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  1. 5 awesome ways to enjoy Lake Michigan

    One of the many joys of a Chicago summer is the spectacular Lake Michigan lakefront that hugs the city. There are many ways to enjoy this lake, here are 5.

  2. Three bike collectives that keep Chicago moving

    The Recyclery, Working Bikes, and West Town Bikes are three bike collectives that keep Chicago moving.

  3. No Salt, No Problem

    Lake Michigan is a surprisingly great surfing location, which means no salt, no problem; you'll still catch some nice fresh water waves.

  4. Girl Power

    It's all about girl power this summer in Chicago. Check out this local list of all the women-specific races happening in the Windy City this summer.

  5. Bike the Drive

    Bike the Drive closes iconic Lake Shore Drive to motor vehicles in favor of bicycles for five hours on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend.

  6. Cowles Bog Trail

    The Cowles Bog Trail, just 45 miles from downtown Chicago, is a true treasure for hiking enthusiasts that ends with a trip to the beach.

  7. Feast on the 10 Best Turkey Trots in Chicago

    Running on Thanksgiving is a holiday tradition, and these turkey trots in Chicago and its suburbs give you good reason to join the movement.

  8. How to Explore Herrick Lake and the Best Trail System in DuPage County

    Herrick Lake Forest Preserve offers scenic trails and serves as a gateway to the best trail system that DuPage County has to offer.

  9. New Proposed Bike Lanes Could Change the Way You Ride in Chicago

    A proposal by the Active Transportation Alliance envisions 180 miles of protected bike lanes to draw more cyclists to Chicago's streets.

  10. Chicago’s Fall Bucket List: 7 Things You Should Do This Autumn

    Whether running through the world's largest corn maze or celebrating Oktoberfest at the most visited park in Illinois, here are the can't-miss fall adventures in Chicago.

  11. Morton Arboretum Offers Trees, Hills and Trails—Plus The Best Fall Colors in the Chicago Area

    The fall is the best time to visit the Morton Arboretum, which features fantastic hiking trails and paved roads for running and cycling.

  12. Starved Rock State Park

    Starved Rock State Park features 18 canyons formed by ancient melting glaciers.

  13. Q&A with Ultra Runner Amanda Tichacek

    We sat down with Chicago runner Amanda Tichacek to talk about what keeps her moving and some of her favorite aspects about the sport she's devoted her life to.

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