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Le Freak (Bike), C'est Chic

Bike lovers can enjoy two weeks of cycling fun at Velopalooza. The festival celebrates all things bike, including themed rides (e.g. folding bikes, wedding rides, wild plant and cemetary tours), parties, and workshops.

You can even build your own "Freak Bike." Think if it as a beloved Frankenstein of the cycling world, created from the parts of old bikes. Donald Rennie is a Freak Bike enthusiast, and he's hosting Freak Bike build sessions in his backyard. He's built swing bikes, tall bikes, choppers, a lawnmower bike, and a barbeque bike, just to name a few.

Here's a picture of Donald perched atop his super-tallbike, and Maureen of Velopalooza at work in Donald's lab, starting on a new creation.
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You can check out Chicago Freakbike and Freakbikenation for pictures of more bikes.