Wednesday notebook: July 20
» This weekend is the Great Egyptian Omnium, a chance to do a stage race downstate. Registration closes tonight.
» Registration is open for the July 30 Grayslake Cycling Classic.
» There was an effort to quickly organize an alternative race to replace the Aug. 21 Evanston NRC event, but that date is now officially off the National Racing Calendar.
» Construction of the Chicago Velo Campus temporary velodrome continues apace, but volunteers are needed every day. Follow its Facebook page for updates and information about how to help.
» Brian Ellison (Chicago Cuttin’ Crew) continues to recover from his serious crash at the Kenosha Velodrome a few weeks ago. The Teen Dream Fund is soliciting funds to help get him back on two wheels.
» Half Acre Cycling is hosting a Sept. 10 cross clinic for women.
» Relay Cross will return to Jackson Park on Aug. 28. The Chicago Cyclocross Cup will start a few weeks later at the same location on Sept. 18.
Wednesday notebook: July 6
» STATS interviewed several young local racers for a story on juniors’ attitudes toward doping. One of them, Brian Ellison (Chicago Cuttin’ Crew), a promising revelation of 2011, had a bad crash at the track in Kenosha Tuesday night. Send him good vibes as he recovers.
» Bicycle Heaven, host of Saturday’s Superweek race in Geneva, recommends taking Metra to the race. The station is close to the course.