Ride Along Details

As mentioned before, this year’s Ride Along from Chicago will be departing from Millennium Park at 10am on Sunday June 12th. The Ride Along has two distance options, either 15 miles to Evanston, or the full 28 miles to Highland Park. Food and beverages will be provided to all participants and there is a suggested donation of $10 to participate in the ride along. A helmet is required for all participants. While we will be riding in groups for the entire ride, the route for the Ride Along is posted below in case you would like to have a set of directions.

Distance Turn Town
0 START AT Millenium Park in front of the Bean Chicago
RIGHT on Randolph St. This is the Upper level of Randolph
0.4 RIGHT on sidewalk near Cancer Survivors Memorial, Upper Randolph terminates.
LEFT towards bike path paralleling Lake Shore Drive.
0.6 RIDE UNDERNEATH Lake Shore Drive on E. Randolph
0.7 LEFT onto Chicago Lakefront Trail until it terminates at Ardmore Ave.
8.7 CONTINUE west on W. Ardmore Ave. for two blocks
Westbound bike lane is counter-traffic and on the right side of the street.
8.8 RIGHT on N. Kenmore
9.3 LEFT on W. Granville Ave.
10.2 RIGHT on Ravenswood (before the Metra viaduct)
12.3 RIGHT on Estes for one block
12.3 LEFT on Clark
12.9 CONTINUE on Chicago Ave. Evanston
14.7 STOP at Raymond Park.
This concludes the first part of the ride-along
CONTINUE north on Chicago Ave. to go to Highland Park
15 LEFT at Clark St. (BECOMES Elgin Rd.)
15.2 RIGHT at Sherman Ave.
16 LEFT at Lincoln St.
16.4 RIGHT at Asbury Ave.
16.9 LEFT at Isabella St.
17.6 RIGHT at Poplar
18.1 CONTINUE on Green Bay Trail after crossing Wilmette Ave.
The trail parallels the railroad tracks for its entire length
28.1 ARRIVE in Highland Park Highland Park
Comments (2)
  • slaude Sean Laude says:

    It should be noted that bikes will NOT be allowed on Metra trains this weekend due to Blues Fest. There are no restrictions on bikes on CTA trains, however, and it can be picked up at various stations in Evanston.

    Otherwise, arrange to be picked up in Highland Park if you are joining the team!

  • Claire says:


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