Wednesday notebook: Nov. 2
» The Chicago Velo Campus is hosting a party at Rapid Transit on Saturday to launch its Cycle4Seasons, a fundraising drive to build a roof over the temporary velodrome.
» Registration is open for the New Year’s Resolution, two days of amateur and UCI racing at Hilton Indian Lakes Resort. Note the field limits for concurrent races: Looks like the 2/3’s and 15-18 juniors are on pace to fill early.
Wednesday notebook: Oct. 12
» The Tour of Elk Grove will again be a UCI race in 2012, this time upgraded to 2.1 status, which may help attract top teams who will be in the States for the Tour of Utah the following week. (CyclingNews notes that this change will preclude regional amateur teams
, but I don’t believe any took part this year when the race was 2.2 and they were still eligible.)
» Meanwhile, USA Cycling released its 2012 racing calendars, for the first time splitting a National Criterium Calendar from the road and stage races of the National Racing Calendar. The women’s Tour of Elk Grove and the Glencoe Grand Prix are the only Chicago race to make the NCC, the later moving even earlier to Saturday, June 2, but for the first time the Tour of America’s Dairyland will be on the national calendar with its first four races making the NCC.
» Jim Host (PACT/Dish Network) earned masters world championships on the track in the 55-59 pursuit and points races. The pursuit set a world record, and in the points race he recovered from a crash to come back and win it on the final sprint. This came on the heels of earning three masters national championships in August.
» In other track championship news, Joe Berenyi (Psimet) also earned a national championship in the C5 individual pursuit.
» ABD is increasing the purse for Sunday’s Chicago Cyclocross Cup race.
» There will be an ABR cyclocross race in Kankakee on Saturday, Oct. 29.