In the event that we do not have enough volunteers for the training sites we will cancel the site practice on Wednesday.
The Volunteer Director will post on the clubs Facebook page and Listserv ONE WEEK PRIOR that the training night is in danger of being cancelled and what volunteer positions need to be filled. If volunteer spots have not been filled by 5 p.m. SUNDAY BEFORE THE TRAINING SERIES the Wednesday Night training will be cancelled. WE WILL ONLY GIVE ONE WARNING.
We will notify members about the cancellation via Facebook page, website and Listserv.
Click on the Gillie Lake link below for the site’s volunteer spreadsheet with all the dates and positions needed.
Fill in your name in the date and position you can fill.
IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS OPENING THE SPREADSHEET email Deborah Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org
If a site is going to cancel before 4 pm due to bad weather, we will send out an email and post an announcement on the club’s Facebook page. If we have to cancel after 4 pm it will be an on-site decision and it will only be posted on Facebook. Members are to use their own discretion and won’t be penalized if they don’t show up due to the bad weather.
Also remember the follow people are the ONLY people who will ANNOUNCE A CANCELLATION of the Wednesday Night Trainings on FACEBOOK: Thomas Stern, Sam Sampere and Ginny O’Connor (Jamesville); Mindy Lu Gaffney, Bridget Lichtinger and Stacey Keefe (Oneida Shores); Mike Gasparek and Eric Prager (Gillie Lake); Maura Donovan (President).
The club is growing by leaps and bounds so we have been required by the Parks Department to put a cap on our most popular training event – Wednesday night practices. The safety of our members and the community is of the utmost importance and we will be requiring pre-registration for Wednesday nights with a cap of 200 people PER SITE. If you get locked out of your first choice, go for your second, and then your third.
The CNY Tri Club offers three different venues for club members to choose from on Wednesday night to train. These trainings happen at the same time at the three locations. It is the responsibility of the member to REGISTER and come prepared to CNY Tri club training events: bring proper hydration (water is not supplied at training sites), nutrition, and equipment (helmet, bike pump, repair kit, etc.). You must also be a CURRENT member BEFORE registration.
WAITING LIST: Members can request to be on a waiting list for their site of choice. To get on the waiting list, email the site director directly. Email addresses are located on the club website under each training site’s page. The site director will let you know by 3 p.m. on Wednesday if a spot has become available. This means you will need to have your stuff with you in case a spot does open up.
CANCELLATIONS: Due to the cap, it is really important for you to let us know if you cannot make a training you registered for so other members on the waiting list can fill the slot. If you are unable to attend, you must notify the membership director as soon as possible at email@example.com
NO SHOWS: If NO attempt has been made to notify the membership director, we will send a polite note letting you know that you forgot to tell us you couldn’t come to the training. If you have a 2nd no show, we will issue a warning that your privilege of attending Wednesday nights is in jeopardy. A 3rd no show will result in being locked out of Wednesday nights for the remainder of the season.
VOLUNTEERS: Members who volunteer will be granted an automatic spot for the following Wednesday. Dates cannot be reserved. Notify the volunteer director by 5 p.m. Tuesday what site you wish to participate in the following week.
The most IMPORTANT rule for Wednesday night:
Sands Road, Veteran’s Park Camillus, NY
(Sand’s Road and Gillie Brook Road 2 miles off of Route 5 in Camillus, NY)
Gillie Lake offers two bike distances – below is the map of the ~13.5 mile course. If the participant turns around at around mile 4 (the intersection of Laird Road with Whiting Road and Kester Road), and returns along the proscribed course it will make the entire ride 9.5 miles. This will facilitate getting all three events completed before it gets dark. Stronger riders or people who want to skip the run at the end are welcome to complete the entire 13.5 mile course. We will soon post (and mark the course) for the Gillie Girl’s Sprint Triathlon — this will offer three ride options.
For more information or questions contact the Director at firstname.lastname@example.org