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Friday, April 29, 2016


The Trispokes is a triathlon club built under the wings of Kern Wheelmen in 2011 to fill the void that is missing in the triathlon community here in Bakersfield.  The Bakersfield Trispokes has formed an independent club to incorporate all three disciplines.  There are a number of members that attend the Kern Wheelmen meetings that race triathlon.  So this group is intended to offer support for experienced racers to those wanting to do a triathlon for the first time.  There are many different training techniques and programs and a lot more to focus on then just riding a bicycle.  The cycling group will be to pick a group that fits your speed level (Slow Spokes, Recreational, Outspoken, or Peloton) and the Bakersfield Trispokes will mesh the other two sports, swimming and running into the training.

One of my favorite activities is something called a BRICK.  If you haven't heard that term before and you've done a triathlon or duathlon before you will know exactly what it is.  Bike, Run, ICK!  Think of finishing your 55 mile ride up from Woody to Alta Sierra and back, throwing your bike in your car, putting your running shoes on, and running a few miles.  That initial feeling when you first start running is an interesting one, some love it but some think ugh this sucks then work it out anyway.  The cycling buddies you were just riding with will think you're certifiably crazy.  The Bakersfield Trispokes is a group created that can compete at the upcoming Bakersfield Triathlon, in the club championships, or travel to other races together.  The more interest grows, the more group events in the future to practice/learn from the following activities/clinics:

  • BRICK Training
  • Transition Clinics
  • Open Water Swim Training
  • Running: Hill/Track Training
  • Interval Training for all sports
  • Nutritional Needs/Advice

The Kern Wheelmen help with the cycling portion of our triathlon.  Join in on their group rides and ride with other triathletes.  For more information go to  If you have any triathlon related questions feel free to contact myself, Lori O'Lin at






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