The Cleveland Triathlon Club is excited to kick off the 2019 USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in our back yard. We have many CTC members competing and many more volunteering to make sure your race here in Cleveland is extra special. CTC will be participating in the EXPO at the MetroParks Edgewater Park, stop by and say "hi"! We'll be happy to answer questions about Cleveland and the weekend events.
Speaking of weekend events, make sure to catch professional triathlete AJ Baucco's presentation at 3:00pm Friaday at the Cleveland Public Auditorium. AJ got his start in Triathlon right here in Cleveland as a member of the Cleveland Triathlon Club. AJ transformed from hard core punk rock drummer, touring and living the "rockstar" life to a successful pro triathlete, coach and the leader of several triathlon teams. He is an excellent speaker and will make you laugh, ponder, and inspire you to perform your best.
Wrapping up on Sunday, come join CTC at Masthead Brewing Company at 13th and Superior Ave. in Downtown Cleveland. CTC team members will be raising one starting at 11am to celebrate a second successful USAT weekend. Mike Pelechaty, Founder and Head Brewer of Masthead Brewing is also a talented and competitive Triathlete.
Lastly, it would be a miss if I didn't mention Lake Erie. Like any major city beaches accross the United States, there are chances for water contamination leading to high bacteria counts after heavy rainfall and Cleveland isn't immune to this phenomenon. I know that the leaders of USA Triathlon are working with the local parks and sewer district to provide accurate information leading up to race day. From a local's perspective, these contamination issues wash out very quickly leading to safe swimming conditions. We're not worried and we look forward to swimming with you all on race day.
Cleveland is a fantastic city and we welcome you. Enjoy your stay.
President, Cleveland Triathlon Club