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Riding to Hammond the Day of the Event


Taking the CTA Red Line train to the 95th/Dan Ryan St. CTA L Train Station and riding from there to the starting location is your best option if you want to initially arrive in Hammond on the morning of the event. This option gives you the most amount of time to arrive at the start without riding in the dark, fully assembled bicycles are allowed on the train at no extra charge at all times on the weekends, the trains run 24 hours, and the fare is only $2.25.

95th/Dan Ryan Station
14 W. 95th St.
Chicago, IL 60620
10.4 miles from the starting location

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All participants riding from the 95th/Dan Ryan St. CTA L Train Station the morning of the event must arrive at the starting location by 7:00 am in order to check in, drop off their personal bag, replenish themselves at the rest stop, and prepare for the rest of the ride. The ride from the 95th/Dan Ryan CTA L Train Station to the starting location is 10.4 miles so you must be able to ride at least 10 mph in order to arrive at the starting location on time. If you are uncertain about whether you will be able to maintain this pace you should not plan on riding to the start the day of the event. Instead, you should stay at the Hammond hotel the day before the event, find another way to get to the starting location the morning of the event, or plan on starting your ride from Chicago.

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Group Ride to the Starting Location
We will be coordinating a group ride to the starting location from the 95th/Dan Ryan St. CTA L Train Station that will leave promptly at 6:00 am. There is no extra charge to participate in this ride but you will need to register for it so that we can expect you. The group will be supported by both a lead rider who will guide the group and a designated last "sweep" rider who will help address any problems that might come up.

If you arrive late the group absolutely cannot wait for you since other riders must still arrive at the starting location on time. We strongly recommend planning to arriving at the 95th/Dan Ryan CTA L Train Station by 5:30 am in order to account for any unforeseen problems getting there in time for the group departure.

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