C4: Chicago Cycle Courier Championship: Saturday, October 4th

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Kind of an early warning for this one, but I figured I might as well post it before I forgot! Throw this banger on your calendar and check the Facebook Event for updates.

All details after the jump!

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Fyxation Open – Fixed Gear Street Crit Saturday June 26th

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Pre-register here for this thirty minute crit taking place on the Chicago Criterium Course this Saturday, and save $5 off day-of registration! No license required.

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the first annual Fyxation Open fixed gear criterium in Chicago, IL on July 26th, 2014. This high energy fixed gear only criterium will be held in conjunction with the Chicago Criterium on day 7 of the Prairie State Cycling Series Intelligentsia Cup and will be held jus…t prior to the men’s pro main event at 5:50PM. Over $1500 in cash, prizes and primes are up for grabs during the Open and with a field limit of only 75 riders space will fill up quickly!

Facebook Event
Registration
Saturday June 26th at 5:50 pm
1850 W Fulton St, Chicago IL

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Do you even lift?

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Have you ever wondered if you should add some weight/strength training to your daily cycling? Intimidated or annoyed by those Crossfit weirdos, but intrigued by the possibility of getting stronger and more badass? My bike commute is a lot shorter now than it used to be, so I recently added a simple weight routine to my weekdays and thought I’d share it with y’all.

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All City Championship 2014 July 10th-12th

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Three days of racing and a sloppy sweaty drunk afterparty? Minneapolis knows how to do it. Here’s the full rundown of the City Championship this year, via the Bike Jerks blog.

Thursday July 10th – Bandit Cross Hobo Camp
Bryn Mawr Meadows 7pm
Free to all and open to all types of bikes, though we prefer singlespeeds if you’ve got one. Aferparty at Fulton Brewing – 414 6th Ave N

Friday July 11th – Pre Reg & Track Bike Crit]
Meet at One on One, 10pm
Open to brakeless fixed gears only, all types of handlebars allowed. From One on One we’ll ride to the race start. Separate Men’s and Women’s races.
Prize Categories: Men’s and Women’s 1st Place

Saturday July 12th All City Championship 2014 Alleycat Meet at One on One at 4pm / Race at 5pm
117 Washington Ave N

Bring a lock and a map and get your sweet self to One on One at 4 with a race start of 5. Expect 25-30 miles all over this fair city of ours.

After party to follow at Premises 3449 N 2nd St, we’ve got plenty of Fulton Beer to drink and some badass D.J.’s.

Please feel free to invite your friends to the afterparty, ten dollars to get in and drink all the beer you can before it runs out. Race fee covers entry to afterparty.

Manned race stops will be posted on the bikejerks blog the morning of the race.

Prize Categories:
1,2,3 Mens & Womens
1st Fixed Mens and Womens
1st Out of Town Mens and Womens

For more information, please head over to the Bike Jerks main site to view the race page

Here is the Facebook page for the event if you’d like to get all the updates.

Can’t wait to see you there.

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Cupcake’s Fixed Gear Jamis Sputnik

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Listen, I’m five foot one, broke as fuck, and care more about my bike getting me around than inspiring jealousy. This bike isn’t a two-toned Kalavinka or a vintage Colnago. But it’s seen me through car accidents, major thefts, and a thousand rainstorms, blizzards, and drunk rides home. I’ve replaced every single part of it at least once besides the cranks, straps, and headset. And for once, after a fresh coat of paint and a a few upgrades, it’s actually looking pretty cute.

I know slowly building a bike like this up over years doesn’t have the same instant reward as those cheap-as-fuck fixies in coordinated candy colors, but I’m happy with it. Hopefully some other short girls out there who are frustrated with the limited options in bike shops are inspired to make their bikes their own.

FRAME: Jamis Sputnik

PAINTJOB: Heritage Bicycles

SADDLE: Selle San Marco Concor Light with titanox rails

HEADSET: Chris King

HANDLEBARS: Origin 8 Urban Rise

STEM: Velo Orange

GRIPS: Lizard Skin

WHEELSET: Just whatever my friends had kicking around after my wheelset got jacked.

FRONT QR SKEWER: On Guard makes a pretty cool set of skewers where you don’t need a special key for them, but they’re impossible to open unless the bike is upside down (which you can’t do when the bike is locked). I haven’t seen it in shops much, but any shop should be able to order them for you.

CRANKSET: Eighth Inch. Trippz won them in a race and never used them because the crank arms are 160mm (most people use at least 165mm). I’m short and it was free, so they work.

STRAPS: Hold Fast

PEDALS: Fyxation

FENDERS: Planet Bike

WATERBOTTLE: Specialized Purist from Boda Boda

SPOKE CARDS Tiny Fix!

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Cut Cats Courier First Annual Summer Binger 2014 – June 20th

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The event on Facebook is private, so I don’t know how much info they want me to post about it, but maybe you should order some Crisp and quiz your delivery dude about it. I’m looking forward to it myself – the cats know how to party.

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