CHICAGO — For cyclists who want to continue the biking experience even after the ride is over, Chicago Bike Week 2013 is for you.
A week of bike-themed events kicks off Monday and runs through June 14 as part of Bike Chicago, now in its 22nd year of cycling advocacy and support.
The spring event includes a scheduled ride Downtown, along with a host of activities for pedestrians interested in bike culture.
Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, all are welcome to hop on a stationary bike next to The Bean in Millennium Park for a free outdoor spin class presented by Life Time Fitness. All three days have two sessions at 6:30 and 7:30 a.m., and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
A class will also be offered at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Sore quads can get some some much-needed TLC with a free outdoor yoga class at noon Monday featuring poses designed for cyclists at Daley Plaza. Some yoga mats will be provided, but interested participants are encouraged to bring their own.
Want to celebrate cycling without breaking a sweat? On Tuesday at dusk, Millennium Park will host a screening of "The Triplets of Belleville," an Academy Award-nominated animated movie set at the Tour de France.
These events coincide with Active Transportation Alliance's Bike Commuter Challenge, part of Bike to Work Week, which kicks off Sunday and runs through June 14.
For more information about Bike Week events, visit bikechicago.us.