Wednesday notebook: March 21
» A flier is available for the May 5-6 Tour de Champaign and Urbana Grand Prix.
» Registration is open for both the Glencoe Grand Prix, our state criterium championship, and the Tour of America’s Dairyland. Both carry significant penalties for not registering early. Starting April 1 — a full two months before the race — Glencoe fees go up $3-$10 per race, then another $10-$15 day-of. Fees for most TOAD races are $43, plus $10 day-of. Racers doing all 10 races can pay $344 for the entire series, but only until May 1 and with a $25 processing fee on top of it all.
» Meet Andrew Nordyke (Chicago Cuttin’ Crew), Canadian heartthrob.
» Chris Jensen (Robots p/b/ Love) is organizing a repair day on April 1 to tend to traces left by December’s Afterglow cyclocross race. This is a good opportunity to help urban cyclocross stay in the good graces of the park district.
Wednesday notebook: March 14
» Superweek released its 2012 schedule, including two days in Willow Springs and one Chicago-area venue yet to be announed.
» Oh, look: The Lake Bluff Twilight Criterium has a Web site and a flier. Note the impressive purses: $10,000 for men, $7,500 for women, plus races for any 2/3’s and masters who can skip out on work.
» The 2012 Cycle Messenger World Championships will be at Soldier Field. Will you be ready?.