Wednesday Night Training Criteriums


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Wednesday Night Training Criteriums

Training criteriums for riders and racers of all ages and abilities. Races take place on a 0.8 mile oval, semi-closed, circuit that has one turn. This event takes place at the same exact location as the small course for the Fall Fling Series. Daylight permitting, the event starts with a Cat 5 (beginners with less than 10 mass start races) for 15 minutes. After a quick 5 minute break, a 30 minute scratch race, handicapped by ability levels (Cat 4/5 riders in group A, Cat 1/2/3 riders in chase group) start. After that race, a multi-lap (16 or more laps depending on daylight) points race where the riders will sprint for points in the top 4 positions (1st - 5 points, 2nd - 3 points, 3rd - 2 points, 4th - 1 point) every 4th lap. Points are totalled up for overall top 5 winners of the race, and are given a small award as a token of our appreciation. Also, there are prime laps where racers will sprint for just about anything. Typically a prime lap award will either be an ice cold beer, an amazing baked good, or even cycling-related merchandise.


Every Wednesday evening, typically starting in either April or May and going until the end of September, or the week that the Fall Fling Series starts. Follow @ABDCycling on Twitter to know when we start or if an evening gets cancelled.

Registration opens at 5:30PM and the first race starts at 6:15PM.


Pella Windows
2505 Enterprise Circle
West Chicago, IL 60185


Non-junior men: $10

Non-junior women: $5

All Juniors: FREE