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Satellite Imagery Overlay

  • Click Here for the overall general route including the rest stop locations and mid-route Metra Train Stations overlaid on satellite imagery.

Return Metra Train Service

In case you are unable to finish the ride, you can easily take a Metra Train back into downtown Chicago. Metra Train Stations are a very short ride from rest stops 3 and 4 and cue sheets and maps there are available.

  • Click Here for more information about the Lake Forest Metra Station.
  • Click Here for more information about the Waukegan Metra Station.

Starting Location

Wolf Lake Memorial Park
2324 Calumet Ave.
Hammond, IN 46320
2.5 miles from the supported hotel

  • Click Here for more information about our starting location.
  • Click Here for very important information about arriving, checking in, our opening meeting, and the route opening.

The route will open with a group departure after the opening meeting at 7:15 am.


Rest Stop Locations

Rest Stop 1 and Chicago Starting Location
DuSable Harbor
111 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 742-3577

20.2 miles from the Starting Location

Rest Stop 1 will open by 8:00 am and close at 10:15 am.

If you do not want to ride to the start in Hammond, you can also start your ride directly from Rest Stop 1 in Chicago.

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Rest Stop 2
Central Park
9350 Central Park Ave.
Skokie, IL 60203

16.2 miles from Rest Stop 1

Rest Stop 2 will open by 8:45 am and close at 12:45 pm.


Rest Stop 3
South Park
150 S. Maywood Rd.
Lake Forest, IL 60045

17.1 miles from Rest Stop 2

Rest Stop 3 will open by 9:30 am and close at 3:15 pm.

   
 

Lake Forest Metra Station
Lake Forest Station
691 N. Western Ave.
Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-0128

1.5 miles from Rest Stop 4

  • Click Here for the Tri-State Tour #1 cue sheet and map of the route from Rest Stop 3 to the Lake Forest Metra station.
  • Click Here for the Tri-State Tour #2 cue sheet and map of the route from Rest Stop 3 to the Lake Forest Metra station.
  • Click Here for the route from Rest Stop 3 to the Lake Forest Metra station overlaid on satellite imagery.

The Lake Forest Metra station has a ticket window and restrooms available.

Each train allows up to 20 fully assembled bikes to be carried aboard at no additional charge.

Trains arrive in downtown Chicago at Ogilvie Transportation Center on the Union Pacific North line which serves the north side and northern suburbs of Chicago. Click Here for more information.

  • Click Here for more information about Metra trains including important information about bicycle limits aboard each train.
  • Click Here for more information about departing early using local public transportation.

Rest Stop 4
Waukegan Harbor Siver Park
175 N. Harbor Pl.
Waukegan, IL 60085

10.3 miles from Rest Stop 3

Rest Stop 4 will open by 9:45 am and close at 4:45 pm.

Lunch and Ice Cream
A deli, hot dog, and ice cream stand will be available directly at rest stop 4! You will be able to eat lunch directly there and also refresh yourself with an ice cold scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day so make sure to bring some cash with you!

   
 

Waukegan Metra Station
Waukegan Station
95 N. Spring St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 623-1023
0.2 miles from Rest Stop 4

  • Click Here for more information about taking the Metra train from Waukegan.
  • Click Here for the Tri-State Tour #1 cue sheet and map of the route from Rest Stop 4 to the Waukegan Metra station.
  • Click Here for the Tri-State Tour #2 cue sheet and map of the route from Rest Stop 4 to the Waukegan Metra station.
  • Click Here for the route from Rest Stop 4 to the Waukegan Metra station overlaid on satellite imagery.

The Waukegan Metra station has a ticket window, restrooms, and a concession stand available.

Each train allows up to 20 fully assembled bikes to be carried aboard at no additional charge.

Trains arrive in downtown Chicago at Ogilvie Transportation Center on the Union Pacific North line which serves the north side and northern suburbs of Chicago. Click Here for more information.

  • Click Here for more information about Metra trains including important information about bicycle limits aboard each train.
  • Click Here for more information about departing early using local public transportation.

Ending Location
Eichelman Park
6125 3rd Ave.
Kenosha, WI 53143
(262) 653-4080

21.9 miles from Rest Stop 4 on road
20.6 miles from Rest Stop 4 on path

The ending location will open by 10:45 am and close at 6:30 pm.

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