Half Acre Cycling, founded in 2007, is an intimate group of dedicated cyclists who love racing and challenging ourselves yet still love the bike and our teammates when we’re not racing.


We formed as a close-knit group who are committed to improving our skills, advancing our sport, and keeping it all in perspective. We all have other jobs and draws in our lives, but cycling is what brings us together for good times, for workouts, and for giving back. We like good results when we get them, but we prioritize good, clean, friendly fun.

We are a USAC-licensed Chicago-based cycling club of female and male cyclists in categories 3-5 in cyclo-cross, mountain, track and road disciplines, including USAC-licensed officials, coaches, and mechanics. The only disciplines we don't do (as of now) are BMX, observed trials, and downhill. We keep our club small, focusing more on the attitude and spirit of the team rather than than results.

Our commitment to giving back shows in the volume of events our small team presents. In 2010, we hosted 5 crits and two clinics, along with co-hosting two cyclocross races, a series of women's dirt rides, a gravel metric century race, and a night at the track. We keep busy.

Also in that spirit, in 2009 Half Acre Cycling made a new commitment to supporting a women's group within HAC as well as all women in cycling and doing what we can to help increase participation among women in all disciplines of racing. In that vein, we've hosted a women's social night, we're hosting women's beginner clinics, and we are working hard to value women's participation and leadership both in the team and in the sport.

We're also known for our loud and friendly cheering section, our traveling race-day tent, and our tasty sponsor product, always flowing.

If you are interested in membership, please visit the membership section.

Team pics by Gavin Gould