Race Information

Sunday, Dec. 13th, 2015

 2013 Snowmageddon Miller Chill video courtesy of Tom Keller

Additional details and fascinating discussions on the race Facebook page!  

Miller Chill is the final race in the Heart of Illinois Cyclocross (HICX) Series

2015 H.I.C.X. Series 
Patriot, Rantoul
Pumpkin Hop, Beardstown
Wildlife Prairie, Hanna City

FurrowEuro, El Paso
Miller Chill, Bloomington

Categories & Start Times
HICX Series Men Cat 5 (Beginner) presented by RST Rentals
30 min.
$30, $25, $20
HICX Series Men Masters 40+ (All cats) presented by McLean County Orthopedics
40 min.
$30, $25, $20
HICX Series Women's Open (all cats) presented by Vitesse Cycle
40 min.
$50, $40, $30
Chris Tuma 1st Lap Prime $20
Juniors (9-18) presented by Kulb, Chalian and Leak Urology
40 min.
HICX Series Men 3/4
40 min.
$30, $25, $20
Open (all cats, men and women) (HICX Series 1/2 race)
presented by Mike's Collision
50 min.
$50, $40, 30
Chris Tuma 1st Lap Prime $20

Fat Bike (3.7" tires or larger)
50 min.
$30, $25, $20

Registration Online registration opens on Sept. 30, closes Friday, December 12 noon.  Onsite registration will be available. All races $30 pre-registered, $35 day of registration (registration closes 1 hour before each race).  Second race $10. First-time cyclocross racers can participate for 1/2 price ($15 pre-registered only) thanks to a sponsorship from RST Rentals.  First-timers use code "RSTRENTALS" for discount.  Juniors race for free. A USA Cycling license is required for all events. One day licenses are available during registration.  Mountain bikes (without bar ends) are welcome in all races. Register Through USA Cycling Here! 

Chris Tuma Primes The men's open and women's open races will have a $20 prime for the first place rider after the first lap. Chris Tuma introduced your race director to cyclocross and has been known to take it out a little too hard the first lap!

Course Details This is a classic course with all the standard cyclocross elements: 2 stone bridges, sandy beach crossing, some hills, some pavement and barriers.  Click on the image below and switch to satellite view for more details.

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Race Results
2012 Race Results  

Past Race Media 

Race Location
Miller Park 1020 South Morris Avenue Bloomington, IL 61701

Volunteers Needed!
Every race takes a ton of behind-the-scenes work from volunteers.  We are trying to recruit enough volunteers for staggered shifts so that people can both race and volunteer. Lucca Grill in downtown Bloomington will also host a post-race party for anyone who volunteers for set-up, race-day or tear-down assistance.  Party will start at 5pm.  Lucca's will provide pizza, drinks are on on you! Volunteer sign-up link will be here closer to race day.

Interested in race sponsorship opportunities?  Click Here!

Bring the Whole Family!
The Miller Park Zoo is literally right next to the race course.  The zoo is open 9:30-4:30pm. For more details click here!

The Chateau Hotel and Conference Center in Bloomington is offering a block of rooms for Miller Chill racers at the excellent rate of $69.  This rate includes complimentary breakfast.  The Chateau is about 15 minutes from the race course. When calling for reservations you must ask for the "Miller Chill Block". Reservations must be made by Dec. 1.

Parking Some race day parking is available immediately north of the Miller Park Pavilion (Start/Finish is also near the pavilion). Zoo parking lot and street parking can also be used. See map for more details.
Classic Flyover!
We gots sand!
Second bridge leading into Forest Park.  We can only hope for great cross conditions like this! Special thanks to local photographer Charlie Whelton for use of this pic!
Contact Race Promoter: Chris Sweet christopherasweet@hotmail.com Held under USA Cycling event permit # 2014-3185