Welcome to Train with Grain Summer/Fall 2011! We had such a blast meeting folks from all over the country last fall and are really pumped up about some of the events that will bring us to a city near you (we hope). Here is a run-down of some of the events that have us excited to hit the road:
Pacific Crest Sports Festival (Sunriver, OR): How can we NOT be excited? Not only is it near Bend, Oregon (one of the prettiest places on the planet and home to awesome micro brews), but the weekend is filled with live music, family activities and races for every level of athlete. Did we mention the beer garden opens at 10 am and there are shuttles to the event location?
Ironman Lake Placid (Lake Placid, NY): First of all, this is one of the oldest Ironman competitions in the United States AND it’s held in Lake Placid, NY. While I’ve never been myself, Lake Placid looks like a small chunk of heaven nestled in upstate New York’s Adirondack Mountains. This event runs for five days and is packed with everything from a Fun Run for the kiddos to a massage tent to a pancake breakfast.
Ironman Boulder (Boulder, CO): First of all, we LOVE Boulder. This Ironman boasts strong volunteer support, promises loads of spectators and its challenging course has spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains at every turn. With a reputation for great food, entertainment and known as one of the friendliest cities in America, Boulder is a great place to visit and test yourself against other Ironman athletes.
Mayor’s Cup Criterium (Boston, MA): Not only is a criterium a wonderful spectator sport, but it’s a pretty darn fun way to race too. If you’re not familiar with a criterium, this is essentially (all of you pro’s can just pipe down) a closed-circuit bike race. No getting lost, just around and around in downtown Boston! Beyond the bike fun, the city is in full celebration mode. Before the criterium is a city-wide bike ride and after the race the city hosts the Boloco Block Party which boasts live music, booths, great food and, we suspect, a beer garden where one could find a cold beverage to enjoy while watching the Mascot Race.
These are just a small smattering of the events we’ll be at this summer. We’re excited for each and every one of them and cannot wait to meet you in person and share some of our cool gear with you. For a full list of events, check here and follow us on twitter (@bobs_red_mill) for updates on where we’ll be.