We've already started off the cyclocross season with a bang! The first race was the Relay CX held in Jackson Park. Collectively, Matt Schweiker, David Reyes, and Lindsay Knight swept 1st place across the Men’s 1/2/3s, CoEd, and Women’s Open categories.
This past weekend the team ventured up to Lake Geneva, WI for the second race of the Wisconsin Cyclocross Series. David Reyes lined up in the Pro/1/2 Men's race and came home with a win!
There have been two main developments in the Heritage Race Club structure this year. Starting this season, there will be two juniors racing in Heritage colors—Juan Carlos Gonzalez (15) and his little sister Pamela (11). After winning the overall title in the 10-14 year old category last year, Juan Carlos will be moving up to race with the 15-18 year olds. Pamela is a fierce little racer (and we don’t mean that pejoratively, she’s barely 80 pounds) in her own right, and will be starting her second season in the 10-14 year old juniors category. We’re incredibly excited to have them on board, and to see what these two kids do this season!
In other juniors racing news, Heritage Race Club has teamed up with Blackstone Bicycle Works Youth Racing. With the support of the Heritage Race Club sponsors, these kids will very soon be racing in their own team kits. Dulcius Design sat down with them in early August for a brainstorming design session and turned their kit ideas into a reality. Their new jerseys will be arriving by the end of September. Matt Schweiker and the SRAM crew have also been hosting cx practices for these kids every Thursday night for the past few weeks to go over handling techniques, race day prep, and general fun-time-having. It’s been really awesome for the Blackstone racers to get this attention and support, and Heritage will be running a feature on each Blackstone junior alongside our weekly race reports as the season progresses.
The next race on the calendar is the Trek CXC Cup in Waterloo, WI on September 20th and 21st. This is one of the premier cyclocross events held in the mid-west. Amateur races are held throughout the day followed by Pro Men and Pro Women races. Heritage will be represented in the Men’s 2/3, Masters, Juniors, and Men’s and Women’s Pro fields. The following weekend, the Chicago Cross Cup officially starts in Caldwell Park!
Heritage Race Club-Team Director