2023 CAMBr Chicagoland Race Series Powered by SRAM

Sun July 16 - Sun August 6 - Sun August 20, 2023

Paul Douglas Pursuit Information


CAMBr’s 1st annual mountain bike race at Paul Douglas Woods takes place on August 20th. CAMBr's newest trail system, Paul Douglas Woods. The Paul Douglas Pursuit is part 3 of a 3 race series that includes the Palos Meltdown and the Raceway Rally. The 2023 CAMBr Chicagoland Race Series Powered by SRAM will test your riding skills over some of the best single track trails in the Midwest. This is a spectator friendly venue so bring the whole family along to cheer you on!

Paul Douglas Woods is located in Hoffman Estate, IL just 2 miles north west of Woodfield Mall and just off of I-90 on Central Rd. and only 30 miles from downtown Chicago. There are race categories for everyone. Sign up today and get ready to have an absolute blast! 

Racers can pick up their racer packet on Saturday August 19, from 12 PM until 3 PM, at Crank Revolution,1636 W. Algonquin Rd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192. Racer packet pickup on Sunday is at Paul Douglas Forest Preserve (Race Day Site) from 7:30AM onward.  We recommend Saturday to beat the crowds!

Main parking for the Paul Douglas Pursuit will be located at W. Central Ave, east of Huntington Blvd/Freeman Rd, west of Ela Rd (W. Central Road entrance, Grassy Ridge Meadow Parking). This is the main parking area for sponsors, volunteers, families with children, and those with disabilities. It is also a drop off area for racers (equipment, tents, etc.). Racer and additional parking is located approximately one-half mile west at DMG Mori and Big Diashowa. Both of their parking lots can be accessed off Freeman Rd. There will be parking signs at all the parking entrances and additional signs leading to them. There will also be racer, spectator, and volunteer signs leading to the main event area.

NOTE:  There have been reports from the trail crew that Yellow Jackets are fairly active in the woods. They tend to keep to themselves, unless their nests are disturbed. Avoid moving logs, or venturing too far off the trails. If you are allergic to bees/hornets/insect bites, please have any needed medications, epi pen, and Benadryl with you while in the preserves.

2023 Schedule
8:40 am – Opening Ceremonies
9:00 am – First Timers Race (West Side)
9:05 am - Adaptive Mountain Bike (aMTB) (East Side)
10:05 am – Men’s Novice (West Side)
10:20 am – Women’s Novice (West Side)
10:25 am – Awards Presentation – First Timers and Adaptive
11:30 am  – Awards Presentation - Novice
11:50 am – Men’s Sport (East Side)
12:05 pm – Women's Sport (East Side)
12:15 pm – Kids Race
1:30 pm – Awards Presentation - Sport
2:30 pm – Pro/Expert Men (East Side)
2:32 pm – Pro/Expert Women (East Side)
2:45 pm – Comp Men (East Side)
2:46 pm – Comp Women (East Side)
3:15 pm - Raffle Winners
5:00 pm - Awards presentation - Pro/Expert and Comp
5:15 pm - Series Championship Announcements

Special Categories:
Fat Bike is only available in the Novice, Sport, and Comp races.
Single Speed is only available in the Novice, Sport, Comp, and Pro/Expert races
Clydesdale is only available in the Sport race. 

Adaptive Mountain Bike (aMTB)
Strictly for riders with mobility impairments
E-assist permitted for this race only

RAFFLE - Every registered racer from First Timer's to Expert will be entered into a FREE raffle for the following goodies:  

SRAM - 1. GX Transmissiong Drive Train 2. Hammerhead Karoo 2 GPS Computer, 3. Time Pedals

The Forge - $100 Digital Gift Card

Vertical Endeavors - 10-Visit Pass and a Top Rope Lesson - Combined $255 Value!

CASH PRIZES - See https://runsignup.com/Race/PalosMeltdown/Page/Awards

Racer Handbook (link states Meltdown, but takes you you to the Pursuit Handbook) : https://runsignup.com/Race/PalosMeltdown/Page-25


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