GRIT WEEKEND GETAWAY
THE CHAMPAIGN OF RIDES!
routes consist of four main loop routes beginning and
ending at one central rest stop location in a "clover
leaf" type fashion. Each loop is nominally 25 miles
long and will proceed in a general north, south, east, or
west direction out of the rest stop. In addition, a 12 mile "metric
be available using part of the east loop. The same routes
will be available to ride both Saturday and Sunday.
By combining these routes,
participants will be able to ride as much or as little as
they like. Riding the metric loop in addition to two of the
main 25 mile loops will allow
riders to ride a total of 62 miles or 100
kilometers (known as a
metric century), and riding the metric loop twice in addition
to all of the main loops will allow
riders to ride a total of 124 miles or 200
kilometers (known as a
double metric century).
These routes are perfect for riders who prefer
flat riding and do not want hills since the terrain is
entirely flat and the only hills
railroad tracks. In addition, since each loop begins
and ends at the central rest stop location the net elevation
grade for every possible ride is zero! Every foot you pedal
up you'll be able to ride back down!
In the city our routes will primarily follow low travelled
residential streets, many of which are designated
bike routes with signed bike lanes. In the country our
follow pristine, remote county back roads.
Here for more information about the types
of roads the route will follow.
Here for more information about our riding
policies and procedures.
Rest Stop Location
1406 S. Broadway Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Here for more information about
the central rest stop location
All routes will depart from and return to our central rest
stop location. We will not have any other rest stop locations
on any route other than the central rest stop location.
We felt it would be better to have our central rest stop
location at a separate park rather than the supported hotel
so we could have a more private area to
set up at. In additiona covered shelter
and picnic tables are at the central rest stop
location and Blair Park is
the closest location
to the most suitable location for showers after the end of
the ride on Sunday.
Please note that this route data may not correlate exactly
to the actual route you will ride due to reroutes necessary
close to the event.