Frequently Asked Questions
I am a new to Triathlon, do you have classes?
The Rye Tri Club offers scheduled training classes. Off season classes include swim and spin focusing on fundamentals and fitness building. During the season (the warmer months) the club holds weekly open water swims (at Tod's Point and Rye Town Beach), varied group rides for all rider levels and track and trail runs. The Club also offers Thursday night beginner rides. Check out the calendar for the full list of upcoming events.
I am new to the area do you have group rides, swims and where do they start?
Participation is free to all registered Club members.
Group rides during the season regularly depart from Rye High School located at 1 Parsons Street, Rye, NY 10580.
The club does special rides as well. Please be sure to check the weekly newsletter or the calendar for updates to the weekly group rides.
Open Water Swim
The group will host weekly open water swim outings in one of two locations.
Tod's Point: Tods Driftway, Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Admission tickets will need to be purchased from the Old Greenwich Beach office.
Rye Town Beach: 95 Dearborn Ave, Rye, NY 10580
Please be sure to check the weekly newsletter or the calendar for updates to the weekly group rides.
Is this club just for Ironman?
Absolutely not! While many club members have completed an IRONMAN (or 140.6 distance race), the club membership is comprised of beginners who have never completed a triathlon through to those who competitively race at the 140.6 distance. We applaud the diversity of the competitors as the club is committed to cultivating and nurturing all of its members with their personal goals.
how often do you have group runs, bikes?
The Club offers weekly training during the season (May - September), and offers off season training programs.
Can I bring a friend to a group outing?
Unfortunately no. Only members in good standing, who have a current year waiver in place with the club can participate in group outings.
does the Rye Tri Club send out newsletters?
The club publishes a weekly newsletter with updates to all training offerings for the week. Also, the club regularly updates its Facebook page with important information (e.g. weather updates, schedule changes, etc.)
do I need to be a USAT member?
Members are not required to be a USAT member. However, as most members are active 'racers', they carry a valid USAT membership. The Rye Tri Club is registered with USA Triathlon and we recommend all members considering competing to join USA Triathlon.