We’ve just recently returned from a weekend trip to Chicago for ARTCRANK!

ARTCRANK is a “poster party for bike people” with a mission to use creativity to change the way people think about bicycles and grow the cycling community.

As most know, Upland Brew Co. loves biking so naturally we were stoked to be a part of this poster party. We had a great time sharing tasty beer and our story with Chicagoans and visitors from around the country.

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Be sure to check out the ARTCRANK schedule and see them on the rest of their tour!

More about ARTCRANK: “We travel to some of the country’s (and the world’s) great cities and get to know people who are as head-over-heels in love with cycling and creativity as we are. This is a great privilege, and we channel that same energy into supporting people and groups who are out there doing good.In every host city, we select a Cause Partner: A local, national or international organization that’s using bicycles to make a difference in communities, help people live better lives, or just  make the world a better place. In concert with sponsors,  ARTCRANK is used as a means to help raise money and awareness for these organizations.”

Some of the groups they’ve worked with include:

World Bicycle Relief

People For Bikes

LIVESTRONG

International Mountain Biking Association

Springboard for the Arts

Bicycle Transportation Alliance

Bikes To Rwanda

Full Cycle Bike Shop

St. Louis Bicycle Works

Des Moines Bike Collective 

The Otesha Project UK