Chicago Bike Week promotes cycling June 10 - 14

Mon. June 10, 2013 6:28 AM by News Staff

free outdoor spin classes at cloud gate in millennium park

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Transgender bike night on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Chicago, IL - The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events kicks-off Chicago Bike Week taking place June 10-14 as part of Bike Chicago 2013, presented by the City of Chicago and Goose Island Beer Company.

"More and more people are biking on our streets and lakefront path, whether it is to ride to work, to the store or just for fitness," said Mayor Rahn Emanuel, "Bicycling is a reliable, fast, affordable, healthy and great form of transportation that all residents, young and old, can utilize and enjoy."

Chicago Bike Week Schedule of Events include:

Spinning Alfresco presented by LIfe Time Fitness
Monday, June 10 - Wednesday, June 12, 2013
6:30 am & 7:30 am
Millennium Park, Cloud Gate (201 E. Randolph St.)
Start your day with FREE outdoor spin classes at Cloud Gate in Millennium Park. Space is limited and bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis with two classes at 6:30 am and 7:30 am.

Velo Yoga by Moksha's Everybody Free Yoga
Monday, June 10, 2013
12 Noon
Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington St.)
Certified Moksha yoga instructor and bike enthusiast Amber Cook guides this all-level FREE outdoor yoga class designed for cyclists and everyone who wants flexibility, core strength, balance, focus and joy! Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat. Some yoga mats provided, first–come, first–served basis. Class at Noon on Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington.

Bike Chicago Feature Film in Millennium Park
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Starts at Dusk
Millennium Park, (201 E. Randolph St.)
A special screening of The Triplets of Belleville, a 2003 animated comedy about a grandmother's journey to rescue her grandson who was kidnapped while competing in the Tour de France. Start time is dusk.

Near North Bike Tour
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Begins at 6:30 pm
Starts at Buckingham Fountain
Near North Bike Tour led by Lee Diamond of Chicago Neighborhood Bike Tours. Join us for a FREE two-hour tour of the Near North Side beginning at 6:30 pm. Pre-registration is required. Ride is limited to 150 participants. Visit for registration and event details.

Women and Trans Night Open Shop at West Town Bikes (Special Event)
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
7pm to 10pm
West Town Bikes, 1147 N. Campbell
Open Shop is held every Wednesday at West Town Bikes in Chicago's Humboldt Pk. Pamper your bike in a fun & social atmosphere. DIY bike repair tips, tips for safe commuting, suggestions on how to make riding your bike more enjoyable. $10 suggested donation. This Open Shop is for the women and transgendered bike-lovers ONLY!

Life Time Cycle Palooza
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Classes begin at 5:30 pm
Millennium Park, (201 E. Randolph St.)
Life Time Cycle Palooza will be the culminating event of the Spinning Alfresco classes, beginning at 5:30 pm at Cloud Gate in Millennium Park. Join 100 fellow spinners for an evening spin class at Cloud Gate. Bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

City of Chicago's Bike to Work Rally
Friday, June 14, 2013
7 am - 9:30 am.
Daley Plaza
The Chicago Bike Week festivities will culminate on Friday, June 14 at 7am with the Bike to Work Rally on Daley Plaza (Washington and Dearborn streets). Join thousands of cyclists for live music and and FREE continental breakfast provided by 7-Eleven. Also, all cyclists will receive a FREE T-shirt as well as use of the complimentary Kickstart by Mountain Dew Free Bike Valet. Organized by Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

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For more information and details on Chicago Bike Week and Bike Chicago 2013, please call 312.744.3316 or visit Join the conversation on Twitter at @ChicagoDCASE, #ChiBikeWeek.

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The Windy City Cycling Club (WCCC) is a LGBT, lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender club, which encourages fellowship through recreational, road and off-road cycle rides.