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2018 Illinois Cycling Association Elections

Positions Up for Election:
President (1 year term)
Vice President

Support Roles:
State Championship Inventory Manager
Equipment Manager
Social Media Manager
Website Manager
Email Manager
New Committee Leader

Nominations due January 31st, 2018

The Illinois Cycling Association is a non-profit volunteer driven organization that receives funds from USA Cycling (based on race participation and membership) to put back into the community. Of the 34 local associations across the state, many charge members additional fees in the form of club fees, race day surcharges and membership fees to facilitate infrastructure such as race equipment, officials support, best area rider contests, state championship jerseys, grant programs and clinics. The ICA has long prided itself on avoiding those fees and has done so with a generous partnership with BikeReg, a healthy racing community and the work of volunteers. Our goal has been to maintain this cost effective structure for racers while trying to support all disciplines across the entire state. We wish to maintain this and do better in the future, but we need your help. Please review the opportunities to support local bike racing below and see if something would be a good fit.

If you are interested in any of the positions below, or wish to nominate someone you think would do a great job,  please use the contact form ( to let us know by January 31st. Include the nominee’s name and club, the position of interest and a short explanation of why it’s a good fit.

Note: Starting in 2018, the ICA board will have staggered elections. This will prevent complete turn-over of the board and allow historical information to persist, making the on-boarding process smoother. In this election, our Officer At-Large (and Illinois Cup Director), Chad Briggs will remain on the board. The President will serve a one-year term. The Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer elected in 2018 will serve a two-year term. In 2019 there will be an election for the President and Officer At-Large positions.

Open Positions:

President (1 year term)
Drive monthly public meetings. Assist in communicating information between local members (racers, event directors, officials, coaches), the association and USA Cycling. Motivate and execute actions towards a more effective cycling community.

Vice President
Act as President in the President’s absence or provide assistance to them. Ensure the success of the ICA. Facilitate improvements in the local cycling community.

Take meeting minutes for all association meetings. Promote communication between local members and the association.

Keep the organization in good financial standing with active non-profit status with tasks such as:
– Keeping a financial record of money going in and out of the organization
– Approve payment of bills or pay bills on behalf of the association (examples: grants, equipment expenses, officials reimbursements)
– Submitting 990 tax form annually
– Providing required documents to USA Cycling to maintain active local association status (990 form, financial records, W9)

View role definitions within the context of our bylaws.

Shared duties of the entire board may include:
– attend all monthly ICA public calls, contribute relevant topics
– assist in communication to members
– organize an annual race directors meeting
– maintain and adhere to bylaws
– review event permits as an assist to the Event Coordinator
– manage state championship race selection, and BAR/BAT competitions
– facilitate programs or projects to enhance Illinois’ competitive cycling community
– attend monthly Local Association calls hosted by USA Cycling
– attend the annual Local Association Symposium by USA Cycling
– maintain general function of the Local Association (make sure coordinator roles are filled and running well, help organize an annual officials meeting and officials training as needed, instate new programs, guidelines or methods where needed)

NEW Volunteer Opportunities…
Support Roles Outside of the Board (could be a board member, but doesn’t need to be):

State Championship Inventory Manager
Store items for state championships (jerseys and medals). Keep inventory of state champ items. notify board if quantities are running low. Contact race directors of state championships and arrange getting inventory to them before race day and collecting it afterward.

Equipment Manager
Keep Inventory of ICA equipment (including tents, truss, stage, camera). Notify board if any equipment needs to be replaced or fixed. Communicate with race directors to schedule convenient pick-up/drop-off times.

Social Media Manager
Manage social media for ICA to help promote all of it’s events and communicate pertinent information to the community. (Could be broken up by discipline)

Website Manager (WordPress)
Keep the race calendar on the website up to date. Add pertinent content. Work with Social Media Manager to share communications across platforms. Maintain domain name (renew every 2-years).

Email Manager
Manage MailChimp account to send regular communications to members. Work with Social Media Manager and Website Manager to keep content consistent.

“Make It Happen” Manager
– Want to see a cohesive beginner clinic schedule?
– Want to promote women’s racing?
– Want to encourage Juniors racing? Organize a bike share for growing youth racers to have access to bikes?
– Want to organize a cross-discipline best rider challenge?
The ICA can help you make it happen, but we need you to take the lead. Offer to start a committee in an area you are passionate about, and let’s see if we can make it work.

These support roles are also responsible for attending monthly public calls as a means to keep communication with the board.

****We will post the schedule for elections before January 31st.****

2017 Illinois Cup

The ICA will be hosting an IL Cup for road events in 2017.

Applications from race directors are due by March 31st, 2017.
The schedule will be released for racers as applications are approved, with the finalized schedule being released on Wednesday, April 5th.

The first Cup race has been identified as the Spring Super Crit, taking place in South Beloit on April 9th. (Register here)

Please address questions with Chad Briggs, our 2017 IL Cup Director and ICA At-Large board member, at

Click here to download the Race Director’s Guide

Click here to download the Rider’s Guide

Preliminary 2017 Racing Season

**Last updated 2/2/17, 9:28am**
**Dates/locations subject to change.**

For updated track dates, please see Northbrook Cycle Committee’s website.

Day Month Date Event Location
Sat February 11th Deerfield Cyclery Indoor TT Deerfield, IL
Sun February 12th Deerfield Cyclery Indoor TT Deerfield, IL
Sat February 18th Deerfield Cyclery Indoor TT Deerfield, IL
Sun February 19th Deerfield Cyclery Indoor TT Deerfield, IL
Sat February 25th Deerfield Cyclery Indoor TT Deerfield, IL
Sun February 26th Deerfield Cyclery Indoor TT Deerfield, IL
Fri March 17th St.Patrick’s Day
Mon April 3rd Skyway Crits Series Chicago, IL
Tue April 4th Skyway Crits Series Chicago, IL
Wed April 5th Skyway Crits Series Chicago, IL
Thur April 6th Skyway Crits Series Chicago, IL
Sat April 8th Rough Road 100 Morris, IL
Sun April 9th Spring Super Criteriu South Beloit, IL
Sun April 15th Sylvan Island Stampe Moline, IL
Sun April 16th Easter
Sat April 22dn Forc Illiniwek
Sun April 23rd 2016 Central Illinois Streator, IL
Sat April 29th Ald. Cappleman’s Linc Chicago, IL
Sun April 30th Jubilee Challenge Brimfeild, IL
Sat May 6th Monsters of The Midw Chicago, IL
Sun May 7th Macomb Spring Lake
Sun May 14th Mother’s Day
Sat May 20th Fox River Omnium Elgin, IL
Sun May 21th Fox River Omnium Fox River Grove, IL
Fri May 26th Bulington Road Race Burlington, IA
Sat May 27th Snake Alley Criterium Burlington, IA
Sun May 28th 38th Annual Melon Cit Muscatine, IA
Mon May 29th Quad Cities Criterium Davenport, IA
Mon May 29th Memorial Day
Sat June 3rd Glencoe Grand Prix Glencoe, IL
Sun June 4th Cobb Park – State Crit Kankakee, IL
Sun June 4th Spring Lake Singletra Macomb, IL
Sun June 11th Thrilla at Marila
Fri June 16th O’Fallon Grand Prix O Lebanon/O’Fallon/Bellevill
Sat June 17th O’Fallon Grand Prix O Lebanon/O’Fallon/Bellevill
Sun June 18th O’Fallon Grand Prix O Lebanon/O’Fallon/Bellevill
Sun June 18th Illinois Junior State Tr
Sun June 18th Father’s Day
Sat June 24th Tour of America’s Dair WI
Sun June 25th Tour of America’s Dair WI
Sun June 25th Forc side thrill ride
Mon July 4th Independence Day
Sun July 9th Pamba Famdale
Fri July 14th Inteligentsia Cup
Sat July 15th Inteligentsia Cup
Sun July 16th Inteligentsia Cup
Tue July 18th Inteligentsia Cup
Wed July 19th Inteligentsia Cup
Thur July 20th Inteligentsia Cup
Fri July 21st Inteligentsia Cup
Sat July 22nd Inteligentsia Cup
Sun July 23rd Inteligentsia Cup
Sun July 23rd Black Partidge Classic Metamora, IL
Sat July 29th Great Egyptian Omniu Marion, IL
Sun July 30th Great Egyptian Omniu Marion, IL
Sun July 30th Wildlife Wild Hanna City, IL
Sat August 5th Half Acre Cycling’s CX Westchester, IL
Sun August 6th Villa Park Grand Prix Villa Park, IL
Sat August 12th Illinois State TT Cham Paw Paw, IL
Sun August 13th Belleville Bicycle Race Belleville, IL
Sun August 13th Clash at the camp
Sat August 19th The BANK of Edwards Edwardsville, IL
Sun August 20th Kickapoo Bash Oakwood, IL
Sun August 20th The Gateway Motorsp Madison, IL
Sat August 26th Bloomington Criteriu Bloomington, IL
Sun August 27th xXx Racing Jackson P Chicago, IL
Sun August 27th Mud Sweat & Gears Hudson, IL
Fri Sept 1st The TSG Realty Gatew St. Louis, MO
Sat Sept 2nd The TSG Realty Gatew St. Louis, MO
Sun Sept 3rd The TSG Realty Gatew St. Louis, MO
Mon Sept 4th The TSG Realty Gatew St. Louis, MO
Mon Sept 4th Labor Day
Sat Sept 9th Farmdale Festival – St East Peoria, IL
Sun Sept 10th Farmdale Festival – St East Peoria, IL
Sun Sept 10th xXx Racing-Athletico Chicago, IL
Sun Sept 10th WTB Superprestige Alton, IL
Sun Sept 24th WTB Superprestige Alton, IL
Sun Sept 24th Patriot CX Rantoul, IL
Sun Oct 1st Hopkins Park CX DeKalb, IL
Sun Oct 1st WTB Superprestige Alton, IL
Sat Oct 7th Beverly Bike VeePak- Chicago, IL
Sat Oct 7th Pumpkin Hop Cross Beardstown, IL
Sat Oct 7th PAMBA 3/6/9 Challen Hanna City, IL
Sun Oct 8th Beverly Bike VeePak- Chicago, IL
Mon Oct 9th Columbus Day
Sun Oct 15th Carpentersville CX Ra West Dundee, IL
Sun Oct 22nd ABD Sunrise Park Cycl Bartlett, IL
Sat Oct 28th The Rhythm and Blue Evanston, IL
Sat Oct 28th Wildlife Prarie Park CX Hanna City, IL
Sun Oct 29th Campton Cross St. Charles, IL
Tue Oct 31st Holloween
Sun Nov 5th PSI-clocross for Life Woodstock, IL
Fri Nov 10th Veterans Day
Sat Nov 11th SCW CX Race TBD
Sun Nov 12th SCW CX Race TBD
Sat Nov 18th (HICX #4) Furrow Eur El Paso, IL
Sun Nov 19th George Garner Sr. Me Mt. Prospect, IL
Thur Nov 23rd Thanksgiving
Sun Dec 3rd 2016 Illinois State Cy Chicago, IL
Sat Dec 9th Afterglow-A Cyclocros Chicago, IL
Sun Dec 10th Miller Chill CX Bloomginton, IL
Sat Dec 16th Peoria Frosty Cross Peoria, IL
Mon Dec 25th Christmas
Sun Dec 31st New Years Eve

Race Directors Meeting 2017

Putting on a bike race or thinking about it? Please join us on Sunday, January 29th from 12-4pm at Harper College to discuss the 2017 racing calendar, new USAC rules, and learn how the ICA can help you with your event.

Facebook event:

Harper College

1200 W Algonquin Rd, Palatine, Illinois 60067

We’re in building M, accessible from parking lot 1, Room M244.

The room is just above the bike swap on the second floor.
Information for the adjacent Chicago Winter Bike Swap:


**If you are interested but travelling far, please contact us. We may be able to reimburse some of the travel costs.

December Events

Sunday, December 4th
2016 Illinois State Cyclocross Championships
Discipline: Cyclocross

Saturday, December 10th
Afterglow – A Cyclocross Race
Discipline: Cyclocross

Saturday, December 11th
Miller Chill CX
Discipline: Cyclocross

Saturday, December 17th
Peoria Frosty CX
Discipline: Cyclocross