|Prairie State Cycling Series announces initial five race venues plus USA Cycling’s National Criterium Calendar (NCC) Omnium for the 2013 season.
The initial five dates of the 2013 Prairie State Cycling Series (PSCS) have been announced, including a four-day omnium on USA Cycling’s National Criterium Calendar (NCC):
♦ Wednesday, July 17th - the Sharon Cycling Classic (a road race in Sharon, WI)|
♦ Thursday, July 18th - The 11th Annual Beverly Hills Cycling Classic (a criterium in the Chicago community of Beverly) (NCC event)
♦ Friday, July 19th - the Elmhurst Cycling Classic (a criterium in Elmhurst, IL) (NCC event)
♦ Saturday, July 20th – the Northwestern Medicine Lake Bluff Criterium and Lake Bluff Block Party (Lake Bluff, IL) (NCC event)
♦ Sunday, July 21st - Sammy’s/Dreyer St. Charles Criterium (St. Charles, IL) (NCC event)
“In 2012, we started with one great bike race in St. Charles and this summer we will have a true series of great bike races all around the Chicago metro area”, said Marco Colbert, PSCS Executive Director. “Our goal is to create a quality bike race series in July that will appeal to amateur and pro cyclists in this region and all around the country, which will provide family-friendly entertainment to race fans of all ages, and that, will become valuable assets in our terrific partner communities.”
“The Prairie State Cycling Series has great potential for growth and sustainability”, said Tom Schuler, one of the PSCS principals, “because we are focusing on Chicagoland and a wonderful variety of communities that see the value of having a first class cycling event in their town. Having four of our venues on the NCC calendar is just icing on the cake.”
“We had a blast last year”, said Sammy Radi, owner of Sammy’s Bikes in St. Charles. “The brand new USPRO Crit champion raced in our event last year, our racecourse goes back and forth across the beautiful Fox River, we had a great crowd of spectators, we had roast goat on a spit…I can’t wait until this year’s race.”
“Stay tuned for the announcement of additional venues in our 2013 series”, Colbert said.
Visit Prairie State Cycling Series to learn about sponsor, schedule and registration updates.
About the USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar
Created in 2012 to showcase the country's top criterium-only events, the National Criterium Calendar (NCC) recognizes the best crit racers on American soil by employing a season-long rankings system that identifies overall men's and women's series leaders. Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX, and cyclo-cross. For more information visit, USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar.
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