2023 Owl Ride for Jackson

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    Enjoy the ride of your life with the Jackson Chance Foundation (JCF) on Saturday, August 26th & Sunday, August 27th! 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 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 start in May 2023 and will take place every other Wednesday evening and Sunday morning. The Wednesday rides will take off from the Lakefront and Fullerton Ave at 6:00pm and the Sunday rides will take off from Caldwell Woods Parking Lot (Devon Ave and Milwaukee Ave) starting at 7:00am. Please be sure to bring water, any nutrition you may need, and sunscreen. Also, you must provide your own bike and HELMETS ARE MANDATORY! Reminder emails will be sent out weekly.




    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 complete the SPONSORSHIP FORM or contact [email protected]



    The Owl Ride Event Committees help ensure the success of the Owl Ride! CLICK HERE to see each committee responsibilities and find out which committee fits your expertise!




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