Photo Credit: Ethan Glading

Without a doubt these races stand as the crown jewels during the cycling season. Designed to be prime examples of their respective disciplines, the championship courses are challenging and exciting, to say the least. Teams and riders will throw everything at these races, where reputations can be cemented instantly and a win can be paydirt for a sponsor.

A win earns the winning rider the right to wear the championship jersey for the coming year and of course includes a suitcase of bragging rights. The competition is intense and though only Illinois-registered cyclists are eligible for the state title, an opportunistic out-of-state rider will often try for the upset.  Every year these races never fail to deliver some of the best racing to be had.

State Championship Results by Year: Google Doc

2021 State Championship Schedule

Criterium
Cobb Park Criterium
Sunday July 11, 2021
Kankakee, IL
Gravel
Little Apple: The Crowning
Sunday August 15
Manhattan, IL
Registration
Track
TBD
Road Race
TBD
Cyclocross
Pumpkin Hop Cross
Saturday October 2, 2021
BEARDSTOWN, IL 62618
Mtb
TBD
TT
TBD