We’re getting the band back together – for the fourth year in a row! The Rhythm and Blues Revue Cyclocross Race is back, bringing all the excitement to the north shore! Get on your costumes and grab the kiddos. Join us for a fun race and stay for refreshments.
“It’s 178 miles to Evanston, We’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of embro and a flask of Hammer Nutrition. It’s dark and we’re wearing protective eye wear.” – Indianapolis branch of Gearheads
“Hit it!” – Us
If you’ve ever thought about racing cyclocross but have been intimidated, this is your opportunity. Field sizes are smaller than Chicago Cyclocross Cup and race starts have been staggered to avoid overlapping fields. No intimidation here. Just you against you. See what you’re made of – and give cyclocross a try!
Cyclocross racing comes to the North Shore Saturday, October 29th.
Saturday, October 29th
|Time||Category||Distance||Prizes||Entry Fee||Field Limit|
|9:00am||Kids Fun Ride||1/2 lap||Awards for All||FREE!||100|
|9:30am||Women OPEN||30 min||$150 in Gift Certificates||$35||100|
|10:15am||Cat 4||30 min||$150 in Gift Certificates||$35||100|
|11:00am||Cat 4/5||30 min||$150 in Gift Certificates||$35||100|
|11:45am||Cat 3||45 min||$150 in Gift Certificates||$35||75|
|12:45pm||Fat Tire Fun Ride||30 min||—||FREE!||—|
|1:45pm||Specialized Levo Demo Laps||30 min||—||FREE!||—|
|2:00pm||Junior 15-18||30 min||MEDALS||FREE!||100*|
|2:08pm||Junior 9-14||30 min||MEDALS||FREE!||100*|
|2:45pm||Cat 1/2/3||45 min||$150 in Gift Certificates||$35||100|
USA Cycling Permit #2016-3164
Proceeds benefit our host location:
Canal Shores Golf Course.
1030 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60202
Specialized Demo Truck Will Be On-Site
The Specialized Demo Truck will be on-course with us Saturday, October 29th. Don’t miss this opportunity to test ride the best bikes in the business. There will be a variety of men’s, women’s and kids’ road and mountain bikes – all in multiple sizes. Also available, the Turbo Levo, Specialized’s electronic mountain bike. Register online to take the e-bike around our race course.
Test rides are on a first-come-first-served basis. Arrive early for best selection. #TestTheBest
REGISTRATION Race day registration opens at 8:30am and closes 30 minutes before each race. USAC Online Registration closes Thursday, 10/27 at midnight. Registration Tent will be near the start line of LINCOLN AVENUE. Register online at usacycling.org. Day-of entry fees are cash or check. Day-of registration, add $5 late fee. All riders must sign a USAC rider release form. No refunds. Staging for each event is determined by registration.
LICENSES LICENSES:Riders without an annual USAC license will be required to purchase a 1-day license for $10. Annual renewals will also be available.
All USAC rules apply.
Helmets must be worn at all times.
CATEGORIES Beginners: 1-day license holders must race Category 5, Women OPEN, or juniors. Please check your USAC license. If you disagree with your CX category, apply for an upgrade at USACycling.org.
KIDS RIDE USA Cycling license and pre-registration is not required for Kids Fun Ride. Kids will complete a section of the course. Please register online or in person on Race Day 30 minutes prior to race. Parent/guardian signature on waiver required.
PARKING Metered street parking is available on Central Street. There is more street parking available one block south on Lincoln Street. Obey all posted parking regulations and please be respectful of the neighbors, especially if parking on any of the many available side streets.
DIRECTIONS Canal Shores Golf Course, 1030 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60202, is conveniently located within walking distance of the Central Street El and Metra. See map below. For more information, visit Metra’s website or call 847-475-9173. Click the link for Google Map and directions.
From the city: Take Lake Shore Drive north. Continue onto W Hollywood Ave. Turn right on Ridge Ave. Make a slight left onto W Peterson Ave. Then take the first right onto N Ravenswood Ave. to continue on N Ridge Ave. Drive 4.9 miles to Central Street in Evanston. Turn left. The Golf Course will be on your left, just past the El tracks.
From the suburbs: From 1-94, take exit 35 for Old Orchard Rd. and head east on Old Orchard Rd. Turn left onto Gross Point Rd. Take the 2nd right onto Central St. After 2.2 miles, the Golf Course will be on your right.
A special thank you to all who came out for our first three years. We look forward to seeing you again this year!
- Check out our recap of the 2015 Rhythm & Blues Review >>
- Did you catch our race report from the 2015 Rhythm & Blues Revue? >>
- Read our recap of the 2014 Rhythm & Blues Revue >>
- Check out our recap of the inaugural race >>
- Review the 2013 photos and race results >>
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Not interested in racing? Discover why cyclocross is a great spectator sport. We’ll have local food options and a beer garden. Bring the kids; cyclocross is a family-friendly event.