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.


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.

New Virtual Competition:

To help keep us motivated, we will be holding a monthly contest for members only.

This contest will be a way for our members to compete against each other. Because we are all at different levels, we will be competing on overall training time. The time frame will be from the 1st day of the month until midnight of the last day of the month. You will have to send in your completed training log to https://www.strava.com/clubs/ChicoTriClub by the 2nd of the next month.

We will then randomly pick a winner for the month

Annual CTC Jersey Ride:

Save the date October 31, 2020 at 10:00 AM. We are planning to have our annual club jersey ride Halloween morning. We will meet downtown outside of our sponsor The Bear.



Well here we go again, another fire season. The problem with exercising while your local area is affected by smoke is that exercise makes us breathe more, in order to deliver more oxygen to our body. This is normally a good thing but, if the air is smoky, more oxygen also means you will be getting more of those tiny smoke particles too. Exercising in smoky conditions also means you will breathe more deeply, and you will be far more likely to absorb more of this polluted air compared to when you’re at rest. This risk is even higher if you choose to exercise outdoors while it is still smoky. Please use common sense and check the local air quality before going outside to train.

Swims: The One Mile open water swim workouts are ON HOLD.

In Motion is partially opened and the pool is open. They have moved some of the equipment outdoors by the pool. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CLUB.

The River Road TTs:   Thank you Eric Ayers for hosting the TTs. Please note there will 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:

The 2020 BBT has been postponed until September 18, 2021.

2020 Club Calendar / Races:

CTC Club Jersey Ride            October 31      CTC Club End of the Year Party Nov. 15

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:

This month’s athlete of the month is Jason Dodd!!! Congratulations Jason, keep up the good work.

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.

Hope to see you soon,  

Shawn Hughes   CTC President