Chicago Grit Announces Exciting Location Shift for Final Day of Racing

July 1, 2024

Race will move to Fulton Market - a phenomenal urban setting

Chicago, IL – July 1, 2024 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ Chicago Grit, formerly known as the Intelligentsia Cup, is thrilled to announce a significant location shift for the final day of its 2024 race series. For the first time, the capstone event will be held near Fulton Market, moving from its traditional Fulton Street location. This change marks an exciting new chapter in the race’s history, bringing the competition to the heart of one of Chicago’s most diverse and vibrant communities.

“We have always wanted to bring the excitement of our race to Fulton Market, and this year, it’s finally happening,” said Tom Schuler, Partner at Chicago Grit and former racer. “The new course is fantastic for racers, and we are looking forward to an incredible day of competition and celebration. This shift not only enhances the racing experience but also allows us to engage with a broader audience in a dynamic urban setting.”

This milestone event is made possible through a partnership with xXx Racing, a renowned Chicago local race team. Their collaboration has been instrumental in securing the new location and ensuring that the course is challenging and exhilarating for participants.

“We are thrilled to partner with Chicago Grit to bring this race to our community,” said Kevin Klein of xXx Racing. “The local cycling scene is incredible, and we’re excited to showcase it in such a vibrant and dynamic setting. This urban race is sure to draw thousands of spectators and create an unforgettable party-on-a-bike atmosphere.”

The move to Fulton Market aligns with Chicago Grit’s mission to provide an exceptional racing experience while fostering community engagement. The final day’s race is expected to attract top cyclists from around the world and thousands of enthusiastic spectators, contributing to a festive and competitive atmosphere.

For more information about the Chicago Grit series please visit https://chicago-grit.com/ or contact Bekah Collins



About Chicago Grit

Chicago Grit, formerly the Intelligentsia Cup, is a premier cycling race series held annually in Chicago. Known for its challenging courses and vibrant community atmosphere, Chicago Grit is the largest road series in America, offering a unique blend of competitive racing and local engagement. Chicago Grit draws cyclists from across the nation, and the world, to compete in 10 races over 10 days. 2024 venues will include: West Dundee, Glen Ellyn, Winfield, Mundelein, Lombard, Brookfield, Northbrook, Elgin, Lake Bluff, and a new venue in Chicago’s Fulton Market.

About xXx Racing

xXx Racing is a nonprofit development-focused amateur cycling team. Founded by bike messengers in 1999, xXx Racing actively promotes bike riding and racing in Chicagoland through its many races, practices, and weekly team rides. Although we are a racing team, our primary focus is on providing an environment for budding cyclists of all abilities to develop within the sport.