Wednesday notebook: May 18
- » Registration closes tonight for this weekend’s Tour of Champaign races: Saturday’s Rumble at the Reservoir and Sunday’s Downtown Grand Prix.
» The Tour of Galena this week introduced a promotion to encourage teams. Bring five men to the same field, get a comped entry. Bring three women, get $50. The discount expires June 1.
» Preliminary accounting puts the Fox River Grove Criterium at $322 in the black. Nice to see so many anonymous contributions to keep the race afloat.
» This week the Swedish American Museum celebrates Tillie Anderson, a world-champion bike racer from Chicago’s past. She won all but seven of the 130 races she entered but retired in 1902 when the League of American Wheelmen barred women “due to the level of danger involved in the sport.”
» ESPN W takes a look at Chicago product Greta Neimanas (Peanut Butter & Co.) as she prepares for the 2012 London Paralympics.
» Bike Radar covers the 2012 Cycle Messenger World Championships, to be held in Chicago.