Friday, July 24, 2009

Chicago Criterium Comes to South Loop this Weekend

Last year we were walking around and out of no where bikes were buzzing by us down Michigan avenue. Since we weren't expecting it needless to say we were surprised! If this sounds interesting, this Sunday is your chance to catch a glimpse of high speed cycling in our neighborhood:
The Chicago Criterium series of races will captivate spectators with its fast paced straight-aways and tight 90-degree turns in the heart of Grant Park. A criterium or "crit" is a cycling race held in a closed circuit loop and is approximately 1.1 miles in length. The high speed left turn action begins on Columbus Drive heading north to East Jackson Boulevard, south on Michigan Avenue, east on Balbo Avenue, then back to Columbus Drive.
The races begin at 7am and continue throughout the day. There is no price for admission. If you could care less about this, this also serves as a warning if you're riding you car. Avoid the Grant Park streets!

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