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Lodging & Transportation

After a long ride, you'll need someplace to freshen up and rest your weary head. Below are your lodging options for Bike MS: Tour de Farms 2017.

In order to get the rates below, you must mention that you are a Bike MS participant.

NIU Dorms

Just steps from the start/finish site at NIU’s Convocation Center this is a great option for those who don’t want to miss any of the action during the weekend. Residence-hall amenities include air-conditioning, micro fridge, pillow, blanket. A linen packet is also included and consists of two sheets, two towels, one wash cloth, and one pillow case. Bathrooms are semi-private or community in nature. Guests may bring their bikes inside Stevenson and into their room. The other option is to keep their bikes in the official Bike MS security site.

Holmes Student Center Hotel
340 Carroll Avenue, DeKalb
(815) 753-4768
Group Room Rate: $89 + tax

Stevenson Towers Residence Hall
N Grant Drive & N Stevenson Drive, NIU Campus
(815) 753-4768
Group Room Rate: $74.99 (single occupancy) | $84.99 (double occupancy) | $169.98 (suites with four beds)

The dorm block for the National MS Society/Bike MS: Tour de Farms will only be held until May 19, 2017. All hotels must be called directly in order to book; the rate will not be honored when booking online.

DeKalb-area Hotel Accommodations

For riders who would like a little more comfort and privacy, there is an abundance of local hotels that have blocked rooms for Bike MS participants. The hotel room blocks for the National MS Society/Bike MS: Tour de Farms will only be held until May 15, 2017. All hotels must be called directly in order to book; the rate will not be honored when booking online.

Baymont Inn
1314 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, IL
(815) 748-7100
$99 +tax

Country Inn & Suites
1450 S. Peace Rd., Sycamore, IL
(815) 895-8686
$128 +tax Single/$138 +tax Double

Hampton Inn - SOLD OUT
663 S Annie Glidden Rd, DeKalb, IL
(815) 748-4323
Rack Rate

Holiday Inn Express
1935 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL
(815) 748-7400
$109 +tax Standard Rooms/$119 +tax Suites

Motel 6
1860 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL
(815) 899-6500
$69.99 +tax Single/$84.99 +tax Double

Quality Inn
1475 Peace Rd., Sycamore, IL
(815) 895-4979
$90 +tax

Red Roof Inn
1212 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, IL
(815)758-8661
$99.99 +tax

Super 8
800 W. Fairview Dr., DeKalb, IL
(815) 748-4688
$99 +tax Single/$110 + tax Double

Camping

Bike MS participants may camp outdoors for free in a specified camp site, it is now located directly behind the NIU Convocation Center between the partking lots (see map below). Campers will have access to indoor restrooms and shower facilities (see schedule below), but please note that you must bring your own towel. In addition, portable toilets and sinks will be available at the camp site.

Indoor Restroom/Shower Access Schedule:
Friday: 6 - 8 p.m. No shower access, restrooms are available
Saturday: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday: 5 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Due to space constraints in the parking lot, there will not be room for camping next to cars. Camping will only be permitted in the designated area. In addition, CARS CANNOT DRIVE UP TO OR PARK IN THE CAMPING AREA, but we will be more than happy to offer assistance in getting your camping gear to the site.

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Wondering how you’re getting to and from Bike MS? We have you covered.

The City of DeKalb is 65-miles west of downtown Chicago and 45-miles southeast of Rockford. Plenty of weekend parking is available close to the dorms and start/finish. Northern Illinois University is most easily reached by I-88.

To Reach the Convocation Center:

  • Exit I-88 at Peace Road
  • Turn Right onto Peace Road
  • Turn Left onto Lincoln Hwy
  • Drive approximately a half mile and the convocation center entrance will be on your right

To Reach Grant and Stevenson Towers (NIU Dorms):

  • Exit I-88 at Peace Road
  • Turn Right onto Peace Road
  • Turn Left onto Lincoln Drive North
  • Turn Right onto Grant Drive East
  • Arrive at Grant Towers
  • Turn Left on to Grant Drive North
  • Turn Left onto Grant Drive West
  • Turn Right onto Stevenson Drive North
  • Arrive at Stevenson Towers

Parking

All event parking is located at the Convocation Center, 1525 West Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL in Lots C2 and C3.

If you are staying at either Grant or Stevenson Towers you can park right outside the dorm.

  • Grant Towers guest may use Lot J
  • Stevenson Towers guest may use Lot P

Travel from Outside Illinois

O’Hare International Airport is located on the North side of the city and Midway International Airport is located on the Southside. The website flychicago.com provides you with airport and transportation information including rental car, taxi, train, and shuttle services.

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