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TRI-STATE TOUR CHICAGO CENTURY
Return Transportation Service from Kenosha After the End of the Event

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We are pleased to offer return transportation service from Kenosha to both Hammond and downtown Chicago the same day after the end of the event for you, your bicycle, and your baggage!

This transportation service is the perfect option for participants from the city, areas served by public transportation from downtown, and areas south of the city such as Indiana and the south Chicago suburbs. You can also park your car for free during the event in Hammond!

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  • Click Here for more information about transportation staging points.
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Other than Chicago, there will not be any mid-route stops as part of this transportation service such as at our rest stop locations.

We can only guarantee that we will have space on our vehicles to transport you and your bicycle from Kenosha if you register for our return transportation service during regular registration and we absolutely cannot guarantee that spaces will be available the day of the event. If any spaces are available we will gladly sell them to you (including a late registration fee) subject to availability.

After you arrive at the ending location it may be a little while before we are ready to depart and we encourage you to spend the time taking a shower and getting cleaned up, going swimming in the pool or relaxing in the whirlpool, or getting something to eat or drink at the ending location at the Kenosha hotel.

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Taking the Metra Train from Kenosha
We STRONGLY discourage you taking the Metra train from Kenosha for overwhelming logistical constraints.

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Kenosha Transportation Staging Point
The staging point for the return transportation service from Kenosha will be directly at the ending location.

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All participants must be ready to depart Kenosha transportation staging point when the route closes at 6:30 pm.
PLEASE BE READY TO DEPART BY 6:30 PM AT THE LATEST AND DO NOT BE LATE. OTHER PEOPLE WILL BE DEPENDING ON YOU. IF YOU ARE LATE WE CAN NOT WAIT FOR YOU.

Because of our strict no man left behind policy we will not depart Kenosha until the last participants have arrived safely at the ending location. Generally we plan on departing Kenosha shortly after the route closes at 6:30 pm, although it is possible that may depart earlier or later than that depending on when all participants have safely arrived.

Bathrooms will not be available in any vehicle so you will need to use the restroom in Kenosha before you leave.

Transportation Means

People Transportation
Participants will travel either aboard a charter school bus or in one of our support vehicles. We will not be using any public transportation carriers (Amtrak, Greyhound, MegaBus, Metra, etc.) to transport people and you will not need to purchase any separate bus or train ticket on your own.

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Bicycle Transportation
We will transport your bicycle ourselves.

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All vehicles will travel together so your bicycle will be available for you to pick up immediately after we arrive.

Baggage Transportation
All participants will carry their baggage with them. If you brought a personal bag with you during the event, you will need to carry it with you yourself on your bike from the transportation staging point. We recommend using panniers or a small backpack since it may not be easy to carry another type of bag such as a duffel bag while riding on your bike.

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Arrival in Chicago
Getting dropped off in downtown Chicago is the perfect option for people who did not drive to the starting location.

We expect the trip from Kenosha to downtown Chicago to take approximately an hour and a half.


Chicago Hotel
Staging Point

Northeast corner of
E. Harrison St. and
S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

The transportation service staging point will be behind our supported hotel at the northeast corner of E. Harrison St. and S. Wabash Ave. This is very close to all CTA L trains which you can easily use to transport both you and your bike to and from all other public transportation options in downtown Chicago. This also easily accomodates our participants staying at the hotel that night, particularly ones who will be using our transportation service from Chicago the next day for Bicycle Illinois and who would have to transport large bags.

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.

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  • Click Here for more information about the Chicago CTA L Train Stations.
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Participants Who Parked in Chicago
If you parked your car at Dusable Harbor for the day, you will need to walk or bike there from the hotel yourself. Directions and a map will be provided.

Unfortunately we will not be able to drop participants off directly at the parking lot because we can't quickly or easily get to or from it with our vehicles. Not only would we have to drive down Randolph St. across the entire downtown since we can't drive our school busses or trucks on Lake Shore Drive, but it is almost imposible to turn these vehicles around in the cul-du-sac at the end of Randolph St.

Arrival in Hammond
The staging point for Hammond will be directly at the event starting location.

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We expect the trip from Chicago to Hammond to take approximately an hour.

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