No Sleep ’till P-town 2014

Ptown 2014
We set new records for the “No Sleep ‘Til P’town” ride yesterday, both in terms of participants (17, if you count people who came in and out at various times) and arrival time (we rode 135 miles in under 8 hours, not including breaks). This was the 14th year of the ride, which I started as a way to persuade some of my triathlete friends to visit me in Boston. It has evolved into an annual tradition with a revolving cast of characters. (We had a good mix of newbies and veterans this year.) Many friendships have been made along the way, and there’s been at least one marriage. For most of us, it’s the longest ride of the year. For some of us, it’s the longest ride of our lives.
Every year some stranger asks me, somewhere along the course, why we’re riding. This time, my answer was, “Just for the heck of it.”
Of course, the real answer is much more complex. Cycling past many different landscapes in one day: inner-city Boston, the farmlands of Plympton, the historic homes of Route 6A, the desolate scrub-topped hills of Truro. Reuniting with old buddies and making new ones. Regularly pushing past 30 miles per hour as we soar along the Service Road roller coaster, unhindered by car traffic. Raising a well-deserved pint of beer on the state’s only bar built on top of a sand dune, overlooking the Atlantic. Burning enough calories to eat an endless stream of junk food at the vendors in Provincetown’s Lopes Square. Riding to the edge of the earth and living to tell stories about it.
- Author & P-town ride leader, Jon Chesto

Team Social and BBQ

Thursday, June 19th at 6pm up at Mystic Lake Sandy Beach BBQ weather permitting.*

Potluck style! Meet at the beach parking lot
GPS roughly to 50 Mystic Valley Parkway, Medford, MA

Bring your own meat/grill items and a side dish to pass around. Or just bring yourself. There’ll be bags, frisbee, football and etceras. Boston Triathlon Team and friends of Wheelworks Multisport Triathlon Team welcome. We’ll have coolers, grills and a few snacks/drinks available and some competitive games on Mystic beach.

Kickoff at 6:00pm – till the sun goes down.
Event RSVP’s to Facebook... See you there. Your WWMS Social Committee

*If foul weather then we’ll all head to Flatbread Company
in Davis Sq at 45 Day St, Somerville, MA 02144

Tri Night – Sunday April 13th

Join us on Sunday, April 13th at 6pm at Wheelworks in Belmont for Tri Night, our annual fundraiser for Cycle Kids. We will have a raffle with great prizes, pizza from Flatbreads, and  beer from our sponsor Jack’s Abby! Come socialize with your teammates and hear guest speakers, race directors Mark Walter from Sun Multisport and Tim Richmond from MaxPerformance. If you would like to buy raffle tickets but cannot make it that evening you can do so via this link.

New Member Social – March 20th

We’d like to welcome all of the new members as well as all returning members on Thursday, March 20th at the NEW MEMBER SOCIAL which will be held at the Wheelworks shop in Belmont from 6-8pm. From 6-7pm will be a social hour with plenty of snacks and Jack’s Abby beer. Then from 7-8 we’ll get down to the business of welcoming new teammates.

Please join us to get to know your fellow teammates before race season gets into full swing! Any questions please e-mail membership@ww-ms.org. Not a WWMS member yet but want to see if the team would be a good fit? You’re welcome to join us at the social!

2014 Membership Applications

It’s that time of year again – time to renew your Wheelworks Multisport membership! Please click the link to renew and remember to click “submit” on the application before proceeding to the paypal link: http://wheelworksmultisport.com/membership/register.html

If you would like to join the team for the first time you can use the same link,  just select “new member” on the application.

Any questions, please be in touch with Katrina and David, co-membership directors this year at mailto:membership@wheelworksmultisport.com. Remember to visit the 2014 team calendar as you start to plan you’re races!

Thanks so much, hope to have you back for the 2014 season!

Best,
Katrina and David
Co-membership Directors, WWMS

2013 – that’s a wrap…

The 2013 season was amazing and for those of you who were not at the Year End Party, take a look at the slide show below to see some of the highlights.  Wheelworks Multisport 2013 YEP Slides

We recognized special award winners:

  • MVP – Medena Knespl & Sherman Roberts
  • Most Improved – Al Stevenson & Kristin Poticco
  • Tough Cookie – Jon Chesto & Eric Bielke
  • Most Promising Newbie:  Sergey Andreev
  • Lifetime Achievement:  Pat Ryan & Nancy Hays

We also recognized our 7 teammates who finished Ironman Races this year!

  • Lake Placid – Mike Espejo, Alison Intihar & Jonas Shoor
  • Louisville – Al Stevenson
  • Mont Tremblant – David Crelling
  • Tahoe – Tony Leach & Daniella Hirschfield
  • Lifetime Achievement:  Pat Ryan & Nancy Hays

Rev3 LogoWe also announced a new sponsor:  Rev3 !

Early Season Accomplishments: The Wheelworks Multisport Tri-season is off to a great start.  A group of determined teammates braved the cold and the rain at the New England Season Opener in Hopkington in mid-May.  Medena Knespl won 1st place overall and Caitlin Clavette was 3rd in her age group!

The Asland Lions Olympic Tri the First weekend of June also saw Medena atop the podium with great finishes by Sherman Roberts (1st in AG), Andrew Fink (2nd in AG), and Anne Traer (2nd in AG).

The New England Tri-fest in Fairlee, Vermont was held on a hot and humid day, but that didn’t stop Tony Leach from finishing 2nd in his AG and 15th overall.  Dale Nepert (2nd in AG) and Jane Carbone (3rd in Aquabike) also topped the podium.  David Crelling had a strong race with 4th in AG, while Anne Traer limped in at 9th in AG after a horrible 10K run in the heat.  Alison Ballard also did an impromptu Aqua-bike for the half distance. New England Tri-fest

Whaling City Sprint Triathlon brought out a large group of teammates (~20) to race and win 4th place in the Tri-team challenge!  Medena Knespl was 2nd overall, Sunny Schettler was 1st in Div and Kristin Pitocco was 2nd in AG!

Other fun team activities in June included a Yoga for Triathletes Clinic at WWMS team sponsor, Be Yoga Studios, in Union Square  2013-06-16 14.59.22And an epic 135 mile ride from Boston to Provincetown, led by Jon Chesto with more than 20 teammates joining for part of the ride and 13 completing the entire course!    Photo of the core group after a beer at the Beachcomber in Wellfleet!No Sleep till p_town