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Most of us ride hundreds or thousands of miles each year.  Commuting, road riding, cyclocross, crit-racing, off-road… You name it, we ride it. It’s easy take cycling for granite, as well as, the many transportation options we all enjoy.  Imagine an environment with no options other than to walk.

 

We’re designating One Day to join the Chicago cycling community together, along with family and friends, to help provide bicycles to students in rural Africa, where distance is a barrier.

One Day 100 Bikes is a one-day festival of fun, fitness and fundraising to provide bicycles for students in rural Africa, supporting World Bicycle Relief (70% of those who receive bikes are girl students).  Our goal this year is to raise enough for over 500 bikes, or $75,000.

 

Come Join Us 
The event is on Saturday, September 23, in partnership with Fitness Formula Clubs and Specialized Bikes, includes Morning Group Rides, Celebrity Spin Challenge, Chicago Compu-Challenge, Yoga Classes and the One Day 100 Bikes Festival with cycling-related events, including bike clinics, contests, an Expo, along with music, food, drinks, exciting raffles, and a killer Silent Auction - all to benefit the work of World Bicycle Relief. www.oneday100bikes.com

Take a quick look at the impact of the work of World Bicycle Relief in these two short videos: "Mobilize Me" (:30) and "Palabana" (:30) ("Palabana" seen below).

One Day 100 Bikes

The "One Day" has a number of great activities throughout the day to choose from.

 

Morning Group Ride at 8 am

Join us and Johnny Sprockets, for a morning group ride, leaving out of their Lakeview East shop on N. Broadway at 8:00am. It’s a 42-mile (no drop) ride. Post-ride party provided by Colectivo Coffee.  All riders get a raffle ticket with a chance to win cool prizes provided by Specialized and Johnny Sprockets.

$40 donation includes the Morning Group Ride, and admission to the One Day 100 Bike Festival with great raffle prizes, a silent auction, bike clinics, music, food and drink, and more. 

 

Celebrity Spin Challenge

The Challenge: Have fun and spin hard with Chicago celebrities from media, sports, and entertainment led by FFC celebrity spin instructors.

The Goal: 125 spin riders will raise enough for over 30 bicycles for 30 students in rural Africa!

The Details: 3 different Spin Classes, 45 minutes each, start times beginning at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Sponsored by FFC, Specialized, Cliff Bar, and Body Amor Hydration.

The Payoff: 

  • Rub elbows with Chicago celebrities
  • Raffle prizes provided by Specialized, FFC, and area restaurants
  • Knowing you are helping to contribute in providing bicycles to students where distance is a barrier to education

$40 Donation includes The Celebrity Spin Challenge, admission to the One Day 100 Bikes Festival with great raffle prizes, a silent auction, bike clinics, music, food and drink, and more.

 

Chicago Compu-Challenge

The Challenge: Compete against other Chicago area cyclists in Road Race Time Trials. Join dozens of cyclists - riding teams, race teams, bike shops - all cyclists welcome to compete.

The Goal: 75 riders will raise enough for 20 bicycles for 20 students in rural Africa!

The Details: 10K time trial distance (draft legal) with 4 start times from 2pm through 5:30pm. Sponsored by SRAM, FFC, and Body Armor. 

The Payoff: Bragging rights. First place prizes for top women’s, men’s, and top team, provided by SRAM, and FFC.  Raffle prizes provided by SRAM and FFC, NovaCare, and area restaurants. More importantly, you are helping to contribute in providing bicycles to students where distance is a barrier to education. 

$40 Donation includes the Chicago Compu-Challenge with admission to the One Day 100 Bikes Festival with great raffle prizes, a silent auction, bike clinics, music, food and drink, and more!

Yoga Class by Yogatones Health and Wellness

This great full body practice is designed for everyone, and with cyclists in mind.

A well-rounded practice that will leave you feeling present, stretched out and open. Relieve stress and tension in the neck, open the shoulders, the chest, the hips, the hamstrings, the feet.

For cyclists, this special yoga class focuses on flexibility, core strength, and balance. It can be a perfect cross-training workout for the avid cyclist. Learn how to alleviate muscle tightness from logging long hours in the saddle.

$40 Donation includes Yoga by Yogatones, admission to the One Day 100 Bikes Festival with great raffle prizes, a silent auction, bike clinics, music, food and drink, and more.

Instructor: Toni Scott, MSN, RN, Certified Yoga Teacher, Founder of Yogatones 


One Day 100 Bikes Festival ($40 donation)

The “Fun Part” of a day of fun and fundraising.  Come join us for the One Day 100 Bikes Festival with:

  • Bike clinics
  • Fix-a-flat contest
  • Live music
  • Food and drinks
  • Beer provided by Odell Brewing
  • Bike services
  • Expo
  • Silent auction
  • Raffle prizes

  • Russian River wine challenge
  • Chats with ActiveTrans, Bike Lawyer
Jim Freeman, and Chicago Family Bikes
  • Ride a Buffalo Bike

Why One Day 100 Bikes?

Our mission is to help provide bicycles to students in rural Africa, by supporting World Bicycle Relief.  World Bicycle Relief, an international non-profit, based here in Chicago, mobilizes people through The Power of Bicycles.  World Bicycle Relief is committed to helping people conquer the challenge of distance, achieve independence, and thrive. World Bicycle Relief builds and distributes specially- designed, locally-assembled, rugged bicycles to students, healthcare workers and entrepreneurs through study-to-own and work-to-own programs.

The Bike
Buffalo Bicycles are durable, featuring steel alloy frames, forks and spokes and a rear carrier capacity rated to 250 lbs. Weighing 50 pounds, the heft of the steel frame is not a hindrance but evidence of the bicycle’s strength. WBR is committed to using high-quality, well-designed parts. This improves the bicycle’s functionality, reliability and strength, and keeps more Buffalo Bicycles on the road.

Come Join us on Saturday, September 23rd  www.oneday100bikes.com

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