The first annual Willow Springs Challenge Ride will be held on Sunday, July 17 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on the same course used for the Illinois State Road Racing Championships, part of the Intelligentsia Cup powered by SRAM bicycle racing series. Local residents are invited to take part in this mass cycling event, open to anyone with a bicycle and a helmet.
The goal of the event is for individuals to challenge themselves to their own abilities. It can be as simple as taking a bike that has been collecting dust in the garage for too many years and getting out on the course or by trying to complete as many laps of the course as possible in the time allotted. We welcome any and all types of cyclists!
“We really wanted to give the residents of Willow Springs something they can call their own,” said Tom Schuler, managing partner of the race series. “We are really thankful for the village to allow us to have our race here. This type of event, being open to anyone who can ride a bike, will give everyone a chance to experience the great riding of the area.”
Come enjoy the beautiful scenery that compromises the Willow Springs course, along beautiful wooded, hilly roads running through the Village of Willow Springs and the surrounding the Cook County Forest Preserve.
Participants will receive a complimentary Imperial Oak Brewing beer token for all adult participants. Support (SAG) service provided at the event by Ultimate Pro Bikes located in nearby Countryside.
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About the Intelligentsia Cup
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