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Hello from Half Acre Cycling and welcome to our webpage.  We are a Chicago based team (some offshoots here 'n there) who ride/race the gamut of disciplines: track, mountain, cyclocross, gravel and road.  We love to ride and race our bikes. As a team we try to put on events and support causes that bring new racers to the scene and try to make racing fun.  We challenge ourselves, but try to keep it all in perspective. Check out the tabs to learn more about us and the fabulous sponsors that support us and if you have questions please email us at hello at half acre cycling dot org.  Hope to see you out there on whatever two wheels you're rolling.

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Blog
The Bear 100, 2019

The day of the ride started off with temperatures close to freezing, so the first fifteen or twenty miles were spent alternately commenting on the gorgeous forest scenery and struggling to open packaging for ride snacks with numb fingers. Thankfully, as the sun came up . . .

PB's Excellent Adventure

There are fit dudes and there are California fit dudes. I thought I was a fit dude. I’ve had good winter training. I’m hitting my targets. Then I toed the line at Bonelli Park and found out I was not a California fit dude. 

New This Year: Pre-Skyway Party!

Skip the lines for reg and get all your questions answered ahead of time!

Dirty South Roubaix

tl;dr
Only finished half the race, was doing okay, ended up going to the hospital.

Winter Fat Bike Report

Fat bikes are in full swing! Each year it seems to be getting bigger. With more options from weekly and monthly group rides to organized race series and pop-up races in peoples backyards. So far the snow has not been a factor in the southern Midwest. but that does not stop the festivities. You don't have a fat bike? Most of the race series provide a rental service you can reserve in advance.