-14 and Men & Women’s Cat 4/5‘s will have a cut-off section to bypass some sand sections. Please be considerate while the course is being constructed on Saturday.

2018 Pheasant Run Resort Preview

November 15, 2018

A second year venue to the series Pheasant Run Resort (#PRRcx) is hosted by veteran race promoters, the South Chicago Wheelmen, one of the region’s and country’s oldest cycling clubs.

  • Pheasant Run Resort located at 4051 E Main St. Saint Charles, IL 60174. Please don’t go to Indian Lakes.
  • Online pre-reg on BikeReg closes tonight. Remember there are 2 separate reg pages, Saturday and Sunday
  • 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.
  • New bib numbers each day. Please do NOT where your Saturday number on Sunday.
  • NO coolers or grills allowed on the golf course, PRR has a restaurant and there are several others nearby. PRR has also asked us not to bring outside food or drink to the course or into the common areas of the hotel, so please be discreet if you’re bringing something.
  • There is a gymnastics tournament taking place this weekend at the resort which will have a snack bar set up in the Mega Center lobby. Cash only (no credit cards), and the hours are 8AM-8PM Saturday, 8AM-6PM Sunday.
  • After your race, if you’re staying at the hotel, please please please do NOT wash your bike in your room and do not take towels out of guest rooms to wash bike outside. There is some snow in the forecast for Saturday so please plan accordingly.
  • NO walking or riding on putting greens or tee boxes. NO warming up on fairways. This is standard at any golf course CX event.
  • This is another “No Drone Zone” due to the proximity to the DuPage airport.
  • For guests staying overnight, checkout is at 11am on Sunday. Late checkout at 3pm is available for an extra $25.
  • Kiddy Cross TBD this weekend depending on the weather.
  • Parking is limited, satellite parking will be west across the street by Target (Kautz Road).
  • 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 at the end of the day than last week after the last race ends, so please plan accordingly. Also if you can, please help the South Chicago Wheelmen tear down the course (on Sunday) so they aren’t doing it all in the dark.
  • The Course: Last year the course was on the West side of the property, but this year it is on the East side, next to the airport. Still very much a work in progress, but the SCW never disappoint and the track should roughly follow what’s below. As always, the course may be different and change based on weather conditions.

2018 Wheeling Heritage CX Preview

November 8, 2018
  • This Sunday the CCC returns to Wheeling Heritage Park, hosted by the Northbrook Cycling Club.
  • The Wheeling Park District welcomes us back for a day of cyclocross racing. And we are welcome back every other day we aren’t racing too. Check out the events and programs the park district offers throughout the year. Things like kids’ triathlons, free concerts, cultural events, camps, and sports galore. There’s even one called Wine and Yoga. It could be the greatest mashup to happen since cyclists started riding and running with their bicycles.
  • Preliminary staging will be posted here.
  • Electronic maps will get you closest to your destination by using 105 Community Boulevard, Wheeling. We shouldn’t have to repeat it, but DO NOT GO TO MELAS. Proceed beyond the pool building on the left to the west parking lot on the right. Please keep the angled parking lot closest to the Community Center open.
  • Heritage Park is a no drone zone due to its proximity to the Chicago Executive Airport. The airport code is PWK for those of you trying to inspire a new tire tread with your racing prowess.
  • The pavilion grass loves feet. It can’t stand bicycle tires and it really hates tents. Please don’t make the pavilion grass angry. It has a few picnic tables to share in its company. There are plenty of other open areas along the course for setting up tents.
  • Food and drink. The park district food trailer will be back, taking center stage at the pavilion. No alcohol is allowed per park rules except for purchase. A variety of other food and beverage options will also be available.
  • Weather. The forecast shows a little bit of orange covered by some grayish-white, but temperatures should be unseasonably cool. Okay, cold. Upper 30s, with moderate breezes. Okay, winds. Please monitor the forecast and dress appropriately for conditions.
  • Warming up is sometimes hard to do, but there are paths to ride throughout the park. Many have lake views to make it easier and more enjoyable. As always, be mindful of pedestrians and other patrons of the park. The Community Center building is also open to us. Showers are available, but please do not bring bicycles into the building.
  • Volunteers needed: Robert Paetsch is looking for a few volunteers to help with course set up, marshalling, and repair. Please email him if you’re interested. Volunteers race for free and have lunch provided.
  • The course:
  • Sunday is Veterans Day. Thank you to all who have served in the United States Armed Forces. The Northbrook Bicycle Club would like to dedicate our day of racing in remembrance of George Garner, Sr. He served in the Marine Corps in the WWII era before opening his first bike shop in 1947 after the war.
  • The course runs clockwise. Flat at the start until it transitions to the southwest corner of the park via the closed-off path, through the table top finish area, over to the course elevation for a couple ascents/descents before an off-camber run around the pool embankment to do it over again and again. There should be a short course option for the Juniors 9-14’s and Cat 4/5’s. Less elevation = more laps.

2018 Groundhog Psi-clocross Preview

November 1, 2018

Why is this race called Groundhog PSI-clocross? Well, in 1992 the downtown square of Woodstock, IL was used to film the movie Groundhog Day. Rob Curtis and the PSIMET crew have carried some parts of the movie into the venue.

  • If you’re interested in looking over the filming locations for the movie there is a great map for self-guided tours here: woodstockgroundhog.org/pages/tour.html
  • Remember to use #psiCX on Twitter and Instagram.
  • As a reminder on SATURDAY PSIMET is hosting their Pre-Deja-Vu-All-Over-Again 2019 State Championship Course Preview Race. This is NOT a CCC series event but still well worth your time to race it and incorporates the woods that used to be part of the PSI-clocross for Life course. A preliminary course map is here and preliminary staging will be posted here. Check out the race’s Facebook page, and/or PSIMET’s Instgram or  twitter.com page for more info and Race Day announcements.
  • Preliminary staging for Sunday will be posted here on Friday. We’re going to try and upload results from Saturday’s Pre-Deja-Vu-All-Over-Again race to CrossResults so they affect Sunday’s staging, but the turn around will be tight and we might still have a Halloween candy hangover, so no promised.
  • There is plenty of parking throughout the park but parking that is close to the reg tent is in short supply. There are 2 designated gear drop off areas for teams hauling their supplies as well as riders with an entourage of bicycles that need to get into the pits. We ask that you use these areas for drop off then park farther away to help others do the same.
  • As with all previous years there is NO PARKING ON THE GRASS. This is probably one of the strictest rules the park and city have for the facility.
  • This park has “always” had a “no alcohol” policy. So when you bring in cups for your soda and lemonade PSIMET asks that you pack out what you bring in. It helps PSIMET make sure the park doesn’t think we’re a drinking series with a cycling problem if there aren’t a lot of juice boxes laying around.
  • Food: A new food provider this year – Dukes Blues n BBQ from East Dundee IL. This isn’t your average BBQ setup – this is competition award winning BBQ that happens to also do events. dukes-blues-n-bbq.com – Dukes may not have Vegetarian and Vegan options, but there is a Vegetarian specific restaurant on the square downtown only 0.8 miles from the course.
  • Equipment Pits will be nearly full UCI size with stalls. There will NOT be any water or washing facilities at the race though, so if conditions look to be getting worse then please plan your own support accordingly. There are a couple of water spigots around the park that may or may not be in service . Just know that you have a full sized pit to utilize. Mambo Car Wash is right down the street.
  • PSIMET will also be issuing Pit Passes and pit stall assignments for the time slots of the Cat 1/2/3 men’s and women’s races. If you are planning on having a pit support person and/or bike then let them know at registration so that you can receive your pit pass. Pre-registered racers will be assigned pit positions first. This also applies to the Women 3/4 race as it is during the same time slot as the Women 1/2.
  • Daylight savings time ends the morning of the race again this year so don’t forget to move you clocks back – otherwise you’ll be an extra hour early for your race. There are worse things that can happen though. You’re welcome.
  • There won’t be much if any daylight left after the last race ends, so please plan accordingly. Also if you can, please help PSIMET and the Northbrook Garner teams tear down the course so they aren’t doing it all in the dark.
  • Kids Race will be held at 2:00pm. If you can help out please email us ASAP.
  • The Women Cat 4/5 & Junior 9-14 and Men Cat 4/5 will likely race on a shortened course. Details TBD on Sunday.
  • As another reminder, if you are pre-riding while anyone is finishing up, please make sure you are NOT inadvertently riding in front of people still racing. Just ride slowly behind them and offer words of encouragement or ring a cowbell. Thanks!
  • The course: Run clockwise and will follow the same flow as last year in general with new features and adjustments as PSIMET sees fit. The only road crossing will be closed.

2018 Campton Cross Preview

October 25, 2018

PeeWee Tony

  • #CamptonCX is back, brought to you by Training Bible Cycling, Bicycle Heaven. Campton is one of the original ChiCrossCup races and the best Halloween party on two wheels.
  • Anderson Park in Campton Township (5N180 Brown Rd, Campton Hills, IL 60175). There are other Anderson Parks in the Chicagoland area, so please go to the correct one.
  • Remember pre-reg on BikeReg closes tonight.
  • Preliminary staging will be posted here on Friday.
  • Kiddie Cross is on at 2pm!
  • New food vendor this year. Fernando’s Street Kitchen. Tacos, quesadillas and drinks.
  • The annual Costume Contest as judged by Rob Kelley is on again. We can’t wait to see what the Beverly Bike team has in store for this year. Note PeeWee is Tony Rienks.
  • Weather; the forecast is 50% clear, but will be chilly again in the morning.
  • There is plenty of parking on site. Please do not ride or drive on the grass surrounding the course.
  • There is a bike path just north of the park that is great for a warm up.
  • The course: Running anti-clockwise with many of the traditional rad Campton features. Note the purple route on the map will likely be use for the Junior 9-14’s and Cat 4/5’s. As always the final route could be different on Sunday.

2018 ABD Sunrise Park Preview

October 18, 2018
  • #ABDcx The standard preview page is over here.
  • Preliminary staging will be posted here.
  • Remember pre-reg on BikeReg closes tonight.
  • If you upgraded this week and want 1/2 your CCC series points to follow you to the next category, please contact us at ChicagoCrossCup at gmail by Friday. We will NOT automatically transfer your points. See the rules/FAQ page here.
  • Parking on Foster Ave is allowed but on NORTH side only. There should be “No Parking” signs along the park (south) side. If not, please respect this. Also Parking is allowed on Struckman Blvd (better option), or at Sycamore Trails School (preferred).
  • North of the Border will be serving Mexican and American w/ veggie options.
  • Kiddie race is at 2pm!
  • PLEASE no parking on grass.
  • Due to Safety concerns NO TENTS on the Southwest portion of course along bike path. This is marked on the course map in Orange. If you put a tent there you will be kindly asked to move it somewhere else.
  • No alcohol.  Sorry Park rules.
  • Weather forecast is chilly but 100% change of awesome.
  • The Course: Very similar to last year. But as always the course can change between now and Sunday and race director Jim Nowak always has something up his sleeve. There will be a cutoff in the South woods to shorten course for Junior 9-14’s and Women 4/5’s.

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.