Bike to Work Week

Bike to Work Week starts tomorrow , June 9 and runs through Friday, June 15. Make a commitment to pedal your way to work a few days this coming week and continue to make riding part of your daily commute. There are lots of activities all week, including a commuter challenge and a festival in Daley Plaza on Friday. For details click here

Rides:

Sunday ride. This Sunday the group will head out on the Pyramid loop, which is 50 miles and will average 19mph. The ride will depart promptly at 8AM from Higher Gear Highland Park. The North Shore Half Marathon is also this Sunday, so please allow extra time to arrive for the ride since the race will head through downtown Highland Park.

Tuesday Women’s ride. This ride departs from HG Wilmette at 9:30AM. The 1.5 hour ride is split into groups based on ability.

Wednesday Women’s ride. Our Wednesday ride focuses on bike handling and paceline skills! The ride departs from HG HP at 6:30PM and averages 17mph for 23 miles.

Friday Women’s ride. This ride departs from HG Wilmette at 5:30AM for a 1 hour, 17mph ride.

 

Events:

Tour of Galena. The action starts today with a hilly circuit race for a few categories and the rest of the categories will begin tomorrow There’s great scenery, challenging terrain and competition. Good luck to all the racer! For details on the events, click here

 

Spring Prairie Road Race – Wisconsin State Road Race. The Spring Prairie course is fitting for a state championship with one painful hill, false flats and guaranteed crosswinds. Are you ready for the challenge? Head out to southern Wisconsin on Sunday for a great race. For details click here

Plan Ahead:

Venus de Miles Women’s Ride. Make plans to participate in this Women only event on July 29. With two routes (25 and 61 miles) and a great post event party, you won’t want to miss out on all the fun. The ride  benefits the Greenhouse Scholars, for detail click here

Wrigley Road Tour. Start your training now to prepare for this year’s Wrigley Road Tour. Proceeds from the event benefit World Bicycle Relief and Chicago Cubs Charities. For details click here

Have a great weekend!

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