The good people in charge of the weather are promising some sunshine for this upcoming weekend of racing. Let's hold them to it!
- nothing scheduled.
- State Fair Criterium - Des Moines, IA Sunday May 16. Presented by All 9 Yards Cycling Team. 3/4 mile hilly crit, two short steep climbs per lap with an increased prize list!
- RMC Hellbender Omnium - Ft Leonard Wood, MO Saturday and Sunday May 15 & 16th. Presented by the Rolla Multisport Club. Criterium - A closed course located on the Fort Leonard Wood Military Installation. Course is a 1.4 mile clockwise loop; generally flat to rolling with a few areas with slight elevation. Road Race - A 35 mile clockwise loop starting in Newburg on quiet, scenic rural roads through the Mark Twain National Forest, traversing the Big and Little Piney River watersheds. The most scenic and challenging road course in the state.
Wheels on Willy - Madison, WI Sunday May 16 Presented by Brazen Dropouts. Back to the classic 1 km rectangular course through the historic Willy Street neighborhood. Cronometro bike shop and
lots of great restaurants and stores along the course will be open, so bring your family & friends for a day of fun.
Rib Falls TT - Athens, WI (WISPORT) Sunday May 16 25 miles with 1500 ft of vertical climbing.
Monsters of the Midway - Chicago, IL Saturday May 15 Presented by the University of Chicago Velo Club. 1.1 mile loop along Hyde Park’s Midway Plaisance. Counter-clockwise, with the start/finish on the south side near Woodlawn Ave. Right on the beautiful University of Chicago campus.
Fox River Grove Cycling Challenge - Fox River Grove, IL Sunday May 16 Presented by the RDS Cycling Team. A 1.2 mile course one good size hill and a twisty back end descending down to the start finish. (right next to the uber cool Norge Ski Club ski jumping hill!)
Cham-pain County 40k TT - Tolono, IL Sunday May 16 (ABR) presented by Wild Card Cycling. Chip timing part of the MID-AMERICA TIME TRIAL SERIES.
Men of Steel TT Challenge - New Haven, IN Saturday May 15 Presented by Men of Steel Racing. Solo or team, Nothing Aero. Max wheel profile 30mm. Fastest pedal-er wins. Course is a flat 40K, out-and-back. 20K out-and-back for Juniors, Eddy Merckx, 60+, and others upon request. Finish easily seen 1.5 miles out. Pavement is good.
Eagle Creek Park “Contemporary” Circuit Race - Indianapolis, IN Sunday May 16 Presented by Planet Adventure. Eagle Creek Park- course is a brand new course. It is flat with many technical turns. Chip timing. Planet Adventure Cycling races are here to continue the cycling tradition in Indiana and the Midwest! Brought to you by a fellow racer that has taken what all racers like and brought it to the calendar to keep racing alive!
No road races scheduled but there are Time Trials at the Bloomer Park Velodrome and on Sunday in Grand Rapids there is the Priority Health Women's Cycling Clinic.
Chippewa Creek Road Race - Brecksville, OH Sunday May 16 Presented by Chagrin River Cycling. The course is a 4 mile loop with three main sections. There is a 200 ft/1 mile climb, a rolling gradual ascent with several sweeping turns, and a one mile high speed descent.
OSRS #7 - Bond Rd. Race - Harrison, OH Sunday May 16 Presented by Big Dave Sports.This 3-corner course has something for everybody. It starts on an uphill before turning onto a slightly rolling and winding ridge top before the road falls out from under your wheels with a screaming descent into the creek valley below. You’ll spend the next 3 miles on a flat and straight valley road until you see the wall spur off to the right. After the first 200 meters, you’ll experience a wicked switchback and continue up the wall for another couple hundred meters before the road lightens up to a more tolerable grade and into the uphill “sprint” finish.
Colavita-Zipp Speed Weaponry Time Trial Series - Versailles, OH Sunday May 16 (ABR) 20 miles THE MIDWEST’S PREMIER TIME TRIAL SERIES RETURNS, WITH ALL THE FEATURES YOU HAVE COME TO LOVE, PLUS NEW COURSES AND CASH