Category Archive: bike

Apr 18

Weekly Newsletter 4/18/14

Congratulations to all our teammates who raced last weekend: Cristian Gonzalez (4:47) Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico;  Unite Half Marathon: Nicole Ogrosso (1:50), Vito Ciraco (2:04), Eric Donahue (1:30), Heather Cameron, Ed Burke (1:32), Steve Ostrander (1:55); Unite 8K: Jenny Zarzuela (51:00); More Magazine Women’s Half Marathon: Meredith Ryan (2:00); Rock and Roll Half Marathon Raleigh: Kristen Mulgrew (1:59).

If you ordered Hincapie cycling and triathlon uniforms, please pick them up at our sponsor Fleet Feet at 604 Washington St. in Hoboken.  Also, we are taking pre-orders on t-shirts and track jackets from Custom Ink.  Please use the links:

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We’ve got many options for rides this weekend, and even more may be added.   Remember, all rides meet up at the 14th St. Ferry pier.  On Saturday: Raphael is leading a 100mi “drop A ride” up to Bear Mtn. departing at 5:00am.; at 9am Laura Muzzatti is leading a 40mi “no drop B ride” up to state line.  On Sunday, Jared Lando is leading a 100mi “A ride” departing at 6am. Happy training!

Apr 11

Weekly Newsletter 4/11/14

Congratulations to Raphael Zagury finishing IRONMAN 70.3 Texas (4:37) and to Matt Bach finishing Half Hook Mountain Half Marathon (2nd OA, 1:16).  Remember, please post your results on the website after you race –

Don’t miss it – tomorrow (4/12) we are having a Transition Clinic and Bike Skills Clinic at Liberty State Park at 2pm.  We will meet the large parking lot in the middle of Freedom Way.  Bring your bikes and your gear to participate.  Look for the bike transition rack.

Good luck to Ed Burke, Nicole Ogrosso, Heather Cameron, Vito Ciraco and Steve Ostrander racing the Unite Half Marathon this weekend!

This weekend we have a few options available for group rides (all rides depart from 14th St. Ferry).  On Saturday, Nicci will be leading a 2 hour (B,C ride) that will depart at 7am.  Also on Saturday, RJ and Maria will be leading a 45-50mi (A ride) that will depart at 8am.  On Sunday, Jared Lando is leading a 100-110mi (A ride) that will depart at 7am.  The nice weather is here and we are in full swing with weekday workouts (Tues AM Track and Thurs AM Ride) – we hope you take advantage and join us!  Happy Training!

Apr 04

Weekly Newsletter 4/4/14

Congrats to former GCTri president Andrew Shore for his awesome 4:49 performance at IRONMAN 70.3 California Oceanside.  Good luck to Raphael Zagury racing IRONMAN 70.3 Texas this weekend.

Are you coming to the Fun Race tomorrow @ 2pm?  If you plan on attending please check the club calendar – it’s gonna be a fun time. We will definitely be heading out for drinks after.   Special thanks to Kelly Calabrese for organizing!

Carsten Hansen is in the process of organizing a Memorial Day weekend training camp trip to the Catskills.  If you wish to be included please fill out the google survey:

We have a very important Education Series planned for next weekend (4/12).  We will be doing a Transition Clinic and Bike Skills Clinic all in one afternoon at Liberty State Park.  It is recommended that all newbies come and even the vets who are looking to brush up on their skills.

There are a couple possibilities for weekend rides for the weekend.  Laura Muzzatti may be leading a Saturday morning ride, and Maria Wedgeworth may be leading a Sunday morning ride.  Please check the club calendar and/or FB group for details.  All rides depart from the 14th St. Ferry Pier.

Mar 28

Weekly Newsletter 3/28/14

Congratulations to GCTri members who competed at Caesar Rodney Half Marathon in Wilmington, DE. Matt Bach (1:16, 9th OA) and Jared Tootell (1:16, 12th OA) crushed it! At Michelob Ultra NYC Half Marathon Kevin Portmann finished a super fast (1:20, 5th OA).

There are some exciting upcoming events on the calendar:  On April 5th we will have the 1st Annual Fun Race (this is a team format with different mental and physical challenges).  It promises to be a good time.  On April 12th we will be having a Transition/Bike Handling clinic in Liberty State Park.  If you intend on joining the group rides you really should participate – it will enhance the safety of the group.  If you are new to triathlon or looking for a few time saving tips there will be plenty to learn from the transition clinic.

Steve Rosselli is looking to ride tomorrow.  In checking the weather it looks like an early ride may be the best way to beat the rain.  Folks wishing to meet up with teammates to ride tomorrow should coordinate through the facebook site.  Official weekend group rides will start in April.  The Thursday morning hill repeat rides have been added to the calendar in anticipation of nice weather.  All riders must have front and rear lights for safety (it’s still very dark out at 5:40am).

Mar 14

Weekly Newsletter 3/14/14

Are you itching to get outside and ride?  This weekend Mike Haskell is planning a muffin ride to the Runcible Spoon on Sunday which will depart the 14th St. Pier at 9am.  Keep your eyes on the facebook site because it may change to Saturday depending on the weather forecast.

We’ve got some great things coming up that you’ll want to get on your calendar!  On Saturday 3/22 we will be having a “Gear Clinic” at Symposia Bookstore in Hoboken.  If you are unsure of what you need for a first race or you’ve been considering going high tech, you won’t want to miss this panel discussion led by some of our gear heads.  Immediately following the clinic, we will be having the social over at Moran’s.  Our hard working Athlete Education Committee is also planning a bike handling/tire changing clinic for early April so that you’ll be ready to hit the roads as the spring weather approaches.

The first annual Fun Race has been scheduled for the weekend of April 12th thanks to our Social Committee with the help of Kelly Calabrese.  GCTri members will be broken into teams and will be running, drinking and doing other physically and mentally challenging activities.  Think of the Amazing Race but with some GCTri style and triathlete flair.  It’s going to be awesome.

Reminder that you have 1 more week to use our club coupon code for the purchase of a RoadID.  All members are encouraged to have one for riding. Visit the members only page on the website for the discount code.

Good luck to Heather Cameron, Lisa Mangino and Juan Buenano and any other team members racing the NYC Half Marathon this weekend.  If you have upcoming races, please get them on the calendar so we know you’re racing!

Jan 31

Weekly Newsletter 1/31/14

I’ve reached out to our typical ride leaders to see if anyone would be riding this weekend, but it seems like most people will be riding indoors despite the fact that the weather looks pretty good.  If you’re looking for ride partners feel free to post a ride on the club calendar or FB group and see who shows up.

Mark your calendars – the February social is scheduled for Saturday February 22nd at 4pm at Moran’s.  Please RSVP on the club calendar or the FB group.  We are hoping to offer the first presentation of the Athlete Education Series in February.  Please keep an eye out for upcoming information.

Lastly, we encourage you to pay your 2014 membership dues before your account expires.  This can be done on the website.

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