Rolling from our favorite bike shop in all the land, Bike Surgeon, in downtown O’Fallon, IL; this Cannonball style road race will take you on an awesome metric century course for your choice of distance: 100K (1 Lap), 200K (2 Laps), or 300K (3 Laps). With over 15 hours from sunup to sundown on the solstice, there will be plenty of daylight to crush these huge distances. This self-supported race is being conducted in pure Cannonball style, on open roads with only your GPS for guidance rolling through five neighboring towns as you make your way around the 62-mile course road course.
Start and Finish happens right here at Bike Surgeon with a full-on finish arch and digital timing clock playing back stop to your Strava times. Strava times you ask; yep, as with all Cannonball’s we ask that you track and post your ride to Strava to ensure course completion by each participant. Podium ceremonies at Bike Surgeon for each race’s overall female and male winner as well as age groups for each distance. Lunch and your first beverage at our new in-store bar/café “Gears” is included for each entrant.
Race day check in for the 300K rider’s opens at 5:15 AM with a 6AM start time. The check in for 200K riders opens at 6:15AM for an 7AM start time. And the check in for 100K riders opens at 7:15AM for a 8AM start time. The café/bar and shop at Bike Surgeon will be open from 5:15AM till the last rider finishes, so you can swing by before your race for last-minute needs and your race day support team will have a fun time hanging out waiting for you to finish and take your spot on the podiums.
The day of podium ceremony will happen post-race at Gears! We will be recognizing the top three overall females and males for each age group (up to 15) (16-19)(20-29)(30-39)(40-49)(50-59)(60+) and the top three overall male and female in each distance. Podium times will be staggered throughout the day based on finishing times for the three distances. Gears will be open serving the full menu of food and drinks for everyone who comes out to see the race.