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Carbondale Facilities and Services

Main LodgingDinnerSupported HotelSwimming PoolBike ShopLaundryGrocery Store
HospitalAmtrak Train Station ParkingGreyhound Bus Station Local Bus ServiceTaxicabs


Main Lodging

Carbondale Middle School
1150 E. Grand Ave.
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 457-2174
1.9 miles from the supported hotel

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The facility is air conditioned.

Pitching tents is not allowed directly in front of the entrance to the main lodging site because we need to have open support vehicle access to load & unload tour support gear and supplies. We had a problem in the past where a participant's bag got run over when we were moving support vehicles at night and we don't want that to happen again.

The lights in the hallways outside the gym are motion activated and stay on for at least 20 or 30 minutes. In other words if anyone goes to the bathroom or gets a drink of water in the middle of the night the lights will go on. We have looked into it and there is no way to turn these lights off since they are hard wired security lights. Therefore everyone will stay in the main gym and not in the commons area.


Dinner

Image Coming Soon! Italian Village
405 S. Washington St.
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 457-6559
Hours: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
1.8 miles from the main lodging site
3.2 miles from the supported hotel

You can order any pasta dish from the counter except lasagna or pizza.


Supported Hotel

Best Western Saluki Inn
801 N. Giant City Rd.
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 351-6611
Check in time is at 3:00 pm.
1.9 miles from the main lodging site
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The hotel has a swimming pool but no whirlpool, and does have laundry machines available.

All rooms: $84.99 plus tax

Call to make a reservation under the "Bicycle Illinois" room block on Sunday, July 5th, 2015. The room block will be held until June 13th, 2015.

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Swimming Pool

SIU Rec Center
400 E. Grand Ave.
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 536-5531
Hours: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1.1 miles from the main lodging site
2.6 miles from the supported hotel

Price: $5.00 per person

You will need to tell the front desk attendant that you are with Bicycle Illinois and show them your wristband.


Bike Shop

The Bike Surgeon
404 S. Illinois Ave.
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 457-4521
Hours: Normally closed on Sundays, but the store will be open special just for Bicycle Illinois participants from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

The owner Tricia will also be on call for after hours emergency support via her personal cell phone which will be distributed to participants only.

1.8 miles from the main lodging site
3.3 miles from the supported hotel

  • Click Here for our mechanical support services policies and procedures.

The bike shop in Carbondale is located directly across the street from the Amtrak train station which may be extremely convenient if you are taking one of our transportation services to Cairo the before the start of the tour, arriving in or departing from Carbondale on a partial day trip, or planning on having your bike boxed and shipped to the start of the tour or to or from Carbondale.

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Laundry

Grand Avenue Laundromat
875 E. Grand
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 457-2492
Hours: 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
0.7 miles from the main lodging site
2.2 miles from the supported hotel

Grocery Store

Walmart Supercenter
1450 East Main
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 457-2033
Hours: Open 24 hours
2.2 miles from the main lodging site
0.4 miles from the supported hotel

Hospital

Memorial Hospital of Carbondale
405 W. Jackson St.
Carbondale, IL 62902
(618) 549-0721
2.3 miles from the main lodging site
3.8 miles from the supported hotel
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Amtrak Train Station and Parking

Amtrak Train Station
401 S. Illinois Ave.
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 457-3388
(800) USA-RAIL (872-7245)
1.8 miles from the main lodging site
3.3 miles from the supported hotel

There will be a fee of $2.00 per day for parking in Carbondale. You will need to pay for all of the days in advance while the station is open and post your receipt in the window of your vehicle so you do not get ticketed or towed.

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Greyhound Bus Station

BP Economart
905 E. Main
Carbondale, IL 62901
(800) 231-2222 fare and schedule information
1.4 miles from the main lodging site
2.9 miles from the supported hotel

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Tickets are not sold at this location. You may get tickets by mail for trips departing from Carbondale if you buy at least 10 mailing days in advance.


Local Bus Service

Saluki Express
(618) 453-5749

Bicycles are not allowed on the bus.


Taxicabs

Yellow Cab
(618) 457-8121
Hours: Open 24 hours
Ace Taxi
(618) 549-8294
Hours: Open 24 hours

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