tour of elk grove

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  1. footballbiker50

    footballbiker50 New Member

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    hey everyone... ive been training for almost half a year now and i think im finally ready to enter a race. ive got my sights set on the tour of elk grove in illinois which is a 60k ride in the pro-am men's level 1/2 category. is there any license or pre registration i have to get prior to the ride in order to race in this category? im new to the whole racing scene so any help is greatly appreciated
     
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  2. BeeGuy

    BeeGuy New Member

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    This is your first race and you're thinking Pro/1/2? Hmm, you might want to scale down your expectations a bit and try the Cat 5 or citizen's category in a smaller race venue first. And read www.usacycling.org. There's an explanation of the categories there and you can apply for a license as well.

    Good luck and jump into a cat 5 race as soon as you can. There should be a number of them in the Chicago area.

    chris
     
  3. iliveonnitro

    iliveonnitro New Member

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    If you've never done a race, you better be of Merckx quality to upgrade to cat2 by August. This means racing nearly every day during Super Week...and winning.

    You need 10 mass start races to go from cat5-4, and 20 points to upgrade to cat3 (1st thru 6th get 7-5-4-3-2-1pts). I live 200ft from the start of the Tour of Elk Grove if you ever want to ride. In the mean time, enter every race that comes up. Also join every group ridein the area: Barrington ride on Tuesdays, Harper Ride on Saturdays, Tonne Rd group sprints on thursday nights. You need the pack handling skills.
    Upcoming Races:

    Date

    Name

    Location

    Cost

    Duration

    Sat 06/23

    UWW Crit

    Whitewater, WI





    Sun 06/24

    UWW Road Race

    Whitewater, WI





    Sun 06/24

    Fox River Grove Criterium

    Fox River Grove, IL





    Sat 06/30

    Proctor Cycling Classic

    Brimfield, IL

    $20

    32 miles

    Sun 07/01

    Proctor Cycling Classic

    Peoria, IL

    $25

    45min+3

    July, 2007

    internationalcycling.com

    Superweek!





    Sun 07/29

    ABR Illinois Criterium Champs

    Wood Dale, IL





    Sun 08/05

    Elgin Cycling Classic Criterium

    Elgin, IL

    $20

    40min+4

    Sat 08/11

    Tour of Elk Grove 3/4

    Elk Grove, IL

    $20

    20min+1

    Sat 08/18

    USPRO Criterium Championships

    Downers Grove, IL

    $25

    20min+1


    And, with that being said, good luck even making cat4 for Elk Grove.
     
  4. footballbiker50

    footballbiker50 New Member

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    ah well now that ive made myself sound like a retard,,, i thought 5 was the hardest level for some reason which is why thought level 1/2 would be ok for me,,, i was wrong haha
     
  5. iliveonnitro

    iliveonnitro New Member

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    Hey, no problem. Welcome to cycling. If you have any questions let me know and I can help you out.
     
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