The Windy City is yours to explore

The Chicago Triathlon is held in downtown Chicago each year, and easily accessible by car, train or plane.

Host Hotel

Hilton-chicago The Hilton Chicago, Host Hotel of the Chicago Triathlon
Located just two blocks from the swim start, at 720 S. Michigan Avenue overlooking Grant Park and Lake Michigan, the Hilton Chicago has achieved an unprecedented fusion of historic luxury and contemporary amenities. The Hilton Chicago is at the heart of Chicago’s cultural core, near museums, theaters and nightlife, and is the site of the Multisport & Fitness Expo. One of Chicago’s premiere luxury hotels, the Hilton Chicago features amenities geared toward both the business and leisure traveler including Executive and Suite accommodation.

Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Tel: 1-312-922-4400
Toll Free: 1-800-HILTONS

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Bike Rental

 RentQR—Don’t Pack It, Rent It!

RentQR is a service by the friendly folks at Quintana Roo bikes in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They ensure you get one of the best bikes, have the bike set up to your specifications and are ready to go on race day. Renting a QR bike for the Life Time Chicago Triathlon is simple:

  1. Click the “Book your bike today!” button below.
  2. Select your desired bike and size.
  3. Add the bike to your cart and checkout. (Your card will be charged for the full amount)
  4. A QR representative will email you to confirm your reservation and walk through sizing and logistics.
  5. During the expo, visit the RentQR tent to have your accessories put on and receive a comprehensive bike setup.
  6. Upon finishing, return the bike to the QR tent at the finish festival after the race.
  7. Goodbye bike transportation hassles!

Bike Rental

Rental fee includes all transport charges, set up at event and pre-event bike fit consultation. All bikes will come equipped with two standard water bottle cages and an ISM Adamo Road saddle.

  • PRsix Ultegra Di2 Race – $499
  • PRsix Ultegra Race – $449
  • PRfive Ultegra Race – $419

For more information about RentQR, please visit or send an email to

Bike Shipping




Since 2004, TriBike Transport (TBT), the original bike transport company, has helped over 100,000 athletes by providing HASSLE-FREE, ECONOMICAL, and UNPARALLELED bike transport. Whether using our Fully-Assembled, Pack & Ship or Valet Service, we take the hassle out of transporting your bike, so all you have to focus on is your race.


Fully-Assembled Transport


Pack & Ship Transport


Valet Service*

Air Travel

If you plan on flying into Chicago, you have two airport options: Chicago Midway (MDW), located 11 miles southwest of downtown, and Chicago O’Hare (ORD) located 15 miles northwest of the city.

Taxi cab service is readily available from both airports. One-way fares to/from downtown Chicago average $30 each way (excluding tip). Travel times can range from 15 minutes to more than an hour, depending on rush hour.

CTA Trains
Public transit train service is available at both city airports, with various drop-off points throughout downtown Chicago. One-way fares are currently $5 via farecard kiosks at each station, and travel times to/from downtown range from 30-45 minutes, depending on days/times. Visit for additional details.

Airport Express to Downtown Chicago

Another fast, comfortable and affordable means of getting to the Hilton Chicago or another downtown hotel of choice is via Airport Express. For a hassle-free transition at a reasonable price, you and your bike will be taken to downtown Chicago in vans leaving every 5–10 minutes. Stop by one of their conveniently located counters (terminals 1, 2, 3 & 5 at O’Hare or across from Southwest at Midway) and check in. Visit them at or call 1-800-654-7871 for more information.