Rockford is the second largest city in Illinois outside the Chicago metro area. It’s located just 1hr from Chicago and its main international airport, Chicago O’Hare (ORD), making the trip to GFNY Rockford easily accessible from anywhere in the world.
Rockford has many activities like the Discovery Center Museum and Burpee Museum of Natural History, as well as a downtown area lined with shopping and great bars and restaurants. Outside the downtown area, there are many shopping and dining options, especially the large shopping and hotel center off the I-90 in the eastern part of Rockford.
There are many bike paths throughout the city adding a fun way to explore the city, its parks and activities while you’re in town during GFNY race week. The Rock River is the main natural attraction that runs through the heart of Rockford, and several bridges connect the city. Searls Park and the Anna Page Forest Preserve are beautiful parks you should visit.