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Directions and parking

Boulevard Lakefront Tour is a celebration of healthy, sustainable transportation. To prolong this great experience, we encourage you to leave the car at home. Instead of driving, please consider biking, using public transit or carpooling to reach the event.

If you need some advice on getting around car-free, check out the Regional Transportation Authority’s web-based trip planner. The trip planner allows you to plan trips in the Chicago region using public transit trains and buses (CTA, Metra, and Pace). It also gives driving, biking and walking directions.

Start/Finish is at Parking Lot G on the UIC campus (921 S. Marshfield Ave., between Taylor and Polk

 

By Bike

There are plenty of good biking options to get to the Boulevard Lakefront Tour.  You can look at the City of Chicago’s Bicycle Map here.

By CTA

CTA’s Bike & Ride Program allows you to take your bike on buses and trains. Plan your trip at www.goroo.com. Get instructions, system maps and schedules by visiting www.transitchicago.com or calling (888) YOUR-CTA.

CTA rail service

The Boulevard Lakefront Tour start/finish area is .2 miles south of the Polk Pink Line stop and a mile south of the Illinois Medical District Blue Line stop.

CTA bus service

  • 7 Harrison
  • 9 Ashland
  • 12 Roosevelt
  • 18 18th Street
  • 60 Blue Island/26th Street
  • 126 Jackson
  • 157 Streeterville/Taylor

Pace

Find the best Pace route for you online with the Pace Trip Planner or the Pace Route Finder. Or, call 836.7000 from any Chicagoland area code.

Metra

Riding in from the suburbs? Metra allows bicycles on all weekend trains. Most downtown stations are under two miles from the starting point.

From Union Station:

Exit on the southwest side of the station, and head south on Clinton (.6 miles) to Taylor. Take a right on Taylor (west), keeping right, and ride to South Marshfield

Ogilvie Transportation Center:

Exit on the southwest side of the station, and head one block west on Madison to Clinton. Take a right on Taylor (west), keeping right, and ride to South Marshfield 

From LaSalle Street Station:

Ride west on Van Buren (.5 miles) to Clinton. Take a left (south) on Clinton (.5 miles) to Taylor. Take a right on Taylor, and ride .5 miles west to S. Marshfield.

From Museum Campus/11th Street (Metra Electric):

Head southeast out of the station. Ride west on Roosevelt to Ashland. Turn left on Taylor and head west to S. Marshfield.

Car parking

Driving to the event? Car-parking is available at the Paulina Street Parking Structure at 915 S. Paulina is $8.50 per vehicle.

Be aware of parking garage heights if you stow your bike on the roof of your car.