The Ten Thousand 2020 #ridetenthousand

This year Freeport Bicycle Co and Comrade are posting the Ten Thousand route up as a solo ride challenge on

Why Ridespot? It’s from the fine folks at People for Bikes and we really like them, everybody likes them, plus they use your rider data to improve cycling. Once you set up a Ride Spot account you can join the challenge. You can use ride spot to tell a story about your ride and share pictures. We want to hear all about your ride.

As always, it’s self-supported. The route passes through two different towns where you can get supplies but if you have a mechanical or run out of food no one will be out there to help. Please overpack and overprepare! Run a little bigger tire, take an extra water bottle, bring those extra tools. YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN!

The ride does NOT start in Freeport, it starts at Joe Westwood Park 331 W. South St Pearl City IL.

It’s beautiful in the Driftless, take your time, take lots of pictures. Make your social media posts public so we can share. Use hashtag #ridetenthousand. Just to double verify you completed the route email your ride data to and email with any questions.

At the end of the challenge period we will draw names from the finisher list for some sick prizes! Prizes are not for fastest, just totally random male and female from the finisher list. We will also have a prize for the best ride story on

If you cheat and you win a prize we will find out and tell everyone –so when you show up to cycling events everyone will give you stern looks.

Two challenges are available a 50 mile and a 100 mile.

Check them out here, and after you sign in you can download the GPS files for your devices:
50 mile
100 mile
email with questions

Class: What’s the deal with disc brakes and tubeless tires?!

RSVP at the bottom of this page! Limited class size.

What’s the deal with disc brakes and tubeless tires?! Lots of new bikes are equipped with disc brakes and are capable of tubeless tire set-up. We’ve noticed a lot of customer anxiety over these newer technologies, and we’re here to demystify these two major advances you’ll find on lots of new bikes released in the past few years.

Join Steve, Sam, and Max for an evening of tech talk. Feel free to bring some snacks or beverages to share.

Class level: newbie to intermediate. This will be a very low-experience level discussion with some demonstrations and a healthy dose of Q&A. If you’ve never ridden tubeless, or are curious how to keep up with tubeless maintenance, have questions about the benefits of disc brakes vs rim brakes, this is the perfect intro.We’ll demonstrate setting up a tubeless tire with sealant, and do a quick tutorial on adjusting disc brakes. If you’re looking for a serious breakdown of metal vs resin pad brake fade on gnarly descents, this isn’t the class for you. Class size limited to 20, please RSVP to save your spot.

Perhaps Cross Never Left


We will be closed this Sunday the 28th for an important landmark in the Chicago cycling scene. After a wonderful summer of road biking, muggy commuting, and mountain biking we are welcoming the arrival of cyclocross season with its unofficial #crossishere race Relay Cross this Sunday (8/28/16) in Jackson Park! There are still a few weeks before the Chicago Cross Cup kicks into full swing but Relay Cross is an absolute blast and a fun way to shake off the cobwebs of this particular racing discipline with the help of a teammate.

We will be CLOSED ON SUNDAYS from now until March.

8/28- Relay Cross

9/11- LaBagh Woods CX

10/2- Hopkins Park CX (We throw this one!)

Thank you guys! If you have any questions about cyclocross, racing, or how to get started please don’t hesitate to ask us!