First Dennis Jurs bike race takes place Elgin

  • The start of the Masters 35+ 3/4 race Tuesday during the Dennis Jurs Memorial Race in Elgin.

      The start of the Masters 35+ 3/4 race Tuesday during the Dennis Jurs Memorial Race in Elgin. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • Cyclist relax at the corner of Spring Street and Lincoln Avenue after the Masters 35+ 3/4 race Tuesday during the Dennis Jurs Memorial Race in Elgin.

      Cyclist relax at the corner of Spring Street and Lincoln Avenue after the Masters 35+ 3/4 race Tuesday during the Dennis Jurs Memorial Race in Elgin. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

  • The women's cat 2/3 race Tuesday during the Dennis Jurs Memorial Race in Elgin.

      The women's cat 2/3 race Tuesday during the Dennis Jurs Memorial Race in Elgin. Brian Hill | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 7/18/2017 4:52 PM

It was all bikes all day in Elgin's northeast neighborhood on a sunny and hot Tuesday for the first Dennis Jurs Memorial Race.

The 3.56-mile course is the fifth race in the Intelligentsia Cup running in the Chicago area through Sunday. Start and finish was at Spring Street and Slade Avenue.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Jurs, an Elgin native and avid cyclist, was instrumental in bringing to town an under 23 Union Cycliste Internationale race, called the Four Bridges of Elgin, in the early 2000s. Tuesday's race includes some of that course.

Jurs, lived in Hampshire when he died two years ago after he collided with a vehicle while cycling. His death sparked "Dennis' Law," which took effect Jan. 1 and states bicyclists have the same rights as drivers and are entitled to the right of way.

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