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September 26/06 8:06 am - 2006 Chicago Cyclocross Cup Racing Series

Posted by Editor on 09/26/06

2006 Chicago Cyclocross Cup Racing Series - Revised Schedule
Courtesy organizer

The Chicago Cyclocross Racing series starts Sunday, October 15 and runs through Sunday, December 3. The first race of the series of will be presented by North Branch Cycling Club of Chicago, Illinois and sponsored by Main Street Bicycles of Carpentersville, Illinois. The race will be held at Carpenter Park in Carpentersville, Illinois. This race is the first of four races in the Chicago Cyclocross Cup series.

The other races that will be held are:

Saturday, November 4 - Campton Cross, St. Charles
Sunday, November 12 - Jackson Park, Chicago
Sunday, December 3 - Montrose Park, Chicago

Cyclocross is a fall cycling sport that resembles a steeplechase where racers on cyclocross or mountain bikes traverse a park-like course with hills, turf, pavement, dirt trails, creek crossings and low wooden barricades. Riders must dismount their bicycles and jump over barricades, experienced racers more gracefully than others. Races are timed events lasting from 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on ability. Weather conditions vary significantly from sun to rain to snow. Cyclocross is a great way to maintain fitness into the winter.

Points will be awarded for each race with the winner of each category receiving an Overall Series Winner jersey presented by Pactimo.

All races in this series will use the new USA Cycling cyclocross racing category classification. A rider will be classified from 1 to 4 respectively.

Chicago Cyclocross Cup Series


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