Chicago Insider Tips: What You Need to Know This Week – July 1, 2014

At The Chicago Lifestyle we’re focused on keeping you in the know on what’s hot and happening in Chicago. This week we’re bringing you four tips to add to your list!


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Try the New Wave of Triathlons – Spinning, Running and Stand-up Paddle Boarding


Always wanted to join a triathlon but scared of swimming in Lake Michigan? Don’t own a bike? None of that matters when you sign up for Go Cycle’s Turf & Surf Triathlon, held on Sunday, August 3. The race consists of:

  • 12.5 mile indoor cycling at Go Cycle Studio (525 W. North Ave.)
  • 5K run from Oz Park to North Avenue Beach
  • 0.75 mile stand-up paddle on Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach


Sign up by this Thursday, July 3 for $70, then the price increases to $75.



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Impress 5 of Your Friends at a Chicago Distillery Tour and Tasting


Located amidst the popular restaurants on Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square, Chicago Distilling Company features small batch, locally sourced liquors. Treat 5 or 10 of your friends to a private distillery tour and tasting, thanks to Gilt City’s deal (buy before the deal closes on July 9). Enjoy vodka, gin and white whiskey cocktail samples while learning about the nuances of each type of liquor.



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Experience an EDM Concert Over the Chicago River


The Riverwest Music Festival hits Chicago for the first time this weekend – July 4-6 – echoing electronic tunes over a mile-long span on the North Branch of the Chicago River at Elston and Division. Featuring over 40 artists, the concert brings together a great lineup in a unique Chicago setting. Single-day passes are still available here.



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Run through Grant Park in the Chicago 10K on August 10


Whether you’ve been running all season or you’re just starting to prepare for “bathing suit season,” there’s still time to sign up for the Chicago 10K on Sunday, August 10. The race starts and finishes in Grant Park, and finishing will earn you a pretty sweet medal. Sign up now for $55 before capacity is reached.