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RIDE ACROSS ILLINOIS (RAIL) NORTH
Route Profile Data

DistancesElevation and ClimbingEvery Potential RouteEach Ride SegmentRide Segment Summary


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 180 miles long and the rest stops are spaced 30.1 miles apart on average. The actual specific ride lengths will vary based on whether you follow the road or bike path from Hinckley to Warrenville and from Warrenville to Berkeley and if you ride from the ending location to Lake Michigan or stay at the Chicago hotel.

If you follow the on road options only, the ride is 182.5 miles long and the rest stops are spaced 30.4 miles apart on average.

If you follow the on path options only, the ride is 177.7 miles long and the rest stops are spaced 29.6 miles apart on average.

If you ride from the ending location to Lake Michigan this will add 0.6 additional miles onto the ride. If you stay at the supported hotel in Chicago this will add 0.5 additional miles onto the ride.

Ride Segments
The average ride segment is 30.1 miles. The longest ride segment will be 39.6 miles from Amboy to Hinckley. The shortest ride segment will be from Warrenville to Berkeley. If you follow the on road route it will be 18.8 miles, otherwise if you follow the on path route it will be 16.2 miles.

Elevation and Climbing
The total gross climb over the entire ride is at least 4680 feet if you ride the on path route and at most 4991 feet if you ride the on road route, and the net elevation gain is 55 feet. The ride segment with the greatest amount of gross climb is from Moline to Prophetstown at 1175 feet. If you ride the on path route from Warrenville to Berkeley, this is the ride segment with the least amount of gross climb at 481 feet, otherwise the ride segment with the least amount of gross climb is from Berkeley to Chicago at 520 feet.

Each Ride Segment

Moline to
Prophetstown
Prophetstown
to Amboy
Amboy to
Hinckley
Hinckley to
Warrenville
Warrenville
to Berkeley
Berkeley
to Chicago
Lake
Michigan
Option
Chicago
Hotel
On
Road
On
Path
On
Road
On
Path
Distance (mi)
38.5
35.4
39.6
31.1
28.9
18.8
16.2
19.1
0.6
0.5
Elevation
Profile
Starting
Elevation (ft)
578
604
757
740
709
710
614
614
Ending
Elevation (ft)
604
757
740
709
710
614
614
639
Highest
Elevation (ft)
702
815
1005
761
764
773
757
710
614
648
Lowest
Elevation (ft)
539
591
716
635
647
663
681
613
603
614
Gross
Climb (ft)
1175
732
1025
837
747
702
481
520
40
51
Gross Climb
Profile
Net
Climb (ft)
26
153
-17
-31
1
-96
0
25
Gross Grade
0.6
0.4
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.7
0.6
0.5
1.3
1.9
Net Grade
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.9

Every Potential Route

Hinckley to
Warrenville
On
Road
On
Road
On
Path
On
Path
On
Road
On
Road
On
Path
On
Path
Warrenville to
Berkeley
On
Road
On
Path
On
Road
On
Path
On
Road
On
Path
On
Road
On
Path
Lake Michigan
Option
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Chicago Hotel
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Rest Stops
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
Total Distance
(mi)
182.5
179.9
180.3
177.7
183.1
180.5
180.9
178.3
Elevation
Profile
Starting
Elevation (ft)
578
578
578
578
578
578
578
578
Ending
Elevation (ft)
614
614
614
614
614
614
614
614
Highest
Elevation (ft)
1005
1005
1005
1005
1005
1005
1005
1005
Lowest
Elevation (ft)
539
539
539
539
539
539
539
539

Gross Climb
(ft)

4991
4770
4901
4680
5031
4810
4941
4720
Gross Climb
Profile
Net Climb (ft)
36
36
36
36
36
36
36
36
Longest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)
39.6
39.6
39.6
39.6
39.6
39.6
39.6
39.6

Shortest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)

18.8
16.2
18.8
16.2
18.8
16.2
18.8
16.2
Average
Distance
Between Rest
Stops (mi)
30.4
30.0
30.1
29.6
30.5
30.1
30.2
29.7
Longest Ride
Segment
Gross Climb
(ft)
1175
1175
1175
1175
1175
1175
1175
1175

Shortest Ride
Segment
Gross Climb
(ft)

538
481
702
481
538
481
702
481

Average Gross
Climb
Between Rest
Stops (ft)

782
745
817
780
789
752
824
787
Gross Grade
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
Net Grade
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0


Hinckley to
Warrenville
On
Road
On
Road
On
Path
On
Path
On
Road
On
Road
On
Path
On
Path
Warrenville to
Berkeley
On
Road
On
Path
On
Road
On
Path
On
Road
On
Path
On
Road
On
Path
Lake Michigan
Option
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Chicago Hotel
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Rest Stops
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
6
Total Distance
(mi)
183.0
180.4
180.8
178.2
183.6
181.0
181.4
178.8
Elevation
Profile
Starting
Elevation (ft)
578
578
578
578
578
578
578
578
Ending
Elevation (ft)
614
614
614
614
614
614
614
614
Highest
Elevation (ft)
1005
1005
1005
1005
1005
1005
1005
1005
Lowest
Elevation (ft)
539
539
539
539
539
539
539
539

Gross Climb
(ft)

5042
4821
4952
4731
5082
4861
4992
4771
Gross Climb
Profile
Net Climb (ft)
36
36
36
36
36
36
36
36
Longest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)
39.6
39.6
39.6
39.6
39.6
39.6
39.6
39.6

Shortest Ride
Segment
Distance (mi)

18.8
16.2
18.8
16.2
18.8
16.2
18.8
16.2
Average
Distance
Between Rest
Stops (mi)
30.5
30.1
30.1
29.7
30.6
30.2
30.2
29.8
Longest Ride
Segment
Gross Climb
(ft)
1175
1175
1175
1175
1175
1175
1175
1175

Shortest Ride
Segment
Gross Climb
(ft)

538
481
702
481
538
481
702
481

Average Gross
Climb
Between Rest
Stops (ft)

791
754
825
789
797
760
832
795
Gross Grade
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
Net Grade
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

Ride Segment Summary

Unique Ride Segments
10
Total Possible Routes
16
Total Rest Stops
6
On Road Rest Stops
5
Rest Stops Ridden To
6

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