8. Enjoy The City
If you’re looking to experience Chicago’s culinary scene, fill up with a healthy meal without waiting around for hours at Lula Café the night before the race. After the race, head over to the Publican in Fulton Market for a seasonal Bloody Mary that, in true celebratory fashion, comes with a beer. The food menu pairs well their deep list of Midwestern and international beers. Or, you can’t go wrong with a Lou Malnati’s deep-dish pizza.
Aaron Hersh is the senior tech editor of Triathlete magazine. Follow him on Twitter @triathletetech.