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Thread: 2018 Intelligentsia Cup event July 28

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    https://www.tobedetermined.cc/journa...-cup-the-guide

    "TOUR OF LAKE ELLYN

    Over-simplified summary: bat-**** crazy. So much fun.

    The Race: Lake Ellyn is a bonkers course in an absolutely gorgeous residential neighborhood West of downtown Chicago. The course starts with some fast chicanes that require handling confidence, a short kicker to stress the legs before taking a 120 degree turn back and through a traffic circle (a little traffic furniture in a crit is always a good time). The second half of the course features a fast little descent before tossing in a 180 degree turn and a few greater than 90 degree corners before another very long finishing stretch, this time with a very slight rise (less so than Elmhurst). If it sounds wild it is - but it is also a brutally fun course to race with plenty of opportunity to make life painful for those at the back. Lake Ellyn Park is a beautiful venue with plenty of shade if another heat waves hits Chicago for this year's Intelligentsia Cup.

    Everything Else: For food there were a few vendors on site last year though we headed to downtown Lake Ellyn post race where we had some great burritos from Javi's Burritos with several other options to choose from as well in the area. We have also been told that Maize + Mash, Fire + Wine, and A Toda Madre are all worth checking out."

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    That was a fun read. I think they meant "headed to downtown Glen Ellyn..."
    Love the exaggerated elevation graphs. Makes it look sooo much more dangerous (I mean bat-**** crazy).

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    Quote Originally Posted by GESince1958 View Post
    That was a fun read. I think they meant "headed to downtown Glen Ellyn..."
    Love the exaggerated elevation graphs. Makes it look sooo much more dangerous (I mean bat-**** crazy).
    No doubt Al Gore's info graphic folks were involved...

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    The path along Lake Road is a complete mess. Hope they have the debris well off the roadway by the 28th. There goes my background for some of my photos.

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    Everyone is free to donate to the Tour of Lake Ellyn Foundation (a registered 501(c)3 ) in order to help defray the costs associated with the event. Net proceeds go to the GE Food Pantry.

    So, the event is a win-win for everyone.

    Click the "DONATE" button to send some dough via PayPal. Receipts will be generated post race day.

    www.touroflakeellyn.com

    And don't forget, new this year, a beer garden at the boathouse serving Alter Brewing Company selections and run by your friends at The Beer Cellar. Beer, Bikes, and . . . . . well, just Beer and Bikes.

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    Didn't attend last year, so help a newbie out. What's the process/etiquette for getting to the boat house area (or anywhere on the inside of the course)? Does one have to cross the course at designated areas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEBF View Post
    Didn't attend last year, so help a newbie out. What's the process/etiquette for getting to the boat house area (or anywhere on the inside of the course)? Does one have to cross the course at designated areas?
    Yes and no. If you are mid-course, common sense dictates that you look awfully carefully before crossing the street. If you're at an intersection, someone will guide you. Probably the best place to park would be the Metra lot east of Park and walk over via Crescent to Ellyn and through to the park.

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    We still need volunteers. This group has always been great at setting aside our online differences and volunteering. Please help make this event a success.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e4eacae292-tole

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