As Glencoe is a small community, parking is at a premium. Once again, the Glencoe Grand Prix is taking extra care to assist residents and businesses with parking options during race day. Just like last year, parking in regular spaces is limited to 2 hours per Village regulations. If you are in a space for more than two hours, you will be ticketed.
Where NOT to park
Even though you are able to park in the spaces legally, we are asking that riders on race day DO NOT park in any of the spaces on Park Avenue between Vernon and Hazel, any spaces on Vernon north of Park Avenue (the final turn) or any of the spaces on Village Court Road in front of the Village Hall where race registration takes place. Please park one block east in the commuter lots of the Glencoe train station.
Park at the Metra Station
Since we’ve begun this event, we have stressed the need for riders to park in the commuter lots at the train station, barely a block east of Green Bay Road. These lots were resurfaced in 2011 and are very close to the race course. Please be considerate of our gracious hosts and park in one of those lots if you are racing. Additional parking can be easily found in Glencoe south of the race course.
- GPS Location: 675 Village Ct. Glencoe, IL 60022
- From Chicago: I-90 W to I-94 W (towards Milwaukee), to Exit 30B Dundee Rd (east), go 1.4 miles to Green Bay Rd. Turn right on Green Bay Rd, go 0.3 miles to Park Ave. Turn left on Park Ave, main race parking is in the Metra station lots on the left and right.
- From Milwaukee: I-94 E (towards Chicago), to IL-43/Waukegan Rd. Bear right onto Waukegan Rd. Go south 0.6 miles on Waukegan Rd to Dundee Rd. Turn left onto Dundee Rd (east), go 3.3 miles to Green Bay Rd. Turn right on Green Bay Rd, go 0.3 miles to Park Ave. Turn left on Park Ave, main race parking is in the Metra station lots on the left and right.
- From Madison: I-90 E (towards Chicago), to IL-53 N. Take Dundee Rd/IL-68 exit. Follow Dundee Rd east for 12.5 miles, to Green Bay Rd. Turn right on Green Bay Rd, go 0.3 miles to Park Ave. Turn left on Park Ave, main race parking is in the Metra station lots on the left and right.
Public transportation via the Metra Union Pacific North line offers convenient access to the race course via the Glencoe train station at Green Bay Road and Park Avenue, and is highly recommended. Detailed schedules and fares are available online at Metra Rail.
In addition, Route 213 on the Pace Suburban Bus travels along Green Bay Road and stops at the intersection with Park Avenue. Schedules and fares are available online at Pace Bus.
Hosting riders in individual homes is a huge factor in recruiting Pro teams and directly supports the Glencoe Educational Foundation (GEF). The GEF is responsible for providing housing to riders who can’t afford a hotel, if we don’t find enough beds, the GEF will be required to purchase hotel accommodations. Please help us keep our costs down by hosting. The accommodations most often are beds or airbeds in guest rooms or on a recreation room floor.
Questions & Answers
Q: Will I have to feed riders and their guests?
A: No. Hosts often invite riders to join them for a meal but it is not expected. They will need the use of the kitchen, (Riders will clean up after themselves). They will need the use of your refrigerator and counter space. Some may ask permission to use your washer and dryer.
Q: Will my home be treated like a Holiday Inn?
A: No. Riders stay in many different homes around the U.S. and they very much want to be invited back. They know how to be good guests.
Q: Will I have to define the limits of what I’m willing to do?
A: No. The Host Housing coordinator is an advocate for both the riders and the hosts. You tell us your limits and we will pass it on to the riders. Riders are very flexible and gracious guests.
Please contact Nikki Cypranowski at: firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional housing-related information or questions.