We have new venues, classic venues, new courses and more road races. It all starts July 14 in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago — a race that has been going on for 15 years! While we cannot have every category we found a way to add one more. The next day we return to Glen Ellyn for the tough Lake Ellyn course. Sunday we once again host the Illinois State Road Race championships at Willow Springs. Look for ‘big’ changes at this venue for 2017.
Monday will see us return to the South Chicago venue with its unique kermesse style course. Tuesday is a new (old) venue with Elgin, utilizing part of the former Four Bridges of Elgin course (the tough parts) to add another road race to our lineup. Wednesday we are back just up the Fox River at West Dundee and its menacing hill. But we made the course longer which should translate into few leg-breaking climbs. Thursday is a new venue in the near north suburb of Niles.
The final weekend is the same great schedule we have enjoyed for the past couple of years. Friday we again race into the late night in Elmhurst. Saturday will see us back up north in Lake Bluff. Finally, our series concludes on West Fulton Street in front of Intelligentsia’s roasting works and the Goose Island brewery.
Registration will open soon and we will have more announcements and new features for this year’s series to share with you soon.