Race Information

Sunday, Dec. 14th, 2014

Video courtesy of Tom Keller

2013 Pics, Videos, Reports

Additional details and fascinating discussions on the race Facebook page!

Miller Chill is part of the new Heart of Illinois Cyclocross (HICX) Series

2014 H.I.C.X. Series
Sun, 9-14 Patriot, Rantoul

Sat, 10-11, Pumpkin Hop, Beardstown
Sun, 10-26 Bushwhacker, Peoria
Sat, 11-1 Wildlife Prairie, Hanna City
Sat, 11-22 FurrowEuro, El Paso
Sun, 12-14 Miller Chill, Bloomington

Categories & Start Times

4/5 (Beginner)
30 min.
$30, $25, $20 
Chris Tuma 1st Lap Prime $25
60 min.
$75, $50, $40
Chris Tuma 1st Lap Prime $25 
30 min.
Juniors: merchandise
Women’s Open (All categories)
30 min.
$75, $50, $40
Chris Tuma 1st Lap Prime $25 
Open (All Categories) 
40 min.
$30, $25, $20 
No prime.
Masters 40+
40 min.
$30, $25, $20 
No prime.

Online registration opens on October 1, closes Friday, December 13.  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
Each race will have a $25 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.  The course will be run clockwise which is opposite of 2012.  This will eliminate the first turn/curb and provide a long paved start to spread riders out. The creek crossing has also been removed.  Click on the image below and switch to satellite view for more details. Also check out some of the videos and photos from last year's race.

View Miller Chill 2013 in a larger map

2012 Race Results

2012 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! A volunteer sign-up form will be added closer to the race date.

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.

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!

Race Promoter: Chris Sweet

Held under USA Cycling event permit # 2013-3177