With the Arlington 500 (http://www.cyclearlington.com/events/ah500_13/ah500_2013.pdf), Leaning Tower Tri, and Wellness Place event going on this Sunday we will not be having an official YTri group ride this Sunday. Normal group ride activities will resume next weekend.
For those of you participating in the Arlington 500 you are encouraged to use Facebook and/or the forums on the YTri website to coordinate start times with other members. I believe there's already one Facebook group posting for this already. Have a great Sunday!
Our first official group ride will be this Sunday, May 12th at 6:45 AM out of Barrington Highschool. We'll meet in the lot off of Hart Rd. on the west side of the lot (the side closest to Hart).
We have leaders for the following rides:
Group 1: 18+ MPH, 40 miles
Group 2: 16-18 MPH, 35 miles
Group 3: 14-16 MPH, 20 miles
Group 4: 12-14 MPH, 15 miles
There is the possiblity of sub-groups depending on who shows up. Group leaders will be responsible for deciding routes. We'll post route selection information by Saturday so individuals can print out their own cue sheets.
Please be sure to:
1) print out a cue sheet
2) bring your helmet
3) bring nutrition (water and if necessary food)
4) have extra tire tubes and the means to inflate your tires
5) Arrive by 6:45 so you can be ready to leave by 7 AM.
If you plan on attending, leaving a comment on this article (just below) letting us know your intended pace and distance will help us with organization. Hope to see a club full of riders Sunday!
Also, if for some reason you can't make it Sunday mornings please feel free to use the YTri facebook group to advertise alternative group rides (or runs, or swims - you get the idea!)
Interested in continuing interval training for cycling? Good News!
Ytri will be offering a second session of Performance Cycling on Tuesdays. There will not be a continuation of the Sunday PC class, as, we will be getting out on the road together for group rides on Sunday mornings. REGISTRATION FOR PERFORMANCE CYCLING ONLY TAKES PLACE ON OUR WEBSITE ONLY. There is no way to register for Performance Cycling via the front desk! Please make sure that you register via our online sign-up.
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MONDAY, APRIL 29 at 5 a.m. We must have at least 10 people in class and participating at all times, or we will have to discontinue the offering of session 2 classes. Please look at the dates below to make sure they match your schedule before registering, and please make the committment to being there weekly. Those that were a part of Performance Cycling know that these workouts build, and in order to reap the benefits of this class, your body needs to adapt over time. We will again be offering both the spin bike options and trainer options. Be sure to sign up under the listing that matches your preferences.
The dates for Performance Cycling Session II are as follows:
May 7- Time Trial (note: if you time trialed for Sunday or Tuesday PC Session 1 class on your trainer, you do NOT need to time trial again. You can come to help out on this class, or can simply start Session 2 on May 14th. If you time trialed on Sunday on a spin bike and wish to register for Session 2 on Tuesdays, we need to make sure that you do not have the same bike # as someone else first, so you will have to come to this May 7th workout.)
May 14, 21, 28
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16
July 23- Time Trial
Y Tri Friends
Your generosity never ceases to amaze me! Whenever there is a need there are those who stand up and fill that need. I have recently been blessed to work with a group of people from the Wellness Place in Palatine. In case you do not know who/what they are let me explain. They are a not for profit group that provides services ( for free) to those who are on a journey including cancer. It can be the patient, their family members or their caregivers. I am new to understanding all they offer, but here are a few services they provide: counseling in groups or individual setting, resources, massage, nutritional information, exercise opportunities, art therapy and community. They also have various speakers usually on Tuesday evenings that are open to the public. So as I mentioned before they have some specific needs coming up on May 19. This is a popular day for many activities for Y tri members.
The activities is as follows: 4th Annual Wellness Place community cancer walk/run 1M/5K. Below I will list the opportunities to help as were presented to me.
Most of all they need people to register for the race and forms teams ( we could have a Y tri team )
Please consider what you might do to help that day if you can. You can visit WellnessPlace.org or call 847-241-5975 to register for the race. I will go ahead and be plan that enough people will sign up so we can have a team and I will make our team Buehler Y Tri. So when you register make sure to register as part of the team. Also, if you use code WPPOSTCARD you will receive $5 off the registration fee of $30. Opening ceremony is at 9.
Anyone that would like to help in any of the other listed capacities please call Christie Lane at 847-804-4141 and I will let the proper people know at the Wellness Place. I plan to help with set up and tear down and run the race. Anyone with me? Let's see if we can have a strong presence at this worthy event!!!!! Go Y Tri Support the Wellness Place!!!!!
We have a Y Tri team for the Wellness Place community run, When you register go to WellnessPace.org and choose to join a team. The username is clane68 and the password is buehlerytri. If you have difficulty registering please call Jan Atwood at the Wellness Place 847-241-5975. Our fundraising goal is very modest. Let's blow it out of the water!!!!!!
Christie Lane, Ytri Club Member & Buehler YMCA Fitness Instructor
With the end of Sunday performance cycling we are now entering outdoor group ride season! We will kick off the season with a group ride clinic. All new members as well as old members unfamiliar with YTri group rides are highly encouraged to attend. We will cover YTri expectations on safety, ettiquite, and dealing with situations you are likely to encounter during group rides. After the clinic we will split into small groups for short to medium distance rides to get some real road experience.
Please be sure to bring your helmet, water / nutrition, and spare tubes.
Where: Barrington HS Parking Lot on Hart Rd. We'll meet near the tennis courts.
When: Sunday, May 5 10:00 AM