|CX racing comes to Chicagoland!||Chicago_Steve|
Nov 14, 2003 2:35 PM
A special addition has been made to the Midwest cyclo-cross calendar: an all-day benefit to help save the Northbrook (Illinois) Velodrome. Set for Sunday, November 23, "Save the 'Drome Cross Madness" will combine craziness and fun into a very unique fundraiser.
Sponsored by the Northbrook Bicycle Club, and thanks to the extraordinary efforts of a few dedicated racers who "cross" over from the Velodrome, the race will feature no prize list save "glory" for the riders - all proceeds will go to the Save the Velodrome Fund.
Races take place on a challenging course at the Anets Golf Course on Techny Road in Northbrook, very near to the Velodrome. Registration opens at 8am and closes 15 minutes prior to each event; mountain bikes are welcome without bar-ends.
The day opens at 9am with a planned "steeple cross" running race: a cross country-style event on the same course as the cyclo-cross races. This is a prelude to the cycling events: starting at 10am with the men's C class, a full slate of races is scheduled.
Plans call for the day to close at 3:15 with the "Dirty Double Cross:" a two-person, one-bike race format in which one member of a team rides while the other runs, with bike exchanges at various points on the course.