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Starting
from Chicago


If you do not have a car or another way to get to Hammond and don't want to ride there before the start of the event you can also start your ride directly from downtown Chicago. Our Chicago starting location will be directly at rest stop 1 (our supporting bike shop).

There is no extra charge for you to start from Chicago, but you will need to register for it so that we can expect you and have your registration materials available for you there.

  • Click Here for more information about the Chicago starting location, including parking and arriving via public transportation.

Although you can ride the Kenosha century loop or Kenosha to Waukegan century options, you will not officially be able to complete a century ride if you start from Chicago.

Arrival and Check In
PLEASE PLAN ON ARRIVING AT THE CHICAGO STARTING LOCATION PROMPTLY AT 7:00 AM – OTHER PARTICIPANTS WILL BE DEPENDING ON YOU. It is critical that all participants promptly leave the starting location on time in order to maximize the amount of time they have to complete the event.

Check in at the Chicago starting location will begin at 7:00 am and end promptly at 7:45 am because like you, we will need to get ready for the upcoming ride. Please plan on checking in as early as possible because the more time you have to get your bike ready and to stock up on snacks and sports drinks for the upcoming ride the better. In addition, we will not be able to assure a timely departure if all our participants decide to check in at 7:40 am.

  • Click Here for more information about checking into the event.

At 8:00 am we will conduct a mandatory opening meeting at the Chicago starting location where we will describe our policies and procedures and answer any questions you might have. After the opening meeting is complete the route will officially open with a group departure after the first rider from Hammond departs from Chicago. Participants may not depart before then in order to ensure adequate staff support across the entire route.

  • Click Here for more information about the opening meeting.
  • Click Here for more information about morning departures.

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