Announcing the 2012 Chicago Cyclocross Cup Series

The popular 12-race Cup series runs from September through early December with races throughout land promoted by local cycling teams and shops. Last year’s series boasted a continued swell in participation with sold out fields including category 4 women, category 3 men, juniors, and the ever-popular, shenanigans-filled main event: the category 4B’s.

The series starts and ends in City of parks. In September riders snake around the South Side’s grassy Jackson Park Lagoon, in December they head north to brave icy Lake Michigan winds and serious sand at Montrose Harbor for the CCC series finale and Illinois State Championship. Mid-season races move through land, including the popular two-day Indian Lakes Resort race in Bloomingdale on November 10 and 11. It is the same venue is used for the UCI C-2 New Years Resolution race on January 5 and 6.

This year the CCC is turning it up to 11, planning to award weekly Pactimo leaders jerseys to series leaders in every category, fully staging each field based on a combination of CCC points and CrossResults.com points, responding to the booming category 3 women’s field with seperate CCC rankings from the women’s 1/ 2’s, offering over $16,000 total in cash prizes, and kiddie fun rides at select events.

As in past years, Juniors always race for free and the CCC will hold a season-long fundraiser for World Bicycle Relief. In 2011 Scott McLaughlin of SRAM Factory Racing and of Racing.com won the series titles for the elite men’s and elite women’s cateogries.

Iron Cycles, an independent bike shop in ’s north side, will be the CCC’s title sponsor for the third year running. Dozens of local and national sponsors along with numerous volunteers help make the series possible.

The Cup’s 2012 #yearofspeed promises to be bigger, more boisterous and as bacon-wrapped as ever. For more information visit www.chicrosscup.com or @chicrosscup on Twitter.

Heckling Editor, Image Taker, Crash Test Dummy, and Beard Master at Bikeworldnews.com

~Veggie Powered Athlete~

Location – Lancaster, PA

Current Testing Rigs – 2015 Bianchi Sempre Pro, 2014 Trek Boone 9, 2015 Cannondale Scalpel 2, 1978 Trek TX900

Dream Bike – I’ll tell you when they make it

Discipline – , with some dabbling on the road, mountain, and running

Favorite Rides – Quiet country roads of Amish Country, some of the best roads around.

Food of Choice – Brown rice and quinoa veggie roll, make that two

Beer of Choice – Unibroue Grand Reserve 17, aged four years

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Heckling Editor, Image Taker, Crash Test Dummy, and Beard Master at Bikeworldnews.com~Veggie Powered Athlete~Location - Lancaster, PACurrent Testing Rigs - 2015 Bianchi Sempre Pro, 2014 Trek Boone 9, 2015 Cannondale Scalpel 2, 1978 Trek TX900Dream Bike - I'll tell you when they make itDiscipline - Cyclocross, with some dabbling on the road, mountain, and runningFavorite Rides - Quiet country roads of Amish Country, some of the best roads around.Food of Choice - Brown rice and quinoa veggie roll, make that twoBeer of Choice - Unibroue Grand Reserve 17, aged four years

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