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Chicago Training Rides/RacesGurn
Aug 6, 2002 11:04 AM
I will be in downtown Chicago 8/31 weekend and 9/14 weekend. Does anyone have any good racing oriented club rides, races, centuries, etc. that they might recommend? I would prefer something I can ride to in the city, but I can rent a car for a good ride.

Try the Cabrini Green Criterium....Aegis_guy
Aug 6, 2002 5:18 PM
Talk about improving your average speed. Or you could check out for some midwest racing info although I dont know if you are wiling to travel outside Chicago
some ideasnova
Aug 6, 2002 5:50 PM
I don't live in Chicago, but I've been flirting with the idea of moving there for a full decade now.

First: I've walked past Cabrini Green at all hours of the day, in all seasons, and never had a problem.

Secondly, check out and for ride info and contact information. At the very least, you can write to the people in those clubs.

Also consider posting a question to the General forum here. I suspect that Alex-In-Evanston might be able to give you some pointers.

Finally, I've felt safer riding in downtown Chicago than I have in rural Virginia on many occasions. Its just those pesky stoplights that keep your average speed down!
Higher Gear Bike Shopgregdogg62
Aug 7, 2002 6:56 AM
There is a ride that leaves from Higher Gear on Fulerton. I think it is Wednesday nights, around 5:30. Ride heads north out of the city. Good pace once outside the city. Give them a call
Check peteslist.comAlex-in-Evanston
Aug 7, 2002 8:45 AM
It's got a good list of the club rides in the area.