Le Tour de Shore is 2-day recreational charity bike ride from Millennium Park, Chicago, IL to the Indiana Dunes, (66 miles); and then, on day 2, to City Beach, New Buffalo, MI (34 miles). Explore dedicated lakefront and duneland bike paths, and scenic secondary roads.
Proceeds to benefit Maywood Fine Arts, Maywood, IL, a not-for-profit organization providing programs in art, dance, drama, music, tumbling and voice to children in the Chicago area. The mission of Maywood Fine Arts Association is to provide a safe and nurturing environment in which children can develop skills and appreciation of the arts that will enable them to succeed academically and socially and obtain higher educational opportunities.
Friday 6/13 7:30am
McDonald's Cycle Center, Millennium Park, 239 East Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601
Saturday 6/14 3:00pm
Lion's Pavilion, City Beach, 101 Marquette Drive, New Buffalo, MI 49117
RIDE FEE ONLY
$70 early bird registration ($80 after 5/10/2014)
> Cue Sheet
> Route Map
> SAG stops every 20 miles or so with water, Gatorade, fruit, power snacks and restrooms
> Bike technicians at SAG stops – free tweaks, parts extra
> SAG support vehicles to assist with route emergencies
> Door-to-door gear check valet service to/from Chicago and participating motels/campground.
> Saturday end-of-ride beach barbecue celebration
RIDE ‘N CAMP
$75 early bird registration ($85 after 5/10/2014)
Includes all the basic ride fee benefits plus tent camping Friday night at Indiana Dunes State Park Nassaki I group campground. Our gear check truck will deliver your personal and camping gear in-advance of your arrival. We are catering a hot pasta marinara, Italian beef, salad and desert dinner just for campers. Ride to the campground. Pitch your tent. Relax, refresh and refuel. Marshmallows not included.
RIDE ‘N DINE
$80 early bird registration ($90 after 5/10/2014)
Are you staying at one of our participating motels? Enjoy all the basic ride fee benefits plus a hearty Friday night dinner at one of our Le Tour de Shore participating restaurants. Ride to your motel. Our gear check truck will deliver your personal gear in-advance of your arrival. Relax and refresh. Join the festivities when you’re ready.
If your are staying at one of our Beverly Shore/Chesterton area motels (Dunes Shore Inn, Al &Sally’s, Best Western Indian Oak, and Waterbird Lakeside Inn), our Le Tour de Shore shuttle bus will pick you up at your motel and transport your party approx. 4 miles to The Spring House Inn a specially prepared meal. Your choice of chicken or beef or veggie. Soft drinks, desert, meal tax and gratuity included. Alcohol extra.
Crawford's Pub & Eatery- If you are staying at one of our participating Michigan City Motels (Clarion Inn, and Red Roof Inn), Crawford's Pub & Eatery is a short walk (less than 1/2 block away). Enjoy a great beef, chicken, fish or veggie dinner in sports bar atmosphere. Soft drinks, desert, meal tax and gratuity included. Alcohol extra.
ADD BUS RIDE BACK TO CHICAGO
when you register for Ride Fee Only, Ride 'n Camp, or Ride 'n Dine.
Add $28 early bird registration ($33 after 5/10/2014)
After finishing Le Tour de Shore, relax and enjoy a comfortable coach bus ride back to Chicago. ETD Lion's Pavilion, City Beach, New Buffalo, MI Saturday 6/14 3pm CST. ETA McDonald's Cycle Station, Millennium Park, 239 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 5pm CST. We will packed your bike carefully, wrapped in a moving blanket, nested snuggly in a neat row inside a covered truck which will follow your bus.