BMX in Wilson Skate Park, Chicago,
Chicago is the seat of Cook County, Illinois, USA. It is the third most populous city in the US and the most populous city in both the American Midwest and Illinois. Nicknamed as The Second City or Windy City, Chicago is situated on the southeastern shores of Lake Michigan, in the northeastern Illinois.
In Chicago you will come across a great skatepark, the only one in Chicago where demos are held, the Wilson Skate Park. This amazing skatepark is ideal for BMX riding.
It is a big concrete park and is 1/2 street course and 1/2 transitions. The features of the park are the kind that any BMX rider will love! They are divided into skate and urban. Skate features are a street course, a mini ramp, a quarter pipe, a bowl and spine, while the urban features are stairs, rails, curbs and others. The bowl is big and has a pool coping. The park is popular to many BMX riders, so it might get crowded at times.
Make sure that safety comes first, as helmets and other protective equipment are suggested due to the high crash factor. In general, it is a great skatepark that is in good condition, so make sure to keep it that way. If you are fan of big jumps and tricks, this is the place for you!
How to Get to Destination
214 miles/344.4 km, 3 hours 17 minutes
Head east on E Myrtle St toward S 5th St. Turn right onto S 5th St. Continue onto I-55 BUS S/I-55 Loop S/S 6th St.
Continue to follow I-55 BUS S/I-55 Loop S. Take the exit onto I-72 E toward I-55 N/Decatur/Chicago. Continue onto I-55 N.Take the U.S. 41 N/Lake Shore Drive N exit on the left. Merge onto U.S. 41 N/S Lake Shore Dr. Take the Wilson Ave exit. Turn right onto W Wilson Ave. Turn left.
269 miles/433 km, 4 hours 31 minutes
Head west on State St toward 11th St. Turn right onto IL-1 N/15th St. Continue to follow IL-1 N. Turn left onto IL-133 W/W Jasper St. Continue to follow IL-133 W. Turn right to merge onto I-57 N. Merge onto Interstate 94 W. Keep left to continue on Interstate 94 Express W. Take exit 53C toward Interstate 55 N/Stevenson Expressway/Lake Shore Drive/22nd Street. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-55 N/Stevenson Expy/Lake Shore Dr and merge onto I-55 N/Stevenson Expy. Take the U.S. 41 N/Lake Shore Drive N exit on the left. Merge onto U.S. 41 N/S Lake Shore Dr. Take the Wilson Ave exit. Turn right onto W Wilson Ave. Turn left.
Chicago O'Hare International Airport,
15.5 miles/25 km
If you wish to travel by train, Amtrak has stations almost in the entire Illinois. Take a train from anywhere in the US or Illinois and abort in Chicago – Union Station, IL (CHI). From there you can use the public transportation or rent a car.
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