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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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ICYMI - we released our @vergesport 2024 jersey design yesterday! This is our Daily Winner's Jersey - the base design for all our other jerseys 🤩. This year's jersey included an artistic rendering of the iconic Chicago Loop and all our new branded #chicagogrit colors. We love this design, and loved the process of working with Verge to make it happen. They are insanely fast, the quality is amazing, and their design team is creative and dynamic - we highly recommend using them for your next custom project (or all of your custom projects 😉). 
#biggritenergy #getgritty

ICYMI - we released our @vergesport 2024 jersey design yesterday! This is our Daily Winner`s Jersey - the base design for all our other jerseys 🤩. This year`s jersey included an artistic rendering of the iconic Chicago Loop and all our new branded #chicagogrit colors. We love this design, and loved the process of working with Verge to make it happen. They are insanely fast, the quality is amazing, and their design team is creative and dynamic - we highly recommend using them for your next custom project (or all of your custom projects 😉).
#biggritenergy #getgritty
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2024 @vergesport jersey design is 🤌🏽. The design is based around an artistic rendition of the iconic Chicago Loop🔥. If you are subscribed to our email list we have a breakdown of the jerseys hitting your inbox soon. If not, use the link in our bio to go to our website and sign up to receive our emails (they’re awesome). Can’t wait to see these on our champions this year 🏆🤩@team_mack_cycling @chemstationhq @dupagesportscommission #getgritty #biggritenergy #bigcritenergy

2024 @vergesport jersey design is 🤌🏽. The design is based around an artistic rendition of the iconic Chicago Loop🔥. If you are subscribed to our email list we have a breakdown of the jerseys hitting your inbox soon. If not, use the link in our bio to go to our website and sign up to receive our emails (they’re awesome). Can’t wait to see these on our champions this year 🏆🤩@team_mack_cycling @chemstationhq @dupagesportscommission #getgritty #biggritenergy #bigcritenergy ...

Top 3 memory from 2023 and inspiration for the Gritty Award- a daily award we’ll bestow on one rider each day who exemplifies Grit. If you wanna know what qualifies look no further than @ferg_arthur @txrhcycling epic race @lake_bluff @americancritcup last year. He sprinted for a prime then decided to hang out and go for glory (and maybe some gold 🤌🏽💰). Our amazing spectators cheered him on and started throwing money into the pot for each lap he stayed away. Thanks @ferg_arthur  for an epic race and inspiration for the #grittyaward (details coming soon 😜). #getgritty #biggritenergy #chicagogrit

Top 3 memory from 2023 and inspiration for the Gritty Award- a daily award we’ll bestow on one rider each day who exemplifies Grit. If you wanna know what qualifies look no further than @ferg_arthur @txrhcycling epic race @lake_bluff @americancritcup last year. He sprinted for a prime then decided to hang out and go for glory (and maybe some gold 🤌🏽💰). Our amazing spectators cheered him on and started throwing money into the pot for each lap he stayed away. Thanks @ferg_arthur for an epic race and inspiration for the #grittyaward (details coming soon 😜). #getgritty #biggritenergy #chicagogrit ...

10-pack registration discount lasts until reg closes, but 20% off expires April 30 at 11:59pm. In the words of Michael Scott, "the early worm gets the....worm 😉" 
Use code AprilGRIT_20_Off
#getgritty #grit #biggritenergy #bigcritenergy #chicagogrit

10-pack registration discount lasts until reg closes, but 20% off expires April 30 at 11:59pm. In the words of Michael Scott, "the early worm gets the....worm 😉"
Use code AprilGRIT_20_Off
#getgritty #grit #biggritenergy #bigcritenergy #chicagogrit
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Happy "Tax Day" - aka Grit Registration Day!

 Don't know what to do with your refund? We have a good idea 😉#getgritty #biggritenergy #chicagogrit

Happy "Tax Day" - aka Grit Registration Day!

Don`t know what to do with your refund? We have a good idea 😉#getgritty #biggritenergy #chicagogrit
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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 ...

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