April Events

Saturday, April 2nd
CWEC Skyway Classic Course Recon Ride
https://www.facebook.com/events/1528886597407321/
Discipline: Clinic

April 4-7
Half Acre Cycling’s Skyway Classic p/b Johnny Sprockets
https://www.bikereg.com/skywayclassic
Discipline: Criterium

Saturday, April 9th
Spring Super Criterium
https://www.bikereg.com/supercrit9
Discipline: Criterium

CWEC @ Spring Super Crit
https://www.usacycling.org/register/2016-710
Discipline: Skills Clinic

Monday, April 11th
ICA Monthly Call-In Meeting
http://www.illinoiscycling.org/event/april-call-in-meeting

Sunday, April 17th
Illiniwek Abermination
https://www.usacycling.org/register/2016-1127
Discipline: Mountainbike

Saturday, April 23rd
Women’s Track Clinic
https://www.facebook.com/events/1281938265156365/
Discipline: Track Clinic

Sunday, April 24th
5th Annual CICA Dirty Mudd”r
https://www.usacycling.org/register/2016-1233
Discipline: Fun Ride/Gravel

April 27-28
Weekly Monday and Tuesday Clinics begin at Ed Rudolph Velodrome
http://www.northbrookcyclecommittee.org/2016-schedule/
Discipline: Track Clinic

Saturday, April 30th
Alderman Cappleman’s Lincoln Park Criterium
https://www.usacycling.org/register/2016-1138
Discipline: Criterium

March Call-in Meeting

We will have a phone conference on Monday, March 14th at 7:30pm.

Topics to be discussed:
Possible committee formations
Thoughts on sponsorship to allow more support of Illinois races
Follow up items from Race Directors Meeting

Please leave us a note if you have any topics you’d like to discuss.

Dial-in: (641) 715-3272
Code: 436372

The calls are open to all, and we hope you can join us!

USAC 2016 Race Clean Initiative

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USAC’s RaceClean Program is getting revamped this year to better educate USAC members on anti-doping policies and procedures to avoid having accidental positives. The program aims to triple the amount of amateur testing done between 2015 and 2016. The primary goal is not to catch people cheating, but to create a deterrent to prevent people from cheating.

Visit the RaceClean page to learn more. Useful content will be added throughout the season.

2016 Illinois State Championship Announcement

The Illinois Cycling Association would like to announce the 2016 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 2016.

The 2016 Illinois State Championship Races

Road Race: SUN 7/17 – PSCS Willow Springs Road Race
Time Trial: SAT 8/20 – Scarlet Fire Racing (Paw Paw TT Course)
Criterium: SAT 8/27 – Bloomintgon Criterium
Mountain Bike*: SAT 9/24 & SUN 9/25 – Jersey Presentation @ Farmdale Festival
Cyclocross: SUN 12/4 Ten 27 Cycling Club & Spidermonkey Cycling / Montrose Harbor
Track: Event Dates will be shared soon.

* The Illinois State Mountain Bike Championship is NOT a one day event. It is a series comprised of 9 total races with competitors using their 5 best finishes in order to determine the State Championship winners, which are not finalized until the Farmdale Festival in September.  The nine races in the series are: 4/17: Illiniwek (FORC); 5/1 Marilla Parl (CICA); 5/22: Jubilee Challenge (PAMBA); 6/12 Sunderbruch FORC Side Thrill Ride (FORC); 7/31: Wildlife Wild (PAMBA); 8/14: Lake Shelbyville (CIMBA); 8/21 Kickapoo Fat Tire Festival (KMBC); 9/4 Mud Sweat & Gears (CORBA); 9/24-9/25 Farmdale Festival (final IHRS awards) (PAMBA).

Thank you and best wishes for a fun, challenging, and exciting 2016 racing season!

Race Director’s Meeting

Please join us on Saturday, February 27th from 10a-2pm in the Lincoln Park REI’s Community Room at 1466 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60642 for an informational meeting.

Register for free on Bike Reg. Food and drinks will be provided.

We will discuss permitting, assigning officials, registration and results. Official agenda will be posted in the next week.

UPDATE:

Remote Access to the 2016 ICA Race Directors Meeting

If you are unable to join us in person on 2/27 from 10am-2pm CST but you would still like to attend, we will have call-in and video conference options to connect via the join.me platform.

CALL IN
Call by phone: +1.734.746.0035
Conference ID: 192-451-649#
(*6 to mute/unmute your line)

VIDEO CONFERENCE
On a computer, use any browser. Navigate to this URL: join.me/illinoiscycling
On a phone or tablet, launch the join.me app and enter meeting code: illinoiscycling

The program will not connect to audio automatically. Click on the phone icon in the top left corner to either gain access to VoIP (sound through your computer) or see call-in information.

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Use the icons in the top center to chat with the group or individual participants, see participants, or exit the meeting.

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If you would like an email invitation with this information, please contact kelly.clarke@gmail.com.

Meeting Agenda

1. Welcome and Recap of 2015
2. New Board Introduction
3. ICA Financial Overview
4. Dave Fowkes (USAC Illinois Permits Coordinator)
5. Larry Martin (USAC Events Services Regional Manager)
6. Brenda Feehery (USAC Illinois Officials Coordinator)
6. Road Race Series / Calendar
7. CX Race Series / Calendar
8. State Championship Races
9. Women’s Racing / Clinics (CWEC to address some specifics)
10.Juniors Development

Additional Topics
I.ICA Supplies for Races
a.Stage
b.Truss
c.Registration program
d.Tents
II.Officials involvement
a.Camera
b.Radios
c.Lap counter
III.Payouts
a.What a race can offer
b.Prize Money
IV.Sponsorship

February Call-In Meeting

We will have a phone conference on Monday, February 8th at 7:30pm.

Topics to be discussed:
Introduce the new board
State Championship Applications
Race Directors Meeting

Dial-in: (641) 715-3272
Code: 436372

The calls are open to all, and we hope you can join us!

Local Boy Does Good: Catching up with Brandon Feehery at UCI Road World Championships

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By Jenny Kosatka

As many of you know, Richmond, Virginia, was host to the UCI Road World Championships September 19-27. I was lucky enough to experience the event in person, as I cheered on my cycling heroes while they battled it out for the coveted rainbow jersey. Fans came from all corners of the globe to do the same, and the air surrounding the course was electric with anticipation. Amidst all of the excitement, I had the opportunity to sit and chat with a pro cyclist on Astellas Cycling Team, Brandon Feehery, who had just competed in the Men’s Elite Team Time Trial World Championship race. (more…)

ICA Board Elections Underway

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ICA Board Candidate Positions

Here are the position statements for all ICA positions sorted in alphabetical order by candidate last name. Each official team representative has received via email an invitation to submit a ballot. If a team erroneously fills out multiple ballots, only the most recent one by the official representative will be counted and the rest will be thrown out. If you have questions or comments about this form or the nomination process, send an email to ica.electioncommittee@gmail.com (more…)