Great Lakes Ultra Cycling


Chicago Loop 25006-05-2021 06:00None Registered

03-15-2021 18:17
06-05-2021 07:00
Ultra Event
Sunrise at 5:17:21 AM Sunset at 8:23:53 PM

Michele Brougher
Email Michele(952)215-1503

Get me there
Best Western
990 Lake Ave
Woodstock, IL 60098

Make your reservations early if you need a place to stay. There will not be a hotel block. We highly recommend getting a room for the overnight of the 600k even if you are planning on riding straight through. Having the option and a place to shower and change/keep clothing and devices charging makes everything easier.



This is a dobule loop format 250 mile ride from Woodstock, Illinois. Huge variety of territory here. The first "loop" is 150 miles and heads northwest out of Woodstock through farmland past Harvard and north of Beloit on less used roads. The terrain turns rolling and we skirt the edge of the drift less coming into Brodhead before turning around. From Brodhead we return east on past Turtle Creek and the Stone Arch Bridge at Tiffany. Passing south of Beloit through Rockton and Roscoe we take the Long Prairie Trail to Capron and back to Woodstock.

At this point, riders refuel. It will probably be sometime in the late afternoon to early evening. 24 hour services may be scarce due to the pandemic, but you should be able to find water and we may be out on the course with some. The route heads east through McHenry and and Mudelaein to the North Shore Bike Path through Libertyville. We then pick up Skokie Valley Bike Trail down to Highland Park before returning west on hopefully quiet streets through Buffalo Grove and Barrington Hills. In Algonquin, we pick up the Prairie Trail back to Crystal Lake and the trail back to Woodstock to finish up 250 miles.

Brevet Available GLUC Members on or before  March 15, 2021 - 400k ACP, contact 1 week prior to the ride date

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