Swim, Bike, Run & Smile


Remember you are triathletes and in the end you race alone. So, keep running, riding, and swimming. Just do it alone or with those that you already share spit with.

Due to the hardships placed upon our members by Covid19, the Board has decided to automatically extend every current members membership 3 months.


I would like to take a moment to remind our members that in this difficult time we need to be sure to support our sponsors whenever we can. They have always been there for us and now it is time we support them.


Swims: The One Mile open water swim workouts are back on. Meet up between 6:30 AM and 7:00 AM on the North side of Sycamore Pool on Fridays. Please be cautious about leaving your belongings on the pool deck. One of our members had some items stolen from the pool deck.

In Motion is partially opened and the pool is open. They have moved some of the equipment outdoors by the pool.

The River Road TTs:   Thank you Eric Ayers for hosting the virtual TTs. We are planning to hold the August TT in real time. This will be depending on the current Covid conditions. There will also be VERY STRICT social distancing rules.

(Sorry Still on Hold) Rides:  The Sunday ride is run by Jenni Merrell. Location, route, and distance vary from week to week. Email Jenni to get the weekly details (treasurer@chicotriathlonclub.com). Also keep an eye on the Facebook page, she will usually post details there as well. Rain typically cancels. There is also a community Sunday 9:00 a.m. LSD (Long Steady Distance) ride that meets at One Mile. Pace is typically 18-19 mph and there are many options for early turns back into town during the ride.

(Sorry Still on Hold) The Friday Rides: The rides will resume in the Spring of 2020. Email Shawn Hughes at amigohughes@gmail.com if you are interested in receiving notices of ride date and times.

(Sorry Still on Hold) Runs: The Saturday Beginner LSD is at 9:00 A.M. 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 an LSD run on Saturday’s meeting at the 5-mile bathrooms at 8:00 AM. The Monday Night Run meets at Wildwood Park near the bathrooms at 6:00 P.M. bring headlamps. The run is posted on Facebook weekly.

(Sorry Still on Hold) CTC Track Workout:

Every Thursday meet at the Chico State track at 5:45 PM. Updates are made on the Facebook page.

Black Butte Tri/DU:

Registration for the 2020 Black Butte triathlon/duathlon is open. The race will be held on September 12, 2020. Be sure to register as soon as you can, to get the best deal on registration: http://blackbuttetriathlon.org

We are still moving forward with the planning for the 2020 BBT. I recently spoke with the Army Corp of Engineers and they are holding the date for us.

2020 Club Races:

Mt. Shasta Tinman Sept 6 (CANCELLED)              CTC Practice Tri                     August 15        Black Butte Triathlon                        Sept 12                      CTC Club Jersey Ride            October 10      IM Santa Rosa                         October 17                  CTC Club End of the Year Party Nov. 20

Race Results:

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

Athlete of the month:

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

Volunteer of the Month:

Please take the time to help us pick the next Volunteer of the month. Just send an email to president@chicotriathlonclub.com listing your nomination.

Volunteer opportunities:

Bidwell Bump, Black Butte Tri, Almond Bowl, and the Frost or Fog (2021)

Hope to see you soon,  

Shawn Hughes  

CTC President