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Rhythm and Blues Revue Cyclocross Race

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.

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“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

 

 

Dust off your cyclocross bike, your mountain bike, fat bike or single speed. The Rhythm and Blues Revue Cyclocross Race is back for its fourth year!

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.

Register now to race cyclocross >>

Register for the Fat Tire Fun Ride & the Levo Demo Laps now >>

 

Higher Gear Rhythm Blues Revue Cyclocross CX Cross Race Bike Bicycle Canal Shores Evanston Wilmette

 

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

 

 

Blues Brothers Jake Elwood

USA Cycling Event USA Cycling Permit #2016-3164

Proceeds benefit our host location:
Canal Shores Golf Course.
1030 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60202

Click here for the event flyer >>

 

Register online at USAC Cycling >>

Register for the Fat Tire Fun Ride & the Levo Demo Laps now >>

 

Specialized Test Best Demo Truck Higher Gear

 

2015 Higher Gear Rhythm Blues Revue Cyclocross CX Cross Race Wilmette Canal Shores Gearheads Specialized #TestTheBest demo fleetSpecialized 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

 

Learn more about test-riding the best >>

 

Register for the Fat Tire Fun Ride & the Levo Demo Laps now >>

Register now to race cyclocross >>

 

Higher Gear Rhythm Blues Revue Cyclocross CX race racing Evanston Wilmette Community Golf Course Gearheads 2013 Blues BrothersREGISTRATION  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.

 

 

Higher Gear Rhythm Blues Revue Cyclocross CX Cross Race sponsors USA Cycling WBR World Bicycle Relief Specialized Bikes Bicycles Clif Bar SRAM ICA Illinois Cycling Association

 

A special thank you to all who came out for our first three years. We look forward to seeing you again this year!

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.

 

2015 Higher Gear Rhythm Blues Revue Cyclocross CX Cross Race Wilmette Canal Shores Gearheads Pony Shop junior podium

 

 

Rhythm Blues Revue Cyclocross Race Higher Gear Evanston Wilmette Community Golf Course Canal Shores map

 

Rhythm Blues Revue Cyclocross Race Higher Gear Evanston Wilmette Community Golf Course Canal Shores course

 

Toe the start line with us on Saturday, October 29th >>

Enjoy a Fat Tire Fun Ride or the Levo Demo Laps around our course >>

 2015 Higher Gear Rhythm Blues Revue Cyclocross CX Cross Race Wilmette Canal Shores Gearheads

 

Registration is available online at USAC Cycling >>

Register for the Fat Tire Fun Ride & the Levo Demo Laps now >>

 

 

 

 

 

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