A Cyclists Valentine’s Day

Valentines Bike

Valentine’s Day is all about the heart. Typically candy, cards and a night out with your sweetie is what it takes to make your heart happy. Cyclists have another view on how to have a happy heart and that is to ride. Make sure your heart is happy and strong and get in your riding this weekend. Check below for all the heart-happy Valentine’s Day opportunities.


Winter Bike Art Show – Looking for the arts in cycling? Attend the 19th annual Winter Bike Art Show, which is a showcase of the creative talent in our cycling community. The show opens this evening at 5:30pm and will continue over the weekend. For details on the event, click here.

Fat Cupid Classic – Valentine’s Day doesn’t get much better than this! Take part in this fat tire race which takes place on groomed cross country ski trails. The race is located in Appleton, Wisconsin, so there’s a bit of a drive ahead for this sweetheart event. For race details, click here.

Intent’s Indoor It Takes Two Time Trial – Partner up for this 15K time trial event on Valentine’s Day. Your combined team time will go up against other paired riders to see who has the fastest time of the day. For race information, click here.

Women in Cycling Film Viewing – Attend this mini film festival and discussion celebrating women in cycling, sponsored by Women Bike Chicago and Greeline Wheels. The event will be held at Greenline Wheels in Oak Park on Tuesday, February 16 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. For more information, click here.

Coming up:

Winter Bike Swap – In its 6th year, this annual bike swap offers up a bit of a twist to the traditional bike swap. It’s held at Jaks Tap in the west loop and there’ll be bikes, gear, socializing and networking with a good representation from all parts of the cycling community. For information on the event, click here.

CWEC Clinic Series Event #1 – Looking to have a successful cycling season? That takes goals and planning. If you’re looking for help in the process, attend this “Planning a Season” clinic on Saturday the 20th. For information, click here.

ABD Indoor Time Trial Series Race #3 – It’s back to a flat 10K course, which will be great for those able to push a big gear and might be challenged a bit by going uphill. Keep building your fitness and your overall points in the MATT’s series! For race information, click here.

Plan Ahead

Women’s Weekend at Ray’s – This year’s event is the first weekend in March. Reserve your spot now for a fun weekend of indoor mountain biking with coaching and tips from Leigh Donovan and her team. There’s something for every level and Ray’s is a great place to practice, practice, practice! For information and registration, click here.

Resource’s for Women Cyclists

Women’s Cycling Resource – A shout-out to the chainlink’s relaunched resource section dedicated to women’s cycling. Please bookmark this link for a comprehensive list of resources for women cyclists.

Have a great weekend and Happy Valentine’s Day!


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