Posts in category "Cycling"

Spin to Break the Cycle Event Review

Welcome to Spin to Break the Cycle! This fundraising event for World Sport Chicago did it up at the House of Blues in Chicago and filled the venue with spin bikes, participants, and cheer squads!
On Saturday, March 8th I was fortunate enough to attend the inaugural Spin to Break the Cycle event to raise money for World Sport Chicago. As a member of the media I didn’t have to fundraise but after attending I’m pretty sure I’ll want to next year! Why? Because the energy this group espouses and... Read more »

Take Over the House of Blues with Spin to Break the Cycle {Giveaway}

Take Over the House of Blues with Spin to Break the Cycle {Giveaway}
A few weeks ago I was invited to be the last minute addition to team Braking Bad at a Cycle for Survival event where you take a spin class for anywhere between one and four hours to raise money for a worthy cause. In that case it was Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers and the fight... Read more »

South Lake Shore Drive Extension Opens to Runners and Cyclists

South Lake Shore Drive Extension Opens to Runners and Cyclists
What’s the furthest you’ve ever been on Chicago’s Lake Front Trail? If you live on the north side of the city, maybe it’s Buckingham Fountain. Maybe it’s McCormick Place. Or if you’ve run the Ready to Run 20 Miler it might even be just past the Museum of Science and Industry. But starting this weekend... Read more »
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Why You Should Ride Venus de Miles

Why You Should Ride Venus de Miles
Before time gets away from me, I wanted to write my post about the 2013 Venus de Miles bike ride for Greenhouse Scholars. I’ve been struggling with what I wanted to write. Not because I didn’t have a good time. I had a great time! A big shout out to Alyssa for pushing me to... Read more »

Pros and Cons of Chicago's Bike the Drive (Plus a giveaway!)

Pros and Cons of Chicago's Bike the Drive (Plus a giveaway!)
I’d never done Bike the Drive before but since I’m currently training for Venus de Miles I knew I wanted to participate in at least one longer, supported ride before July 28th. And that’s exactly what Bike the Drive is. Just like Venus de Miles, it’s not a race. It’s just a supported ride with... Read more »

Getting a Bike Fitting in Chicago

Getting a Bike Fitting in Chicago
Back in 2010 I decided I wanted a road bike. I knew nothing about road bikes, I only had a vague idea of what I wanted, and I didn’t have a ton of money to spend. Jason and I went to many, many bike stores and I finally settled on my Giant Avail. The salesperson... Read more »
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Venus de Miles: The Best Way to Bike

Venus de Miles: The Best Way to Bike
I bought my first road bike in 2010.  Actually, it was my first bike in almost 10 years. And just like most things I do these days, I wasn’t content to use it for short distances. Well, actually, at first I was. But then I decided to up the stakes a bit. I did two... Read more »

Do as I Say, Not as I Duathlon: Run and Roll for the Dole

Do as I Say, Not as I Duathlon: Run and Roll for the Dole
Back in July I participated in the Venus de Miles 60 mile bike ride.  I had so much fun and immediately started thinking about other bike events I could do.   Last year I did two duathlons and had a great time at both.  So why not find another one to do in 2012? Some quick... Read more »

Flywheel - Spinning on a Whole New Level

Flywheel - Spinning on a Whole New Level
I admit, I’ve only ever taken one spin class.  You know, that indoor cycling thing where the instructor tells you to up your bike’s resistance, stand up, pedal harder, etc? However, since I’ve been running less I’ve really been getting into cycling more.  And when I heard about Flywheel from three people in one week... Read more »
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