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Cycling Wed Jun 09 2010

Huck It and Race It!

Whoa, so this Friday from 4pm to 7pm is the qualifying heats of the Red Bull Stomping Ground at the corner of Elston and Augusta Boulevard with the main event the same time on Saturday. What's the Red Bull Stomping Ground? Well, just a BMX race minutes from the Loop featuring some of the sport's best riders, including Ryan Nyquist, Chris Doyle, and Cory Nastazio. Tickets to the event are only $10 and are available here.

Judging from pictures that have leaked out, it's going to be a killer time. See them here.

There're also a few days left and a few slots to register for the Saturday, June 12 Sherman Park Criterium, presented by Alderman JoAnn Thompson and xXx-Racing/Athletico. This is one of the few crits within the city's limits and is easily within riding distance. Register here. Sherman Park is located at about 52nd and Throop. The race course will be held on the inner loop drive -- a fast, easy oval that while lacking technical challenges such as sharp corners or elevation will still prove challenging by the sheer speed the peloton will be able to achieve. This event is always well-run -- a testament to xXx's excellent organizational skills. Hit it up, then the Red Bull Stomping Ground finals and have a Saturday bookended by bike.

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