Chicago Tri Club

Swim. Bike. Run. Play. 

Upcoming events

    • 10/23/2016
    • 04/30/2017
    • 28 sessions
    • CARA Board (Diversey & Lake Front Path)

    Muffin Run Sundays 9am November - May.

    A relaxed 1- hour run (sometimes with challenging weather) followed by brunch. The Muffin Runs are free (except for brunch!) and leave at 9:00 am Sundays from the CARA Board (Diversey and the lakefront running path). Since there will be varying paces, the only rule is that everyone end up at the brunch spot ~10:00 am.

    Since it’s more fun with more people, sign up here to lead: http://tinyurl.com/muffinleaders

    Your only duties are to make sure people join you for muffin run, show up for the run, and you get to pick the brunch spot. You may create a FB invite, post on the forum to get the word out.

    Muffin Run leaders earn 0.5 RAV points for leading a run. Earn another 0.5 RAV point by taking a photo of the group before the run and posting it on this thread.

    • 04/15/2017
    • 04/29/2017
    • 3 sessions
    • BFF Bike Shop (2113 W Armitage) or Tailwind Cycles (3140 Montrose Ave)

    April Newbie Rides

    Our sponsor Fast & Fit Coaching is holding newbie rides leading up to Pleasant Prairie!

    This year they have partnered with two bike shops to have rides leave from two starting points.  For April, we will alternate locations from BFF Bikes in Bucktown and Tailwind Cycles in Albany Park.

    For April, the schedule is:

    • April 15th + 29th at BFF Bikes 2113 W Armitage Ave
    • April 22nd will be hosted by Tailwind Cycles 3140 Montrose Ave

    All Rides leave at 9 am with a moving time of 1 1/2-2 hrs. We start with a safety check and rules of the road and leave promptly at 9:05am.

    The rides are part of a progressive training plan ending with Pleasant Prairie Tri so each week has a new focus, increase time, cadence, transition, etc.

    We progress into bricks as part of the Saturday rides, where the bikes are secured at the shop and we go for a timed run.

    All riders will be given a cue sheet at the beginning of the ride since the distance changes weekly. 

    The rides are no-drop so pace is determined by the slowest rider but be prepared to push yourself.

    We ask riders to have helmet, phone, id, water bottles, flat repair kit (if you do not know how to change a flat they can help), bike.


    • 04/27/2017
    • 6:30 PM
    • 2211 N Elston Ave #101, Chicago, IL 60614
    Triathlon Clothing Clinic @ Element Multisport


    Element Multisport/CTC will host a clinic cover the topic of what to wear to your first triathlon. Its more than just wearing tights. Come find out what works best for your race and comfort. Element will have different examples of triathlon clothing on site for you to see first hand and ask questions!

    • 04/29/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Swift Elementary (5900 N. Winthrop Ave., Chicago, IL 60660)


    CTC Newbies Swim Clinic @ Chicago Blue Dolphins

    The CBD Coaches will jumpstart the swim portion of your tri-season by teaching you a set of important stroke drills to improve your form, giving you some swim training fundamentals, and exposing you to some key triathlon swimming skills like sighting, swimming straight, buoy turns, and mass starts. This is an in-water clinic so bring your suit, towel, goggles, and cap and be ready to swim!


    • 05/02/2017
    • 10/03/2017
    • 23 sessions
    • Lake Shore Park (808 N Lake Shore Drive)

    Lake Shore Park Track Practice 6am May – October.
    Lake Shore Park Track practice is at Lake Shore Park (808 N Lake Shore Drive) on Tuesday mornings starting at 6 a.m.  Track Practice is open to all levels and is free if you bring your own workout.  Track workouts emphasize interval training, a key to success to improve your running speed, efficiency and form.

    If you’d like coaching, our sponsor Fast & Fit Coaching is offering a run coaching special in conjunction with this workout: You’ll get a customized weekly track workout along with instruction and feedback on how to improve your running form. These workouts coincide with the Tuesday morning practice sessions.  

    The cost for coaching is $160 for the full season (through the marathon into fall), 10 sessions for $125, or $15 for a single session. All new people are entitled to a free trial session, but everyone must RSVP to Michelle by registering for this event.  


    • 05/03/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pizzeria Serio, 1708 W Belmont Ave, 2nd floor

    Join us at our monthly meeting! Come for happy hour at 6pm to meet and mingle with other CTCers, followed by a 1-hour clinic starting at 7 pm. 

    New & renewing members can pick up your CTC member gifts during the 6-7pm happy hour. We also sometimes have a raffle after the talk, so make sure you stay for the end!
    • 05/06/2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 621 W Fulton St, Chicago, IL 60661

    Bike Safety and Handling Clinic @ Get-A-Grip Cycles

    Get-a-Grip Cycles is hosting Bike Safety and Handling Clinic. Bring your bike and helmet.  Adam teaches proper riding techniques for on the road and group rides. This clinic is geared towards new riders and those interested sharpening their skills. Start the season right, and learn how to ride with confidence with fellow triathletes!

    • 05/16/2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • 1747 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
    Let’s get ready to run! Led by Robyn, a USAT Level-1 Coach, Nike+ Run Club Coach, Edge Athletic Lounge will host a 1-hour group speed running session (beginning/ending at EDGE).  You will learn all about run technique, interval training, and other skills to improve your run game!


    Date subject to change*

    • 05/19/2017
    • 05/21/2017
    • Galena IL
    • 1

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Start the season off right with a weekend away in the beautiful rolling hills of Galena IL with some group workouts and an awesome club hosted BBQ Saturday night!  Please plan to bring a side/desert to share. 

    Like in the previous years, the club has rented out a few houses for the weekend. If you'd like in on the action and would like to stay at one of the club's houses, sign up and pay online now! Spots are limited! 

    Deadline Extended!  Register by April 28th


    • 05/20/2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Galena IL
    Galena Training weekend returns!  We've rented a few houses in the hills of beautiful Galena.  Various group rides & runs will be had but more importantly, we're throwing a BBQ on Saturday night!  The club will provide the main protein(s) but please plan to bring a dish to share (side, desert, salad, etc). 


    It’s always a great time getting out of the city and hanging out with CTCers while tackling the hills of Galena.

    If you want to join for the BBQ but aren't staying in club housing, RSVP to let us know the headcount!  Guests are welcome!  We'll email all registrants the address of the party house the week before.

    • 05/24/2017
    • 6:45 PM
    • 2211 N Elston Ave #101, Chicago, IL 60614

    CTC / Element Multisport are hosting a clinic geared to the traveling triathlete or inspiring triathletes who want to do races around the country!

    The topic for discussion will focus on how to choose a race, best practices for transporting your equipment, transportation options, and bike boxing services.




    • 06/03/2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • Ohio Street Beach


    Open Water Swim Clinic Ohio Street Beach

    Are you new to open water swimming or haven’t been in the open water since last season?  Then come join us to learn or for a refresher on sighting, how to swim straight and massive starts.  Coach Fitz of Chicago Blue Dolphins will help us improve our open water skills in our lovely Lake Michigan.

     No wetsuit, no worries!  Element Multisport is willing to let our Newbies borrow a wetsuit for free!  RSVP to this event to find out how to reserve a wetsuit.  

    This is a great way to get a feel for a wetsuit including long versus short sleeves before making the purchase.  Element Multisport also rents wetsuits so if you go that route be sure to contact them well in advance of your races, since they  go fast.


    Date Subject to Change

    • 06/04/2017
    • Hammond, IN

    Sprint & Olympic Triathlon

    This is a CRS race, so members earn 3 RAV points for racing.  This is also a Volunteer Focus race, so members also earn 3 RAV points for volunteering.  


    Members who are racing will also be entered into the CRS competition.
    • 06/07/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pizzeria Serio, 1708 W Belmont Ave, 2nd floor

    Join us at our monthly meeting! Come for happy hour at 6pm to meet and mingle with other CTCers, followed by a 1-hour clinic starting at 7 pm. 

    New & renewing members can pick up your CTC member gifts during the 6-7pm happy hour. We also sometimes have a raffle after the talk, so make sure you stay for the end!
    • 06/11/2017
    • Madison, WI

    Half Ironman Triathlon.

    This is a CRS race, so members earn 3 RAV points for racing or 1 RAV point for volunteering.  Members who are racing will also be entered into the CRS competition.  


    • 06/17/2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Vision Quest Chicago – 2525 N Elston Ave Suite C200, Chicago IL 60647
    • 20
    Vision Quest Bike Certification Clinic

    This clinic is mandatory for anyone who would like to be a cycling ride leader or anyone interested in brushing up on their skills and getting more comfortable on their bikes. Limited to 20 participants so sign up soon.

    This bike safety and handling clinic lead by Vision Quest Coaching's Dave Noda.  Dave will go over essential skills, including how to:

        Turn properly
        Look behind you for cars
        Use group riding etiquette
        Stop in emergencies
        Take a drink while riding  

    You'll need to bring your:

        Bike (Road and Tri bikes only, please!)
        Cycling Shoes
        Helmet
        Water Bottle
        Tennis Shoes

    The clinic will consist of 30 minutes of classroom discussion and one hour of practical application. 



    Date Subject to changes*

    • 06/17/2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Foster Ave Beach - 5200 N Lake Shore Dr

    Transition Clinic Saturday June 17th at 2:00pm Foster Avenue Beach 5200 N. Lakeshore Drive

    Coach Lauren of Well-Fit, Inc. will cover:

    •  what to bring to your transition area
    • how to set it up and tricks to complete a fast T1 (swim to bike) & T2 (bike to run)
    • the USAT rules in the transition area
    • and any other questions you may have

    We will be conducting a mini triathlon with focus on T1 and T2 transitions so come dressed as you would on race day.  Generally you should plan to bring at least:
    • wetsuit, swim cap, goggles, towel
    • bike, helmet, bike shoes, socks, sunglasses
    • running shoes, hat or visor or headband, race belt and old bib if you have one

    • 06/25/2017
    • Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Sprint & Olympic Triathlon.  Sprint Duathlon.  


    This is a CRS race, so members earn 3 RAV points for racing.  This is also a Volunteer Focus race, so members also earn 3 RAV points for volunteering.  


    Members who are racing will also be entered into the CRS competition.  
    • 07/05/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pizzeria Serio, 1708 W Belmont Ave, 2nd floor

    Join us at our monthly meeting! Come for happy hour at 6pm to meet and mingle with other CTCers, followed by a 1-hour clinic starting at 7 pm. 

    New & renewing members can pick up your CTC member gifts during the 6-7pm happy hour. We also sometimes have a raffle after the talk, so make sure you stay for the end!
    • 07/14/2017
    • 07/17/2017
    • Egg Harbor, WI


    The club has booked a number of houses and cabins for Door County this year. All are in or near Egg Harbor within a couple of miles of the race. Space is limited so they're available on a first-come-first-served basis. Each spot is for three nights, Friday to Monday.

    Use this form to sign up for housing and to be guaranteeded a spot. The house has some twins, a couple of bunks and some queens and kings so as with Galena you might have to share a bed with someone of the same sex. I'll try to accommodate all rooming requests once we have a complete list of people going. Housing will initially be for club members only but if we have any spaces left the registration deadline then we'll open it up to partners, kids etc.

    The sprint race is on the Saturday and the half iron is on the Sunday so we'll have a post-race party on the Sunday at one of the houses as in previous years. There are lots of CTC-ers signed up this year so it should be a fun time!

    • 07/15/2017
    • 07/16/2017
    • Egg Harbor, WI

    Sprint & Half Ironman Triathlon.

    This is a CRS race, so members earn 3 RAV points for racing or 1 RAV point for volunteering.  Members who are racing will also be entered into the CRS competition.  


    • 07/16/2017
    • Racine, WI

    Half Ironman Triathlon.

    This is a CRS race, so members earn 3 RAV points for racing or 1 RAV point for volunteering.  Members who are racing will also be entered into the CRS competition.  


    • 07/16/2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Party House
    We’ve once again rented cabins for Door County! Most HIM races stay through Monday and celebrate the big race by throwing a BBQ at one of the cabins. Join us for food, games, and great company!


    If you want to join for the BBQ but aren't staying in club housing, RSVP to let us know the headcount!  Guests are welcome!  We'll email all registrants the address of the party house.
    • 08/02/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pizzeria Serio, 1708 W Belmont Ave, 2nd floor

    Join us at our monthly meeting! Come for happy hour at 6pm to meet and mingle with other CTCers, followed by a 1-hour clinic starting at 7 pm. 

    New & renewing members can pick up your CTC member gifts during the 6-7pm happy hour. We also sometimes have a raffle after the talk, so make sure you stay for the end!
    • 08/13/2017
    • Benton Harbor, MI

    Half Ironman Triathlon.

    This is a CRS race, so members earn 3 RAV points for racing or 1 RAV point for volunteering.  Members who are racing will also be entered into the CRS competition.  


    • 08/26/2017
    • 08/27/2017
    • Chicago, IL

    Supersprint, Sprint & Olympic Triathlon. 

    This CRS races, so members earn 3 RAV points for racing or 1 RAV point for volunteering.  Members who are racing will also be entered into the CRS competition.  

    • 09/06/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pizzeria Serio, 1708 W Belmont Ave, 2nd floor

    Join us at our monthly meeting! Come for happy hour at 6pm to meet and mingle with other CTCers, followed by a 1-hour clinic starting at 7 pm. 

    New & renewing members can pick up your CTC member gifts during the 6-7pm happy hour. We also sometimes have a raffle after the talk, so make sure you stay for the end!
    • 10/04/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pizzeria Serio, 1708 W Belmont Ave, 2nd floor

    Join us at our monthly meeting! Come for happy hour at 6pm to meet and mingle with other CTCers, followed by a 1-hour clinic starting at 7 pm. 

    New & renewing members can pick up your CTC member gifts during the 6-7pm happy hour. We also sometimes have a raffle after the talk, so make sure you stay for the end!
    • 11/01/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Pizzeria Serio, 1708 W Belmont Ave, 2nd floor

    Join us at our monthly meeting! Come for happy hour at 6pm to meet and mingle with other CTCers, followed by a 1-hour clinic starting at 7 pm. 

    New & renewing members can pick up your CTC member gifts during the 6-7pm happy hour. We also sometimes have a raffle after the talk, so make sure you stay for the end!
    • 12/06/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • TBD
    • 90
    Registration is closed

    Year-End Party & Awards Ceremony

    Join us for our Year-End Party and Awards Ceremony!  We'll celebrate everyone's accomplishments for the year and give our prizes to our CRS winners, our best volunteers, and the winners of our various year-end categories!

    Come for happy hour at 6 pm to meet and mingle with other CTCers, followed by an awards ceremony starting at 7 pm.

    TO CANCEL REGISTRATION:  Please contact us at ctcinfo@chicagotriclub.com

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