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Does anyone know whether the lakefront bike path is closed at any point for the Chicago Marathon this Sunday?

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http://www.activetrans.org/lakefront

Sunday, October 10

Chicago Marathon, Grant Park, 6am-4pm


ATA, can we get some news on whether the trail will be used for any part of the marathon or if it's just suggested as a viewing point?
Hey all,

We checked into this with the Mayor's Office of Special Events and found out that the Marathon course does not go on the Lakefront Trail.

We do anticipate that traffic on the trail may be heavier because of people traveling to and from viewing points (although the trail itself is too far away from the actual course for great viewing). That's why we list it on our updates.

Here is a link to PDFs of the course and approximate closure times: http://www.chicagomarathon.com/CMS400Min/Chicago_Marathon/spectator...

Hopefully that will help Chainlinkers get around and plan their trips and recreation for the weekend!

Thanks,
Ethan, with Active Trans
Balbo is closed, blocking access to the lfp from the west.. as I found out last night

Active Transportation Alliance said:
Hey all,

We checked into this with the Mayor's Office of Special Events and found out that the Marathon course does not go on the Lakefront Trail.

We do anticipate that traffic on the trail may be heavier because of people traveling to and from viewing points (although the trail itself is too far away from the actual course for great viewing). That's why we list it on our updates.

Here is a link to PDFs of the course and approximate closure times: http://www.chicagomarathon.com/CMS400Min/Chicago_Marathon/spectator...

Hopefully that will help Chainlinkers get around and plan their trips and recreation for the weekend!

Thanks,
Ethan, with Active Trans
I was out last night as well and could only travel so far south. But I think that had to do with a presidential visit or something of that caliber?
I started out at Jackson and headed north,the path was all clear, peaceful and such a beautiful night.
Agreed! Really was disappointed I couldn't get all the way down to PromPoint.
Follow-up: Lakefront path was clear from Ardmore to 71st. No problems at all during my ride at 8:45-10:15am.

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