Route 66 #1

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Blackhawks Parade and Route 66

If your a fan of Hockey, the Blackhawks, Chicago sports teams, or any or all of the above you will know that the Chicago Blackhawks parade, or victory parade is happening tomorrow morning. Most of the parade will follow down Madison directly from the United Center to Des Plains and then continue eastbound down Washington (to go past City Hall of course), Washington if you didn't know is three blocks from Adams, and four blocks from Jackson which are West and Eastbound 66 respectively. 

But, the parade will cross Route 66 at Jackson on Columbus. This part of Jackson is unique since it is two ways from Michigan Ave to Lakeshore Drive, and since a post-1933 alignment of Route 66 started and ended on this section at Lakeshore Drive. The rest of Jackson from Michigan to Ogden is Eastbound only. 

The Blackhawks Stanley Cup Parade starts at 10:30 AM, (June 28). 

If you are a local or out of town visitor be prepared for huge crowds, 2 Million people are expected to attend. I would suggest using public transportation, and avoid traffic and parking issues with your car. Metra Chicago's commuter railway is offering tickets for $5 that will give you unlimited rides for the day, something to consider its a huge bargain. 

Note: The map below marks the "official" parade route, but any Chicago sports fan will tell you the parade starts "unofficially" at the Hawks home the United Center

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