By Mark Zalewski, North American Editor in Chicago
Cross racing is alive and well in the American midwest, and the Chicago Cyclocross Cup is one of those reasons. While not yet hosting a UCI race, the five race series offers a variety of categories and a chance to race twice in the City of Chicago, including the final race right on the shores of Lake Michigan in mid-December.
The racing begins September 23 in Chicago's Jackson Park, with three races around the greater Chicago area in October and November, before returning to the city for the Illinois State Cyclocross Championship race at Montrose Park. More information and race flyers are available at: chicrosscup.com.