“It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses.” – Elwood Blues
“Hit it!” – Jake Blues
Thinking about trying cyclocross? Now’s your chance!
Dust off your cyclocross bike, your mountain bike or your single speed. 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.
Cyclocross racing comes to the North Shore Saturday, November 9th.
Not interested in racing? See 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.
Saturday, November 9th
|Time||Category||Distance||Prizes||Entry Fee||Field Limit|
|10:00am||Women Cat 4||30 min||$150 in Gift Certificates||$30||75|
|10:45am||Cat 4||30 min||$150 in Gift Certificates||$30||75|
|11:30pm||Cat 4/5||30 min||$150 in Gift Certificates||$30||75|
|12:15pm||Women Cat 1/2/3||45 min||$150 in Gift Certificates||$30||75|
|1:15pm||Cat 3||45 min||$150 in Gift Certificates||$30||75|
|2:15pm||Junior 15-18||30 min||MEDALS||FREE!||75*|
|2:18pm||Junior 10-14||30 min||MEDALS||FREE!||75*|
|3:00pm||Cat 1/2/3||45 min||$150 in Gift Certificates||$30||75|
USA Cycling Permit # 2013-3929
Proceeds benefit our host location:
Evanston Wilmette Community Golf Course.
1030 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60202
Registration is online at bikereg.com
REGISTRATION Race day registration opens at 9:00AM and closes 30 minutes before each race. Online registration closes Thursday 11/7 at midnight. Day-of entry fees are cash (preferred) or check (bring cash). Day-of registration add $5 late fee. All riders must sign a USAC rider release form. No refunds.
LICENSES All races will be held under USAC permit. Riders without an annual USAC license will be required to purchase a 1-day license for $10. Renew your annual license online at http://www.usacycling.org/ Annual renewals will also be available at registration for $60, Juniors $30. All USAC rules apply.
CATEGORIES Beginners: One-Day licenses holders must race Category 5 (Women Cat 4) or Juniors. Please check your USAC license. If you disagree with your CX category apply for an upgrade at USACycling.org.
Helmets must be worn at all times.
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 Evanston Wilmette Community Golf Course, 1030 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60202, is conveniently located within walking distance of the Central Street El and Metra. For more information, visit their website or call 847-475-9173. Follow 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.
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To see just how much fun Gearhead cyclocross is, check out our race reports and photos from this year’s CCC races: