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!

May Day 2016

Hello Comrades,

The shop will be closed Sunday May 1st for International Worker’s Day (May Day). Our regular hours will resume on Monday May 2nd.

If you wanted to celebrate the sacrifices workers have made for the 8 hour day, child labor restrictions, weekends, etc, in good company and support a wonderful non-for-profit we suggest swinging by the National Lawyers Guild‘s fundraiser party Saturday April 30th.

I’d also suggest stopping by the library in search of Carl Sandburg’s Chicago Poems. 1916. 


Cyclocross Seasonal Coffee

Comrade is teaming up with Just Coffee Cooperative in Madison Wisconsin to offer a custom blended coffee roast for Cyclocross Season. We’re still working on a name for the blend and welcome your input (Cyclocroast? Comrade Robots Powered by Coffee?). We’re pretty obviously stoked about this partnership (coffee, duh) especially because Just Coffee is a worker owned cooperative roasting exclusively fair trade coffee (bicycle delivered in Madison, whatwhat!). The Comrades have been out racing Cyclocross the past few months, riding with the team Robots Powered by Love. What better way to brave the cooler temps than with a thermos full of our own special blend? Stop by the shop in the next week or so and we should have some beans for sale and a pot on for tasting.

Brandon is racing on an All-City Macho Man

Brandon on his All-City Macho Man at Hopkins Park. Photo Credit Snowy Mountain Photography.

Bailey racing on his handbuilt Comrade Cycles frame at Dan Ryan Woods. Photo Credit William Draper.