The Starting Line

The Starting Line

Spin it forward

Maybe you’re thinking about getting into mountain biking or triathlons. Maybe it’s time to upgrade from the three-speed bicycle you’ve been riding since middle school. Or maybe you want a higher-quality bike that will make riding with other cyclists more enjoyable and comfortable.

With all the options available, how do you choose the right bike for you?

The Fit List

Good luck to all who are racing at the Fisher Fair on Saturday morning or doing the Evergreen Lake Triathlon. Here’s your list of races, plus upcoming registration deadlines.

Weekend of July 13-14:
Fisher Fair 5K

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Lots of good triathlons in July. I’m looking forward to one at the end of the month. There’s a couple nice ones in this week’s list too.
Here’s your list of races, plus upcoming registration deadlines.

Friday, July 5:
Tuscola Firecracker 5K

RAAM tough

For Jay Yost, cycling in the Race Across America has been a lifelong dream.

For Martin Gruebele, it’s part of a more recent passion for endurance events.

The two recently finished cycling nearly 3,000 miles across the United States as a two-person team in the Race Across America. The race started in Oceanside, Calif., and finished in Annapolis, Md.

The Fit List

It’s the Fourth of July edition of The Fit List. Holiday-related races start with the Kracker Klassic this weekend and continue through July 5.
Here’s your list of races, plus upcoming registration deadlines. Happy Fourth!

Weekend of June 29-30:
Gifford Community Celebration 5K

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I’m looking forward to running in nice, cool temps this weekend. The forecast calls for highs in the 50s in Duluth — can’t wait! And the USA Track & Field half marathon championships will be part of Grandma’s Marathon, so it should be exciting.

The need for speed

Be on the lookout for the blue and yellow racing singlets of the CU Racing Team at the Freedom Celebration 5K on July 4.

The CU Racing Team is a new group of runners who aim to improve their performance — and to be some of the top competitors at local races.

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Good luck to the CU Racing Team and anyone else running Steamboat this weekend in Peoria. (And look for a story on the racing team in Tuesday’s paper.)
Here’s your list of races:

Weekend of June 15-16:
Newman Freedom Festival 5K/Biathlon

Safety in numbers

I heard this story on NPR this morning, about how runners in one of the world's most dangerous cities stay safe.

The Fit List

Good luck if you are running Lake Mingo or riding with the Ogden Lions Club this weekend. I’m headed to Chicago for a half marathon with some girlfriends. I’m looking forward to having fun with them and running in considerably cooler temperatures than at last year’s race.
Here’s the list of races for the next few weekends.

Weekend of June 8-9: