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Cycling Thu May 28 2009

Clinics, Races!

The Soldier Field Cycling Series is happening. Reported earlier here, the final six-race series schedule is out:

June 17, 2009
July 1, 2009
July 15, 2009
July 29, 2009
August 12, 2009
August 26, 2009

Juniors race free and for the adults, the total cost to register for the entire series is a bargain $100, or $20 ala carte. For racers in the city, no racing, other than the Chicago Criterium will be closer.

Speaking of Junior riders, The Northbrook Cycle Committee and Yojimbo's Garage on Sunday May 31 are sponsoring a Junior's Track Clinic at Ed Rudolph Velodrome. Registration is day-of and starts at 10 a.m. and the clinics cost $9. Click here for the flier.

Also at Northbrook on June 5th is the first Friday of racing for 2009. Sponsored by Half Acre Cycling, USA Cycling, among others, the Friday night races promise a better and more exciting alternative than those other activities such as going out on the town or partying. Though, believe it or not, partying can include bike racing, too, as the Chicago Cuttin' Crew likes to prove.

Lastly, have a hankering to ride something really fast? Turin Bicycle in Evanston (1027 Davis St.) will host on June 14th a Cervélo Bicycle test-ride day. Registration is required, and includes a breakfast, product samples, and a ride atop some sweet machines to Fort Sheridan. Considering that Cervélos have helped a number of riders much stronger than any of us ever hope of being, this could be one small fleeting chance at some bit of glory, or just bragging rights.

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