Candy Stripe Classic Directions

All, We've heard our flier has a coordinate mistake! To get to the Road Race please use the following coordinates: 39.326648, -86.471945 . Also be advised that the exit of 37 (Future I69) onto Old 37 Rd. is barricaded. Please be prepared to take an alternate route. The easiest way to exit 37 on Chambers Pike Rd. and then go northbound on Old SR 37 all the way to the Morgan Monroe Forest or exit on North Fox Hollow Rd. and do the same. For simplicity purposes, if you are already staying the night in Bloomington it is easiest to get to the Forest by taking Old SR 37 from the get go all the way from Bloomington. If you are coming from North of Bloomington, you can also exit 37 (Future I69) on Liberty Church Rd. and take Hackers Creek Rd. all the way to Morgan Monroe Forest.

Cold Weather Cycling Tips

Cold Weather Cycling Wear layers and protect extremities  S taying warm is the most important thing you can do in the winter so wear multiple layers because it is easier to shed layers if you overdress It is important to wear breathable clothes so sweat can wick and you don’t feel wet or freeze. A common outfit might include a long sleeve undershirt, jersey, jacket or two, bibs with tights underneath, knickers or full-length bibs, arm warmers, wool socks, and shoe covers. Wearing a hat under your helmet as well as wearing a neck gator are good additions to your winter cycling clothing. Your extremities always get colder faster, so it is important to keep them warm. Wear glove liners and gloves or fleece lined gloves to ensure your hands stay warm. Wearing wool socks and/or shoe covers to keep your feel warm. Wool is also a good sweat-wicking material and will keep you warm. Finally, if you don’t have shoe covers, wrap aluminum foil over the top half of your sock and then put

The Hilly Hundred

2017 Hilly Hundred October 6-8 The Hilly Hundred is a 100-mile bike ride around scenic county roads around Southern Indiana. However, if you are not up for the 100-mile challenge, there are shorter routes available. This event is spread out into two day, so you will do up to 50 miles each day. The “Hilly” Part comes from the elevations that you will climb, on Saturday you will climb approximately 3229 feet for the long ride (53.7 miles), and 2127 feet for the short ride (32.7 miles). On the last day, you will climb approximately 3229 feet for the long ride (51.7 miles), and for the short ride you will climb 1830 feet (31.1 miles). According to the Bicycling Magazine, The Hilly Hundred is the “Best overall event, longest running event, largest event, best map, and best entertainment” they give the top 10 reasons to ride in the Hilly… 1.       The hills 2.       Well organized event 3.       Vender tent with great deals on cycling stuff 4.       Carefully selected ro

Intro to Cyclocross

What is Cyclocross? Developed in Europe in the 1900’s, cyclocross was a way for road cyclist to stay fit in the fall and winter. The transition from smooth pavement to off-road surfaces provided more difficult training conditions, improving  fitness  and bike handling  skills . The sport became very popular in Belgium, France and the Netherlands and has recently seen a major growth in the United States.    The cyclocross season typically runs from September to January and feature s  many laps of a short, circuit course ranging anywhere from one to three kilometers. The racing surface varies from pavement to dirt, mud and sa n d and often includes obstacles like barriers to jump and steps to climb ,  resulting in frequent mounting and dismounting of the bike .  Races are a set duration of time, ranging anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.    Cyclocross bikes are  a lot  like  road bikes because both are lightweight, have narrow tires and drop handlebars.  Although,