Love, Loveland Lake to Lake on Valentines

By Bill Plock

Since 1947 the city of Loveland has been post marking Valentine Cards to send to loved ones all around the world. We thought we would throw a little triathlon love to the Lake to Lake Triathlon and ask a few participants why they love it so much.

Here are the top 10 reasons:

1. Peggy Shockley, race director, nice, caring, genuine and supportive
2. Beautiful bike course with views of Horsetooth reservoir and fun hills
3. The brunch at the end of the race is worth the price of admission alone!
4. Luscious grass to run on from swim exit to transition
5. Amazing volunteers
6. Run around the lake and downhill finish in statue park
7. The lake! Nice water, great beach8. Easy for families to watch

9. Great finish line!
10. It’s in Loveland!

Want to try Lake toLake? It’s on June 23 and thereis a Sprint and Olympic distances as well as Aquabike events to choose from.

Check out the website

 

Boulder Sunset Triathlon

Boulder

Summer may be coming to an end, but our tri season is still heating up! Join us at the Boulder Reservoir for the 12th annual Boulder Sunset Triathlon, a local favorite. For the 4th year in a row we are the proud host of the Mountain Collegiate Conference race and the USAT Duathlon Race Series. Make sure to register early for this one because we will sell out in early August. This race is must-do, featuring a distance for everyone in the family.

 

Event details and registration here

Boulder Sunrise Triathlon

Boulder

 

Kick off your summer in the triathlon mecca of the country, Boulder, CO. You’ll be surrounded by amazing views at the Boulder Reservoir located at the foot of the Flatirons. Work towards your new PR on arguably the best and fastest triathlon course in Colorado! Compete alongside athletes of all skill levels on the training grounds of the pros.

 

Event details and registration here

Loveland Lake to Lake

Loveland

 

The Loveland Lake to Lake Triathlon provides triathlon enthusiasts with a safe and enjoyable event in which to compete, regardless of their competitive level. It promotes the triathlon sport and the opportunity to give back to the community. — Enjoy!

We are happy to be producing this event for you — the athletes — for the 18th year! Lake to Lake has been owned and organized by Peggy Shockley and her family since 2001 – making it the longest running privately owned triathlon event in Colorado – no ownership changes!

Every athlete has their own story as well as their individual goals and aspirations and it’s OUR goal to provide you with an event that will help you achieve your goal. Whether you are a first timer, novice or veteran triathlete, come out and compete at Lake to Lake, we’ll do our best to make it a great day! That’s our story.

 

Event details and Registration here

Boulder Peak Triathlon

Boulder

 

The Boulder Peak Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike on July 8th is one of the countrie’s longest and most well-known triathlons.  For the veteran or first time racer, this is THE can’t miss event of the summer triathlon season, and the crown jewel of the Colorado Triathlon Series. Racers are tackling the infamous “Olde Stage” Hill, boasting an average 15% grade on their way to the finish line!  This race has earned it’s spot on more than a couple notable “Best Triathlons in America” lists.  In 2017, the Boulder Peak was listed as one of the top 15 most amazing triathlons in the United States by The Culture Trip!

 

Colorado Tri Series includes:

Colorado Triathlon

Boulder Peak Triathlon

Harvest Moon Long Course

Series details here

 

 

Event details and Registration here

Steamboat Sprint & Olympic

Steamboat Springs

 

Sprint Distance Triathlon, Olympic Distance Triathlon, Olympic Distance Aquabike, & NEW Olympic Distance Duathlon

The Steamboat Triathlon features a sprint distance, olympic distance, and aquabike.  The swim starts off in the picturesque Lake Catamount.  Triathletes will then quickly transition to the bike course with amazing views of the Yampa Valley and River!  The olympic distance course will take athletes out to the historic Howelsen, while the sprint distance will feature a brand new single loop course.  The run course hugs Lake Catamount for a flat and fast route which finishes back at the Lake! 

NEW FOR 2018:  This season the Steamboat Triathlon will feature an Olympic distance duathlon option (5k run, 40k bike, 10k run)!

Hang out post race in the grassy lawns and enjoy great prizes, raffles, awards, and food from our local sponsors of Steamboat!  Race is capped at 500 participants for all the event combined, please join us for one of Colorado’s most intimate destination events! 

 

Event details and registration here

Research Participants Needed

My name is Todd Buckingham and I am a triathlete and PhD student at Michigan State. I’m doing my dissertation on triathletes and specifically, I’m looking at the variables our Garmin multisport watch measures.

 

It can be difficult for triathletes to tell what’s actually important to pay attention to with all the data the watch provides. This is why I am trying to see if any of the factors measured by the watch correlate with faster finish times in each of the three disciplines.

All the athletes have to do is take a short survey after completing an Olympic distance triathlon with his/her multisport watch. It can be ANY Oly race, anywhere! After wearing the watch during the race and pushing the ‘lap’ button after each discipline, they just have to copy the link to his/her data from Garmin Connect and paste it to the end of the survey.

 

Here is a link to Todd’s research website that has all of the details and instructions.

 

Here’s a link to Todd’s blog page

Weekend Preview: Summer Is Here

Triathlon Events

Thursday June 22nd

 

Ironhawk Endurance Camp

Evergreen


Vixxen Racing OWS Clinic

Boulder Reservoir


Stroke & Stride

Boulder Reservoir


Friday June 23rd

 

Ironhawk Endurance Camp

Evergreen


Saturday June 24th

 

TriBella Women’s Triathlon

Cherry Creek Reservoir


Solstice Swim

Union Reservoir


Alison Dunlap Level II MTB Skills Clinic

Colorado Springs


Lake to Lake Triathlon

Loveland


Tri the Boat – Sprint & Oly

Stagecoach Reservoir, Steamboat Springs


Ironhawk Endurance Camp

Evergreen


Sunday June 25th

 

South Suburban Indoor TRYathlon

Centennial


Boulder Sunrise Triathlon-Duathlon-Run

Boulder Reservoir


Tri the Boat – Half

Stagecoach Reservoir, Steamboat Springs


Ironhawk Endurance Camp

Evergreen


Alison Dunlap Level II MTB Skills Clinic

Colorado Springs


USAT Paratriathlon National Championships

Kenosha, Wi



Cycling Events

Thursday June 22nd

 

BVV Track Night

Erie


Friday June 23rd

 

Grinta Jr Devo Camp

Steamboat Springs


Chainless World Championships

Crested Butte


Saturday June 24th

 

2017 Mavic Haute Route Rockies

The inaugural 2017 Mavic Haute Route Rockies will bring seven timed and ranked stages to Colorado June 24-30. In addition to start and finish venues of Boulder and Colorado Springs, the event will visit Winter Park, Avon, Snowmass Village and Crested Butte Organisers expect the 600-rider peloton to sell-out, but a limited number of discounted


Colorado Bike MS

Ft. Collins


Alison Dunlap MTB Level II Skills Clinic

Colorado Springs


Prestige Imports Snowmass Loop MTB Fondo

Snowmass


Grinta Jr Devo Camp

Steamboat Springs


WP Epic Single Track: Super Loop

Winter Park


Pedaling 4 Parkinson’s

Lone Tree


Fat Tire 40

Crested Butte


4SOH

Ft. Collins


Art by Bike Tours of Loveland

Loveland


USA Pro Road & TT National Championships


Lee Likes Bikes Level 1 MTB Skills Clinic

Boulder


Lee Likes Bikes Level 1.5 MTB Skills Clinic

Erie


Lee Likes Bikes Level 1 MTB Skills Clinic

Boulder


Community Cycles Membership Party

Boulder


Sunday June 25th

 

2017 Mavic Haute Route Rockies

The inaugural 2017 Mavic Haute Route Rockies will bring seven timed and ranked stages to Colorado June 24-30. In addition to start and finish venues of Boulder and Colorado Springs, the event will visit Winter Park, Avon, Snowmass Village and Crested Butte Organisers expect the 600-rider peloton to sell-out, but a limited number of discounted


Parker Mainstreet Criterium

Parker


SMC – Breck Mtn Enduro

Breckenridge


Colorado Bike MS

Ft. Collins


Alison Dunlap MTB Level II Skills Clinic

Colorado Springs


Grinta Jr Devo Camp

Steamboat Springs


SOH

Ft. Collins


Avista Women’s Weekly Ride

Louisville


USA Pro Road & TT National Championships

TRI THE BOAT receives a Special USA Triathlon Designation for 2017

 

TRI THE BOAT in beautiful Steamboat Springs CO is back and better than ever. This epic two day event features Sprint & Olympic Distance Racing on June 24th and the Half Iron Distance June 25th. Each race distance also features relay, aqua bike and dry land categories.

This year, the half- iron-distance event has been designated the 2017 USA Triathlon Rocky Mountain Long Course Regional Championship, meaning the top 10 percent of finishers in each age group qualify for the 2017 National Triathlon Championship.

The race has also gotten a little facelift, with a new transition area, new swim course layout, new run course and new finish area. Set against the backdrop of the Yampa Valley, the swim takes place in the picturesque Stagecoach Reservoir. The two-loop bike features newly paved rolling terrain, and the vast majority of the new run course takes place on packed dirt trails with scenic lake views before the waterfront finish.

 

Beat the May 31st price increase and take advantage of our special 10% off any distance race through the month of May – enter at checkout: 303TRIATHLON

 

Visit the new website for complete info and maps.

 

Triathlete Magazine has named TRI THE BOAT one of the summer’s best “non M-Dot” triathlons.  Read the full article here

 

Still on the fence?  Here’s RD Heather Gollnick to help you make up your mind.

Tri The Boat – Message from Race Director Heather Gollnick from Chris Tamucci on Vimeo.

Steamboat Triathlons

Steamboat Springs

 

The Steamboat Triathlon features a sprint distance, olympic distance, and aquabike.  The swim starts off in the picturesque Lake Catamount.  Triathletes will then quickly transition to the bike course with amazing views of the Yampa Valley and River!  The olympic distance course will take athletes out to the historic Howelsen, while the sprint distance will feature a brand new single loop course.  The run course hugs Lake Catamount for a flat and fast route which finishes back at the Lake! 

Hang out post race in the grassy lawns and enjoy great prizes, raffles, awards, and food from our local sponsors of Steamboat!  Race is capped at 500 participants for all the event combined, please join us for one of Colorado’s most intimate destination events! 

 

Event details and registration here