Bakersfield Trispokes

bakersfield trispokes 2020 bingo game HAS BEGUN!

The second annual club bingo game is ready to go! Start playing now!

YOU MAY START PLAYING ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020. THE GAME LASTS FOR TWO MONTHS, ENDING ON MARCH 31, SO YOU HAVE TWO MONTHS TO FILL IN THOSE SQUARES! PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED FOR ALL BINGOS (with the coolness of the prizes growing with each bingo), AND WE'LL HAVE A HUGE PARTY IN MAY TO AWARD OUR BINGO WINNERS AND RAFFLE OFF A FREE RACE ENTRY!


1. To start playing, pick any bingo board from the choices below. YOU WILL USE THAT ONE BOARD FOR ALL OF THE BINGOS YOU ACHIEVE, ALL THE WAY UP TO BLACKOUT, IF YOU GET THAT FAR!  

For the fun of it, each card is marked with the name of a popular California triathlon. BINGO BOARDS ON PDFs BELOW!


2.  Complete bingos in the following order (you can see visuals in upper right).  USE THE SAME BOARD!

     1. Straight-line bingo -- vertical

     2. Straight-line bingo -- horizontal

     3. Straight-line bingo -- diagonal

     4. "X" bingo

     5. All four borders bingo

     6. Blackout bingo (every space covered)

BINGO BOARDS ON PDFs BELOW!

  

3. If you blackout, send an image of your board with your name on it to info@bakersfieldtrispokes.org

You will be credited for all six types of bingos. If the game is still going, you can pick a new board and start again for EVEN BIGGER PRIZES! 


4. Some ground rules:

** Only mark off squares that you complete after you downloaded a board and from February 1 through March 31

** Complete each bingo in the order listed above on the same board

** A square with TOTAL miles on it does not have to be completed in one day or in consecutive days. (example: Run a total of 30 miles -- if it takes two weeks to do that, then that's when you fill in the square).

** "Renew your membership square" If you joined from November 1, 2019, or later, your membership carries through to 2021, so you can mark off the square. All others need to renew for 2020-21.



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BINGO WINNERS for 2019

USAT NATIONAL CHALLENGE COMPETITION -- January-March 2020

USAT National Club Challenge is underway!

We currently have six members participating in the club challenge, which is a national competition among clubs. Participants are awarded points for their  swim, bike and/or run training/racing mileage. Click the link below to find out how to enter and post your mileage!

https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/USAT-for-Me/Clubs/National-Challenge-Competition


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trispokes in USAT CHALLENGE -- January-march, 2019

CLUB TRIATHLON RESULTS, LAKE WOOLLOMES -- JULY 28, 2018

Club triathlon results (pdf)

Download

Virtual triathlon

CLUB EVENT HELD PERIODICALLY

We will provide a date for the next virtual triathlon.  We have two different sizes of triathlons and you can compete in them both if you would like.    The courses are somewhat marked, but please check out the map before you start, there are markers for the start and stops.  You also may submit results as many times as you would like, your slowest results will be discarded.  Results will be posted at Summer BBQ on July 19th.  Prizes for different categories.  If you would like course printouts: OLYMPIC DISTANCE PDF and SPRINT DISTANCE PDF

Submit Results Here.

SPRINT DISTANCE

500 YD SWIM, 14 MI BIKE, 2.7 MI RUN

THE SWIM - The measurement of this swim is done in yards, most pools in Bakersfield are 25 yard pools.  McMurtrey, CSUB, and InShape are examples of pools that one can use to do the swim, however, any regulation 25 yard pool will do.  500 yards is equivalent to 20 lengths of the pool.  

Instructions:

1. Go to pool and do a warmup first to get your body ready for the event.

2. Use a stopwatch or have someone time you and count laps, you can count laps on your own as well.  Start the timer.

3. Start swimming.  (Any form of swimming that gets you from point A to B is acceptable) 

4. Swim 500 yards or 20 lengths.

5. Stop Timer.

Rules:

1. No wetsuits, fins or paddles.  No floatation devices.

2. Consecutive swim, if you choose to stop during the 500 yards, the timer should keep running.

THE BIKE - The measurement of this bike is in miles and takes place on a planned route.  The route map is on Strava and shown below, but you do not need to upload your data to Strava, if you do not want to. The ride starts on Round Mountain Rd, just a 1/2 mi east of China Grade Extension. There are no turns on this course until the u-turn turnaround, which is marked on the road.  The course is approximately 14 miles out and back and ends at the same place it started.

https://www.strava.com/segments/9245977

Instructions:

1. A good place to park is at Derrel's Mini Storage off of China Grade Extension by the bike path. From there, there is about a mile warm up to the start point is on Round Mountain Road, so go North on China Grade Extension and turn Right on Round Mountain Road.  The start is at Gate 6 of the Chevron Kern River Field.  You should see the start point markings on the road.  (The only other marking will be in 7 miles at the turn around spot.) 

2. At the start line, use a stopwatch, have someone time you, or have your Garmin or Strava App on. Start the timer.

3. Start riding.  (Follow the rules of the road, this is not a closed course, and your safety is more important than this fun training exercise) 

4. Ride approximately 7.0 miles and you should see the turnaround markings on the road.  Turn Around, and Ride Back to where you started.

5. Stop Timer as you pass the finish line markings by Gate 6.  

6. Download Data or record data and submit results.

Rules:

1. No drafting or motorpacing.  If you are doing this with your tri friends, start at different times.  You should keep 3 bike lengths distance between riders.

2. Watch for traffic. Careful at the turnaround as well.

3. Wear a helmet.

THE RUN - The measurement of this run is in miles and takes place on a planned route.  The route map is on Strava and shown below, but you do not need to upload your data to Strava, if you do not want to.  You will have to submit your time.  The run starts at the top of Mt. St. Derrel's (The top of the hill at the bike path by Derrel's Mini Storage.)  

https://www.strava.com/segments/9270634

Instructions:

1. A good place to park is at Derrel's Mini Storage off of China Grade Extension by the bike path. You should see the start point markings on the bike path across from the mini storage and at the top of the hill. It's always a good idea to do a little warmup before you go.  

2. Use a stopwatch, have someone time you, or have your Garmin or Strava App on. Start the timer.  (This run is part bike path and part trail run, the trail is hard packed sand, so trail running shoes are good to have but not necessary)

3. Start running. 

4. Run west on the bike path and go over 1st bridge and continue on path just before you get to second bridge at ~1.3 mi, turn right onto trail that heads back towards the northeast. The trail is wide and well travelled. (do not veer off on smaller, sandier path to the left, keep right). Stay on path until you hit the end and turn right and right again heading back to the 1st bridge. Turn left back onto the bike path and push hard up Mt St. Derrel's to the finish.

5. Stop Timer as you pass the start point and you've reached the summit of Mt St Derrel!  

6. Download Data or record data and submit results.

Rules:

1. Watch for bike path traffic and don't spook the horses!


OLYMPIC DISTANCE

1500 YD SWIM, 20.3 MI BIKE, 6.2 MI RUN

(I know the bike is short…but I have a feeling you will thank me for that!)

THE SWIM - The measurement of this swim is done in yards, most pools in Bakersfield are 25 yard pools.  McMurtrey, CSUB and InShape are examples of pools that one can use to do the swim, however, any regulation 25 yard pool will do.  1500 yards is equivalent to 60 lengths of the pool.  

Instructions:

1. Go to pool and do a warmup first to get your body ready for the event.

2. Use a stopwatch or have someone time you and count laps, you can count laps on your own as well.  Start the timer.

3. Start swimming.  (Any form of swimming that gets you from point A to B is acceptable) 

4. Swim 1500 yards or 60 lengths.

5. Stop Timer.

Rules:

1. No wetsuits, fins or paddles.  No floatation devices.

2. Consecutive swim, if you choose to stop during the 1500 yards, the timer should keep running.

THE BIKE - The measurement of this bike is in miles and takes place on a planned route.  The route map is on Strava and shown below, but you do not need to upload your data to Strava, if you do not want to.  You will have to submit your time.  The ride starts on Round Mountain Rd, just a 1/2 mi east of China Grade Extension. There are no turns on this course until the u-turn turnaround, which is marked on the road.  The course is approximately 14 miles out and back and ends at the same place it started.

https://www.strava.com/segments/9231164

Instructions:

1. A good place to park is at Derrel's Mini Storage off of China Grade Extension by the bike path. From there, there is about a mile warm up to the start point is on Round Mountain Road, so go North on China Grade Extension and turn Right on Round Mountain Road.  The start is at Gate 6 of the Chevron Kern River Field.  You should see the start point markings on the road.  (The only other marking will be in 10.3 miles at the turn around spot at the water tower at the top of round mountain.) 
2. At the start line, use a stopwatch, have someone time you, or have your Garmin or Strava App on. Start the timer.
3. Start riding.  (Follow the rules of the road, this is not a closed course, and your safety is more important than this fun training exercise) 
4. Ride approximately 10.15 miles and you should see the turnaround markings on the road.  Turn Around, and Ride Back to where you started.
5. Stop Timer as you pass the finish line markings by Gate 6. 
6. Download Data or record data and submit results.
Rules:
1. No drafting or motorpacing.  If you are doing this with your tri friends, start at different times.  You should keep 3 bike lengths distance between riders.
2. Watch for traffic. Careful at the turnaround as well.
3. Wear a helmet.

THE RUN - The measurement of this run is in miles and takes place on a planned route.  The route map is on Strava and shown below, but you do not need to upload your data to Strava, if you do not want to.  You will have to submit your time.  The run starts at the top of Mt. St. Derrel's (The top of the hill at the bike path by Derrel's Mini Storage.)  

https://www.strava.com/segments/9245827

Instructions:

1. A good place to park is at Derrel's Mini Storage off of China Grade Extension by the bike path. You should see the start point markings on the bike path across from the mini storage and at the top of the hill. It's always a good idea to do a little warmup before you go.  
2. Use a stopwatch, have someone time you, or have your Garmin or Strava App on. Start the timer.  (This run is part bike path and part trail run, the trail is hard packed sand, so trail running shoes are good to have but not necessary)
3. Start running. 
4. Run west on the bike path and go over 3 bridges and continue on path under Manor Rd, when you come out of the tunnel turn left on the bike path. Follow the path around to the first right turn on the path and run through the Manor Parking Lot, at the end of the parking lot turn right and then turn left through the manor tunnel again. Follow path back over third and then second bridge again, just after the second bridge, instead of staying on bike path, take trail off bike path and turn right onto trail that heads back towards the northeast. The trail is wide and well travelled. (do not veer off on smaller, sandier path to the left, keep right). Stay on path until you hit the end and turn right and right again heading back to the 1st bridge. Turn left back onto the bike path and push hard up Mt St. Derrel's to the finish. 
5. Stop Timer as you pass the start point and you've reached the summit of Mt St Derrel!  
6. Download Data or record data and submit results.
Rules:
1. Watch for bike path traffic and don't spook the horses!

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