Parking and Transportation

With construction season upon us, we recommend that you plan ahead so that you are not late to the start line!  Westbound I-196 is closed at Ottawa Avenue - MDOT detour is I-96 to SB US 131.  Click here for more details.    

Parking lots near the Start and Finish lines are listed below.  Please note: Roads will be closed for the event,  including the finish line on Ottawa Ave between Lyon and Michigan Streets, beginning Friday, May 8.  Click here for more information.

  • Monroe Center Ramp located on Ionia (between Louis & Monroe Center)
  • Ottawa-Fulton Ramp located on Fulton (enter off Ionia between Fulton & Louis)
  • Pearl-Ionia Ramp located on Ionia (enter off Ionia between Fountain and Pearl) before 6:45am

Parking and Traffic Guide and Street Closings

Grand Rapids Map by Google
Downtown Municipal Parking Facilities

Ellis Parking

DeVos Place

Public Transportation
Interested in using public transportation on event day?  Check out The Rapid and Silver Line options.   **Please note that routes may be detoured around the race courses.