Apr 17 2017

Group Bike Rides Begin Tuesday, April 18

IMG_0402Group rides will begin tomorrow night at Bethel Park and continue until the beginning of September! Here’s the format of group rides this year! Please read carefully because they have changed slightly from last year (for Nibbler’s especially).

Main changes to highlight:
1) Tuesday wheels down at 5:30 at Bethel Park for EVERY GROUP! The Nibblers will roll out right behind the racing group so we can establish a bit more of a group bond with each other. We are all one team!
2) Thursday wheels down at 5:45 for EVERY GROUP! We give a little more time for folks to get to Bur Oak on Thursday’s but again the Nibblers will roll out right behind the racing group.
3) There will be no Sunday Group ride scheduled each week. I encourage EVERYONE to post their Saturday and Sunday group rides. If it is NO DROP then let folks know that in the post. If it is a DROP ride, that’s okay too, just post your average MPH. Post the route whenever you can and PLEASE post to trigeeks, not just Facebook for those who are not on Facebook. I plan to post several weekend group rides for the Nibblers, just not every week. 🙂
4) We plan to have several socials after the rides this year. Look for at least one a month. We will bring the CMC tent, beverages and snacks so plan on staying a bit after the ride. We will post the group social nights to the listserve.
5) Nibblers PLEASE read: We will be doing the training rides a bit different this year. We will be offering 8 weeks of training rides from April 18 to June 6 both on Tuesday and Thursday. These will be NO DROP rides that give newcomers a bit more introduction to road biking. We will go over rules of the road, signals and group biking best practices. On Tuesdays we will work our way up from 8 miles roughly to 13 miles with 4 routes. See schedule and routes hereOn Thursday we will do the out and back on Rangeline adding mileage each week. Beyond the first 8 weeks we will still make every effort to do a no drop ride when leaders are available but by then everyone should be familiar with the routes and the Nibblers are known to take care of each other (no man left behind).
MORE Information – also posted to CMC website!

Apr 05 2017

Jay Dix Challenge to Cure Celebrates 15 Years

2017 Jay Dix Logo 2 colorWe are so excited to announce our 15th year of hosting the Jay Dix Challenge to Cure. We offer three different events for all levels on a single day, Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 8 a.m. This has become a family event with a distance and race for everyone. Included in our distances are a 5k walk, 5k run, and 10k run. All of these events will be chip timed and start from Flat Branch Park. In the 14 previous years the event has raised over $196,000 for local cancer research at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

Register or make a donation.

Learn more about Jay Dix Challenge to Cure.

Get Involved – We need 75 volunteers each year to put this race on and help it run smoothly. If you don’t want to run or walk you can volunteer you time! Volunteers that register before April 28 will receive a free Jay Dix Volunteer Tshirt. Sign up to volunteer for Jay Dix HERE!

Bonus FUNraising opportunity! Want to do more than to help Jay Dix? Volunteer the weekend before on Sunday, May 7 at The 17th Annual TriZou Triathlon for Ultramax Sports, and they will donate $25 towards to Jay Dix Challenge to Cure in your name! Just tell Ultramax you are volunteering on behalf of Jay Dix! Four people volunteering = $100 to Jay Dix!! If you have never been to a TriZou, it is a fun event to watch and cheer on the triathletes from around the Midwest! To volunteer for TriZou on behalf of Jay Dix sign up HERE.

Apr 05 2017

April’s Membership Meeting brings Eric Schwartz to our club via videoconference for a presentation and Q&A

Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m.
MOREnet Office at the Shoppes at Stadium
221 N. Stadium Blvd., Suite 201

Eric-Schwartz-Triathlon-CoachEric Schwartz is the founder of Duathlon.com, a website with daily triathlon and duathlon news. He served on the USA Triathlon Board of Directors and the USAT Athletes’ Advisory Council. Eric ran at Indiana University and competed in duathlons and triathlons for 16 years before retiring. In 2004 he was the US Duathlon National Champion and that same year he finished 8th at Ironman Wisconsin.

Eric created the podcast Triathlete Training. He has interviewed Olympians, coaches, exercise physiologists and sports-minded entrepreneurs. He covers areas such as heat acclimation, diet, training plans, hyponatremia, aerodynamics and more in his podcasts. You can listen to Eric’s recorded podcasts at http://triathletetraining.comEric Schwartz Podcast

We will be having the meeting at MOREnet (where we had our December meeting) because it has the capability to bring Eric in via videoconference with state-of-the-art equipment. There is plenty of room and three screens to display the videoconference.

We will also it be providing Pickleman’s and other snacks at the meeting. Jazz is conveniently located right below MOREnet if anyone would like to meet up and enjoy extended social time and adult beverages before or after the meeting since we will not be able to serve alcohol at the meeting site.

Other important agenda topics:

  • Group bike rides starting Tuesday, April 18
  • Update on Jay Dix and have flyers to pass out for Saturday, May 13
  • FULL race package details for the CMC trip to Legends Triathlon in Lawrence the weekend of June 3-4 (race day is June 4)
  • Upcoming local racing opportunities
  • And we have an exciting announcement about our May Social and Meeting Location you will want to come find out about firsthand!!


Hope to see you there!

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