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Summer 2017

Published: May 29, 2017 •

CNY Tri Club
Summer 2017
President’s Message

With the warm weather finally here, outdoor activities are picking up! We can now enjoy our bike rides and the lake temps are finally warm, er, well maybe not quite there yet.

Race season is under way, however. Du the Lakes, now a CNY Tri Club race, was the first local multisport event, and from here on out, there are races every weekend (see the club’s website for the race schedule, or click here: 2017 Race Calendar. Club weekday training starts soon and will soon be followed by the club-sponsored open water swims, so this is a good time to renew your membership, if you haven’t already done that.

Mark your calendars now for the annual club picnic, to be held at Jamesville Beach County Park on Sunday, August. 27.

Finally, with racing comes volunteering. You will see articles below that highlight a couple of awesome volunteering opportunities, not just for races but for weekday training.

Happy training,
Eric Bansbach

Next Board Meeting: Sunday, June 11, 6 p.m.

Syracuse 70.3 Ironman Volunteering


If you are not racing this great local event on Sunday, June 18, then volunteering is a great experience to both immerse yourself in the race atmosphere and help others. The Ironman Foundation provides grants in return for major support from various local community groups. The CNY Tri Club has been fortunate to be invited back to lead two sections, both of which are based at the finish line. By providing the needed help, the Ironman Foundation supports club activities, including the Kids Triathlon program. If you would like to volunteer at the Finish Line Crew (medals, hats, water) or Finish Line Catchers (the infamous Body-Catchers), please sign up here:

These positions don’t start until 9 a.m., allowing you to watch the swim start and bike start, while then having a front row seat to the runners as they head out onto the course (and the runners at the mid-course turn-around) and of course the finish line. Volunteer shirts are provided and food during the entire shift is generously supplied during the entire shift.

This is a great family activity and a way to see triathlon pros in action! See you out there.
Join or Re-Join Today

Please renew your club membership if you have not already done so. Membership is incredibly inexpensive and is valid for the entire calendar year. This means when you sign up today, you can participate in the summer training series and OWS series (Open Water Swims) and also enjoy the Winter Training Facility classes in the fall, right through the end of December…..perhaps I shouldn’t have mentioned the fall….and cold weather.

Anyway, renew today as membership is required for the club’s summer activities.

Follow this link:

Upcoming Races of Interest,
Supported by Your Tri Club

Gillie Girl Triathlon


July 23
Gillie Lake, Camillus 
  • This women-only race is a fast course suited to both elite and beginner racers. If you aren’t racing, especially you guys out there, there are awesome volunteer opportunities at this race, set at beautiful Gillie Lake in Camillus (pictured above).
Cazenovia Lake 

Cazenovia Triathlon

August 27
Cazenovia Lake 
      • This is the oldest club event and one of the more established races in the area. Details to follow; watch our Facebook page for updates.
Kids Triathlon Training Returns

The kids triathlon program starts up on July 3 and continues through Aug. 14. Our coaches are all back this year, and will have guest coaches present special topics for the kids. Remember that membership in the club is required (individual for the child, or family). The end-of-season kids race, to be held at Jamesville Beach Park will be on Aug. 20.

For more information, or to register, visit Kids Triathlon Training.
Weekday Training

 (see below)
Gillie Lake: Date to be announced, but will begin mid-June
Oneida Shores: Date to be announced, but will begin early to mid-June
** Anyone who volunteers at Jamesville between May 30 and June 20 will have their name entered in a drawing for a free entry into the Delta Lake Triathlon on July 15. One entry per each volunteer shift you do, so volunteer early and volunteer often! **

Jamesville Weeknight Training

This summer’s fun at Jamesville Beach County Park, Apulia Road, Jamesville, begins the day after Memorial Day, Tuesday, May 30.

We will start up right away with open water swim, bike and run, so you can get an early read on how much those wetsuits have shrunk during the off season. As always, feel free to participate in just one event, or two, or all three. Jamesville Beach

The Tuesday training dates this year are May 30, June 6, June 13, and June 20. After a hiatus for the month of July, training will resume

August 1, and continue on August 8, August 15 and August 22.

Training will commence at 6 p.m., but arrive earlier to sign in and set up (if you arrive late, you may not be able to swim).

**Your CNY Tri Club membership must be current for 2017 to participate.**

We appreciate your help with volunteering to make these evenings possible. We need six volunteers each week to put this event on safely and efficiently. Volunteer using the link above.New to tri? Welcome! Come out and get feel for it and ask questions. All of our members are very willing to share their experiences and knowledge. You can even come to just introduce yourself and observe, if you like.

Looking forward to seeing everybody this summer.


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