The Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia have just started. If you’re a fan of the games, as I am, you can view them as an inspiration to your own athletic endeavors. There’s no cycling in the winter games, but there are plenty of cross-over sports which can improve your fitness and provide a change of pace while we’re suffering through this Chicago winter. Go USA and go, You!
Coming up:Winter Bike Swap 2014 – Join the Chicago Bicycle Coalition, Chicago Bike Winter and Break the Gridlock next Saturday for another opportunity to get some great deals on cycling gear and equipment. The event is being held at Jak’s Tap on West Jackson. For more information, click here http://bikewinter.org/node/369.
Illinois Cup – This week the Illinois Cycling Association announced the list of races in the Illinois Cup series. Build these races into your goals for the upcoming season. To view the list of races, click here http://illinoiscycling.org/illinois-cup.
ABD Indoor TT Series Race #3 – The next indoor time trial for this series will be held on Sunday, February 23. This race features a course with rolling terrain. Plan ahead and get in on a little bit of friendly competition during the off-season. For race details, click here http://www.abdcycling.com/events/ttseries.html.
Yoga for Cyclists – Riding a bike can cause stiffness and tension, learn how to loosen up! Are your quads tight from all that grinding (or spinning)? Shoulders tense? Neck got a crick in it? Lower back achy? Jaw clenched from growling at all those drivers who cut you off? As any cyclist knows, riding a bike is liberating! It’s hard to be in a bad mood when you’re peddling under your own power with the wind in your hair (or scalp). But as we also know, riding a bike can cause imbalances in the body that can lead to stiffness, tension and if we are not careful, injury.
Dates: Wednesdays: March 12th and 19th
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $35 if registered in advance by March 9th, $40 thereafter. Drop in for a single session for $20
Location: Bloom Yoga Studio 4663 N Rockwell Chicago, IL (across the street from the Rockwell Brown line CTA stop)
Register on-line at http://bit.ly/1aBGLzY or call 773-463-YOGA (9642) The program is designed for cyclists and no previous yoga experience is required.
Have a great weekend!