Ryetronics got hitched last week and abandoned the Cold Weather Challenge, so a couple other schlubs are taking it over. They promise some big rules changes and high-tech improvements, but while we wait for that, they’ve organized a CWC kickoff ride this Sunday, November 11, 2007. Meet at The Bagel (3107 N Broadway, Chicago) for breakfast, the ride leaves at 10:30 for the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967 exhibit. Admission is allegedly free in honor of the MCA’s 40th anniversary. They promise to not kill any chickens this year unless it’s absolutely necessary.