The Black Butte Triathlon is returning for 2018 and CTC will be putting it on. The race will be taking place on Saturday, September 15. Registration will be opening soon. For more information go to




Training is in full swing. People are out swimming riding and running everyday. Keep an eye on the Facebook group for updates. If you don’t see a workout that fits your schedule, feel free to post yours and invite others to join you.



The Saturday Beginner LSD is at 9:00 AM for the off-season. It is a slower paced beginner run going for up to 60 minutes. Meet at the 5-Mile Recreation Area near the bathrooms.

There is also a LSD run on Saturdays meeting at the 5 mile bathrooms at 8:00 AM.

The Monday Night Run meets at Wildwood park at 6:00. Keep an eye on the Facebook group for more info. Bring a headlamp.

CTC Track Workout:

The track workouts are firing up for the season. Currently the workouts are being held at the Chico State Track on Thursdays at 5:45.


Cycling Workouts:

The Friday ride will be starting again after the time change. This workout is great for beginners and experienced riders alike. The typical ride is about 28 miles. Start times change based on sunset. To get the start time and other ride details, contact Shawn Hughes.


The Sunday ride is run by Jenni Merrill. Location, route, and distance vary from week to week. Email Jenni to get the weekly details. Also keep an eye on the Facebook page, she will usually post details there as well.


The 50 rides meet on Wednesday in front of Rosedale Elementary. They start At the spring time change, and end near the fall time change

Two groups meet at 5:30PM. If you don’t know which group is which, ask!

The Fun 50, which is a no drop ride with a very casual feel. Expect to see speeds at 16-18MPH

The Fit 50, as the name suggest is a bit more racey. Certain sprints along the way and  more aggressive ride expect to see speeds of 18-24 MPH

At 6:00PM

The Fast 50 meets. This is the fastest ride in town, speeds are hard to predict. but expect to see an average of 24 MPH, with the occasional surge of over 30MPH.

Come on this only if you are a self supported rider, as this is race  like ride.


Race Results:

This is a shout out to anybody who has participated in a recent race. We would love to hear from you.


Multi-sport event results for CTC members are posted on the Results page of the website. Contact with any errors or omissions. Please send any information on a race you have participated in. This could be as simple as your name and the name of the event, your results or a race report outlining your personal experience.



You can order CTC logo merchandise at the Squadlocker store:


The Champion Systems Kit order is in. If you haven’t picked up your gear yet, contact Tony English. If you missed the order and see all of your friends wearing their super-cool new CTC gear, don’t worry. The store will open again in June for the Summer/Fall order.


Athlete of the month:

The Athlete of the Month for April is Katie Carpenter. Katie is a newer member who just completed her first triathlon at the Xterra Real Triathlon. She has also been a fixture at club workouts, volunteer at club events, member of the Black Butte Tri committee, and she will be coaching the Friday Swims at One-mile. Congratulations Katie!  

Please take the time to help us pick the next Athlete of the month. Just send an email to listing your nomination.


2018 Club Races

Auburn Tri         – June 3rd  

    (USAP has a discount for Auburn and all their races: 2018ChicoTriClub )

Santa Rosa 70.3    – July 28th

TBF Granite Bay    – Aug 25th

Tinman         – Sept. 2nd

  • Black Butte         – Sept 15th


  • 2018 Club Events    

  • Tri 101         – May 4th

  • Summer Party     – June 10th

  • Practice Tri         – Aug 19th                            

  • End of the Year Party – TBA

  • 2018 Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Celebration of Life 5k – May 6th

  • Almond Bowl     – Nov.


Ironman Tri Club Benefits:

Ironman branded races are offering new benefits for triathlon club members. Some of these benefits include early entry, priority tiered pricing, and payment plans. Visit to sign up and get more information. Make sure to update your profile with your tri club affiliation.

Have a great time running, swimming and riding this month.

Thank you,

Tony English

CTC President


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