Archive for January 2012

3000 Miles in 10 Days- Bicycle Dreams is Coming to Chicago.

3000 Miles in 10 Days- Bicycle Dreams is Coming to Chicago.
Bicycle Dreams, the movie, captures the mental and physical nightmare that athletes put themselves through to race across America in 10 days. As one of the organizers put it, “it’s not a sporting event in the classic sense, it’s more of sending a gladiator into a pit with a lion!” 3000 miles in 10 days,... Read more »

Registration Open For The Tri-State Tour

Registration Open For The Tri-State Tour
The Tri-State Tour is exactly that, three states in one day!  Starting in Hammond, Indiana and ending in Kenosha, WI. The Tri- State Tour is a century ride that is one you want to add to your endurance “bucket list.” Bicycle Illinois presents the Tri-State Tour, which travels through three states in one day! You’ll... Read more »

Honor A Fallen Officer Today(Tuesday) at Noon.

Honor A Fallen Officer Today(Tuesday) at Noon.
If you are in the city and looking for a positive way to spend your lunch time and support the Chicago Police Department,  join Father Dan Brandt of the Chicago Police Chaplains’ Unit for a prayer vigil in honor of Fallen Police Officer Nate Taylor, who was killed in the line of duty in 2008. Officer Taylor... Read more »
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Triathlon Clinic and Free Race Entries Tonight at Running Away!

Triathlon Clinic and Free Race Entries Tonight at Running Away!
If you are thinking about doing your first triathlon and need some advice, then you might want to head out to Running Away Multisport in Deerfield tonight for their RAM U Live speakers series. Everyone who attends is entered into a raffle to win free entries to Big Foot Triathlon and the North Shore 1/2... Read more »

Meet Mat Steinmentz at the Trek Store in HP!

Meet Mat Steinmentz at the Trek Store in HP!
Mat Steinmetz is one of the top coaches in the endurance world.  Craig Alexander, Julie Dibens, Mirinda Carfrae and a host of other athletes turn to Steinmetz for coaching and performance advice.  Now it’s your turn. Steinmentz will be at the Trek Store of Highland Park on Wednesday, January 25th speaking about his coaching and... Read more »

If You Need A Little Inspiration, This Should Do It.

If You Need A Little Inspiration, This Should Do It.
Yesterday my 3 year old son started little league basketball.  I am one of the coaches.  As we drove to practice, I began to worry if he would be good enough, would he like basketball, would this be the beginning of something great, or a horrible memory that sends him away from sports completely? When... Read more »
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It's Indoor Triathlon Season at Fitness Formula Clubs!

It's Indoor Triathlon Season at Fitness Formula Clubs!
You wouldn’t want to jump into Lake Michigan for a swim in January, but a nice warm pool for some spirited competition is another story.  The Fitness Formula Clubs in Chicago are about to kick off the 13th year of their indoor triathlon series, it’s a great workout for the newbie and the Ironman alike.... Read more »