Photo Credit: Ethan Glading

Without a doubt these races stand as the crown jewels during the cycling season. Designed to be prime examples of their respective disciplines, the championship courses are challenging and exciting, to say the least. Teams and riders will throw everything at these races, where reputations can be cemented instantly and a win can be paydirt for a sponsor.

A win earns the winning rider the right to wear the championship jersey for the coming year and of course includes a suitcase of bragging rights. The competition is intense and though only Illinois-registered cyclists are eligible for the state title, an opportunistic out-of-state rider will often try for the upset.  Every year these races never fail to deliver some of the best racing to be had.

2018 Illinois State Champions


Criterium (Road):

  • Women 1/2: Jeannie Kuhajek (PSIMET Whisper)
  • Men 1/2 : Matthew Ricketts (Team Mack Racing Assn)
  • Women 3 : Anna Affias (Spidermonkey Racing)
  • Men 3 : Matthew Sedwick (INTENT Race Team)
  • Women 4 : Lydia Chinchilla (Got WIND)
  • Men 4 : Brian Mitchell (INTENT Race Team)
  • Women Masters 30+ : Jeannie Kuhajek (PSIMET Whisper)
  • Men Masters 40-49 : Jason Knauff (Burnham Racing)
  • Men Masters 50-59 : Aaron Katin (Burnham Racing)
  • Junior *: Unknown

2018-19 State Championship Schedule

Mountain Bike State Championships

**Mountain bike state championships are determined across a series, not an individual race. The following races comprise the series:
4/8 FORC Sylvan Stampede
4/28 FPMBT Hammerfest (Faye Pickering Memorial Trails)
5/6 FORC Illiniwek
6/3 MACMTB Spring Lake Classic
6/10 CORBA Mud, Sweat & Gears
7/15 PAMBA Farmdale Frenzy
7/22 CIMBA Clash at the Camp
8/12 KMBC Kickaboo Bash
8/26 PAMBA Wildlife Wild Festival

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Track State Championships
6/9 Masters Championships
6/16 Junior Championships **held at Kenosha Velodrome**
6/21 International Omnium Championships
8/9 Keirin Championships
8/16 Scratch Championships
8/18-19 Timed Event Championships
8/23 Points Championships

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Criterium State Championships
7/14 Bloomington Criterium hosted by Bloomington Cycle 

Road Race State Championships
7/22 Dennis Jurs Memorial Road Race presented by Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin
(part of the Intelligentsia Cup powered by SRAM)

Time Trial State Championship
August (date TBD) – hosted by Scarlet Fire Racing in Tolono, IL

Cyclocross State Championships
12/2/2018 Montrose Harbor hosted by Spidermonkey Cycling
11/tbd/2019 Woodstock IL hosted by PSIMET.