Race Information

Sunday, Dec. 11th, 2016

2015: The Big, Warm, Muddy. Video courtesy of Roy Tylinski.

Additional details and fascinating discussions on the race Facebook page!    

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

 2016 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.
HICX Series Men Masters 40+ (All cats) presented by
Kulb, Chalian and Leak Urology
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)
40 min.
HICX Series Men 3/4 presented by Bloomington Cycle and Fitness
40 min.
$30, $25, $20 (separate podiums for cats 3 and 4)
Open (all cats, men and women) (HICX Series 1/2 race)
50 min.
$50, $40, 30
Chris Tuma 1st Lap Prime $20

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

Online registration closes Friday, December 9th at 10am.  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: stone bridge flyover, sandy beach crossing, some hills, some pavement and barriers. A map of the course can be found here.

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. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f49aaa72fa31-miller3 

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!  

Comfort Inn and Suites in Normal offers Miller Chill racers a special rate of $79.00 per night for those traveling from out of town. You must call them to make a reservation and get this rate: (309) 452-8588.  

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