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Inline Skating Events Around the Country

Worldwide (from an American perspective) Skate Events
These are just a small sample of the events around the country that I've gone to, love, and/or am dreaming of going to. Many more racing events can be found at the list I mantain for Team Rainbo. Find that calendar here.Find that calendar here.


Bike the Drive
From Chicago's 57th street to Hollywood Ave and back again. (Car Free!!!) There are water and snack stops along the route and music and lunch at the end. Yes, it is billed as a "bike" tour, but every year skaters do the whole route and feel." Check it out!


The Chicagoland Inline Marathon
With some pride, this is our home-town event, held in mid-July, in the northwest suburb of Hoffman Estates the course is a rolling hills affair with a number of turns. A good course for both elite and recreational skaters. As a multi-lap race it is also a spectator's delight. Find out more here.


NorthShore Inline Marathon, Duluth, Minnesota
The largest skate event in North America. 4000 (yes, four thousand) skaters race 26 miles along the north shore of Lake Superior on a flat, fast closed course. www.northshoreinline.com


The NYC Skate Marathon & NY 100K
Web Site. For beginners to experts, 8 to 80, this event is for everyone. Join the fun, take the challenge, meet skaters from all around the world, try something new or do it again this event rocks! Beautiful Prospect Park in Brooklyn provides a wonderful traffic free route.


Annual Athens-to-Atlanta Road Skate
Skate 38, 52 or 87 miles in America's oldest and most famous road skate. Start on the college town of Athens, Georgia and skate through the rolling countryside to Dacula (38 miles) or continue on through and finally roll into downtown Atlanta's Piedmont Park (87 miles).www.a2a.net


Eddy Matzger Workshop
An intense, participatory, interactive skating and racing workshop taught by the one-and-only 6-time winner of Athens-to-Atlanta. No other skate clinic comes close to offering the personal attention and instruction of this weekend workshop. When in Chicago it's held on the lakefront in beautiful downtown Chicago, enjoy The Taste of Chicago during lunch then burn it off learning the double push! Info at www.skatecentral.com


Zephyr Inline Skate Tours Various skate tours and camps in Colorado, Florida, Pennsylvania Amish, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard, Minnesota, Switzerland, Netherlands, and Paris. Too many details to mention. See the web site or call 888-758-8687 for a free brochure.Website