Lombard Cycling Classic Returns to Downtown Lombard July 20
Temporary Road Closures Begin 6 a.m. Tuesday
The Lombard Cycling Classic will take place in downtown Lombard, on Tuesday, July 20, from 10 a.m. – 8:15 p.m., with road closures beginning at 6 a.m. This family friendly event is part of a 10-day nationally-renowned bicycling event series, The Intelligentsia Cup Chicago, which runs from July 16 – 25 at various locations in the Chicago area. The event is hosted by the DuPage County Convention and Visitors Bureau, includes several hundred professional and amateur road cyclists competing in races throughout the day on a designated course through downtown Lombard, and will bring national attention to the Lilac Village.
Visitors may find parking in the Parkside Metra Commuter Lot south of the train tracks, and on-street parking in the surrounding area. The Hammerschmidt Lot is the designated location for bicyclists and volunteers.
Detours will be in place at approximately 6 a.m. St. Charles Road will be closed from Elizabeth through Main Street, including the intersection of Main Street & St. Charles Rd. No vehicles will be able to access or cross the race route and commuters are reminded to plan ahead for traffic delays. East and westbound St. Charles Road traffic will be detoured north to Grove Street. North and southbound Main Street traffic will be detoured east to Grace Street. The last race ends at 8:15 p.m. and road closures will be in place until the race route has been cleared by public safety personnel.
The train track crossings at Elizabeth Street and the Main Street underpass will be closed. In order to cross the train tracks, motorists must use Crescent Blvd. or Grace Street.
Kids and Family Race
The Kids & Family Community Ride is at 6:15 p.m. Pre-register your family to be entered to win a family pass to Brookfield Zoo at bit.ly/familybikerace. Participants are required to bring their own bicycles, wear helmets, and meet at the registration tent no later than 6 p.m. to check in and sign waivers.