The 2nd Annual Kickstand Classic will take place on Sunday, October 1, 2017. 

No spandex required! Racers are electronically timed and grouped with people of similar abilities on a car-free course in beautiful Northwest Suburban Bartlett.

New this year

Active Trans welcomes the Davis Phinney Foundation and the Sub-5 Ride to the Kickstand Classic course. The Davis Phinney riders are attempting to complete a Century (100 miles!) in under 5 hours while raising money for Parkinson’s research.  Please be alert for these riders during the race. And give a cheer you pass each other the course!


Participants will race on a car-free, loop course and are grouped into waves with people who bike at similar speeds. See how fast you can ride for this 10, 14.5 or 19-mile race. You choose the distance. Each participant is electronically chip timed for accuracy.


Registration includes a commemorative cotton tee shirt, on-course technical bike support, a rest stop with light snacks and water, age group awards, and access to a post ride festival featuring a free beer by Revolution Brewing, entertainment and more.

Where and when

Kickstand Classic is October 1, 2017, in beautiful northwest suburban Bartlett, which is 30 miles or less from both the north and west sides of Chicago and not much further from the south.  Accessible by Metra, with free parking for motorists. 

Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Active Transportation Alliance. Learn more about our work to make bicycling safer and more convenient throughout the Chicagoland Region.