Meet the SCVA at the Intelligentsia Cup this weekend!


This Saturday SCVA is going to be at the South Chicago Bike Race, new this year to the Intelligentsia Cup. The cup was founded in 2012 as the Prairie State Cycling Series and brings competitive bike racing to the Chicago Metro area. It’s going to be a day full of pro and amateur racing, and the SCVA will be present at the South Chicago Velodrome to field questions on the track, help support the riders with minor adjustments, and provide refreshments along with an opportunity to pick up official SCVA gear! All donations and proceeds from sales at our table will benefit the ongoing effort to save the track, so come by and support the cause.

In addition to all of the racing Slow Roll Chicago will be departing from the velodrome at S. Burley Ave. and 87th street at 2:30pm for a ride through the southeast side. Slow Roll Chicago is a community-based organization utilizing bicycles to connect a diverse group of people, transform lives, and improve the condition of communities by organizing community bicycle rides and other bicycling-related programs throughout the greater Chicago area. It’s a great opportunity to see the beauty of the southeast side of Chicago, and returns in time to catch the professionals competing later in the day.

It’s shaping up to be a fun filled day, and SCVA is excited to be a part of it. We hope you can join us and take part in all the great events. Special thanks to Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza for sponsoring the event and helping to bring attention to Chicago as a great venue for cycling of all stripes!

Getting There:

By Bike: Take the lakefront trail past the Museum campus, taking a right at 71st street and then following S South Shore Drive to South Brandon Street. Take a right at South Brandon Street and then follow the left hand turn towards Burley. Turn right and Burley and continue down to 87th and the Velodrome.

By Metra, via Millennium Station: Take the Metra Electric towards South Chicago (93rd) exiting at 87th street. From there the velodrome is a short 3 minute walk East to Burley.

By Car, via 90/94: Take 90/94 south to Lake Shore Drive (US 41). Exit onto S South Shore Drive, right on 87th street, and another right onto Burley.

By Car, via I55: Take I55 North to S Lake Shore Drive (US 41). Exit onto S South Shore Drive, right on 87th street, and another right onto Burley.