Chicago Cyclocross Cup is proud to present the first annual cyclocross clinic on Saturday, September 13 at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). The clinic will be lead by Coach Ben Turner of Cycle-Smart. Ben who will be teaching the techniques and strategies needed for a successful cyclocross season. Ben is the current manager of CLIF BAR Development Cyclo-Cross Team, the top under-25 development cycling program in the country.

The schedule will be as follows:
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (Beginner New crosser/less than 1 year experience)
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Advanced/1 or more years of cross racing)

The cost of the clinic is $45 advance registration and it includes lunch, premiums, USA Cycling insurance, and Hammer Nutrition samplings. On-line registration premiums include Cycle-Smart “Solutions for Cyclo-Cross” DVD for the first 10 registered ($30 value), second group of 10 will receive other products ($30 value). In addition, all online registrants will be entered into a drawing for a cyclocross bike fit courtesy of Cycle Smithy of Chicago ($100 value). Other premiums will be raffled off throughout the day. On-line registration is open at

On the same day a Bike Swap will be held and information can be found by visiting

The clinic is presented by Cycle Smythe, Cycle-Smart, Hammer Nutrition, IIT (Illinois Institute of Technology), Lavazza, Pony Shop (Chicago) and SunRingle.

The series kicks off with Race #1 on Sunday, September 21 at Jackson Park in the City of Chicago.

Further information about the clinic and series can be found by visiting

About Chicago Cyclocross Cup: the Chicago Cyclocross Cup was started in 2004 by a group of ‘crossers from local teams that had a strong desire to race in their neighborhood. They spoke to other people who had similar goals and before you knew it a series was born. While the series will vary from year to year, you can expect great new venues with spectacular support and all the fun that you expect at a ‘cross race. The goal of the group is to create a series that a rider can enjoy great competition and lively courses. (