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Hot weekend days are on the way and everyone is breaking out their bikes from storage. Well, biking doesn't have to just be for weekends or after work ice cream trips. Bike to Work Week begins exactly seven days from today on Monday, June 10 and the city's got a ton of initiatives planned--even if you don't have a bike.
Starting things off on the right foot, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week, Life Time Fitness is giving free outdoor spin classes at Cloud Gate in Millennium Park. Space is limited and bikes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis with two classes at 6:30 and 7:30AM. The final alfresco spinning class on Thursday evening is called Cycle Palooza (so you know they mean business) starts at 5:30 and is open to 100 cyclists.
But Wait! The free stuff doesn't stop there. One of the yoga classes at Daley Plaza is tailored for cyclists, there's a screening of The Triplets of Belleville, and Critical-Mass-like bike tours with up to 150 cyclists. The culmination of Bike To Work Week ends with an early morning rally at Daley Plaza and (an intriguing) continental breakfast sponsored by 7-Eleven.
· Bike to Work Week [City of Chicago]