Maple Parkâ€”The John Fraser Memorial Time Trial, the final race of the 11th annual Athletes By Design spring series, will be held in Maple Park this Sunday, April 11.
Riders from around the Midwest will depart from the park on Washington Street at one-minute intervals starting at 8:01 a.m., with the last rider finishing around 1 p.m. Competitors will complete an out-and-back 10-mile course using Broadway, Thatcher, McNulty and Beith roads, with the top riders expected to average close to 30 miles per hour.
Past participants include World Championship team member Jessi Prinner from South Elgin and professional rider Reid Mumford from Batavia. Ridersâ€™ finishing times will be added to their cumulative time from three previous events held earlier this year in Winfield, Ill., to determine their overall standing.
The race is named for ABD club member John Fraser, who died from cancer in 2003. John was dedicated to his family and his community, but riding his bike (especially on the long stretches of roads in Kane and Will County) came in a close third. This year marks the eighth time that Maple Park has hosted the race, and as a thank you each year, ABD donates a portion of the entry fees to the Maple Park Civic Center.
For more information on the races, visit the ABDcycling.com or call Prairie Path Cycles at (630) 406-9749.
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