By Brian Stockmaster | Apr 11, 2008

Alderman JoAnn Thompson and XXX-AthletiCo Racing are pleased to release the flier for the annual Sherman Park Criterium. This year's earlier race date of June 14 allows Sherman Park to be a part of every racer's season with more events, longer races and more primes. Come celebrate local racing by participating in one of the few bicycle races to take place within Chicago's city limits. Primes are pouring in from our sponsors such as Mission Bay Multisport, Saris, Clif, Zipcar and many more. Mission Bay Multisport will provide maintenance and wheel pit support. Zipcar is pleased to once again provide pace car service. Goose Island will be providing food and drinks for purchase, and Chicago Scenic Studios has stepped up its support and will be providing the staging and technical services. Race safety is a No. 1 concern for us in 2008. Among the measures we are taking we will have an ambulance on the premises, and we are increasing marshalling to protect riders and pedestrians. We're thankful to Johnny Sprockets for aiding this important effort. Please see the race flyer for race details. Registration is available online. Registering online saves a few dollars per race and guarantees a spot in races that are likely to fill up. Volunteers can enjoy a second race for free. Contact race director Brian Stockmaster for more information or for any other questions.