Archive for June 2011

Welcome to the new Chicagonow and Pace of Chicago

By now you can see, we have gone through a lot of changes at Chicagonow. The big wigs that run the joint have been great at trying to teach us how to manage the new adjustment and look, which I have more or less blown off. Now we have all of this great new technology... Read more »

Tour de France Brackets!

Get ready Tour fans, Velogames is ready for your picks. Velogames is a NCAA March Madness type bracket system that gives all of you Tour junkies a chance to get into the action of the Tour de France by filling out your brackets, following your favorite riders and even getting your friends involved. Velogames Fantasy... Read more »

Tougher Than Iron. Local Athlete Faces the Ultimate Battle.

Kristin McQueen knows what it’s like to face pain, to struggle, to reach for a goal and never stop.  McQueen is a veteran endurance athlete with 15 marathons, 4 Ironman, in her impressive resume. None of that holds a candle to the battle Kristin has had with cancer.   Diagnosed with cancer in 2003 she is... Read more »

Moses Mosop Eyes Chicago Marathon for Possible World Record Performance.

Kenya’s Moses Mosop, announced he will run the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, aiming to improve upon his historic first marathon. Mosop’s time of 2:03:06 at the 2011 Boston Marathon is the fastest marathon ever run by a first-timer and the second fastest marathon in history. Tuesday Mosop toured the course with Executive Race... Read more »

Chicago's first protected bike lane scheduled to reach completion this week.

Chicago's first protected bike lane scheduled to reach completion this week.
Computer rendering of the completed lane. Mayor Emanuel has made a lot of pledges for his first 100 days in office, one that effects bikers should be completed by the end of this week. Emanuel pledged to build a total 100 miles of protected lanes over four years.  Step #1 on Kinzie St. between Milwaukee... Read more »

Fathers's Day Gift Ideas for the Endurance Dad

If you need some ideas on what to get your endurance dad, we have put together the ultimate list with the help of the local shops in the Chicago area.  North, South, East, West, expensive and modest, we have something for everyone and they are in stock and ready for you to pick up. Running... Read more »

Thank Dad with the Nike 26.2 Preview This Saturday.

If you have an endurance dad, then this weekend is a great opportunity to take him out, treat him right and get him a pretty cool gift all in the same place. Saturday, June 18th in the Soldier Field South parking lot, Nike is going to be hosting a 26.2 Preview party as a kickoff... Read more »

Registration for Ironman New York, Sells Out in 11 Minutes!

If you are a triathlete and looking to for a new Ironman experience, and you had fast fingers then you are one of the lucky 2500 to be signed up. Ironman New York City!  It sounds like a movie title, but it’s real, for one day, the Ironman Triathlon will be taking over the streets... Read more »

Big Foot Triathlon Sets A New Standard.

RAM (Running Away Multisport) events have always been known to have great goodie bags, fun events and big purses.  Though they are not new to triathlon, they are making their mark in the triathlon space using the upcoming Big Foot Triathlon as the launching pad. The June 26th event is one of the only races... Read more »

Cycling Super Couple Takes 50 State Tour for Charity.

When Adam and Christy Coppola got married in October of 2010, they didn’t immediately leave for their honeymoon, they decided they wanted to do something special and waited until January to leave.  It’s June and Adam and Christy Coppola are still on their honeymoon! Instead of hitting a resort or taking off to Europe,l the... Read more »