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Early 2019 News

We are attempting to test a new process for determining State Championship venues. The process will now include 3 parts – a Committee nominated by members and selected by the board form those nominations, a vote of the board, and votes of the club/team members. We are using this process to determine the 2019 State Criterium Championship venue. As such we are opening up nominations for committee members. We will need enough nominations to allow us to fill the 5 positions.

All nominations must be from a ICA licensed member (if you have a 2019 USA Cycling License that is valid and in good standing and your listed address on that license is Illinois then you are automatically a member of the ICA) in good standing and the nominated individuals must be members also. Please submit your nominations to the ICA via email at ilcyclingassociation@gmail.com

Last year the ICA board voted to shift the terms of some of the officers in an effort to allow gradual change as new officers come on board instead of a completely new board after an election as has happened in the past. It can take a long time to find all of the logins, accounts, information, files, etc so it is easy to understand why that decision was made. What that means is that the election last year for Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice President were for 2 year terms and will be up for re-election next year. The position of President (currently held by Robert Curtis) was only a 1 year term. The At-Large position held by Chad Briggs was held over from the previous board and will join the President in being elected in off years.

This means that these two positions are now open for election. Robert and Chad have both expressed that they both would like to serve in those positions again and will run. That being said we are still holding an election and are now stating that this will be the open nomination period for the positions of President and At-Large for the ICA-Board. As above if you are a licensed member of the ICA in good standing you are free to nominate any other member in good standing to run for either position. That member must accept that nomination in order to participate in the election.

As in years before – once the nominations have been made all teams will be allowed to cast a single vote in each race – as a team.

The nomination period for both the committee for State Championships and for the election will be open until Monday 3/4/19.

End of 2018 License Data

It’s that time of year where the racing is officially done and many are looking for data to reflect on or provide perspective sponsors. We’ve wrestled up some data from the USA Cycling Rider Database to pass along. As with all data – the devil is in the details. If you have any questions please feel free to forward them on to us using the contact form on this website.

Total Licensed (IL) Female Male Junior Elite Masters
Total 1933 281 1652 210 502 1221
Teams
*Unattached* 808 83 725 79 223 506
xXx Racing 79 18 61 3 22 54
The Pony Shop 72 14 58 46 3 23
PSIMET Racing 69 18 51 8 15 46
INTENT 53 8 45 1 17 35
The Cyclery Racing Team 32 9 23 0 10 22
Bloomington Cycle Racing Team 31 2 29 1 2 28
Half Acre Cycling 30 10 20 0 13 17
Vision Quest Coaching 29 3 26 0 0 29
Team Bicycle Heaven 28 2 26 2 8 18
Spidermonkey Cycling 27 7 20 0 7 20
UPB Cycling 25 7 18 9 0 16
ABD Cycling Club 25 1 24 3 3 19
Union Cycling Team 23 6 17 0 8 15
Main Street Bicycles Sasquatch Squadron 21 3 18 4 5 12
Sammy’s Racing 19 7 12 15 3 1
Team Mack Racing Assoc. LTD 18 1 17 1 3 14
Korte Hammer Down Racing 18 1 17 1 5 12
Peoria Bicycle Club 17 3 14 0 0 17
BFF Bikes 16 16 0 8 8
Burnham Racing 15 15 0 0 15
Tower Racing 14 14 0 1 13
Polish & Slavic FCU International Cycling Team 14 2 12 0 3 11
Club Bicicletta 14 3 11 4 0 10
F3 Cycling p/b 7 Mile Cycles 13 1 12 3 1 9
Velosmith Bicycle Studio 13 13 0 1 12
SRAM Factory 13 13 0 4 9
Bonkers Cycling 12 1 11 0 10 2
Team Veloz 12 2 10 2 10 0
Comrade Cycles Racing 11 4 7 0 7 4
Peoria Area Mountain Bike Association (PAMBA) 11 3 8 5 1 5
Wild Card Cycling 11 2 9 0 2 9
Plus One Cycling 11 1 10 1 3 7
South Chicago Wheelmen 10 10 0 3 7
Spin Doctor Cyclewerks Cycling Club 10 1 9 0 1 9
RAPHA CYCLING CLUB 10 2 8 1 2 7
The Chainlink 9 9 0 1 8
EMC2 / Elmhurst Masters 8 2 6 0 1 7
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 8 8 0 8 0
Pact- DISH Network Cycling 8 2 6 0 0 8
Wolfpack Bike Racing 8 8 0 0 8
Chicago Cuttin Crew 8 3 5 0 4 4
Cycling Republic Racing Team 7 7 0 2 5
Indiana University-Bloomington 7 1 6 0 7 0
Plus Cycling Team 7 7 1 1 5
Flatlandia Cycling Team 7 7 0 1 6
Scarlet Fire 7 7 0 1 6
Wheelfast Cycling Team 6 6 0 2 4
ASU Junior Development 6 6 4 2 0
Team Got Wind? 6 1 5 2 2 2
Midwest Masters Cycling Team 5 2 3 0 0 5
Northwestern University 5 1 4 0 5 0
KLiCK Cycling 5 5 0 3 2
Team Wisconsin 5 2 3 1 3 1
Mox Multisport 5 1 4 0 2 3
Beverly Bike 5 5 0 2 3
Northbrook Bicycle Club, Inc. 5 5 0 1 4
Colavita Racing, Inc. 5 1 4 0 0 5
Heckawee 4 4 0 0 4
Schellers Evansville Racing 4 4 0 2 2
Tread Head Cycling 4 4 0 1 3
Skunkworks Racing 4 4 0 1 3
Ten27 Cycling Club 4 4 0 0 4
SLF Motion 4 4 0 3 1
DIRTy Squirrels Racing 4 1 3 0 1 3
George Garner Cyclery Track Team 4 4 0 1 3
Tuxedo Thunder Cycling 4 1 3 0 2 2
Chicago Womens Elite Cycling 4 3 1 0 3 1
Bouledogue Tout Noir 4 1 3 0 0 4
Intelligentsia-Allied 4 4 0 0 4
ChristianCycling.org 3 3 2 0 1
University of Chicago 3 1 2 0 2 1
CDF Velo 3 3 1 0 2
Little Ade’s 3 3 0 0 3
Wheel Fast Racing 3 3 0 0 3
Kenosha Velosport Cycling 3 2 1 3 0 0
Friends of Off-Road Cycling (FORC) 3 3 0 1 2
MSN Pro Coaching 2 2 0 0 2
Franco Factory Racing 2 2 0 0 2
Trek-Verge Racing 2 2 1 0 1
Alumnus Project 2 2 0 2 0
Bike Haven Race Team 2 2 1 0 1
Major Taylor Development Team 2 1 1 0 0 2
Morning Bird Studio 2 2 0 0 2
Rule # 5  Nick’s Cycling/Mennen Plumbing 2 2 0 0 2
Quantum Solutions Racing 2 2 0 2 0
Tenspeed Hero 2 1 1 0 0 2
Paniagua Cycling 2 2 0 0 2
The Bonebell 2 2 1 0 1
Billy Goat Racing Team 2 2 1 0 1
Momentum Racing LLC – MO 2 2 0 1 1
Project Echelon Racing 2 2 0 2 0
Region Racing 2 2 0 0 2
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 2 2 0 2 0
FloridaVelo 1 1 0 0 1
Whole Wheel Velo Club 1 1 0 1 0
Velocity Racing 1 1 0 0 1
Montana State University 1 1 0 1 0
Twin Six 1 1 0 0 1
ZENBERRYMIX.COM 1 1 0 0 1
USA Cycling Coaches 1 1 0 0 1
GP Velotek 1 1 0 0 1
West Town Bikes 1 1 1 0 0
Colorado State University 1 1 0 1 0
Lindsey Wilson College 1 1 0 1 0
St. Nicholas Brewing Company Cycling Club 1 1 0 0 1
Palomino American Cyclocross 1 1 0 1 0
Stanford University 1 1 0 1 0
Lindenwood University 1 1 0 1 0
BELGIANWERKX 1 1 0 0 1
Velo Force 1 1 0 1 0
Pete’s Garage Racing 1 1 0 0 1
Bike Law Cycling Club 1 1 0 0 1
Alberto\’s Sport 1 1 0 0 1
Seattle Race Club 1 1 0 1 0
Team Oakland Cycling 1 1 0 0 1
Peace Cycling Performance 1 1 0 1 0
Team Switchback 1 1 0 0 1
Marian University 1 1 0 1 0
Kentucky Flyers Cycling Inc 1 1 0 0 1
Dogfish/Team Noah 1 1 0 0 1
Bissell/ABG Cycling Club 1 1 0 1 0
First Internet Bank Cycling 1 1 0 1 0
TeamODZ 1 1 0 0 1
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 1 1 0 1 0
Macomb Area Cycling MTB Club 1 1 1 0 0
US Military Endurance Sports 1 1 0 0 1
Force Power Racing 1 1 0 0 1
Velo Club Roubaix Inc / VCR 1 1 0 0 1
Neff Cycle Service 1 1 0 1 0
Velocause Centraal Cycling 1 1 1 0 0
Headwind Cycling 1 1 0 0 1
Evolution Cycling Club 1 1 0 0 1
Belmont Abbey College 1 1 0 1 0
Wake Forest University 1 1 0 1 0
Main Street Elite p/b Main Street Bicycles 1 1 0 1 0
Western Illinois University 1 1 0 1 0
The Velo Ambassador Team 1 1 0 1 0
Zubaz Racing 1 1 0 1 0
Gateway Harley-Davidson 1 1 0 0 1
Case Western Reserve University 1 1 0 1 0
Lake Geneva Youth Cycling 1 1 0 0 1
Wolverine Sports Club 1 1 0 0 1
Ruckus Racing Project 1 1 0 0 1
Tulane University of Louisiana 1 1 0 1 0
Ames Velo 1 1 0 1 0
Bahati Foundation 1 1 0 0 1
Pastaria – Big Shark Racing 1 1 0 0 1

 

Event Permits By Team (By Permit Number – not race days)

Team Road / Crit Time Trial Track Cyclocross Mtb Fondo Total
Northbrook Cycle Committee 8 8
Peoria Area Mountain Bike Association (PAMBA) 7 7
South Chicago Wheelmen 2 1 1 4
xXx Racing 1 2 3
Peoria Bicycle Club 1 2 3
PSIMET Racing 2 1 3
Scarlet Fire 2 1 3
Half Acre Cycling 1 1 2
The Cyclery Racing Team 2 2
Wheelfast Cycling Team 2 2
Bloomington Cycle Racing Team 1 1 2
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2 2
ABD Cycling Club 1 1 2
Wild Card Cycling 1 1 2
Team Mack Racing Assoc. LTD 1 1
University of Chicago 1 1
Main Street Bicycles Sasquatch Squadron 1 1
Team Bicycle Heaven 1 1
Northbrook Bicycle Club Inc. 1 1
Beverly Bike 1 1
Comrade Cycles Racing 1 1
Spidermonkey Cycling 1 1
Macomb Area Cycling MTB Club 1 1
SRAM Factory 1 1
Glencoe Educational Foundation 1 1
Chicago Cuttin Crew 1 1

 

Clubs/Teams Who Were Not Listed as Primary Club on any Permit in 2018

Team Name  Riders
The Pony Shop 72
Vision Quest Coaching 29
Union Cycling Team 23
Sammy’s Racing 19
BFF Bikes 16
Burnham Racing 15
Club Bicicletta 14
Polish & Slavic FCU International Cycling Team 14
Tower Racing 14
F3 Cycling p/b 7 Mile Cycles 13
Velosmith Bicycle Studio 13
Bonkers Cycling 12
Team Veloz 12
Plus One Cycling 11
Spin Doctor Cyclewerks Cycling Club 10
The Chainlink 9
Pact- DISH Network Cycling 8
Wolfpack Bike Racing 8
Cycling Republic Racing Team 7
Flatlandia Cycling Team 7
Plus Cycling Team 7
ASU Junior Development 6
Team Got Wind? 6
KLiCK Cycling 5
Midwest Masters Cycling Team 5
Mox Multisport 5
Northwestern University 5
Chicago Womens Elite Cycling 4
DIRTy Squirrels Racing 4
George Garner Cyclery Track Team 4
Heckawee 4
Intelligentsia-Allied 4
Skunkworks Racing 4
SLF Motion 4
Ten27 Cycling Club 4
Tuxedo Thunder Cycling 4
CDF Velo 3
Little Ade’s 3
Wheel Fast Racing 3
Morning Bird Studio 2
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 2
Tenspeed Hero 2
The Bonebell 2
Alberto\’s Sport 1
Force Power Racing 1
St. Nicholas Brewing Company Cycling Club 1
Velo Club Roubaix Inc / VCR 1
West Town Bikes 1
Western Illinois University 1

*Teams missing from the permit list and the non-permit list most likely were listed on a clinic or non competitive permit for 2018.

New Event Webinar

The ICA would like to see all member clubs host or help with an event every calendar year. Not sure where to start or what’s involved? The ICA is hosting 2 webinars for new race promotion.

Session 1 (to take place 7pm on June 18) will consist of a presentation from promoters of both small and large events. Attendees will be able to learn and ask questions. Session 2 (to take place at 7pm on June 25) will cover the details of permitting an event.

These sessions will be designed for clubs and individuals with interest, but no experience, in hosting an event. All are welcome regardless of their level of interest or experience. Attendees will also have opportunities to network and partner with other clubs in the hosting of an event. All clubs that have not hosted (or assisted in hosting) an event within the last year are strongly encouraged to participate either by attending the webinar or in person (at PSIMET bike shop located at 11 Jackson St in East Dundee IL 60118).

Links for the webinar sessions are below. The call in numbers are long distance so charges apply but if you download the Zoom app you can simply use the audio over the internet feature at no cost.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/652611122

Or iPhone one-tap :
US: +14086380986,,652611122#  or +16465588665,,652611122#
Or Telephone:
Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 408 638 0986  or +1 646 558 8665
Meeting ID: 652 611 122

2018 Illinois Cup Schedule

Sunday, April 8- Spring Super Crit
Sunday, May 6 – Urbana Grand Prix
Saturday, May 12 – Region Riot
Saturday, May 19 – Elgin
Saturday, May 20 – Fox River Grove
Sunday, June 3 – Cobb Park
Saturday, July 14 – Bloomington Crit (also state championship)

2018-19 State Championship Schedule

The Illinois Cycling Association would like to announce the 2018/19 State Championship events. The ICA Board and State Championships Committee made the selections in part on applications received, event management experience, quality of the courses, community support & involvement, and timing of the events. The ICA would like to congratulate each of the events hosting our State Championships and wish each of our riders, good luck in 2018.

Mountain Bike State Championships
**Mountain bike state championships are determined across a series, not an individual race. The following races comprise the series:
4/8 FORC Sylvan Stampede
4/28 FPMBT Hammerfest (Faye Pickering Memorial Trails)
5/6 FORC Illiniwek
6/3 MACMTB Spring Lake Classic
6/10 CORBA Mud, Sweat & Gears
7/15 PAMBA Farmdale Frenzy
7/22 CIMBA Clash at the Camp
8/12 KMBC Kickaboo Bash
8/26 PAMBA Wildlife Wild Festival

Follow the MTB State Champ series at http://www.pambamtb.org/.

Track State Championships
6/9 Masters Championships
6/16 Junior Championships **held at Kenosha Velodrome**
6/21 International Omnium Championships
8/9 Keirin Championships
8/16 Scratch Championships
8/18-19 Timed Event Championships
8/23 Points Championships

Visit https://www.northbrookcyclecommittee.org/ for information on track racing.

Criterium State Championships
7/14 Bloomington Criterium hosted by Bloomington Cycle 
A note from the State Championship Committee: We understand concerns people may have with regards to the execution of this race in the past, but a new race director has taken over for 2018 that has been very involved and has been communicating for months with the ICA to ensure the success of this event, and working with the Bloomington-Normal Sports Commission to garner support from the city. We believe the 2018 event will represent a successful, premier state championship event.

Road Race State Championships
7/22 Dennis Jurs Memorial Road Race presented by Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin
(part of the Intelligentsia Cup powered by SRAM)

Time Trial State Championship
August (date TBD) – hosted by Scarlet Fire Racing in Tolono, IL

Cyclocross State Championships
12/2 Montrose Harbor hosted by Spidermonkey Cycling
** The two year bid will be split and in 2019 the state championship will be Woodstock Cyclocross hosted by Psimet.