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Parking Garage and Main Transportation Staging Point Before the Start of the Event

Block Y Garage
LAZ Parking
1301 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 577-7985 (general information)
Hours: 5:00 am - 2:00 am
2.4 miles from the supported hotel
1.4 miles from the Greyhound bus station

  • Click Here to download the in town cue sheets and map for the Chicago parking garage.
  • Click Here for all supported facilities, services, and in town cycling routes for the Chicago parking garage overlaid on satellite imagery.
  • Click Here for more information about our transportation staging points.

The CTA #20 Madison bus route travels directly in front of the parking garage.

  • Click Here for more information about the CTA #20 Madison bus route and schedule.
  • Click Here for more information about CTA local bus service.

Please be aware that there are no bathrooms at or near the Chicago parking garage.

You should clearly display our parking sign on your dashboard so the garage staff knows your vehicle is associated with Bicycle Illinois.

If you need to get your car from the parking garage after the end of the event we will watch your baggage at the ending location while you do so.

Online Reservations
If you are planning on parking your car in Chicago long term you should Click Here to purchase your parking reservation online before you arrive. You will be able to enter your specific dates and times and pay online. After you pay you will receive a barcode which you will scan as a one-time entry and one time exit pass at the facility kiosks.

Please note that the rates posted online may vary from the rates posted directly at the parking garage.

We strongly recommend purchasing your parking reservation online before you arrive to ensure space will be available for your vehicle and to avoid the hassle, uncertainty, and amount of time it takes to pay for your parking directly at the parking garage.

Posted Rates
The posted daily cost for parking in Chicago is $21.00 per weekday and $11.00 per weekend day. Weekend rates are in effect beginning at 4:00 pm Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. This is about $15.00 per day less expensive than any other lot in the downtown area. Reservations are not necessary.

The kiosk will automatically calculate the total amount owed and charge you after you leave based on the ticket you received when you entered.

  • Click Here for more information about arriving in a car and parking.

Supported Hotel and Second Transportation Staging Point Before the Start of the Event

Congress Plaza Hotel
520 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 427-3800
Check in time is at 3:00 pm.
Check out time is at noon.
2.4 miles from the parking garage
1.0 miles from the Greyhound bus station

Our supported hotel in Chicago is in the heart of downtown Chicago and was chosen based on both its nightly rates and also its walking and biking distance between all local and long distance public transportation options in Chicago. Millennium Park is only five blocks away and there are lots of attractions nearby. Visit one of Lake Michigan’s beaches, browse the upscale shops and boutiques on the Magnificent Mile, or discover the iconic architecture and contemporary art of Millennium Park. Enjoy shopping, dining, museums, entertainment and seasonal events at Navy Pier or take in a show at the nearby theater district. Staying there can also be perfect way to allow your tired and sore muscles to rest and recover from a challenging cycling event and perfect if you would like to extend your event as part of a weekend getaway in the city!

  • Click Here to download the in town cue sheets and map for the Chicago hotel.
  • Click Here for all supported facilities, services, and in town cycling routes for the Chicago hotel overlaid on satellite imagery.
  • Click Here for more information about our supported hotels.
  • Click Here for more information about our supported hotel baggage delivery service.
  • Click Here to inform us of your supported hotel baggage delivery service needs after you have initially registered.

The hotel does not have a swimming pool, whirlpool, or laundry machines available.

Rates and Reservations
You will need to contact the hotel on your own for best the room rates and to make and pay for your individual reservations. We strongly recommend making your reservation as soon as possible to avoid any availability issues from other participants or anyone else, secure the lowest rate, and assure yourself a room!

Breakfast
A continental style breakfast is not included with reservations.

Restaurants

At the Supported Hotel
Gazebo Restaurant
Hours: 6:30 am - 11:00 am

Rafael’s Restaurant
Hours: 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Other Local Restaurants

Arriving and Departing
Several different CTA bus routes travel ether directly in front of or within a block of the hotel.

  • Click Here for more information about CTA local bus service.

The hotel does not offer any type of transportation service between downtown Chicago and O'Hare or Midway airports.

  • Click Here for more information about how to transport yourself, your baggage, and your bicycle between O'Hare and Midway airports.

CTA L Train Stations

  • Click Here for more information about CTA L trains.
Train Line
Arrival/Departure Location
Parking Garage
Supported Hotel
Greyhound Bus Station
Green
Morgan
Adams & Wabash
Transfer to or from the Pink
Line
at Adams & Wabash
Pink
Morgan
Adams & Wabash
LaSalle & Van Buren
Orange
Transfer to or from the Pink
Line
at Washington & Wells
Adams & Wabash
LaSalle & Van Buren
Brown
Transfer to or from the Pink
Line
at Washington & Wells
Adams & Wabash
LaSalle & Van Buren
Purple
Transfer to or from the Green
Line
or Pink Line at Clark & Lake
Adams & Wabash
LaSalle & Van Buren
Blue
UIC/Halsted
Jackson
Clinton
Red
Transfer to or from the Green
Line
or Pink Line at State & Lake
Harrison
Harrison

Ashland Station
1601 W. Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60612
0.6 miles from the parking garage

The Ashland Station serves Green and Pink line trains.

This station serves the parking garage.

   

UIC/Halsted Station
430 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60607
1.0 miles from the parking garage

The UIC/Halsted Station serves Blue line trains.

This station serves the parking garage.

   

Adams & Wabash Station
201 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
0.5 miles from the supported hotel

The Adams & Wabash Station serves Green, Pink, Orange, Brown, and Purple line trains.

This station serves the supported hotel.

   

Jackson Station
328 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60604
0.5 miles from the supported hotel

The Jackson Station serves Blue line trains.

This station serves the supported hotel.

   

Harrison Station
608 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605
0.2 miles from the supported hotel
0.8 miles from the Greyhound bus station

The Harrison Station serves Red line trains.

This station serves the supported hotel and Greyhound bus station.

   

LaSalle & Van Buren Station
121 W. Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL 60605
0.8 miles from the Greyhound bus station

The Harrison Station serves Orange, Brown, and Purple line trains.

This station serves the Greyhound bus station.

   

Clinton Station
426 S. Clinton St.
Chicago, IL 60607
0.2 miles from the Greyhound bus station

The Clinton Station serves Blue line trains.

This station serves the Greyhound bus station.


Metra Train Stations

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Union Station
210 S. Canal St.
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 322-4269
2.0 miles from the parking garage
1.3 miles from the supported hotel
0.4 miles from the Greyhound bus station

   
Ogilvie Transportation Center
500 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 496-4777
2.0 miles from the parking garage
1.5 miles from the supported hotel
0.7 miles from the Greyhound bus station
   
Van Buren Station
132 E. Van Buren St.
Chicago, IL 60605
2.5 miles from the parking garage
0.1 miles from the supported hotel
1.2 miles from the Greyhound bus station
   
LaSalle Station
414 S. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 322-6509
2.0 miles from the parking garage
0.6 miles from the supported hotel
0.6 miles from the Greyhound bus station

Local Bus Service

Chicago Transit Authority
(888) YOUR-CTA (968-7282)

Every bus is equipped with a bicycle rack that holds two fully assembled bicycles. Bicycles are allowed at all times.

  • Click Here for more information about how to bring your bike on the bus.

Taxicabs

Taxicabs regularly pass by all supported facilities and service locations in Chicago and specific contact information is not necessary.


Amtrak Train Station

Union Station
225 S. Canal St.
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) USA-RAIL (872-7245)
Hours: 5:30 am to midnight CDT
1.8 miles from the parking garage
1.2 miles from the supported hotel
0.4 miles from the Greyhound bus station

  • Click Here for more information about Amtrak train service.
  • Click Here for more information about long distance public transportation carriers.
  • Click Here for more information about our transportation staging points.

Greyhound Bus Station and Transportation Staging Point After the End of the Event

Greyhound Bus Station
630 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(800) 231-2222 fare and schedule information
(312) 408-5821
Hours: Open 24 hours
1.4 miles from the parking garage
1.0 miles from the supported hotel

  • Click Here to download the in town cue sheets and map for the Greyhound bus station.
  • Click Here for all supported facilities, services, and in town cycling routes for the Greyhound bus station overlaid on satellite imagery.
  • Click Here for more information about Greyhound bus service.
  • Click Here for more information about long distance public transportation carriers

 


MegaBus Stop

MegaBus
518 W. Polk St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(877) 462-6342
1.7 miles from the parking garage
1.1 miles from the supported hotel
0.3 miles from the Greyhound bus station

  • Click Here for more information about MegaBus bus service.
  • Click Here for more information about long distance public transportation carriers

All MegaBus reservations must be made online. Tickets are not sold at this location.


Grocery Stores

Target
1101 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 279-3340
Hours: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
0.6 miles from the parking garage

This grocery store serves the parking garage.


Target
1154 S. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 212-6300
Hours: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
0.9 miles from the supported hotel
1.3 miles from the Greyhound bus station

This grocery store serves the supported hotel and Greyhound bus station.


Hospital

Rush University Medical Center
1653 W. Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60612
(888) 352-RUSH (7874)
1.1 miles from the parking garage
2.5 miles from the supported hotel
1.4 miles from the Greyhound bus station

  • Click Here for our medical support services policies and procedures

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