Swim, Bike, Run & Smile


This month we want to highlight our sponsor.

Under the Sun Events has been managing and timing the very best races in Northern California, Southern Oregon and Western Nevada since 2007.

Jeff and Jenni Merrell are avid runners with a passion for the sport and a drive to keep Under the Sun Events growing and moving forward. Prior to taking over the company in 2020 they had been participants in many races that UTSE managed.  they saw what Under the Sun provided to the running community and did not want to see that go away when Julie and Nikki decided they wanted to pursue other passions.  They were excited to continue providing the best management options and timing services for race directors, while bringing their own ideas for taking UTSE to the next level.

Jeff is a long-time runner who brings his project management skills to this new arena.  Jenni is a duathlete who brings her skills as a CPA.  Both are passionate about the sport and love seeing the joy and determination on the faces of the participants as they cross the finish line.

Nikki and Julie built UTSE as a place where you knew you would find experts who treated your race like their own. You will discover that they are carrying on their legacy. They are known for being friendly, responsive, and fully dedicated to making your event an amazing experience for everyone.

Jeff is a Certified Race Director with the Road Runners Club of America, a Racejoy Certified Timer, a RaceDay Certified Timer and is also certified by RunSignUp, a key partner in all their events.

Here is a link to their current calendar: https://www.underthesunevents.org/calendar/

Strava Competition/Athlete of the Month:

We will be holding a monthly contest for members only. We will utilize the Strava data in helping to pick the Athlete of the Month. 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.

May’s winner is CORI DENNHARDT congratulations!

June’s winner is DAN SPENCER congratulations!


Swims: One Mile open water swim has returned. Friday morning swim workout at One Mile/Sycamore pool.....meet between 6:30-7 am and swim for an hour or for as long or short as you want. Don't forgot to not leave any valuables unattended.

In Motion pool is open.

The River Road TTs:   

This is a no-cost no-prize barely-organized race series, put on by the one and only Dr. Eric Ayars truly in memory of Rodney, who is apparently dead or something because nobody's seen him at a bike event for years now. 😏 They will be held on the first Thursday of the month until October or so.

The course is a nearly-flat out-and-back beginning where 5th Street becomes River Road as it leaves town heading west. Sign-ups begin at 5:30 PM (ish) and riders will be started at 1-minute intervals beginning at 6:01 PM.

The rules:

(1) Helmet required. The road is open to traffic; assume all the drivers are homicidal maniacs talking on cellphones.

(2) No drafting, as defined by USAT rules: If you come within three bike-lengths of someone, pass them on the left within 25 seconds. If you get passed, drop back to more than 3 bike lengths behind them before attempting to re-pass them. Nobody is enforcing this rule, though: it just comes down to this being a race between you and the clock so keep other people out of it.

(3) Attempting to bribe the timer by bringing a dog treat for Suki is allowed.

(4) Times will be posted on the Chico Triathlon Club website when he gets around to it.

Thank you, Eric Ayars, for hosting the TTs.


The Friday Rides:

Email Shawn Hughes at amigohughes@gmail.com if you are interested in receiving notices of ride date and times.


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.

CTC Track Workout:

Every Thursday except for the TT Thursday we will meet at a track (to be decided). We will meet at 5:45 PM. Updates to the track location and any other info are made on the Facebook page.


The store has closed.

Black Butte Tri/DU:

Race date is September 18, 2021. Registration is open NOW!!! Please note we will limit the number of participants this year and it appears that we are going to sale out any day now.

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.

Hope to see you soon,  

Shawn Hughes   CTC President