Added Mar 27 2012
In 1990, I promoted a single criterium, using parade grounds around Ross Field as the venue. Ross Field is located Naval Station Great Lakes. It rained that day, turnout was fair to moderate. As the promoter, I cleared over $2800 for the day, would have easily tripled that amount had the weather held and the sun was shining. So... what is my point?
Bicycle racing in rogers park would generate revenue, provide venue for concessions, bring visitors into neighborhood, practically from all over the country ... possibly generate revenue in six figures once the successful event has established itself. only obstacles would be providing the venue and garnering support from the community.