Did You Know?

Half of school children walked or biked to school in 1969, but only 13 percent were doing it in 2009.

A bike race for everyone

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Have you ever wanted to participate in a bike race but didn’t feel like you were at the competitive skill level? 

Look no further. On September 25, join us in the northwest suburban Bartlett to participate in an event that is the first of its kind! 

The Kickstand Classic Bike Challenge is a chip timed race for riders of ALL skill levels, on all kinds of bikes. 

Riders will get to choose between three waves that suit different riding skill levels, as well as how far they want to ride: 10, 14.5, or 19 miles. 

Whether you choose to be a Speed Demon, a Middle of the Road or a Sunday Funday rider, we can guarantee you some friendly competition on this car-free course in downtown Bartlett! 

With registration, riders will have access to on-course technical support and rest stops to refuel during their ride. A commemorative long sleeve technical tee and finisher’s medal are included with registration.

Once you have completed your race, join us at the post-ride festival for food, live music, and a free, cold Fat Tire beer courtesy of New Belgium Brewing.  

Looking for a way to engage friends, family or co-workers? Sign up as a team and get in on the fun. Special registration rates are available for groups of 10 or more. 

Individual awards will be given to the top three winners in each age category for both men and women. Team awards will be given to the top five teams in the Open Division and the Women Only Division.

We hope to see you there!

For new information about Kickstand Classic, like us on Facebook and check the event page. Read the general FAQs and the participant FAQs. 

For questions about registration, please contact: Sean Blay at or (312) 967-1016

For questions about volunteering, please contact: Cherrell Jackson at or (312) 216-0487


This post was authored by Events Intern Ami Schwartz.