Our route parallels Lake Michigan through Chicago and the north shore Chicago suburbs and is almost entirely flat, following fully paved and signed bike paths and trails about 75% of the way. When it does not follow paths, the route primarily follows low traveled residential and secondary roads.
Participants from the Chicago area will be able to get a great day of cycling close to home!
Route Options - There are four possible route options that you can ride.
- Hammond to Kenosha Century
In order to complete a century, you will ride a loop out of the ending location in Kenosha to add on enough miles in order to ride over 100 miles. It will not matter which specific route segments or options you ride from Hammond to Kenosha in order to complete the century.
- Hammond to Kenosha
This route is the basis for the event. You will start your ride right over the Illinois/Indiana border in Hammond and finish your ride in Kenosha, riding through 3 states in one day.
- Hammond to Waukegan
For this route, you will start the ride in Hammond but end in Waukegan, IL. After you arrive in Waukegan you can then take the Metra train back with your bike to Chicago or any Metra station in between. This ride is perfect for riders who do not want to ride the full distance from Hammond to Kenosha or for riders who want to depart the ride early.
Click Here for more information about taking the Metra train from Waukegan.
- Hammond to Waukegan Century
If you want to complete a century ride but do not want to wait at the end in Kenosha for our return transportation service, this route is the one for you! After you arrive at the end in Kenosha, you will turn around and ride the route back to rest stop 4 in Waukegan.
- Date: July 18, 2021
Distances: up to 100 miles
City, State: Hammond, IN or Chicago, IL
Start Location: see website
Start Time: 6:00 - 7:00 am
Online Information: http://www.bicycleillinois.com/tristatetourchicagocentury/tristatetourchicagocentury.htm