“Fyxation Open” Fixed Gear Criterium Added To Racing Docket
Chicago – Fyxation, a leading manufacturer of urban bicycles, and the Intelligentsia Cup, the premiere bicycle racing series in Chicagoland, announced today the first annual Fyxation Open fixed gear criterium race on July 26 as part of the Chicago Criterium event of the Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series.
The Fyxation Open will be held on the Chicago Criterium race course in the heart of downtown Chicago between the pro women and pro men main events. This will be a true fixed gear criterium and only racers riding fixed gear track style bikes with drop bars and no freewheel or brakes will be eligible to compete. The field limit is set at 75 riders and will be available on a first come/first served basis.
Riders will be eligible to win over $1500 in cash, prizes and race primes from Fyxation and a host of other sponsors including Chrome Industries, All City Cycles, Nutcase and ABUS.
“The Intelligentsia Cup is excited to bring fixed gear racing back to Chicagoland with the first ever Fyxation Open race as a part of the Chicago Criterium.” said Intelligentsia Cup co-founder and former U.S. professional criterium champion Tom Schuler. “Back in the day, fixed gear road racing was a bike racing staple with classic events like the 50 mile Elgin to Chicago race. We are excited to host this high-energy form of bike racing, once again reminding us that everything old is new again.”
Nick Ginster, co-founder and general manager of Fyxation said, “Partnering with Tom Schuler and his team at the Intelligentsia Cup has been a great experience and we’re confident the event will be a huge success. Not only are the race organizers great at handling race logistics, but being able to work side by side with professional cyclists and a national cycling champion has added a great rider’s perspective when planning the Fyxation Open.”
More event information is available at: www.prairiestatecyclingseries.com/fyxationopen
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About Prairie State Cycling Series
Fyxation was founded with a simple goal in mind. To bring urban riders pioneering bicycles and components made from the best materials at a fair price. We focus on design, durability and style. We are a team of engineers and riders that strive to combine our knowledge of design and cycling to bring to market innovative yet affordable urban bicycle equipment. For more information, please visit us on the web at http://www.fyxation.com.
The Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series is a competitive bicycle race series in the Chicago metro area, featuring top-level professional and elite amateur athletes. Each race venue includes exciting racing complemented by healthy and fun family activities, a lifestyle expo, as well as food and beverage from local vendors. For the complete schedule, please visit: www.PrairieStateCyclingSeries.com.
About Intelligentsia Coffee
Founded in 1995, Intelligentsia is a coffee roasting company and retailer headquartered in Chicago. Beans are purchased direct from growers in Central and South America, East Africa, and Ethiopia. Intelligentsia’s buying team cumulatively spends over 365 days each year at source. Insights, practices and expertise in preparation and processing garnered from their work around the globe are applied to each of Intelligentsia’s exclusive Direct Trade coffees.
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