We’re gearing up for Sunday! We’ve debated several times whether we will drive to UIC, park there (I already pay for parking for work!), and then ride our bikes over to the race or just pay to park downtown. We’re reluctant to park downtown because of the prices, but also because we can’t keep the bikes on top if we’re parking in a garage. We’ve also debated whether to bring the team tent.
I had a little extra time on my hands today, so I scoured the Chicago Criterium site today, looking for into about setting up team tents. Since I couldn’t find anything, I emailed the only email address I could find (under the volunteer link) and asked. Turns out, there is an amatuer team staging area, and I received an email with the staging area pass that will let us pull up to the area and drop off the tent. We won’t be able to park there, but at least we won’t have to haul the tent all over grant park!
See you all on Sunday!