There were two whacky events on Saturday: the Afterglow post-season cyclocross race in muddy and snowy Humboldt Park, and the Dreidel & Santa Rampage!, an event with seemingly no other purpose than to have a fun bike ride and perpetuate the tradition (you must be dressed as Santa, an elf, or a dreidel to join).
A cyclocross race is like riding a souped-up road bike on a track people would normally ride mountain bikes on. And there’s always jeering and costumes.
Audrey can often be found at races with a megaphone “encouraging” riders to stop going so slow.
This guy often dresses up as Supergirl.
A 30-second video of the Santa Rampage ride, by Andrew Bedno.
Santa and, presumably, Mrs. Claus, riding a tandem in the 2010 Santa Rampage. Photo by lushhaze.
Two dreidels in the 2010 ride. Photo by lushhaze.