I got a letter in the mail a couple days ago. Hand written, from Chicago. I thought it was a get well card from someone from Trudi’s family. But, no, it was a personalized invitation to a 125 mile Gentlemens’s Race in Illinois on July 12th. It is called ride 10,000. And the 10K is for the number of feet of climbing. It’s gonna be pretty hilly, with 10 thousand feet of climbing in 125 miles.
I had been planning to do some of these show and go races this year. This isn’t quite a show and go because you need to send your name and team name by email to register. It’s free, no entry.
So, if you don’t have anything planned that weekend and are looking for some pretty scenic riding, which that part of Illinois is, you should think about doing it. All the information you need is here at RideTenThousand.com.
And if you don’t have another race on August 24th and you’re from the East coast, maybe consider doing the Vermont Overland Grand Prix. It’s a 51 mile gravel race with over 5400 feet of climbing. Click here for more information on that one.