June 5, 2013
The Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series, featuring eight days of competitive cycling over 10 days from July 12-21, 2013, is now open for participant registration.
The inaugural Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series has announced venues in the Illinois communities of Chicago, Crystal Lake, Beverly, Elmhurst, Lake Bluff and St. Charles. The series will also feature races in the Wisconsin communities of Kenosha and Sharon. High-energy Pro and amateur racing excitement will be complemented by healthy family fun, kids’ activities, a lifestyle expo area, food and beverage, and more.
Additionally, the Intelligentsia Cup will benefit World Bicycle Relief, a non-profit organization transforming individuals and their communities through The Power of Bicycles. Riders will have the opportunity to contribute to the World Bicycle Relief during online registration. Event promoter, Prairie State Cycling Series, LLC, will match the collective donation, up to $5,000.
“Intelligentsia saw this as an opportunity to contribute to the creation of a race series unlike any other in the country,” said Zell. “The character of a cyclist is built upon self-reliance and hard work. We can take that motivation to do what we love – race – and benefit others around the globe.”
Intelligentsia Coffee and World Bicycle Relief will be on-site at the Intelligentsia Cup races sharing their respective initiatives with racers and spectators.
Continued Zell, “World Bicycle Relief has demonstrated how the bicycle can transform the world. In our Intelligentsia travels, we’ve witnessed first-hand how one bicycle in Africa can have a profound effect on the local economy. Powerful.”
Pactimo is proud to be the official cycling apparel partner for the Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series, and is a strong supporter of World Bicycle Relief.
Pactimo will be providing leader jerseys for the Series and currently supports World Bicycle Relief through a donation per sale on WBR merchandise sold on the Pactimo retail store. For each jersey, bib or short sold, Pactimo donates $20 to help them provide access to independence and livelihood through The Power of Bicycles.
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FRIDAY, JULY 12
23rd Annual Food, Folks & Spokes
(Criterium – Kenosha, WI)
SATURDAY, JULY 13
(Criterium – Chicago, IL)
SUNDAY, JULY 14
Tour de Crystal Lake
presented by McHenry County CVB
(Criterium – Crystal Lake, IL)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17
Sharon Cycling Classic
(Road Race – Sharon, WI)
THURSDAY, JULY 18
11th Annual Beverly Hills Cycling Classic
(Criterium in the Chicago community of Beverly, IL)
FRIDAY, JULY 19
Superior Ambulance Elmhurst Cycling Classic pb Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare
(Criterium – Elmhurst, IL)
SATURDAY, JULY 20
Northwestern Medicine Lake Bluff Criterium and Lake Bluff Block Party
(Criterium – Lake Bluff, IL)
SUNDAY, JULY 21
Sammy’s/Dreyer St. Charles Criterium
(Criterium – St. Charles, IL)