A Kid’s Big Wheel Race will take place Sunday in Grant Park as part of the line-up of events for the first ever Chicago Criterium bike race.
The Chicago Criterium, the first of its kind in the city, will begin at 7 a.m. and continue throughout the day.
A criterium is a cycling race held in a closed circuit loop and is approximately 1.1 miles in length. Adult participants will compete for a total of $40,000 in prize money.
Sunday's Big Wheel event is open to kids age 2 to 7 and will be held in front of Buckingham Fountain. The first 200 children to sign up will receive a commemorative championship T-shirt. Each child will receive a "champion" medal and a $25 savings account opening bonus courtesy of ING Direct. The race begins at 12:10 p.m. A bike safety seminar will be held 5 minutes prior to the race start.
Registration is available online or on race day starting at 11:00 a.m. at the registration tent located on the northeast corner of Columbus and Balbo streets. Children may bring their own big-wheel or borrow one at the race. A limited number of big wheels will be on hand to borrow, first come, first served.