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ILLINI WEEKEND GETAWAY
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Updates


General Company Wide Updates

Illini Weekend Getaway Specific Updates for the 2020 Season

4/7/20

  • If you want to pay directly at the Chicago parking garage, the kiosk there now automatically calculates and charges you the total amount owed after you leave based on the ticket you received when you entered. It no longer only issues tickets for the current day one at a time. You no longer need to purchase enough single day tickets that total to the correct amount due for the total amount of time you will leave your car parked there in advance or leave all the tickets clearly displayed on your dashboard so the garage staff knows you have paid. Click Here for more information.

3/24/20

  • The posted daily cost for parking in Chicago has increased by $1.00 per day to $21.00 per weekday and $11.00 per weekend day. Click Here for more information.

3/24/20

  • The posted daily cost for parking in Chicago has increased by $1/day to $21.00 per weekday and $11.00 per weekend day. Click Here for more information.

2/6/20

  • There will be an additional $25.00 fee to transport recumbents and tandems on any transportation service. However a tandem bicycle will not incur an additional fee if both people riding it register for the same transportation service.

1/21/20

  • Only online registration will be available four weeks before the start of the event in order to assure that we receive all of your information and payment in a timely manner due to laspes in mail service. This includes all late registrations. Click Here for more information.

1/16/20

  • Registration is now open for the 2020 Illini Weekend Getaway! Click Here to register!
  • Web site updated with 2020 dates.
    • The Illini Weekend Getaway will occur on May 29th - 31st, 2020.
  • Supported hotel room block information posted for the Champaign hotel. Click Here for more information.
  • Daily public transportation schedules between Chicago and Champaign updated. Click Here for more information.
  • We have increased the price of the event by $10.00 for the full weekend or $5 per day. However we have also implemented an increasing price schedule where you can still register at last year's prices for a limited time. Click Here for more information.

Major Previous Illini Weekend Getaway Specific Updates

  • The south loop now features a stop at the Sidney Dairy Barn in the middle of the route. Stop in and and enjoy the world's best ice cream! Click Here for more information.
  • A cue sheet and map for the walking route from the Amtrak train station to the supported hotel has been posted. Click Here for more information.
  • We will now set up at the transportation staging point in Chicago beginning at 7:30 am on Friday (previously 7:00 am) to accept bicycles and baggage to transport to Champaign.
  • Our main opening meeting will be held at 7:30 pm in the Bailey Room in the Champaign hotel. Click Here for more information.
  • WE NO LONGER ISSUE ANY REFUNDS AT ANY TIME FOR ANY REASON. If you do not participate and would like a refund you MUST purchase an individual travel insurance plan, which will reimburse you according to the plan coverage.Click Here for more information about our refund policy.
  • Unfortunately the Live Grit Triathlon Store is no longer in business and we have renamed the event to the "Illini" Weekend Getaway.
  • The Champaign hotel and and transportation staging point before the start of the event has changed to the Hyatt Place. The new hotel is located in the heart of downtown Champaign and is only a 0.3 miles walk from the Amtrak train and Greyhound Bus station for our participants taking our transportation service from Chicago to Champaign before the start of the event. Click Here for more information.
  • We now allow trikes (any bicycle with three or more wheels) to participate in our events. However, all participants riding trikes must provide their own on road support for them at all times because we cannot guarantee that we will be able to easily or quickly transport them off the road in any support vehicle in case of mechanical breakdown. In addition, we still cannot accomodate any trikes on any of our transportation services. Click Here for more information.
  • The daily cost for parking in Chicago has increased to $20.00 per weekday. it is still $10.00 per weekend day.
 

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