2019 Illinois State CX Championship Preview
Reminder this is the 2019 Illinois State CX Championship. You can’t be the best in the state unless you win this Saturday.
The race is being brought to you by Keating Law Offices. Keating Law Offices represents victims of bicycle crashes and the bicycle community throughout Illinois.
The race is not a part of the Chicago Cyclocross Cup so your series points won’t be impacted. It also means that staging will be done solely by CrossResults.com ranking. Preliminary staging will be posted here.
Schedule times are the same as the CCC Series, but there are more podiums and State Championships. Example: there will be a Women’s 45+ and 55+ State Championship as well as a Men’s 65+. State Championships are awarded in every category listed on the flyer as long as 3 Illinois residents compete. Must be an Illinois Resident in order to win a State Championship.
Kids Race hosted by Parker and Andrew Curtis will be at 2pm. Competitors will be asked to (have a parent or guardian) sign a waiver and will receive hot chocolate after the race. Ask at Registration for the location of the race but fill out the waiver at the kids race itself.
In order to cut down on traffic issues in the pits – Pit Passes WILL be presented and required during the Women Cat 1/2 & W3/4 and Men Cat 1/2/3. You can have a maximum of 2 per rider. Ask for passes at registration. No one will be allowed in the pits during those races without a pit pass.
We will also be attempting to have business cards available at registration that you can take and give to any local business you visit while in Woodstock. It’s a little way of letting them know the race is what brought you into their city.
If all goes according to plan, Results from Saturday will be uploaded and impact CXR points and staging for Sunday’s race. This may not happen, but at worst your result from Saturday will not negatively affect you Sunday staging.
Location: Emricson Park – 1313 Kishwaukee Valley Rd, Woodstock, IL 60098
There will be a cut off for Junior 9-14 and no 2 lap cap on them (meaning they might do 3).
Food: Duke’s Blue’s and BBQ – http://dukes-blues-n-bbq.com/ – will be out again this year for both days serving tasty delicious BBQ.
You can park anywhere in the confines of the park as long as it is in a parking space. Teams may offload and set up in multiple locations but a section near what will most likely turn into tent city will be open for drop off. Simply drop and move the vehicle when you can. The road through the park will be closed at the bottom of heckle Hill as well as the top. If you enter from South Street you can still park in the lower lots. Otherwise you can enter from either of the 2 North via Kishwaukee Valley Rd / Jackson St.
Registration will be in the parking spots adjacent to the top of Heckle Hill.
Absolutely no vehicles on the grass at any time. This is the biggest requirement of the venue. Any vehicle on the grass can and will be ticketed.
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.
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Course: While PSIMET’s intention was to run the same course as the preview race last year they found that the venue, like most others this year, is too at risk because of water to allow them to use the same layout. Instead the course will be vastly superior and will remind many of some of the better Woodstock courses of the past. Included is lots of off camber riding and turns, Heckle Hill with a twist, new and challenging routes through the woods, flowing lines through the ancient tent city area, and more climbing than you can shake a stick at. The sand is flooded as are the routes to and from it that feature has been a last minute removal from the course
Question. Are zip tied shiftered bikes eligible for the single speed state championship? Cause I’ll just buy another bike if I need to. Running out of excuses.
I don’t want to stand in the way of buying a new bike but yes you can race SS state championships with a zip tied shifter (SRAM)
MP, state, yes. Nats, no.
Stupid question: Where’s the flyer where the categories are listed for who are eligible for state champs?
(Disregard. Found it!)
Nats ss wouldn’t even allow a second cog after the locking as a spacer….
A word to fellow vegetarians. It just occurred to me that I don’t think Duke’s has any veg options, so please plan accordingly. I haven’t planned my food for the weekend yet but I’ll happily share whatever I have with anybody in need of those sweet sweet plant-based calories.
What about rubber bands?? Can I rubber band my shifters?
Im all for inclusivity and welcome the competition but lets be honest a ziptie doesnt make you a singlespeeder… rubberbands do
Expressly Leslie’s is a good vegetarian option right down the street from the venue
Dukes bbq 🍖 ribs were the bomb.