Registration for the 2017 edition of the Twin Lakes Triathlon closes on May 26! Don't forget, Ytri members are eligible for a race discount of $6. We sent the discount code to members on March 11, so check your inboxes. We hope to see you there!
New to triathlon? Not quite comfortable with swimming in open water? Join Coach Sam Stella from Summit Steps for a FREE Open Water Swim Clinic. We'll help you get comfortable in the water, learn how to sight, practice your sighting, practice open water swim starts and more.
When: Saturday, June 3 at 8 a.m.
Where: Jones Island Park and Beach, Grayslake (Harvey Ave. & North Alleghany Rd.)
Please arrive 15 minutes early so you are ready to get started at 8 a.m.
What to Bring/Wear:
For more information visit Coach Sam's event page.
The 2017 edition of the Twin Lakes Triathlon in Palatine will take place on Sunday, June 25th. This local neighborhood race is our "home race" and the post-race Egg Harbor breakfast in the park for club members and their families is always top notch! Online registration for the race begins this Monday, March 13th. The early-bird registration price before April 15th is $60. However, as official sponsors of the race, we have been given a special discount code for all Buehler Ytri members! Members can save 10% ($6) with our discount code. All current Ytri members will receive the discount code via email on Saturday, March 11. The code will come in an email from Eventbrite, so be sure to check all your inbox folders. If for some reason you do not receive the code, email s[email protected] We ask that you refrain from sharing this code with friends and family who are not members of Buehler Ytri. (If you have friends who are interested in Ytri, they can sign up for the club. Remember, club registration is free this year!)
As part of our sponsorship of the Twin Lakes Triathlon, Buehler Ytri will be providing volunteers to help on race day. Last year this included club members who were not racing, family members and friends. At this time, we are looking for someone (or a few someones) to step up to be our "Volunteer Coordinator" for the event. Duties include:
If you are interested in being our Volunteer Coordinator for Twin Lakes, shoot us a message at [email protected]. Thank You!!!
We're getting prepped to launch orders for race and training apparel for the 2017 season. In an effort to best meet your needs, please complete this quick two question survey and tell us what items you'd like to see available.
Ytri Performance Cycling classes have been a key component of the club since its inception. The classes are a 12-week progression of high intensity interval training. Classes are 90 minutes long. Participants will complete a time-trial to determine power and/or heart rate zones for following workouts.
Class will be offered Tuesdays from 7:30 - 9 p.m. and will begin Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Registration will open Saturday, February 4 at 5:30 a.m. This early time is chosen in an effort to make it fair for all Ytri members.
The event page will not allow registration until Saturday morning.
A few notes about registration:
As we near the end of the outdoor triathlon racing season we are looking back at all the accomplishments of the Ytri family and are overwhelmed. So many of you took on new challenges and smashed your goals along the way, whether it was a first-time triathlon or a full distance Ironman. Other than a couple unfortunate breaks for a few members, Ytri had a great year. There are a few more Ytriers racing over the next few weeks. Good Luck!
As the days get shorter and the weather starts to turn we are also looking toward the future. Planning is underway for our fall/winter group workouts. We hope to start swimming workouts and a new Ytri "Pre-PC" Spin class before the end of October. Details will be coming soon. We are also planning a few ways to get feedback from the club on what worked for you and what you would like to see more of. Stay tuned!
If you are not a current member of Buehler Ytri, please subscribe to our email newsletter at the right side of the page and you will be sure not to miss what's coming next!
We are right around the corner from one of our biggest races of the season... Twin Lakes Triathlon! Buehler Ytri is excited to join the Buehler YMCA as an official race sponsor this year, while continuing our "tradition" of the post-race breakfast. Check out the full list of race weekend events and register if you are planning to attend.
Get comfortable in open water, learn how to sight, exprience the jostling that comes with an open water swim start and more! Join Ytri and Coach Sam for our Open WaterSwim Clinic!
When: Saturday, June 11 from 8 - 10 a.m.
Where: Jones Island Park and Beach, Grayslake
What to Bring:
While this clinic is designed for newer open water swimmers, experienced swimmers are welcome! Swimmers more comfortable in open water will help newer athletes, they'll help simulate a race start and will also get a good workout in.
We're excited to share that it's (FINALLY) time to order race apparel for the 2016 season!
Important details first:
Orders are due Sunday, May 29.
Order your apparel online.
The password is YMCA3.
This year, we've chosen to go with a new vendor, Pactimo. Pactimo offers a convenient online store for purchasing and individual shipping. You'll enter your order and the apparel will come straight to your door. No chasing around trying to pick it up at a certain time, from a certain place.
While we'd love to see everyone sporting the new look, you are not required to purchase a kit.