See Flint By Boat, By Bike, And By Foot This Weekend

banner-triathalon-2013This Saturday will see the Fourth Annual Boats, Bikes and Bricks Triathlon return to Flint for another day of fun and challenge. The event is this Saturday, June 29 and will begin with a 7AM sign in with the race kicking off at 9AM. The race will start on the Flint River with a 4.7K race up and back through the water by boat only to return and hit the bikes for 5.4K and then the last leg of the race will lead you over a safe road course for 2K by foot. Participants will want to make sure they bring their own canoes or kayaks, bikes, and shoes as there will not be any provided but you can rent the boats if needed and if that’s the case you can contact Pedals to Paddles at (810) 793-0000 or Good Ol’ Redbeards at (810) 210-7602 to reserve a boat which will be delivered to the starting line the morning of the event. Though this is not a competitive event you are definitely racing against the hardest competitor there is – yourself – and there will be awards given for the top times for men and women. After the racers have returned there will be a Finisher’s After Party that will end the day with music, food, and some much needed beverages at the Mott Park Golf Course. There are so many wonderful ways to be active in Flint and Genesee County and Boats, Bikes, and Bricks is a great example of some of the diverse ways you can maintain a healthier and more active lifestyle. The cost for participating in this race is $50. For more information head to the Flint River Corridor Alliance website at You can also call them at (810) 767-6490.

First Try: Linden group to host a triathlon on June 25

LINDEN, Michigan — The CSCTriclub, a group of local triathletes who are dedicated to bringing new athletes into the sport of Triathlon will host The First Try Triathlon June 25th, 2011 at 8 a.m.

The First Try Triathlon is designed specifically for first timers. The distance is a “Super Sprint” (half a sprint) —  300 yard-swim, 9.1-mile bike, 2 mile-run

The concept of the First Try is to offer a race that gives you the experience of racing in a “real” triathlon without the intimidation factor.

The swim is a 300 yards out and back, so if you can swim one and a half football fields you can cover the distance.  The wave starts will allow enough people in the water with you to give you the feeling of what the triathlon swim is about, without the fear of someone swimming over your back.

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