LEARN HOW TO USE A SMART, OR DUMB TRAINER, IN YOUR VIRTUAL WORKOUTS

Considering investing in a Wahoo Kicker you’ve heard so much about?

Tired of beating yourself about the neck and forehead – wishing you too could see your backside in Zwift’s orange cycling jersey?

Join us this Thursday for a virtual meetup with Soles Inspired Coach Erin Stone as she covers the ins-and-outs of setting up your Wahoo Kicker (or similar trainer) and integrating with Zwift.

Bring all your questions to this Zoom meeting!

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Topic: Smart Trainer Q and A with Coach Erin Stone
Time: Apr 1, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Check out the awesome 2021 calendar of races from Why Racing!

2021 is shaping up to be a lot more fun than 2020. There is something for everyone on this years schedule. Some dates are different from previous years as they adjust to circumstances however we should all take heart that things are starting to heat up again! Are you planning on signing up for one of these? We’d love to know! Leave a comment on the Facebook post here>>

February 2021

Race to Equality

Event Date(s): February, 2021 Join us for the 2nd Annual Race to Equality 5K, 10K & Half Marathon to bring awareness to racial inequality while raising funds to support scholarships to the African American community. Event Details
March 15  Virtual / Anywhere

Notorious 5K

Event Date(s): 03/15/2021 Virtual – Your Race, your terms! The inaugural year will highlight Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice who successfully fought against gender discrimination, changing the way the world is for American women. She was a champion for Women’s Rights throughout her entire career, fighting for rights that most women now take for granted. She was a pioneer, an eloquent advocate, a fearless role model and a protector of women’s rights. Event Details
March 21 Vancouver, WA

Couve Clover Run

Event Date(s): 03/21/2021 @ 9:00am sharp – Please show up at 8:30 at the latest to get organized, enjoy all the pre-race entertainment and make sure we start on time. Celebrate in your festive green while running or walking 5K, 7 or 10 miles along an extremely fast and scenic course to support local charities. Event Details
April 18 Vancouver, WA

Spring Classic Duathlon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Event Date(s): 04/18/2021 @ 7:45am for Half & 10K / 8:00am for 5K / 9:00am for Duathlon Time to dust off the cob-webs and start the multi-sport racing season with the 35th Annual Spring Classic Duathlon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K! It’s time to see who stayed in shape all winter! Event Details
May 23 Washougal, WA

Reflection Run

Event Date(s): 05/23/2021 @ 8:45am for the Half Marathon / 9:00am for the 5k and 10k races The 6th Annual Relection Run will honor the brave men and women who have or are currently serving in our Armed Forces and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice fighting for our freedom. The Half Marathon, 10K, 5K running and walking event will benefit various Military Organizations. Event Details
June 5 – 6 Henry Hagg Lake, OR

Hagg Lake Triathlon & Trail Festival

Event Date(s): 06/05/2021 – 06/06/2021 @ 8:00 am wave starts Come race at the 39th Annual Hagg Lake Triathlon & Trail Festival, one of the oldest and most gorgeous Triathlon courses in the nation! Now offering an Off-Road Triathlon, Half Marathon Trail Run, 5K Trail Run & Camping! Event Details
June 18 – 20

Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival

Event Date(s):  @ Various start times depending on event. See Master Schedule. The 25th Annual Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival has something for everyone including Olympic & Ultra-Sprint Distance Triathlon/Duathlon/AquaBike, Half Marathon, 5K/10K, 6 & 12 Hour Trail Run, Bike Tours & Kids Races! Rally your friends & family for an incredible RACE-cation! Event Details
July 17 – 18 Portland, OR

PDX Triathlon at Blue Lake

Event Date(s): 07/17/2021 – 07/18/2021 @ 8:00-8:30am Start Times
Join us for the 40th Annual PDX Triathlon Festival at Blue Lake Park and kick off the summer racing season. It is a scenic, flat and fast course with Super Sprint/My 1st Tri, Sprint & Olympic Distances & a FREE KIDS Tri too! Event Details
Jul 31 – Aug 1 Woodland, WA

The Lucky Triathlon Festival in Woodland, WA

Event Date(s): 07/31/2021 – 08/01/2021 @ Various start times depending on event. See Master Schedule. Join us for the 3rd Annual LUCKY TRIATHLON Festival in beautiful Woodland, WA hosting a Sprint, Olympic & My First Tri distance Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike, a Sunset 5K & 10K and a FREE KIDS TRI on a flat, fast and scenic course! Event Details
Aug 13 – 14 Vancouver, WA

Columbia River Triathlon & Endurance Sports Festival

Event Date(s): 08/13/2021 – 08/14/2021 @ Various start times depending on event. See Master Schedule. The 13th Annual Columbia River Triathlon & Endurance Sports Festival at a beautiful venue along the Columbia River offers something for everyone from a Sunset 5K & 10K Run/Walk, Sprint & Olympic Distance Triathlon, Duathlon, & AquaBike, Girlfriends All Womens Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon/AquaBike & 5K, Kids Triathlon and so much more! It is one of the most scenic areas with views of the Columbia River, Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and Vancouver Lake. Event Details
Aug 15 Vancouver, WA

Girlfriends Triathlon & Fitness Festival

Event Date(s): 08/15/2021 All events start at 9am. Be there early to set up and for pre-race instructions. The 25th Annual Girlfriends All-Women\\’s Triathlon & Fitness Festival at a beautiful venue along the Columbia River offers something for everyone…Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike, Relay teams and 5km run. So rally your girlfriends for a fun, active girls-day-out and cross the finish line with your BFFs! Event Details
Sept 18 – 19 Vancouver, WA

PEACEHEALTH APPLETREE Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K

Event Date(s): 09/18/2021 – 09/19/2021 This Run Through History will take you on a flat, fast and scenic Boston-Qualifying Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K course through Fort Vancouver, Officers Row, the Army Barracks, Pearson Airport – the oldest operating airport in the USA, the Historical Old Apple Tree, along the majestic Columbia River and many other historical vantage points. There is so much to see that the miles will fly by! Event Details
Oct 10 Vancouver, WA

Girlfriends Run Half Marathon, 10K & 6K

Event Date(s): 10/10/2021

Recruit your best girlfriends and help raise funds for Breast Cancer Treatment, Research and a Cure while you walk or run along a beautiful course!

Event Details
Oct 31 Washougal, WA

SCARY RUN – Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Event Date(s): 10/31/2021 Half Marathon starts at 8:30am. 5K & 10K start at 9am. Be there early to set up and for pre-race instructions. Get out your Halloween costumes and be prepared to be scared out of your wits for the 5th Annual Scary Run. If the running doesn’t increase your heart rate, being chased by monsters, zombies and psycho freaks will! Event Details
Nov 21 – 28 Virtual / Vancouver, WA

Shuffle for SHARE

Event Date(s): 11/21/2021 – 11/28/2021 Virtual: Your Race, Your Terms! Join us for the Shuffle for SHARE 5K Run/Walk – a FREE no-frills event to raise funds for SHARE, a local non-profit who lead the hungry and homeless to self-sufficiency by providing food, shelter, housing, education, advocacy, and compassion through the strength of our community. Event Details
Dec 19 Camas, WA

SANTA’S POSSE 5K

Event Date(s): 12/19/2020 Join us for the Santa’s Posse 5K Run/Walk on December 19th to celebrate the holidays in an active and festive way while raising funds for Santa’s Posse. Event Details
Dec 31 – Jan 9  Virtual / Vancouver, WA

VIRTUAL Ball Drop Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Event Date(s): 12/31/2021 – 1/9/2022  Virtual – Your Race, Your Terms! Join us as we ring in the New Year in a healthy, active way while raising funds for Our Caring Closet. Event Details

Feb 6, 2021 Group Ride – Sandy-Marmot-Brightwood

Wheels down at 10am. Looks like weather will hold, but come prepared for 45-50 degree weather.

LINK TO RIDE WITH GPS:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/25761459

GARMIN LINKS:

12.5 Mile Route: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/49344372
22.5 Mile Route: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/49344466
38 Mile Route https://connect.garmin.com/modern/course/49344519

CONTACT:
Shelly Caldwell: 503 936-8171 (text or call)
Shelly@toolbox4healthcare.com

MEETING PLACE:
Outdoor Plaza located beside the Sandy Historical Museum. Do not park in the Museum Parking lot. On street parking is available, see image below for good candidates – I’ve highlighted some areas in pink that are good for parking.

ROUTE:

Board Elections

Candidate Statements

Jillian Paxton

I am honored that someone has nominated me as a candidate for the President. I will bring the same level of positivity, determination, and encouragement that I bring to every event that I have participated in. My hope is to continue to bring the same level of inclusivity that TTPDX showed me when I started. I will listen to our team’s needs and encourage the board to work as one team to meet them.

Sebastian Pastore

Esteemed team members: I have nominated myself for a second term on the Board mainly because I believe the initiatives I was part of on the Board over the past two years have been instrumental in refreshing the team’s membership and financial base, resulting in a stronger and more diverse team that is in a much more financially secure position. As a Board we have also been able to make substantial progress cleaning up lingering administrative issues such as legacy banking relationships, state filings, and (pending) our federal tax filings.

I would simply like to continue that work in the spirit of promotion of the team and sport.

Nicole Ferriter

Hi TTPDX, My name is Nicole Ferriter (also Nicole Baker, also Nicole Baker-Ferriter because changing your last name after you get married is such a hassle!) I’ve been on Tri Team for about 3 years now and have served on the board for two years. I’m running for re-election for a member at large position because I want to continue giving back to this community that has been so welcoming and giving to me! My background is in marketing and advertising, and I would love to use this skill set to continue to grow and maintain the tight-knit TTPDX community we have built, along with facilitating relationships with our team partners and organizations. While triathlon is a solo sport, our community at TTPDX is what makes training and racing so much fun and I would be honored to continue on the board again in 2021!

Abbie Peterman

I have eleven seasons of experience encouraging people in endurance sports, as a long time volunteer with Team In Training. I am a skilled writer and work well with others. I want to make people feel they belong to Tri Team PDX the same way people made me feel completing my virtual sprint Aquathon last week. Especially during Covid, it is so important for people to feel they are part of a community, set and reach goals, and get some endorphins in the process.

Jamie Rogers Rodas

I’m Jamie Rogers Rodas and I’m asking to earn an opportunity to be a part of the TTPDX board and the reason why I’m doing this are several. I’m honored to be nominated and I will share with you my excitement and humble approach to not only being part of this amazing organization but some goals and qualities about myself so you can make the appropriate choice.

I’m a triathlete, I absolutely love the sport of triathlon and I love being part of this team. I started running in 2002 and started doing sprint triathlons in 2008; I have overcome my huge fear of open water and became an Ironman in November 2019 completing Ironman Arizona.
I’m encouraging, dedicated, organized, and imperfect. I’m part of this team to continue learning about this sport, bettering myself, building community and encourage others as we all work together towards our goals. I appreciate the incredible camaraderie, the inclusivity of this team, and working towards a Tri Team that will actively engage our beautiful communities of color, LGBTQ+, and everyone; no matter our color, religion, background, we ALL bring value.

I love people, I love being positive and bringing our team together in small ways and in bigger ways such as joining the Equity Team. I’m here to listen to everyone and be an advocate for our teammates; TriTeamPDX is innovative and I’m excited to help drive towards our continued success. I’m here to be part of the issues that might come up within our team and bringing in voices from the team to make sure everyone is heard and making the best choices for the entire team and community. I look forward to meeting more and more members of our team and remembering that we are all human, we are all in this thing called life together and with communication, respect, listening, and empathy, we can do so much together.

Suja Shyam

I’m Suja Shyam and have been a member of TriteamPDX for just one year. I love the community this team is building and have been so grateful for group activities during COVID. As a lifelong athlete, I focused on running in my teens and 20s. I love many sports, including mountain biking, mountaineering, and white water kayaking, though I tried triathlon for the first time just in 2019.

What I loved most about triathlon was getting together with fellow athletes for group rides and workouts. I’m interested in being on the board because I’d love to give back to this community and to help cultivate our group.

I come from a background of working in teams and as a solopreneur have a broadbase of skills. I would be excited to offer my efforts and skills to support the group.

I live with my partner, Ben, in NE Portland and outside of adventures and triathlon, I love yoga, spending time with friends and family, and organizing community events.

Karen Mularski

I first dipped my toes into triathlon for the first time about 3 years ago and more seriously so in the fall of 2019, doing solo training and following training plans found online, learning through trial and error and via podcasts and blogs. I have been a member of TTPDX coming on about one year. And wow, what a year! I was delighted to join running series, group bike rides, and swim series which made training both more productive, and orders of magnitudes more fun. This group of kind, welcoming, and inclusive (and talented!) athletes is something special. I would be honored to give something back to a group who I feel have truly made this past year not only survivable, but full of laughter, joy, and growth. My vision for TTPDX is to continue to grow our membership to include athletes of every age, background, and ability; to continue to provide accessible, frequent, and varied group workouts and training opportunities; and to explore the possibilities of service to the community-at-large, as athletes.

Hello TRI Team!

It’s the time of year to elect the TTPDX Board for 2021! We have 4 current board members who have completed 1 year of service on the board and are excited to continue into 2021 (Nic Surgnier, Adam Peterson, Emily Lighthipe & Shelly Caldwell). Terms are generally a minimum one-year with the option of renewing for a second year without standing for election. We have 2 board members re-running for a minimum of one year (Sebastian Pastore & Nicole Ferriter). We are seeking a new President and at least 2 additional at-large members, with the potential of adding an additional at-large member if there is enough interest bringing the board to at least 9, and potentially 10.

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