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Ending Location and Bike Shop

On the Route Bicycles
1118 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 588-1050
Hours:
  • Mon. - Thu.: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri.: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat.: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun.: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

0.6 miles from the supported hotel
2.8 miles from the parking garage

  • Click Here to download the in town cue sheets and map for the Chicago ending location.
  • Click Here for all supported facilities, services, and in town cycling routes for the Chicago ending location overlaid on satellite imagery.
  • Click Here for our mechanical support services policies and procedures.

If you are not staying at the Chicago hotel, we will distribute your baggage at the ending location.

If you need to get your car from the Chicago parking garage we will watch your baggage while you do so.

Parking at the ending location in Chicago will only be allowed while you are immediately loading your bike and baggage and you will not be able to park there for any extended amount of time.

Bicycle Shipments to and from the Chicago Bike Shop

  • Click Here for more information about shipping your bicycle to and from our events.

On the Route is very familiar with receiving and shipping bicycles. They include a free cardboard shipping box as part of their bicycle disassembly and boxing service or if you shipped your bike using a hard, reusable shipping container they can store it for you at the shop during the event.

You should call them to let them know about your bicycle shipment plans. If you have any questions regarding your bicycle shipment they will be happy to assist you.

You should ship your bicycle via UPS directly to and from the address listed above.


Parking and Main Transportation Staging Point Before the Start of the Tour

CPS Parking Garage
1301 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 415-7410
Hours: 5:00 am - 2:00 am
2.8 miles from the ending location
2.4 miles from the supported hotel

  • Click Here to download the in town cue sheets and map for the Chicago parking garage.
  • Click Here for all supported facilities, services, and in town cycling routes for the Chicago parking garage overlaid on satellite imagery.

The daily cost for parking in Chicago will be $10 per day. This is about $15 per day less expensive than any other lot in the downtown area. Reservations are not necessary.

Unfortunately the parking ticket machine only issues tickets for the current day and does not issue tickets for multiple days or future dates. You will need to purchase a single day ticket for each day you will leave your car parked for the entire tour in advance, even though the dates on the tickets will be incorrect. You must also leave all the tickets clearly displayed on your dashboard with our parking sign so the garage staff knows you have paid and your vehicle is associated with Bicycle Illinois.

  • Click Here for more information about arriving in a car and parking.
  • Click Here to inform us of your parking plans.
  • Click Here to download the parking sign.

The CTA #20 Madison bus route travels directly in front of the parking garage.

  • Click Here for more information about the CTA #20 Madison bus route and schedule.
  • Click Here for more information about CTA local bus service.
  • Click Here for more information about our transportation staging points.
   
 

Restaurants

At the Supported Hotel
Gazebo Restaurant
Hours: 6:30 am - 3:00 pm

Rafael Steak House
Hours: 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Other Local Restaurants

  • Click Here for a list of other local restaurants

Supported Hotel and Main Transportation Staging Point After the End of the Tour

Congress Plaza Hotel
520 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 427-3800
Check in time is at 3:00 pm.
Check out time is at noon.
0.6 miles from the ending location
2.4 miles from the parking garage

  • Click Here to download the in town cue sheets and map for the Chicago hotel.
  • Click Here for all supported facilities, services, and in town cycling routes for the Chicago hotel overlaid on satellite imagery.
  • Click Here for more information about our supported hotels.
  • Click Here for more information about our supported hotel baggage delivery service.

The hotel has a swimming pool but no whirlpool, and does have laundry machines available.

Room blocks will not be available, you will need to call for the best rate. We recommend calling early due to potential availability issues from other participants or anyone else.

The hotel does not offer any type of transportation service between downtown Chicago and O'Hare or Midway airports.

  • Click Here for more information about how to transport yourself, your baggage, and your bicycle between O'Hare and Midway airports.

A continental style breakfast is not included with reservations.

Our supported hotel in Chicago is in the heart of downtown Chicago and was chosen based on both its nightly rates and also its easy walking distance between all local and long distance public transportation options in Chicago. Staying there can also be perfect way to allow your tired and sore muscles to rest and recover from a challenging cycling tour and perfect if you would like to extend your tour as part of a weekend getaway in the city! The Chicago hotel is within easy walking distance of the museum campus, State Street shopping and the central downtown business and theater district.

You should only make reservations at the Chicago Hotel on Friday night if you are not continuing on the Tri-State Tour and taking the Transportation Service to the Start on Saturday.

You should only make reservations at the Chicago Hotel on Saturday night if you are continuing on the Tri-State Tour and taking the Transportation Service from Chicago on Sunday.

If you are continuing on the Tri-State Tour on Saturday then you should make reservations at the supported hotel in Hammond, IN. Click Here for more information on the Tri-State Tour.

  • Click Here to inform us of your supported hotel baggage delivery service needs after you have initially registered.
  • A number of different CTA bus routes travel directly in front of the hotel.
    Click Here for more information about CTA local bus service.
  • Click Here for more information about our transportation staging points.

CTA El Train Stations

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Train Line
Arrival/Departure Location
Ending Location
Supported Hotel
Parking Garage
Red
Roosevelt
Harrison
Harrison
Green
Roosevelt
Adams & Wabash
Morgan
Orange
Roosevelt
Adams & Wabash

Transfer at Clark & Lake

Blue
Jackson
Jackson
UIC/Halsted
Brown
Adams & Wabash
Adams & Wabash
Transfer at Clark & Lake
Purple
Adams & Wabash
Adams & Wabash
Transfer at Clark & Lake
Pink
Adams & Wabash
Adams & Wabash
Morgan

Roosevelt Station
1167 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
0.3 miles from the ending location
   
Jackson Station
328 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60604
0.9 miles from the ending location
0.5 miles from the supported hotel
   
Adams & Wabash Station
201 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
0.8 miles from the ending location
0.5 miles from the supported hotel
   
Harrison Station
608 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
0.2 miles from the supported hotel
2.2 miles from the parking garage
   
Morgan Station
958 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60607
0.7 miles from the parking garage
   
UIC/Halsted Station
430 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607
1.0 miles from the parking garage

Metra Train Stations

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Union Station
225 S. Canal St.
Chicago, IL 60606
1.6 miles from the bike shop
1.3 miles from the supported hotel
2.0 miles from the parking garage

   
Ogilvie Transportation Center
500 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60661
1.7 miles from the bike shop
1.4 miles from the supported hotel
2.1 miles from the parking garage
   
Van Buren Station
132 E. Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL 60605
0.7 miles from the bike shop
0.1 miles from the supported hotel
2.5 miles from the parking garage
   
LaSalle Station
414 S. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60605
0.9 miles from the bike shop
0.6 miles from the supported hotel
2.0 miles from the parking garage

Local Bus Service

Chicago Transit Authority
(888) YOUR-CTA (968-7282)

Every bus is equipped with a bicycle rack that holds two fully assembled bicycles. Bicycles are allowed at all times.

  • Click Here for more information about how to bring your bike on the bus.

Taxicabs

Taxicabs regularly pass by all supported facilities and service locations in Chicago and specific contact information is not necessary.


Amtrak Train Station

Union Station
225 S. Canal St.
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) USA-RAIL (872-7245)
Hours: 5:30 am to midnight
1.6 miles from the ending location
1.3 miles from the supported hotel
2.0 miles from the parking garage

  • Click Here for more information about Amtrak train service.
  • Click Here for more information about long distance public transportation carriers.
  • Click Here for directions to the Chicago Amtrak Train Station from the parking and supported hotel.

Greyhound Bus Station

Chicago Greyhound Station
630 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(800) 231-2222 fare and schedule information
(312) 408-5821
Hours: Open 24 hours
1.4 miles from the ending location
1.0 miles from the supported hotel
1.4 miles from the parking garage
  • Click Here for more information about Greyhound bus service.
  • Click Here for more information about long distance public transportation carriers.

MegaBus Stop

MegaBus
East side of S. Canal St. (about 300 feet south of Jackson Blvd.)
Chicago, IL 60661
(877) 462-6342
1.7 miles from the ending location
1.3 miles from the supported hotel
2.1 miles from the parking garage

  • Click Here for more information about MegaBus bus service.
  • Click Here for more information about long distance public transportation carriers

All MegaBus reservations must be made online. Tickets are not sold at this location.


Grocery Stores

Target
1154 S. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 212-6300
Hours: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
0.5 miles from the ending location
0.9 miles from the supported hotel

This grocery store serves participants departing directly from the ending location after the end of the event and/or staying at the supported hotel.


Target
1101 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 279-3340
Hours: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
0.6 miles from the parking garage

This grocery store serves participants arriving at or departing from the Chicago parking garage.



Hospital

Rush University Medical Center
1650 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 942-5000
2.6 miles from the ending location
2.3 miles from the supported hotel
0.9 miles from the parking garage

  • Click Here for our medical support services policies and procedures

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