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Route Profile Data

DistancesElevation and ClimbingEach Ride SegmentRide Segment Summary Every Possible Route


Note that the posted route data may not correlate exactly to the actual route you will ride due to reroutes necessary within one month of the event.

Distances
The ride is nominally 85 miles long and the rest stops are spaced 18 miles apart on average.

Ride Segments
The average ride segment is 17.8 miles, not including the optional rides to the starting location or any century option.

If you choose to end your ride in Kenosha or do the Waukegan century option the longest mandatory ride segment will be between Waukegan and Kenosha - 21.9 miles if you choose to ride on the road, otherwise the longest mandatory ride segment will be 20.2 miles from the starting location to rest stop 1.

The shortest mandatory ride segment will be 10.3 miles from Lake Forest to Waukegan for all routes.

The century loop option in Kenosha is 20.6 miles long. The century option from Kenosha to Waukegan will add 21.9 miles if you choose to ride on the road and 18.5 miles if you choose to ride on the path.

Total Ride
While the nominal length of the ride is 85 miles, the actual specific ride lengths will vary based on the options you choose, such as whether you follow the bike path or road from Waukegan to Kenosha and whether or not you do one of the century options.

If you begin the ride from the starting location in Hammond and end in Kenosha the minimum ride length is 82.3 miles and if you end in Waukegan the minimum ride length is 63.8 miles. If you begin the ride from Chicago and end in Kenosha the minimum ride length is 62.1 miles and if you end in Waukegan the minimum ride length is 43.6 miles.

If you want to complete a century ride, the total mileage for the on road Kenosha century loop is 106.3 miles and the total mileage for the on road Kenosha to Waukegan century is 107.6 miles.

If you ride to the starting location in Hammond from the Hammond hotel this will add 3.0 additional miles to the ride. If you ride to the starting location from the 95th/Dan Ryan CTA L Train Station the morning of the event this will add 10.4 additional miles to the ride.

Elevation and Climbing
The net elevation gain from Hammond to Kenosha is -46 feet and from Hammond to Waukegan is -10 feet. The net elevation gain from Chicago to Kenosha is -30 feet and from Chicago to Waukegan is -2 feet.

The least amount of gross climb for any ride segment is from Lake Forest to Waukegan at 304 feet, and the greatest amount of gross climb for a mandatory ride segment is from Hammond to Chicago at 583 feet. If you end your ride in Kenosha, the on road ride segment with the greatest amount of gross climb will be from Waukegan to Kenosha on road at 920 feet, and if you complete the Waukegan century on road the ride segment with the greatest amount of gross climb at 948 feet.

If you begin the ride from the starting location in Hammond and end in Kenosha the minimum total gross climb over the entire ride is 2584 feet, and if you end in Waukegan the minimum total gross climb is 2008 feet. If you begin the ride from Chicago and end in Kenosha the minimum total gross climb is 2001 feet and if you end in Waukegan the minimum total gross climb is 1425 feet.

If you want to complete a century ride, the total gross climb for the on road Kenosha century loop is 3577 feet and the total gross climb for the on road Waukegan century is 3876 feet.

Rides to the Starting Location and Supported Hotel (Optional)
Becuase these rides are optional, the data from these ride segments will not be included in the cumulative mileage on the on road cue sheets or the totals for every possible route shown below.

Hammond
Hotel to
Starting
Location
95th/Dan Ryan
CTA L Train
Station to
Starting
Location
95th/Dan Ryan
CTA L Train
Station to
Hammond
Hotel
Chicago to
Hammond
Hotel
Distance (mi)
3.0
10.4
12.0
21.0
Elevation
Profile
Starting
Elevation (ft)
601
658
658
595
Ending
Elevation (ft)
611
611
601
601
Highest
Elevation (ft)
615
658
658
618
Lowest
Elevation (ft)
601
597
594
575
Gross
Climb (ft)
54
218
227
535
Gross Climb
Profile
Net
Climb (ft)
10
-47
-57
6
Gross Grade
0.3
0.4
0.4
0.5
Net Grade
0.1
-0.1
-0.1
0.0

Each Ride Segment

Hammond
to Chicago
Chicago
to Skokie
Skokie
to Lake
Forest
Lake
Forest to
Waukegan


Waukegan
to
Kenosha
Kenosha
Century
Loop
Option
Kenosha
to
Waukegan
Century
Option
On
Road
On
Path
On
Road
On
Path
Distance (mi)
20.2
16.2
17.1
10.3
21.9
18.5
20.6
21.9
18.5
Elevation
Profile
Starting
Elevation (ft)
611
595
609
713
593
593
565
565
565
Ending
Elevation (ft)
595
609
713
593
565
565
565
593
593
Highest
Elevation (ft)
624
630
726
729
670
661
613
670
661
Lowest
Elevation (ft)
581
568
595
590
525
528
517
525
528
Gross
Climb (ft)
583
562
559
304
920
576
649
948
604
Gross Climb
Profile
Net
Climb (ft)

-16

14

104
-120
-28
-28
0
28
28
Gross Grade
0.5
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.8
0.6
0.6
0.8
0.6
Net Grade
0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

Ride Segment Summary

Unique Ride Segments
9
Total Possible Routes
18
Total Rest Stops
6
On Road Rest Stops
5
Rest Stops Ridden To
5

Every Possible Route
The optional rides from the supported hotel and the 95th/Dan Ryan CTA L Train Station to the starting location in Hammond will not be included in the route profile data.

Departure from Hammond and arrival at Kenosha:

Departure
Location
Hammond
Hammond
Hammond
Hammond
Arrival
Location
Kenosha
Kenosha
Kenosha
Kenosha
Waukegan
to Kenosha
On Road
On Path
On Road
On Path
Century
Option
No
No
Kenosha
Kenosha
Rest Stops
5
5
6
6
Total Distance
(mi)
85.7
82.3
106.3
102.9
Elevation
Profile
Starting
Elevation (ft)
611
611
611
611
Ending
Elevation (ft)
565
565
565
565
Highest
Elevation (ft)
729
729
729
729
Lowest
Elevation (ft)
525
528
517
517

Gross Climb
(ft)

2928
2584
3577
3233
Gross Climb
Profile
Net Climb (ft)
-46
-46
-46
-46
Longest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)
21.9
20.2
21.9
20.6

Shortest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)

10.3
10.3
10.3
10.3
Average
Distance
Between Rest
Stops (mi)
17.1
16.5
17.7
17.2
Longest Ride
Segment
Gross Climb
(ft)
920
583
920
649

Shortest Ride
Segment
Gross Climb
(ft)

304
304
304
304

Average Gross
Climb
Between Rest
Stops (ft)

586
517
596
539
Gross Grade
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
Net Grade
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

Departure from Hammond and arrival at Waukegan:

Departure
Location
Hammond
Hammond
Hammond
Hammond
Hammond
Arrival
Location
Waukegan
Waukegan
Waukegan
Waukegan
Waukegan
Waukegan
to Kenosha
No
On Road
On Road
On Path
On Path
Century
Option

No

Kenosha to
Waukegan
On Road
Kenosha to
Waukegan
On Path
Kenosha to
Waukegan
On Road
Kenosha to
Waukegan
On Path
Rest Stops
4
6
6
6
6
Total Distance
(mi)
63.8
107.6
104.2
104.2
100.8
Elevation
Profile
Starting
Elevation (ft)
611
611
611
611
611
Ending
Elevation (ft)
593
593
593
593
593
Highest
Elevation (ft)
729
729
729
729
729
Lowest
Elevation (ft)
568
525
525
525
528

Gross Climb
(ft)

2008
3876
3532
3532
3188
Gross Climb
Profile
Net Climb (ft)
-18
-18
-18
-18
-18
Longest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)
20.2
21.9
21.9
21.9
20.2

Shortest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)

10.3
10.3
10.3
10.3
10.3
Average
Distance
Between Rest
Stops (mi)
16.0
17.9
17.4
17.4
16.8
Longest Ride
Segment
Gross Climb
(ft)
583
948
920
948
604

Shortest Ride
Segment
Gross Climb
(ft)

304
304
304
304
304

Average Gross
Climb
Between Rest
Stops (ft)

502
646
589
589
531
Gross Grade
0.6
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.6
Net Grade
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

Departure from Chicago and arrival at Kenosha:

Departure
Location
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Arrival
Location
Kenosha
Kenosha
Kenosha
Kenosha
Waukegan
to Kenosha
On Road
On Path
On Road
On Path
Century
Option
No
No
Kenosha
Kenosha
Rest Stops
5
5
6
6
Total Distance
(mi)
65.5
62.1
86.1
82.7
Elevation
Profile
Starting
Elevation (ft)
595
595
595
595
Ending
Elevation (ft)
565
565
565
565
Highest
Elevation (ft)
729
729
729
729
Lowest
Elevation (ft)
525
528
517
517

Gross Climb
(ft)

2345
2001
2994
2650
Gross Climb
Profile
Net Climb (ft)
-30
-30
-30
-30
Longest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)
21.9
18.5
21.9
20.6

Shortest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)

10.3
10.3
10.3
10.3
Average
Distance
Between Rest
Stops (mi)
16.4
15.5
17.2
16.5
Longest Ride
Segment
Gross Climb
(ft)
920
576
920
649

Shortest Ride
Segment
Gross Climb
(ft)

304
304
304
304

Average Gross
Climb
Between Rest
Stops (ft)

586
500
599
530
Gross Grade
0.7
0.6
0.7
0.6
Net Grade
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

Departure from Chicago and arrival at Waukegan:

Departure
Location
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Chicago
Arrival
Location
Waukegan
Waukegan
Waukegan
Waukegan
Waukegan
Waukegan
to Kenosha
No
On Road
On Road
On Path
On Path
Century
Option

No

Kenosha to
Waukegan
On Road
Kenosha to
Waukegan
On Path
Kenosha to
Waukegan
On Road
Kenosha to
Waukegan
On Path
Rest Stops
4
6
6
6
6
Total Distance
(mi)
43.6
87.4
84.0
84.0
80.6
Elevation
Profile
Starting
Elevation (ft)
595
595
595
595
595
Ending
Elevation (ft)
593
593
593
593
593
Highest
Elevation (ft)
729
729
729
729
729
Lowest
Elevation (ft)
568
525
525
525
528

Gross Climb
(ft)

1425
3293
2949
2949
2605
Gross Climb
Profile
Net Climb (ft)
-2
-2
-2
-2
-2
Longest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)
17.1
21.9
21.9
21.9
18.5

Shortest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)

10.3
10.3
10.3
10.3
10.3
Average
Distance
Between Rest
Stops (mi)
14.5
17.5
16.8
16.8
16.1
Longest Ride
Segment
Gross Climb
(ft)
562
948
920
948
604

Shortest Ride
Segment
Gross Climb
(ft)

304
304
304
304
304

Average Gross
Climb
Between Rest
Stops (ft)

475
659
590
590
521
Gross Grade
0.6
0.7
0.7
0.7
0.6
Net Grade
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

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