2012 Series Sponsors
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Iron Cycles – Iron Cycles is a local Chicago bike shop in the Albany Park neighborhood specializing in anything cycling related. Iron Cycles will work on your commuter, your three year old’s tricycle, your custom titanium road bike or your sick cyclocross bike – they do it all. Stop by, bring in your bike for some TLC, for a ride in our training studio, or just stop in to hang out and have a cup of coffee with the guys. Iron Cycles is trying to make their shop what they’ve always wanted bike shops to be: a welcoming atmosphere for anyone who can appreciate the freedom that riding provides.
Pactimo - From the thin air on top of a 14,000 foot peak to the lush meadows at the base of the Rockies, it becomes part of you. Pactimo tries to put that spirit into everything they produce. Pactimo apparel is tested in the most extreme conditions, so that whether you are riding up a pass in 30 degree weather, or through 100 degree heat, you can be confident it will perform to the highest of standards. Pactimo loves where they live and what they do. As a lifestyle company, it is their goal to enhance the life of every person who works for them, while doing their utmost to serve their customers. Whether it is figuring out your order, designing your artwork, or trading great stories after your event, Pactimo hopes you will always feel as though you are part of their family.
SRAM - At SRAM we are passionate about cycling. We ride our bikes to work and around town. We ride our bikes in the peloton, on the trails and down the mountains. It’s this passion and participation that leads to many of the innovations seen in our products. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
UVEX Cycling – Our company motto is PROTECTING PEOPLE. We take this principle literally, since protecting people is our aim, as well as our motivation. And, not just in sports and leisure activities. Many work places present a myriad of dangers too. UVEX products provide protection across the board. As a result of our strategic safety concept, UVEX offers “head to toe” protection, with innovation, proven, high-quality products, which meet the highest safety standards. For over 80 years people around the world have relied on UVEX products to protect them – every day and across a broad range of applications. All UVEX products, including bike helmets, have to comply with strict quality and safety requirements before they are introduced to the market. Throughout the entire production process, experts at our in-house test center constantly check to ensure compliance with the highest quality and safety standards. That is why, for decades, UVEX has been the number one choice of many of our customers: proven quality that you can completely rely on.
Carbo Rocket - Athletes don’t jog, they sprint up trails and run marathons. They don’t beach cruise, they mountain bike up 14’ers and race cyclocross. To sustain these activities the body needs to be properly fueled and hydrated. CarboRocket gives your body the fast paced hydration to train longer, race further and recover quicker.
EJ’s Place in Skokie – Owner, EJ Lenzi, and manager, Abelino Cepeda, bring over 50 years of combined restaurant experience to Chicago’s North Shore. Teamed with a mature, experienced wait staff, and serving the finest food products available, EJ’s Place has become the North Shore’s premiere supper club. Established since 1997 and selected one of the Chicago Magazine’s Best New Restaurants, EJ’s menu consists of prime aged steaks and chops, pristine seafood, and traditional Italian specialties.
NovaCare Rehabilitation - NovaCare is a full service rehabilitation provider with clinics throughout Chicago and the suburbs. Our clinicians specialize in physical therapy and sports medicine treating sports injuries, orthopedic injuries and post surgical conditions. Some of our specialty services include bike fits by a physical therapist (and CCC participant), video gait and running analysis as well as specialized manual therapy techniques such as Active Release Techniques (ART) and Graston. For bike fit services, or for more information, call 773-784-9406. Also, NovaCare Rehabilitation provides a Sports Injury Hotline to all competitive and recreational athletes. Call (866) TRY-NOVA (879-6682). A Nova Care athletic trainer will answer any of your questions or concerns related to the prevention or treatment of common athletic injuries. Visit our website to find the clinic nearest to you. Make sure to mention you heard about NovaCare from the Chicago Cyclocross Cup!
Sheila Moon – The mission of Portland Oregon native and Oakland California resident, Sheila Moon, is to bring fashion to the world of cycling apparel. Sheila combines 15 years of bike racing experience with a lifetime as a fashion designer to create cycling apparel that is both fashionable and functional. Sheila is on the cutting edge of Cycling Fashion – offering tailored wool britches and lined jackets that travel from bike to boardroom with ease. She also creates some of the finest cycling basics (jerseys, shorts, warmers, caps) in the industry. Sheila Moon Athletic Apparel is woman-owned and every item is created in artisan sewing factories in San Francisco California.
Keating Law Offices – IllinoisBicycleLaw.com - Keating Law Offices is a Chicago, Illinois firm of trial attorneys focused on handling cases involving bicycle collisions and accidents. Keating Law Offices has successfully represented hundreds of bicyclists throughout Illinois who have been injured in a bicycle crash or accident. If you have been injured in a bicycle crash or accident, please contact Illinois Bike Accident Attorney Mike Keating at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Keating Law Offices at 312-208-7702. All initial consultations are free and all communications are confidential and privileged in accordance with Illinois law.
Spidermonkey Cycling - Spidermonkey Cycling is an all-inclusive cycling club based out of Chicago, Illinois. Spidermonkey formed after the closure of a local Chicago bike shop and cycling hub. Four riders, Dean, Nate, Matt and Vanessa, were left pondering whom to ride with. The foursome wanted a tight group where riders would not get lost in the pack, and also a group that emphasized completion as much as competition.
Bloomington Cycle & Fitness – Bloomington Cycle & Fitness is a family owned and operated bicycle shop, with friendly and knowledgeable staff who LOVE to ride bikes! We have a wide variety of mountain, road, comfort and hybrid bicycles in stock and a great location, right on the Constitution Trail, to test ride. Not to mention, every bike we sell comes with free brake and shifting adjustment as long as you own your bike! We also stock a huge selection of bicycle parts and accessories, and quality repair service to make your ride all it can be. Whether you are looking for a first bike or you ride like a pro, we would love to help you.
Foundry Cycles- To us, a bike is a tool. It’s a tool for carving and smoothing terrain. It’s a tool for honing your body and sharpening your mind. It’s a tool designed to grind away doubt and reveal the strength underneath. Foundry designs and produces high performance carbon fiber bikes, each built to deliver no less than everything you ask of it. We don’t make traveling billboards. We make bikes for the real world. To find your next Foundry, visit Curt at BikeFix in Oak Park, he will gladly take care of your needs.
Mad Alchemy – Mad Alchemy Embrocation is a line of all natural body care products hand-made in small batches to ensure the highest quality product available. Established in the spring of 2008, Mad Alchemy Embrocation satisfies the skin care needs of cyclists looking to maximize their experience on the bike. All the ingredients in Mad Alchemy Embrocation are from the earth, pure and simple. The containers that house our products are completely recyclable, but are nice enough that you’ll want to reuse them to store your extra race number pins, candy, marbles… whatever.
Main Street Bicycles - Main Street Bicycles was started in 2004 with the mission of being one of the greatest full service bike shops around while supporting the bicycle community in as many ways as possible. Located in historic Old Town Carpentersville, they are pedal strokes from the Fox River Trail system connecting the entire Fox Valley with other wonderful trail systems in Northern Illinois. As a full-service shop, Main St Bicycles can fit you on the right bike, make sure you have the right gear to be safe and comfortable, and continue to keep your bike at optimal performance with expert repairs and service.
The Pony Shop – The Pony Shop is a locally owned and managed bicycle shop that’s been a part of the community since 1969 providing Chicagoland’s cyclists (CX racers) professional yet friendly service. The Pony Shop’s philosophy is simple: provide the absolute best service by hiring and keeping the best bike people around, and allow them to introduce innovative products to you to try and buy. The Pony Shop believes in, rides, and uses the same products they sell to you.
PSIMET - Building wheels is a craft that requires knowledge and patience. I am an engineer by trade. As such I have the innate mechanical aptitude and attention to technical detail necessary for quality wheel building. What I can build you is a high quality carbon fiber or aluminum wheelset that fits your needs. I do not make compromises; every component we (because this is a collaboration between you and I) decide to use is of the highest quality. Learn more about PSIMET custom wheels.
Spin Doctor Cyclewerks – Since 1996 Spin Doctor Cyclewerks has been offering fine bicycles, quality accessories, and expert repairs to the greater Bartlett cycling community. Their customers appreciate the shop’s honest, attentive, and patient customer service. Spin Doctor Cyclewerks invites you to visit them soon. Enjoy life, ride often!
Verdigris Custom Homes – Verdigris Custom Homes, Inc. is a client based luxury residential design, build and consultant company focused on Old World, high performing residences built with environmentally friendly building practices and technologies. “Old World Excellence, Modern Technology, Mindfully Green”
Higher Gear – Higher Gear shares your passion for cycling. We’re a full-service bike shop located just north of Chicago. We have two locations to serve you: our Highland Park store is located just northeast of the Highland Park Metra station, and our Wilmette store is located in Plaza Del Lago. Whether you’re a recreational cyclist, a bike fanatic or a weekend warrior we have events/rides, tips, bikes, and products to meet your needs. Ride into higher gear with us!
Michael Heagney – Koenig & Strey - Michael Heagney’s diverse entrepreneurial experience and management skills are the perfect fit for a rapidly changing real estate market. Assisting today’s client in making the most important financial decision of their life requires experience in the market, thinking outside the box, embracing technology and honing in and listening to a client’s needs, goals and wants. As a self starter with an ability to wear many hats, his experience in overcoming the hurdles in a challenging market place are second to none. Attributes you want on your side when serving on your behalf as a trusted advisor, skilled negotiator and expert facilitator.
MNO Sport Chiropractic - Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician Alan Stoughton offers the best in diagnosis and natural treatment of sports injuries in Kane and McHenry Counties. Using chiropractic manipulative therapy, acupuncture, disc decompression, Graston Technique, Kinesio Taping, ultrasound, electric muscle stimulation, rehabilitative exercises and more, Dr. Stoughton is able to reduce recovery time, help prevent injury, and improve performance. Insurance accepted, affordable cash plans, evening hours until 7:00 pm. Call today with any questions–consultations are always free. Life is a sport, stay in the game with MNO!
Morning Bird Studio is a private personal training boutique and cycling-specific coaching service, empowering clients with the tools and knowledge to transform into the best version of themselves in an inspiring atmosphere that encourages physical creativity and forward-thinking. We provide the personalized encouragement that gets results. Our positive feedback methods encourage clients to achieve their goals, whether it be fitness, weight loss, mobility or performance. The studio is the opposite of a high-volume big-box gym – utilizing minimal gear, maximum knowledge and personality to create the best training experience possible. The goal is to turn the perception of fitness away from the typical stereotype – creating a culture that aggressively does not settle for mediocre. Couple that with a few laughs, great music and videos, and you get a typical Morning Bird session.
Smart Bike Parts - Chicago’s Coolest Little Bike Shop located square in the middle of the best big cycling city in North America. Litespeed, Redline, Jamis, Torelli, All-City, Surly & Custom Builds. Fast friendly service. Ride on.
SockGuy - SockGuy, the manufacturer of the most comfortable socks you’ll ever wear, is a thirteen-year-old San Diego-based company providing performance specialty socks that feature superior comfort, cool designs, and long lasting durability. SockGuy has hundreds of original sock designs to fit a variety of athletic activities that are sold in thousands of retail locations across the U.S. and are distributed internationally in over 20 countries. The company creates high end custom performance socks for events, clubs, shops, companies and schools, and can be found at large and small sporting events everywhere. SockGuy is also the most popular outsource manufacturer for major sports brands, so our socks are worn by top athletes and can be found in athletic stores around the world.
Velosmith Bicycle Studio - From beginner cyclists to committed racers, Velosmith works with cyclists of all types who seek comfort, power, speed, and performance from their bike. Velosmith offers professional mechanical services; personalized biomechanical fitting services; best-in-class bicycles and accessories; and cycling specific workshops aimed at supporting the passion of the cycling community. Our clients love us because we help them raise the bar on their cycling experience by achieving optimal riding comfort and performance.
Beverly Bike and Ski - Beverly Bike and Ski offers bike and ski sales and services to clients in the Chicago, IL area. Since 1921, they have been providing bike and ski products and apparel along with professional repair services.
The Chainlink – The Chainlink is Chicagoland’s online community and hub for cyclists of all types – from racers, to commuters, Sunday afternoon riders, advocates and bike shop owners. Nearing 8,000 members and 32,000 unique visitors a month, this web platform creates opportunities for Chicagoans to learn, connect and exchange ideas - specifically for biking. This includes a full calendar of regional bicycle events and an active discussion forum. Our members include individuals and both public and private sector groups from far and wide. Come join us and start connecting!
Chicago Cuttin’ Crew – Hey juniors… the Cuttin’ Crew has something for ya.
Tipping Point Photography – “An independent lens with a creative perspective on your life story.” We’re not like other photographers. We don’t have a studio, we don’t have big fancy lights, and we’re anything but pre-packaged and off-the-shelf. Instead, we sneak quietly into the background of your life and capture a series of distinct, intimate moments that, collectively, tell a story that is uniquely YOU–who you are, what’s important to you, and where you are in your life. Our images will inspire you, make you laugh and cry, and sometimes just make you say, “Wow.” Tipping Point founder Liz Farina Markel co-edited the 2009 ChiCross Photo Collective photo book.
TZCoaching- Based out of Oak Park, Illinois; TZCoaching offers affordable personal training plans for endurance athletes across the country!!! Using strength and conditioning as a foundation, and endurance racing as measurable goals, TZCoaching creates personalized training plans addressing strengths and weaknesses while working with athletes towards their desired goals.
Well-Fit - Well-Fit Triathlon and Training is the premier coaching company creating world champions and everyday heroes. The foundation of every successful training program is the athlete. The best coaches are experienced guides who begin with the hopes, dreams and desires of the athlete and then tailor a training plan based on the athlete’s current fitness, race schedule and lifestyle.