Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Chicago Cycling Club meeting tonight

If you've seen the Chicago flag jerseys around town or heard about some of CCC's rides and you're curious, you are welcome to come to our club meeting tonight at 7:00 PM at the Sulzer branch of the Chicago Public Library, 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue.

Our Speaker will be Michael Zellmann, US Road PR and Media Manager for SRAM Corp., the World's second largest component manufacturer. They are a $500 million dollar (annual sales) company that makes almost everything that goes on a bike. Their brands include RockShox suspension, Truvativ bars and stems, Zipp wheels, Avid brakes, and SRAM mountain and road drivetrain. They sponsor many of the largest (and smallest) teams and athletes in the world. They were founded here in Chicago in 1987 with the Grip shift twist shifter, it remains their most popular product. If you have ever twisted to shift gears, you have likely ridden SRAM.

PLEASE COME. There will also be a representative of the Dutch Bicycle Company De Fietsfabriek and he will bring along one of his cargo bikes for us to test ride.

Also coming...a member of anti-dooring.org, the group that is distributing the stickers that say "Someone opened a door and killed my friend. Please check your mirrors before exiting your vehicle." They would like our help in sticking these in places that motorists will see them.

There are bike racks in front. There are lots of restaurants for before or after. See you at a new meeting location this coming Tuesday - Sulzer Library. Meetings and membership are open to anyone.

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