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ILLINI WEEKEND GETAWAY
THE CHAMPAIGN OF RIDES!

Transportation Service from Champaign to Chicago After the End of the Event

Champaign Transportation Staging PointTransportation MeansChicago Transportation Staging Point


Our transportation service from Champaign to Chicago will occur after the end of the ride on Sunday evening.

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Champaign Transportation Staging Point
Our transportation staging point after the end of the event will be directly at the central rest stop location. We felt this location would be better than at the Amtrak train and Greyhound bus station because the baggage loading has to be at the central rest stop location since our moving truck has to be there to transport your baggage since you will still have to pack your shower items back in your baggage after taking a shower. Otherwise you would also have to bike over to the Amtrak train station in your street clothes carrying your shower items with you on the bike.

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Hotel Baggage Pick Up
If you are staying at the supported hotel and also taking our transportation service from Champaign to Chicago after the end of the event you should leave your packed baggage at the hotel front desk by check out time on Sunday morning and bike over to the central rest stop location. We will pick up your bags shortly after the check out time so you can have your shower items available after the ride without you having to carry them with you from the hotel yourself.

Showers
If you take a shower after the ride on Sunday, we will load your bicycle onto our moving truck while you take a shower. After you are done taking a shower you should walk back to the central rest stop location to pack your shower items. We will then load your fully packed baggage into our moving truck.

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Transportation Means

People Transportation
All participants will travel from Champaign to Chicago aboard the 392 Illini Amtrak train that is scheduled to depart Champaign at 6:59 pm and arrive in Chicago at 9:45 pm, approximately a 2 hour and 46 minute ride. This schedule will give you plenty of time to get in a full day of riding on Sunday, take a shower, travel from the central rest stop location to the Amtrak train station in Champaign and from Champaign to Chicago, and be back home with plenty of time to rest for work on Monday morning the next day.

Registration for our transportation services does not include your individual train or bus ticket – you will need to purchase it on your own. We strongly recommend doing so NOW to avoid any potential availability issues.

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Our transportation service after the end of the event can only support the 392 Illini Amtrak train schedule since we will only transport bicycles and baggage in one trip from Champaign to Chicago. If you depart Champaign on any train or bus schedule earlier than this train, you must pick up your bike and baggage when our moving truck arrives at the transportation staging point in Chicago (see below). We will not be able to return your bike and baggage to you at any other time and we can not hold on to them for you.

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Getting from the Transportation Staging Point to the Amtrak Train Station

Vine St. and Fairlawn Dr. Bus Stop
Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District
Urbana, IL 61801
Hours: until about 5:46 pm on Sunday
Price: $1.00 cash (paid on the bus)
0.4 miles from the central rest stop location

You will travel on the 50W Green Westbound bus directly to the Amtrak train station.

Unfortunately the Amtrak train station is 3.0 miles from the transportation staging point which is too far to reasonably walk and you won't be able to bike there yourself since your bicycle will already be loaded onto our moving truck. Instead, you will travel on the local 50W Green Westbound bus from the transportation staging point directly to the Amtrak train station. In order to catch the bus you will need to walk 0.5 miles from the transportation staging point to the bus stop location at Vine St. and Fairlawn Dr. in Urbana and directions and a map will be provided. The trip takes approximately 21 minutes, the fare is $1.00 cash (paid on the bus), and the last bus departs the bus stop at about 5:46 pm which gives you plenty of time to take a shower after the end of the ride and arrive at the Amtrak train station in time to catch the 392 Illini train that departs at 6:15 pm.

  • Click Here to download the in town cue sheet and map for the central rest stop location to the bus stop.
  • Click Here for the in town routes between the central rest stop location and showers and bus stop overlaid on satellite imagery.
  • Click Here for more information about local bus service in Champaign.
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Bicycle Transportation
We will transport all bicycles ourselves. Our moving truck will depart promptly after we have loaded all bicycles in Chicago. We will transport all bicycles ourselves. Our moving truck will depart Champaign promptly at 6:15 pm after the last participant should arrive at the Amtrak train station from the transportation staging point in order to make sure everyone arrives at the Amtrak train station OK. We expect the trip from Champaign to Chicago to take about three hours and to arrive in Chicago at approximately 9:15 pm. This will allow us to be at transportation staging point in Chicago before the Amtrak train arrives so we can immediately return everyone's bike and baggage.

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Baggage Transportation
Participants will carry their baggage with them directly aboard all trains and busses.

Chicago Transportation Staging Point
The transportation staging point in Chicago after the end of the event will be directly at the Amtrak train station.

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All bicycles and baggage must be returned after the end of the event, we will not be able to hold any for you.

Departure Via Local Public Transportation
If you are planning on departing by taking a CTA L or Metra train, bicycles are allowed on all weekend trains.

Parking
If you need to get your car from the parking garage after the end of the event we will watch your bike and baggage at the transportation staging point while you do so. You will need to to go over to parking garage yourself, pick up your car, and drive it back to the transportation staging point.

Participants Staying at the Chicago Hotel
If you will be staying at the Chicago hotel you will need to go over there from the transportation staging point yourself. Unfortunately we will not be able to drop off your bicycle or baggage directly at the hotel. You will be able to take the CTA L train or bus over to the Chicago hotel from the transportation staging point.

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