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SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM EACH COMMUNITY WE’LL BE RACING IN 2024.

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Day 1 begins with the toughest course, aka: Leg Breaker Hill. This course is perfect for the breakaway specialist/puncheur.

WEST DUNDEE

DAY 1

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One of the most scenic courses of the series, this is a favorite amongst our racers, year after year.

GLEN ELLYN

DAY 2

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FAST. The pros routinely average over 30 mph!

WINFIELD

DAY 3

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Chalk art adorns the run into the finish line on this technical course, which includes a crazy 360 roundabout.

MUNDELEIN

DAY 4

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The final day of the Triple Crown! Winners of the Triple Crown earn the coveted Triple Crown jersey and get their photo taken in the Lombard throne!

LOMBARD

DAY 5

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New in 2023, Brookfield quickly became a rider favorite! Near 180 degree turns and a long straightaway to the finish = surge-filled races and epic breakaways.

BROOKFIELD

DAY 6

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Home to the second oldest velodrome in the country, Northbrook is a haven for cyclists! This course is technical, with a gorgeous park in the center to rest and relax between races.

NORTHBROOK

DAY 7

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Easily one of the most exciting (if not the most exciting) courses of the series. If you know you know…

ELGIN

DAY 8

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The OG of Chicago Grit! That means the biggest crowds gather to cheer on and celebrate with riders! Lake Bluff is a party with a bike race!

LAKE BLUFF

DAY 9

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The crowds are wild, the beer garden keeps the good times flowing, and there’s nothing like capping off a week of racing in the city!

CHICAGO (FULTON)

DAY 10

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Registration will open April 15th and we will be offering an exclusive 20% discount for 2 weeks only. Like and follow us to stay up to date (we'll announce the code soon) and make sure you're on our contact list by registering through our website (contact form at the bottom of the home page). #getgritty #biggritenergy #chicagogrit

Registration will open April 15th and we will be offering an exclusive 20% discount for 2 weeks only. Like and follow us to stay up to date (we`ll announce the code soon) and make sure you`re on our contact list by registering through our website (contact form at the bottom of the home page). #getgritty #biggritenergy #chicagogrit ...

Can’t wait for reg opening on April 15 🙌🏽 at 12pm CST! We’re just about 3 months away from 10 days of epic, full send racing and we’re stupid excited 🤩. #lfg #getgritty #biggritenergy #chicagogrit

Can’t wait for reg opening on April 15 🙌🏽 at 12pm CST! We’re just about 3 months away from 10 days of epic, full send racing and we’re stupid excited 🤩. #lfg #getgritty #biggritenergy #chicagogrit ...

Curious why the switch? No sweat, we've got the answers! After a thrilling 10 years as Intelligentsia Cup, we've revamped to Chicago Grit to better capture the essence of our racers' spirit and action that defines our series. Same tight corners, adrenaline-filled race atmosphere, and epic block parties. – just with a name that screams our race's gritty spirit.  #bigcritenergy #biggritenergy #chicagogrit #racegritty

Curious why the switch? No sweat, we`ve got the answers! After a thrilling 10 years as Intelligentsia Cup, we`ve revamped to Chicago Grit to better capture the essence of our racers` spirit and action that defines our series. Same tight corners, adrenaline-filled race atmosphere, and epic block parties. – just with a name that screams our race`s gritty spirit. #bigcritenergy #biggritenergy #chicagogrit #racegritty ...

New name, new look, who dis? After spending 10 amazing seasons as Intelligentsia Cup, we’ve rebranded Intelli to Chicago Grit in order to better capture the essence of our racers' spirit and the adrenaline-pumping action that defines our series.
We’re still the same thrilling 10-day criterium race series you know and love, with the same insane speeds, hairpin turns, and block-party vibes. Only now, we're rocking a name that reflects the spirit of our race and riders (ie: you). Though we gotta admit - we love your guesses. They've given us a few ideas on how to make 2024 truly legendary 😉. Quick note: our website is up, but definitely still very much under construction (we just couldn't wait to share the news). Please be patient - everything will be in tip top by the time reg opens. #biggritenergy #bigcritenergy #letsgetgritty #getgritty #grit

New name, new look, who dis? After spending 10 amazing seasons as Intelligentsia Cup, we’ve rebranded Intelli to Chicago Grit in order to better capture the essence of our racers` spirit and the adrenaline-pumping action that defines our series.
We’re still the same thrilling 10-day criterium race series you know and love, with the same insane speeds, hairpin turns, and block-party vibes. Only now, we`re rocking a name that reflects the spirit of our race and riders (ie: you). Though we gotta admit - we love your guesses. They`ve given us a few ideas on how to make 2024 truly legendary 😉. Quick note: our website is up, but definitely still very much under construction (we just couldn`t wait to share the news). Please be patient - everything will be in tip top by the time reg opens. #biggritenergy #bigcritenergy #letsgetgritty #getgritty #grit
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Gear up for some news! Announcement coming soon. 😉

Gear up for some news! Announcement coming soon. 😉 ...

Update: together we gave away 60 helmets, 96 bikes, 8 scooters, and 2 skateboards. 🙌🏽🔥
Every year we partner with @workingbikes to give away bikes and helmets to some pretty incredible kids. This is a major highlight for our team because we want more kids on bikes- ESPECIALLY those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to purchase a bike. 
Huge shout out to Brother Demetrius and @x_x_x_racing and @aldermanburnett for making all of this possible!

Update: together we gave away 60 helmets, 96 bikes, 8 scooters, and 2 skateboards. 🙌🏽🔥
Every year we partner with @workingbikes to give away bikes and helmets to some pretty incredible kids. This is a major highlight for our team because we want more kids on bikes- ESPECIALLY those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to purchase a bike.
Huge shout out to Brother Demetrius and @x_x_x_racing and @aldermanburnett for making all of this possible!
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ICYMI... we sent out an email last week asking for your unfiltered thoughts 😉. We want to hear from you - the good, the bad, and the ugly 😜. We dropped a link in our bio in case you missed it!

ICYMI... we sent out an email last week asking for your unfiltered thoughts 😉. We want to hear from you - the good, the bad, and the ugly 😜. We dropped a link in our bio in case you missed it! ...


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