As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block has ceased publication. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions over the past 12-plus years. 

TODAY

Friday, September 20

Gapers Block
Search

Gapers Block on Facebook Gapers Block on Flickr Gapers Block on Twitter The Gapers Block Tumblr


Tailgate
« Cubs Crush Sox, Best Spring Training Start in Decade Will The Bulls Make The Playoffs? »

Cycling Mon Mar 02 2009

Calumet Park Race Series

Despite the snow still on the ground, spring road racing is only a few short weeks away. By this point, the "money ought to be in the bank", i.e. that training protocol that you started on back in December is paying dividends with improved lactate threshold numbers and an ability to endure pain. The Burnham Racing Supercrit is the first major regional race, but before then, there's a complete race series within the Chicago city limits for the novice racer that was just announced today.

Every night from Monday March 23, to Friday March 27, Calumet Park in the far southside of the city will be raging with cyclists fighting for bragging rights and the right to upgrade from Category 5 to 4. A 1.25 mile course over smooth, pothole-free pavement, and hosted by Half Acre Cycling, this race series is open to Junior, Women's 4, and Men's 4/5 categories. Oh, and the cost is cheap: $35 to $50 to register for the entire week, $15 to $20 per day if going piecemeal.

If a newer racer, there is hardly an excuse to skip out on these races. They're close enough (Calumet Park is a nice 12 mile ride from the Loop), or cheap enough ($50 for five races in the Men's 4/5 category is a steal). Registration is here.

While bragging rights and upgrade points are the major motivators here, there'll be prizes of some sort for series winners.

And in the interest of objectivity, the race promoters, Half Acre Cycling, is also the team that I race with and manage.

 
GB store

jenn / March 2, 2009 11:36 AM

Awesome! Cant wait to see everyone out there.

Add a Comment




Please enter the letter n in the field below:



Live Comment Preview


Notes & Tags

Items marked with a * are required fields. Please respect each other. We reserve the right to delete any comments borne out of douchebaggery or that deal in asshattery.

Permitted tags and how to use them:

To link: <a href="http://blahblahblah.com">Link text</a>
To italicize: <em>Your text</em>
To bold: <strong>Your text</strong>

GB store
GB store

Tailgate on Flickr

Join the Tailgate Flickr Pool.


About Tailgate

Tailgate is the sports section of Gapers Block, covering all Chicago sports. More...
Please see our submission guidelines.

Editor: Chad Ruter, cr@gapersblock.com
Tailgate staff inbox: tailgate@gapersblock.com

Archives

 

Tailgate Flickr Pool
 Subscribe in a reader.


GB store

GB Store

GB Buttons $1.50

GB T-Shirt $12

I ✶ Chi T-Shirts $15