2014 Series Sponsors
See our 2014 Series Sponsorship proposal here.
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.
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.
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.
Village Cycle Center – Thinking of buying a new bicycle? Do you want the best selection of bikes? Village Cycle Center has more bikes in stock than any single store in the nation. We have over 10,000 bikes in stock and if we don’t have the bike you want, odds are no one does. One of your first choices, and not necessarily an easy one, will be where to shop. It can be a challenge because there are a myriad of stores that carry two-wheelers, from specialty retailers, to giant department stores, to backyard garage operations. Village Cycle Center makes bike buying fun, easy, affordable, and quick.
– Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM, Zeigler Maserati, & Zeigler Fiat of Schaumburg is proud to support the Chicago Cross Cup series for 2013! As one of the largest dealers of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM & Fiat products in the Midwest, Zeigler of Schaumburg has a large inventory of vehicles to suit your every need whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, business professional, college student or family member in charge of hauling everyone around. We are also a full service center with factory trained service technicians to handle all Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM and Fiat vehicles new and old. You can review our inventory at zeiglerchryslerdogejeep.com and zfiat.com. You can also contact the sales department at (847) 882-8400 for vehicle information on new or used vehicles or use the same number to reach our service staff. For a great experience, come to Zeigler at 208 West Golf Road in Schaumburg!
ABUS Mobile Secuirty – Whether you want to secure your bike against theft, protect your head in a fall with a bike helmet or simply transport a few items without damaging them. ABUS provides the right solution for all these tasks. From basic protection to high-tech locks to protect you against theft. Or from the first bike helmet for your child to helmets for professional cyclists. Or from the wide range of sportive, elegant and functional bike bags.
– Clif Bar was born on a bike in a moment our founder, Gary Erickson, now calls ‘the epiphany.’ Today, Gary and his wife, Kit Crawford, continue to lead Clif Bar’s innovative business model. Guided by Five Aspirations, Clif Bar is a family and employee-owned company that loves food.
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.
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.
Yojimbo’s Garage – Yojimbo’s Garage is a single-location, brick and mortar bicycle shop on Chicago’s near North side established in 1997. An original Chicago Cylocross Cup sponsor in 2004 and proud to be returning. This under-stated bike shop is located where it always has been- 1310 N Clybourn Ave. Warm up with free coffee, tea and wi-fi during your visit and experience what the community has valued for 17 years. Chicagoland’s favorite independent wheelbuilder with over 10,000 wheels’ experience. *Cat alert within*
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.
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.
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. (CBBEL) is a full-service consulting engineering and surveying firm specializing in civil, transportation/highway, municipal, traffic, construction, water resources, environmental, structural and mechanical engineering. CBBEL is headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois with additional satellite offices. At CBBEL, we are committed to delivering consistently accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions to a wide range of engineering and environmental challenges. Started in 1986, CBBEL has grown to approximately 230 employees by providing consistently high quality service to both public and private sector clients throughout the Midwest.
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.
Nuun – Nuun, pronounced “Noon” was the first company to separate electrolyte replacement from carbohydrates. Before Nuun, if you wanted electrolytes, the result was a bottle full of sugar. With our simple, self-dissolving, sugar-free electrolyte tab, we revolutionized the sports drink forever.
Prairie Path Cycles – Just off the Illinois Prairie Path in Winfield and the Fox River Trail in Batavia, Prairie Path Cycles is your full-service stop for all your cycling needs. PPC first opened their doors in 1992 to provide quality bicycles, accessories and expert repairs. They will make sure that your bike purchase will be one that you will enjoy for many years to come. Their experienced staff will help you find the bike that is perfect for your style of riding AND your budget.
TENSPEED HERO – Unable to sell capes – at least until we find a way to fly, TENSPEED HERO works up a sweat crafting cycling gear for you to sweat in. We picture steep cliffs, hot tarmac, and breezy coasts as we design with primary colours and other ones, too. Always considering a cyclist’s swiftness and deft determination, if our small friend-based company had a board of directors it would be called the wheel of directors. Together in vibrant regalia, we aim to keep you awake and dreaming.
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.
– Moorhead Law Group, LLC is a small, hard-working law firm based in Chicago, with a practice and reach that is national in scope. The firm focuses in three areas: commercial real estate, conservation, and sports law, all on a national basis. Established in 2012, we hit the ground running with our direct approach, responsiveness with clients, and fair pricing for our legal services. Clients have noted the firm’s sound practical advice, fair and responsive approach, and ability to get complex deals done on time, on budget, and without surprises.
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.
ROK Coaching – As a Training Bible cycling coach, Joe Friel’s methods are the framework of my approach. I am also a category 1 cyclist with experience racing at the highest levels in the US in BMX, mountain, and road racing, and for the US national team in the mountain bike world championships. With me as your coach the knowledge gained from over 30 years of bike racing and the most current science will be in your corner.
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.
SnowyMountain – SnowyMountain Photography is a boutique action studio that excels in capturing moments from the wild. We don’t wait for the perfect shot to come to us, we track it down in its natural habitat. Our goal is to find beauty in ordinary pursuits, and to craft stunning images that highlight personal moments of greatness. Our portfolio also includes wildlife, nature, and abstract photography. We work with our clients to capture the images that they want of the things they love.
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!
Chicago Cuttin’ Crew – The Chicago Cuttin’ Crew is a team of exceptional riders built from the messenger community and urban street racing circuit. We have built relationships and friendships through a unique, shared passion for cycling. It has quite literally defined our lifestyle. We exist in a pronounced messenger culture that was not made by this team, but it made this team. The Chicago Cuttin’ Crew has made a name for itself grinding out credibility on the streets one day, one race at a time. We’ve been on other teams, we’ve seen other teams, we are not like other teams.
CMIT Solutions of Downtown Chicago is an IT consulting firm organized to support small & midsize businesses. We take care of all hassles associated with information technology. We offer a wide range of services to help effectively capitalize on available resources and maximize productivity. Beyond our local team, we have the reach of the leading national SMB IT outsourcing network with over 125 locations.
Lauri Novak Photography – Event & Fine Art photography capturing unique views and perspectives. Lauri sees the world in photographs and love that her photography helps others to see the world around them in a new and different way.
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.
Newins Illinois Vehicle Auto Insurance – Newins Illinois Vehicle Auto Insurance is a leading Chicagoland based insurance agency dedicated to helping customers find affordable and convenient auto insurance that suits their lifestyle.
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.