Race Pace / Vision

Race Pace Cyclery is a full-service bicycle store, owned and operated by an avid cyclist with over 15 years of experience in the bike industry and a lifelong enthusiasm for cycling. We carry a range of superior products and services to meet the needs of the casual to the professional cyclist. Our goal is to create an environment that fosters a love for cycling, and to provide our customers with the safest, most comfortable and highest quality products available.


(MTB Cat 2 Comp)
Chris Harold

Racing Category: MTB Cat 2 Comp
Racing Age: 48
Hometown: Lindenhurst, IL

Most Notable Achievements
Racing WORS since 2009.
1st Place WORS series Sport 40-44
3rd Place IL State Cyclocross Championships, Cat 4, 2013

2015 Goals
Race. Have fun. Ride with my son.

(MTB Cat 2 Sport)
Eric Schmitt

Racing Category: MTB Cat 2 Sport
Racing Age: 50
Hometown: Libertyville, IL

Most Notable Achievements
I'm a serious rider but infrequent and casual racer.

2015 Goals
Do a couple winter fat races, ride a few centuries, take at least two epic MTB road trips, a WORS race or two, maybe the Chicago Cross Series, if schedule allows.

(MTB Cat 2 Sport)
Omar Patalinghug

Racing Category: MTB Cat 2 Sport, CX Cat 3, RD Cat 4
Racing Age: 45
Hometown: Peoria, IL

Most Notable Achievements
- MTN biker since the 90s (raced a few NIORS and UORRA)
- WORS: 2014 Lake Geneva Sport 40-44 1st place
- CX racer: Chicago Cross Cup racer since 2009
- Chicago Cross Cup Illinois State Championship Cat5 2nd place 2010

2015 Goals
Get a new job (acctg or cycling). Ride more Fat, 29+ and Gravel. Support Vision Cycling.

(MTB Cat 2 Sport)

Racing Category: MTB Cat 2 Sport
Racing Age: 52
Hometown: Lake Bluff, IL

Most Notable Achievements
Several Chequemagon, Ore To Shore and WORS races

2015 Goals
Race at least 5 times this summer.

(MTB Cat 3)
Tom Parsons

Racing Category: MTB Cat 3, CX Cat 4, RD Cat 5
Racing Age: 53
Hometown: Lake Forest, IL

Most Notable Achievements
Chicago CX Cup participant; Some road racing, but my participation is primarily for the social aspects.

2015 Goals
Improve on last year's Barry Roubaix, Iceman Cometh and other event times. Finish higher in the CX Cup.

(RD/CX Cat 4 & 5)
Joseph Zhang

Racing Category: RD/CX Cat 4 & 5
Racing Age: 42
Hometown: Buffalo Grove, IL

Most Notable Achievements
Did about 4 road and 12 CX races last year.

2015 Goals
More races and maybe add MTB races.

(MTB Junior)
Elliot Harold

Racing Category: MTB Junior
Racing Age: 10
Hometown: Lindenhurst, IL

Most Notable Achievements
Racing WORS since 2011. Second place in series for my age group for WORS in 2013 and 2014. Raced Cyclocross in 2013 and 2014.

2015 Goals
Have fun. Learn.