• Calumet Park (map)
  • 9801 S Avenue G
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States

It's March, and that means it's time to get ready for bike racing!

2015 Gapers Block Criterium

Registration is now open! https://www.bikereg.com/gapersblock
Calumet Park, Chicago, IL
Monday, April 6 - Thursday, April 9, 2015
Get there early (5:30) if you want to get on the wait-list.

This four-day series gives newer racers of all genders a low-cost, low-tech, nearby opportunity to try out criterium racing and gain valuable experience, skills, and confidence before the season opens. It's a great way for those on the cusp of upgrading to get in some mass race starts.  

It's also a good time to see if the work you did over the winter paid off or how the lack thereof will motivate you for the upcoming season!

Gapers Block Crits is in April this year, a week later than years past, so we expect to have extended daylight (and hopefully warmer temps).

Housekeeping details: 


If you are pre-registered for the series:

  • Have your renewed license and an ID ready when you check in
  • License must be 2015, a printed 'authorization to ride' or be able to show on a smart phone the renewal.  
  • You must check in every night and sign in at the registration table otherwise results will not be counted
  • If you do not have a license be prepared to pay an extra $15 each day you race for the one day license fee
  • Keep your bib number! You'll use it for the entire week

For those coming down for day-of reg each night:

  • There are ten open slots, first come-first serve. We will then have a wait list and fill from the prereg no-shows.
  • Save time bring a filled out waiver!  It's usually cold and windy out there. 
  • If you have a license:  This is your waiver
  • If you do NOT have a license:  Fill out this waiver
  • Payment via cash, Paypal to Hello@halfacrecycling.org, or checks made out to 'Half Acre Cycling', no credit cards
  • Juniors must have a parent or guardian to sign their waiver
  • For everyone:  remember to check your equipment, wear a helmet, we'll try to place up to ten deep if we can. It's early in the season so we hope this series is an opportunity to kick it off in a fun way!


Updates will be posted here leading up to race week.

Questions? Email us hello@halfacrecycling.org.