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Ending Location

DuSable Harbor
111 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 742-3577
1.6 miles from the supported hotel
3.8 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.

Driving Directions To DuSable Harbor
From the North via Lake Shore Drive

  • Exit Randolph Street
  • Turn left at bottom of exit ramp
  • Enter cul-du-sac

From the South via Lake Shore Drive

  • Exit Randolph/Wacker Drive
  • Turn left at bottom of exit ramp
  • Enter cul-du-sac

From West via Randolph Street

  • Proceed east on Randolph Street - Mid-Level (If coming from Michigan Avenue, do not go to upper level Randolph)
  • Enter cul-du-sac

Baggage Transportation
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 parking garage after the end of the event we will watch your baggage at the ending location while you do so.

Short Term Parking
You can only park at the ending location for free while you are immediately loading your bike and baggage.

DuSable Harbor Parking Lot
0.1 miles from the ending location

  • Click Here for directions to the DuSable Harbor parking lot.
  • Click Here for the current parking rates.

You should use this parking lot if you will be parking at the ending location for several hours or less. You will pay upon exit.

If you will be parking your car in Chicago for the entire tour you should park at the Chicago parking garage.

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

Impark Parking Garage
1301 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-0174
Hours: 5:00 am - 2:00 am
3.8 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.
  • Click Here for more information about our transportation staging points.

The daily cost for parking in Chicago is $14.00 per weekday and $10.00 per weekend day. Weekend rates are in effect beginning at 4:00 pm Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. This is about $15.00 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.

Please be aware that there are no bathrooms at or near the Chicago parking garage.

If you need to get your car from the parking garage after the end of the event we will watch your baggage at the ending location while you do so.

Short Term Parking
If you will only be parking at the ending location for several hours or less you should use the parking lot directly there.

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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.
1.6 miles from the ending location
2.4 miles from the parking garage

Our supported hotel in Chicago is in the heart of downtown Chicago and was chosen based on both its nightly rates and also its walking and biking distance between all local and long distance public transportation options in Chicago. Millennium Park is only five blocks away and there are lots of attractions nearby. Visit one of Lake Michigan’s beaches, browse the upscale shops and boutiques on the Magnificent Mile, or discover the iconic architecture and contemporary art of Millennium Park. Enjoy shopping, dining, museums, entertainment and seasonal events at Navy Pier or take in a show at the nearby theater district. Staying there can also be perfect way to allow your tired and sore muscles to rest and recover from a challenging cycling event and perfect if you would like to extend your event as part of a weekend getaway in the city!

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  • 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.
  • Click Here to inform us of your supported hotel baggage delivery service needs after you have initially registered.
  • Click Here for more information about our transportation staging points.

The hotel does not have a swimming pool, whirlpool, or laundry machines available.

Rates, Reservations, and Room Blocks
Room blocks will not be available, you will need to call for the best rate. We strongly recommend making your reservation as soon as possible to avoid any availability issues from other participants or anyone else, secure the lowest rate, and assure yourself a room!

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.

Breakfast
A continental style breakfast is not included with reservations.

Restaurants

At the Supported Hotel
Gazebo Restaurant
Hours: 6:30 am - 11:00 am

Rafael’s Restaurant
Hours: 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Other Local Restaurants

Arriving and Departing
Several different CTA bus routes travel ether directly in front of or within a block of the hotel.

  • Click Here for more information about CTA local bus service.

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.
   
 

Chicago Hotel Transportation Staging Point
Northeast corner of E. Harrison St. and
S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

The transportation service staging point for the Chicago hotel will be directly behind our supported hotel at the northeast corner of E. Harrison St. and S. Wabash Ave. There is a very wide marked off area on the street to load and unload bicycles and typically has little or no traffic or parked cars and avoids the hustle and bustle of the main hotel entrance on Michigan Ave.


Showers

McDonalds Cycle Center
239 E. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 729-1000
Hours:
  • Mon. - Fri.: 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sat. - Sun.: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

0.6 miles from the ending location
Price: $5.00 including a towel.

The showers and locker area are very clean and nice.


Bike Shop

Live Grit Triathlon Store
1010 W. Monroe St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 436-2400
Hours:
  • Mon. - Fri.: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat.: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun.: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

3.3 miles from the ending location
1.9 miles from the supported hotel
0.5 miles from the parking garage

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

Bicycle Shipments to and from the Chicago Bike Shop

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Live Grit 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 and ensure they will have a cardboard shipping box available for you if necessry. 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.


CTA L Train Stations

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Train Line
Arrival/Departure Location
Ending Location
Supported Hotel
Parking Garage
Green
State & Lake
Adams & Wabash
Morgan
Pink
State & Lake
Adams & Wabash
Morgan
Orange
State & Lake
Adams & Wabash
Transfer to or from the Pink
Line
at Washington & Wells
Brown
State & Lake
Adams & Wabash
Transfer to or from the Pink
Line
at Washington & Wells
Purple
State & Lake
Adams & Wabash
Transfer to or from the Green
Line
or Pink Line at Clark & Lake
Blue
Washington
Jackson
UIC/Halsted
Red
Lake
Harrison
Transfer to or from the Green
Line
or Pink Line at State & Lake

State & Lake Station
200 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601
1.1 miles from the ending location

The State & Lake Station serves Green, Orange, Brown, Purple, and Pink line trains.

This station serves the ending location.

   

Washington Station
19 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60602
1.4 miles from the ending location

The Washington Station serves Blue line trains.

This station serves the ending location.

   

Lake Station
188 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601
1.1 miles from the ending location

The Lake Station serves Red line trains.

This station serves the ending location.

   

Adams & Wabash Station
201 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
0.5 miles from the supported hotel

The Adams & Wabash Station serves Green, Orange, Brown, Purple, and Pink line trains.

This station serves the supported hotel.

   

Jackson Station
328 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60604
0.5 miles from the supported hotel

The Jackson Station serves Blue line trains.

This station serves the supported hotel.

   

Harrison Station
608 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
0.2 miles from the supported hotel

The Harrison Station serves Red line trains.

This station serves the supported hotel.

   

Morgan Station
958 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60607
0.7 miles from the parking garage

The Morgan Station serves Green and Pink line trains.

This station serves the parking garage.

   

UIC/Halsted Station
430 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607
1.0 miles from the parking garage

The UIC/Halsted Station serves Blue line trains.

This station serves the parking garage.


Metra Train Stations

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Union Station
225 S. Canal St.
Chicago, IL 60606
2.6 miles from the ending location
1.3 miles from the supported hotel
2.0 miles from the parking garage

   
Ogilvie Transportation Center
500 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60661
2.8 miles from the ending location
1.4 miles from the supported hotel
2.1 miles from the parking garage
   

Millennium Station
151 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601
1.0 miles from the ending location

This station serves the ending location.

   
Van Buren Station
132 E. Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL 60605
0.1 miles from the supported hotel
2.5 miles from the parking garage

This station serves the supported hotel and parking garage.

   
LaSalle Station
414 S. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60605
2.0 miles from the ending location
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 tomidnight
2.6 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.

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
2.4 miles from the ending location
3.4 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
530 W. Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(877) 462-6342
2.4 miles from the ending location
1.0 miles from the supported hotel
1.8 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

Mariano's
333 E. Benton Pl.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 228-1349
Hours: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
0.5 miles from the ending location

This grocery store serves the ending location.


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

This grocery store serves 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 the parking garage.


Ice Cream

Baskin-Robbins
600 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 786-9750
Hours: Open 24 hours
1.5 miles from the ending location
0.1 miles from the supported hotel

This ice cream store serves the ending location and supported hotel.


Cone Gourmet Ice Cream
1047 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 666-5111
Hours: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
0.3 miles from the parking garage

This ice cream store serves the parking garage.


Hospitals

  • Click Here for our medical support services policies and procedures

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 926-2000
1.8 miles from the ending location

This hospital serves the ending location.


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

This hospital serves the supported hotel and parking garage.

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