Late Season Bike Clinics & Races

August is here already! Isn't it time you checked out our popular bike clinics, and signed up for late season events?  It's not too late to jump in!

Train safely, 
Celebrate LIFE!
In This Issue
Bike Clinics, Iron Girl Rock Gap, and Injury Prevention
ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival & Suported Rides
Upcoming Programs  and Events
Bike Training
August Series
Elkridge & Columbia, MD


Four Week Session

Tuesday Evenings beginning 8/7 or Thursday Evenings beginning 8/9

Group 1:  This group will focus on intervals to increase anaerobic threshold and how to manage and sustain your effort for a winning time.  We will polish your riding form and make you race ready. Must be able to sustain a 15-20 mph average speed.
Group 2:  This group will focus on base cardio training, hill climbing techniques, when to shift, and other bike basics to help you prepare for your next event.  This course is perfect for new riders or if you just need assistance with bike skills and fitness.

Price: $60 / 4 week session


Jordan Metzl, MD Describes Endurance Injuries & Provides Advice & Prevention Secrets


Do you suffer from injuries such as Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Shin Splints or Muscle Cramping?  

 Dr. Jordan Metzl, medical columnist for Triathlete magazine, 29 time marathon runner, 15 time EagleMan finisher, and nine time Ironman finisher, offers advice on many topics of interest to endurance athletes. Dr. Metzl is a nationally known sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Advice can be found both in his videos posted on his website as well as in the pages of his new book, The Athletes Book of Home Remedies.

Videos are posted on his website under "Educational Videos" 




Iron Girl Rocky Gap Triathlon 
September 9, 2012 
Rocky Gap State Park,
Cumberland, MD
Iron Girl Biker

Brand New Iron Girl Triathlon

A Great Girls Get-Away! 

This inspirational all women's event is about empowering women toward a healthy lifestyle, and celebrating your unique grace as you journey toward the finish line. Join other women on the journey to live better, and challenge yourself to be the best that you can be!

First 500 women to sign up will receive the opportunity to pre-register for the 2013 Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon



ChesapeakeMan Endurance Festival - Don't Miss It!  


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 The ChespeakeMan Endurance Festival benefiting Make-A-Wish® Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic on September 29, 2012 offers 4 top shelf events:


Ultra Distance Triathlon - named a "140.6 Best Race," in Triathlete Magazine's March, 2010 edition; USAT Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship event.  

Come experience 140.6 miles of Maryland Eastern Shore hospitality as featured in James Michener's book "Chesapeake".  


CheseapeakeMan uses much of the world-renowned Ironman 70.3 EagleMan venue.  


Aquabike - Ultra distances - Swim, bike and done!   


Skipjack 75.2 - Half the distances of the Ultra Triathlon


Bugeye Classic Intermediate Triathlon -  

1.2 mi swim - 25 mi bike - 6.2 mi run

This is a participating event in the USAT Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Series



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Princeton Sports Supported Bike Rides on Sunday Mornings!



 Sunday Morning Supported Rides 


Princeton Sports, our Official Bike Support Shop, is hosting Sunday Morning bike rides at 9:00 AM each Sunday, weather permitting from Princeton Sports in Columbia, MD - 10730 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044 (410) 995-1894.  The store will be open for use of the bathrooms, and changing rooms before and after the ride. 






TriColumbia has partnered with the Howard County Public School Office of Health and Physical Education and Dorchester County Public Schools in incorporating Learn 2 Tri as part of the physical education curriculum.  This program will engage students in all three triathlon activities (swim, bike and run) and will demonstrate the benefits of triathlon as a life time sport.  Learn 2 Tri provides students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to maintain an active lifestyle.  This fun-filled program focuses on promoting health and fitness to all students.  Please support the program by purchasing Lock Laces! 
Contact Leran2Tri for more information.