Thanks for the reply. We are still deciding whether to drive or fly. The logistics of transporting bikes to starting point will require a shuttle service. Latest thoughts are to fly into Chicago and use a shuttle to starting point and from ending point.
If having other contribute to the cost of driving might persuade you to go that route, I’m IN. And I may be able to help gather a few others. We could get an SUV and a rack? If you fly to Chicago, may I ask, are you taking your bikes on the plane? I’m trying to avoid having to ship mine.