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August 2015 Cycling Races, Rides & Events

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The summer fun continues into August with great local cycling events. Pack up a picnic and the family and head out to the Velodrome in Northbrook on a Thursday night, check out the ITU National Championships in Milwaukee, challenge yourself …

Posted in Bicycle Touring, Local Events, News & Tips, Racing

Stepped Up Law Enforcement This Week

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On Thursday, July 23rd, the Highland Park Police Department posted the following: Multi-Jurisdictional Bicycle Violation Education and Enforcement Traffic Safety Initiative On Friday, July 24, 2015 through Sunday, August 2, 2015, the Highland Park Police Department will join forces with …

Posted in Group Riding, Local Events, News & Tips

Junior Race Report: 2015 Intelligentsia Cup – Part 2

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The culture of racing is fantastic. We cheer for our friends, we talk about racing. On weekends, we eat, drink, breathe, and live bike racing. In this culture, we are the most caring of people, even when we are screaming …

Posted in Featured Cyclists, News & Tips

We Hit It Out of the Park

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We hit it out of the park on Sunday, July 19th for our second annual Gran Fondo Hundo! Not only did we have a great event, but our Hundo participants also helped World Bicycle Relief’s efforts to mobilize people through …

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Junior Race Report: 2015 Intelligentsia Cup – Part 1

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The season is slowly creeping to a close.  Before you know it, it’ll be over for me, and the bike will be hung up for a 9 week soccer season to end my senior year of high school.  The 9 …

Posted in Featured Cyclists, Junior Racing, Local Events, News & Tips, Racing

Two Years in a Row!

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Two years in a row, we’ve managed to hit it out of the ballpark on game day! Thank you to all who participated, rode, volunteered and donated to our two successful Gran Fondo Hundos. The days were only successful because …

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