• Courtesy of Detroit Bicycle Co.

    Detroit Bike City

    Detroit recently received the ultimate cycling endorsement from Bicycling Magazine.  This is a big deal for a city reinventing itself on all levels.  Here is a republished version of BM’s piece on the Motor City transforming into a biking destination with some serious cred. Vibe In a city so synonymous with the auto industry, cycling is experiencing […]

GLAP Events

March 9 | Melting Mann [more info]

March 22 | Barry Roubaix [more info]

Mar. 28-30 | Lightning Strikes AR [more info]

April 4-5 | Potawatomi Trail Runs [more info]

April 5 | Trailbreaker Marathon [more info]

April 5 | Chicago Lakefront 50K [more info]

April 5 | The Lowell 50 Gravel Race [more info]

April 13 | Grumpy Grind [more info]

April 19 | Dairy Roubaix [more info]

April 26 | Chippewa Moraine 50K [more info]


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Chicago’s REI Garage Sales

The grueling anticipation that comes with waiting in line for the REI Garage Sale can only be equated to that feeling in the pit of your stomach when your parents tell you to wait on the stairs while they check to see if Santa came to the house.  Slightly dramatic? Yes, but true.  The gravitational […]


Midwest Gravel Bike Racing Season Starts Now

Gravel riding is deeply rooted in the Midwest.  In fact, it is the love child of Midwest road riding and mountain biking.  By some estimates, it started here about a decade ago and has grown spectacularly while admirably sticking to its roots.  Many of the rides are free, some require postcard entry and all are […]

2014 Banff Mountain Film Festival in Chicago

The Banff Mountain Film Fest showcases the best adventure, artistic and cultural cinematography in the game.  Face shots, big wall solos and SUPing waterfalls.  Watch and be inspired.  Rumor has it that the film is showing at the Patio Theater at 6008 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago on April 11 and 12. The advertising is […]


17th Annual Bike Winter Art Show

Paint on your jeans, wax your mustaches and don your cycling caps – the 2014 Bike Winter Art Show opens on February 21st at 6:00 p.m. This year, the show will be hosted by Ancien Cycles located at 688 North Milwaukee Avenue.  Ancien Cycles is a bike shop, cafe and bar (not yet open) but […]



Great Lakes Adventure Project

Great Lakes Adventure Project is about embracing the active urban lifestyle. Our goal is to bring the often overlooked side of the Great Lakes regions’ urban outdoor culture into focus. Simply put, our mission is to help people find adventure in the most unlikely places, at possibly the most unlikely moments.