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Chicago Starting Location and Rest Stop 1

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

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

Rest Stop 1 is also the Chicago starting location and is within walking or biking distance of all facilities and services in Chicago.

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  • Click Here to download the in town cue sheets and map for the Chicago starting location for the Tri-State Tour #1.
  • Click Here to download the in town cue sheets and map for the Chicago starting location for the Tri-State Tour #2.
  • Click Here for all supported facilities, services, and in town cycling routes for the Chicago starting location overlaid on satellite imagery.

If you are staying at the supported hotel in Chicago you will need to transport your bicycle and baggage there from the transportation staging point yourself.

   
 

Parking
You can only park at the starting for free while you are immediately loading or unloading your bike and baggage.

DuSable Harbor Parking Lot
0.1 miles from the starting location
1.7 miles from the supported hotel

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You should use this parking lot if you will be parking at the Chicago starting location for the day. You will pay upon exit.


Supported Hotel and Transportation Staging Point

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 Chicago starting location

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 to download the in town cue sheets and map for the Chicago hotel for the Tri-State Tour #2.
  • 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.
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The hotel does not have a swimming pool, whirlpool, or laundry machines available.

Rates and Reservations
You will need to contact the hotel on your own for best the room rates and to make and pay for your individual reservations. 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!

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.

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

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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.


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 Chicago starting location
1.9 miles from the supported hotel

  • 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
Green
State & Lake
Adams & Wabash
Pink
State & Lake
Adams & Wabash
Orange
State & Lake
Adams & Wabash
Brown
State & Lake
Adams & Wabash
Purple
State & Lake
Adams & Wabash
Blue
Washington
Jackson
Red
Lake
Harrison

State & Lake Station
200 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601
1.1 miles from the Chicago starting location
0.2 miles from the supported hotel

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

This station serves the Chicago starting location.

   

Washington Station
19 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60602
1.4 miles from the Chicago starting location
0.5 miles from the supported hotel

The Washington Station serves Blue line trains.

This station serves the Chicago starting location.

   

Lake Station
188 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601
1.1 miles from the Chicago starting location
0.2 miles from the supported hotel

The Lake Station serves Red line trains.

This station serves the Chicago starting 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.


Metra Train Stations

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Union Station
225 S. Canal St.
Chicago, IL 60606
2.6 miles from the the Chicago starting location
1.3 miles from the supported hotel

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

Millennium Station
151 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601
1.1 miles from the the Chicago starting location

This station serves the Chicago starting location.

   

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

This station serves the supported hotel.

   
LaSalle Station
414 S. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60605
2.0 miles from the the Chicago starting location
0.6 miles from the supported hotel

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.

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  • Click Here for more information about local public transportation.

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
2.6 miles from the the Chicago starting location
1.3 miles from the supported hotel

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

Greyhound Bus Station

Greyhound Bus 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 the Chicago starting location
1.0 miles from the supported hotel

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

MegaBus Stop

MegaBus
518 W. Polk St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(877) 462-6342
2.5 miles from the Chicago starting location
1.1 miles from the supported hotel

  • 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 Chicago starting location

This grocery store serves the Chicago starting 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.


Ice Cream

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


Hospitals

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

This hospital serves the Chicago starting location.


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

This hospital serves the supported hotel.

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