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LIVE GRIT WEEKEND GETAWAY
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Transportation Services

People TransportationBicycle and Baggage TransportationMid-Route Stops


We are pleased to offer transportation service between Chicago and Champaign both on the Friday before the start and Sunday evening after the end of the event. One way transportation will also be available.

Both transportation services include bicycle and baggage transportation only and you must purchase your own Amtrak train or Greyhound bus ticket(s).

Our transportation services between Chicago and Champaign will not be available on Saturday.

  • Click Here for more information about planning your individual arrival and departure.
  • Click Here for more information about our transportation services.

People Transportation
Participants will travel beween Chicago and Champaign aboard either an Amtrak train or Greyhound bus.

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

  • Click Here for more information about people transportation from Chicago to Champaign before the start of the event on Friday.
  • Click Here for more information about people transportation from Champaign to Chicago after the end of the event on Sunday evening.
  • Click Here for more information about long distance public transportation carriers.
  • Click Here for more information about Amtrak train service.
  • Click Here for more information about Greyhound bus service.

Bicycle and Baggage Transportation
We will transport all bicycles and baggage ourselves on a separate moving truck.

Identification Tags
Before they can be loaded, every bicycle and individual baggage item to be transported after the end of the event must have two separate identification tags attached. These tags will be supplied in your registration materials and will significantly help identify which bikes and baggage should be loaded amid the the throng of other bicycles and baggage that shouldn't at the central rest stop location after the end of the event. Identification tags will not be required for any bicycle or baggage item that we are not transporting from Champaign to Chicago after the end of the event.

We require two separate tags in case one comes off in transit and the tags should be placed as far apart from each other as possible to minimize the chance that both would come off at the same time. If you are initially meeting us in Chicago, we require that the tags are attached there to prevent individual loose tags from getting lost or forgotten in a piece luggage buried at the bottom of a pile at the end of the event.

It will be your responsibility to make sure that your bike and every piece of your baggage items has the appropriate two required baggage delivery tags on it. If a tag comes off in transit or during the event simply let a staff member know and we will give you a new one.

  • Click Here for more information about our bicycle transportation means.
  • Click Here for more information about our baggage transportation means.
  • Click Here for more information about our baggage transportation policies and procedures.
  • Click Here for more information about baggage types and identification.

Mid-Route Stops
We will not have a mid-route stop or offer any mid-route pick ups or drop offs between Chicago and Champaign, such as in Kankakee.

Click on one of the links at left for more information about our transportation services between Chicago and Champaign before the start and after the end of the event.

P.O. Box 8454 • Chicago, IL 60680 • (877) TOUR-ILL [868-7455]
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