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The greatest day on a bike – EVER – is coming to Chicago August 29

Sunday, August 29th.  Just another late-summer day in the city.  How great could it possibly be?

Will there be history?  Yes.

How about the chance to see great Chicago architechture?  Of course.

And Goose Island beer? Will there be beer?  And music?  Oooooh, you bet.

But most importantly, what if I want cowbell?  Hup-hup!

The Boulevard Lakefront Tour (BLT) and xXx-Racing-AthletiCo's first ever tag-team cyclocross race are both happening on the same incredible day, August 29, 2010.

Don't look at this as a conflict, but as an opportunity – two insanely great events that will go great together!  Starting at 7am, Active Trans' venerable ride offers an up-close and indepth experience of Chicago's world renowned architecture and historic boulevards.  Travel by bike down oak-lined streets, awash in the morning rays, and see first-hand why Chicago is considered the birthplace of modern urban planning.  Choose from four different routes ranging from 15 to 62 miles, but no matter which way you go, each ride ends with beer and free music.

About the time you are finishing up your history lesson on a bike, xXx Racing will be kicking off the 2010 cyclocross season  in truly unique style, with a tag-team race just a few blocks south of the BLT route in Jackson Park. 

Yes, that's right, a tag-team race.  Two partners, one course, plenty of mayhem, and as many hand-slaps as you can fit in before the final-lap bell. The action gets going at 10am and goes all day, and even includes a co-ed race! Click here to see the schedule of events.  Watch for free, bring your cooler, and  first-timers are always welcome.  But spots fill up fast, so stay tuned for the registration announcement.  If you want to race, don't be left on the outside of the course tape.

Active Trans is so excited about this great day in Chicago history, and to have racers and fans come participate in the BLT, that they named a discount code after xXx Racing, good for $5 off registration.  Just enter, XXX5 when signing up at www.boulevardtour.org.  Once you're done with the tour, we'll see you in Jackson Park!