Chicago, IL – July 15, 2015 – The Intelligentsia Cup powered by SRAM series added a new race this year – the South Chicago Bike Race presented by Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza – in order to bring a new community event to South Chicago and also highlight the South Chicago Velodrome Association. Since then Slow Roll Chicago joined the effort by organizing a ride through the South Chicago neighborhood ending at the race event, with Ald. Sadlowski Garza joining the ride.
“This community bicycle ride is intended to promote the beauty of the Southeast side of Chicago and the wonderful work being done at the South Chicago Velodrome,” said Olatunji Oboi Reed, Co-founder of Slow Roll Chicago.
“This special ride will be held in conjunction with the Intelligentsia Cup race series, held near the start of our community bike ride. We look forward to working with our partners to bring more bicycle love to the Southeast Side of Chicago, inspiring more people to be excited about bicycles and the activity of cycling.”
In addition to the Slow Roll ride, former national champion Rahsaan Bahati will make an appearance by the South Chicago Velodrome at 2:00 p.m. Bicycle racing will run all day just east of the velodrome on 87th street at the former US Steel site – beginning with amateurs in the morning and concluding with professional men and women in the early evening.
“One of the goals of the Intelligentsia Cup powered by SRAM series is to increase all types of bicycle participation around all the neighborhoods of the city of Chicago,” said series partner Tom Schuler. “We hope having this race in South Chicago will help the efforts to publicize the velodrome there as well as give the neighborhood an exciting summer event for the entire family.”
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About the South Chicago Bike Race p/b Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza
Bicycle racing will be held on E. 87th St. on the east side of S. Lake Shore Drive from 10 am to 8 pm on July 18th, and the Slow Roll Chicago ride will depart at 2:30 pm from S. Burley Ave. and E. 87th St. on the 18th. Kids fun races for kids up to 9 years old will be held starting a 6 pm at the racecourse. A parental waiver is required and each kid must wear a helmet.
About Slow Roll Chicago
Slow Roll Chicago is a community-based organization utilizing bicycles to connect a diverse group of people, transform lives, and improve the condition of communities by organizing community bicycle rides and other bicycling-related programs throughout the greater Chicago area. For more information, visit: http://www.slowrollchicago.org.
About the Intelligentsia Cup powered by SRAM
Founded in 2012 as the Prairie State Cycling Series, the Intelligentsia Cup brings competitive bicycle racing to 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: http://www.intelligentsiacup.com.
For more information, please contact:
+1 630 890 0209
+1 847 644 0277