2022 Owl Ride for Jackson

Carrie Roitstein

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Enjoying the ride of your life with the Jackson Chance Foundation (JCF) on Saturday, August 27th & Sunday, August 28nd! The Owl Ride for Jackson is a two-day 111-mile roundtrip bike ride from Chicago to Valparaiso, IN. Taking off from Chicago’s lakefront, the route serves up breathtaking views and scenic bike trails to Valparaiso. Day 1, bikers ride 55.5 miles, enjoy a complimentary dinner and an evening in Valpo, and then on day 2, ride another 55.5 miles back to Chicago. With a mix of rolling terrain and a few punchy climbs it offers something for cyclists of all abilities. A 1-day option is also available. All riders are invited to enjoy a post ride celebration on Sunday including dinner, treats, and massages!

Proceeds from Owl Ride for Jackson benefit JCF’s NICU Transportation Program which partners with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Northwestern Prentice Women’s Hospital and Rush University Children’s Hospital to provide complimentary parking passes for families with critically ill babies in the NICU. Challenge yourself or enjoy the ride while impacting so many families when they need it most.




If you would like to set up a team for the Owl Ride for Jackson, please contact Mary Sullivan at [email protected].




Sign up to receive information about the Owl Ride for Jackson Weekly Training Rides! Jump start your training, or take a leisurely ride with your JCF friends and family. 


Training Rides will take place every Wednesday evening, every other Saturday morning and Sunday morning. The Wednesday rides will take off at 6pm riding for about 60-75 minutes and the Saturday and Sunday rides will take off at 7am riding for about 90-120 minutes. The Wednesday and Saturday ride leaders will meet riders at Fullerton Ave and the Lakefront Trail and Sunday's leaders will meet you at Caldwell Woods (Devon Ave and Nagle Ave). Please note you must provide your own bike, as rentals will not be available through JCF, and HELMETS ARE MANDATORY!





Sponsorship are available ranging from $1,000 - $10,000 and not only support the mission, but amazing athletes!

If you would like to sponsor the Owl Ride, please contact Mary Sullivan by phone at (773) 484-0425 or by email at [email protected].




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